BA Hons (Top Up) in Business Administration Awarded by University of Bedfordshire


BA (Hons) Business Administration (Top-Up)
Awarding Body: University of Bedfordshire


Stratford College London in partnership with University of Bedfordshire is pleased to offer this course.


The University of Bedfordshire’s BA (Hons) Business Management (Top-Up) course develops your knowledge and skills in management. This course has been developed around employers’ requirements ensuring you acquire the relevant professional skills in communication, problem-solving, teamwork and leadership.


Course Structures and Key Features


Your course is made up of a number of units. Each unit has a specific credit rating which indicates the amount of learning hours it will require you to study 120 credits in the academic year.


Unit Code Credits Unit Name Core or option
BSS007-3 30 New Advances in Business C
SHR004-3 30 Strategic Management C
MAR04-3 30 Global Marketing O
AAF017-3 30 Corporate Finance O
BSS042-3 15 Management and Administration of Operations O
BSS043-3 15 Management and Administration of Projects O



Learning and Studying
Learning Activities


Studying will involve your participation in a wide range of teaching and learning activities. Lectures and seminars will take up some of your time but in addition you will be expected to engage in a range of activities designed to support and develop your learning. This will include reading set texts and other materials, perhaps working online, preparing for taught activity and for assessments. For each unit you study you will be provided with details of the expectations on that particular unit through BREO (follow the tab at the top of the BREO gateway to access your units).


The common forms of teaching and learning are:




Practical sessions designed to introduce you to skills, methodological frameworks and conceptual frameworks which will be foundational in developing your approach.




Used to transfer and contextualise theoretical concepts relating to performance practice. You may also test out ideas in practice within the context of a lecture. Not just about sitting and listening but often interactive in approach.





Designed to involve you in discussion and detailed consideration of theoretical concepts, ideas and performance practice. Some seminars may also involve presentation of practical work to both exemplify and develop understanding on a particular topic.




Small group or individual discussions with a tutor, used to enhance understanding of practice and theoretical concepts through tutor’s feedback.


Work-based practice:


Designed to develop skills through the application of theoretical concepts in practice and to develop a practical understanding.


Guided Learning:


Designed to support your learning through specific activities which augment, extend and deepen what’s covered in timetabled teaching activities.


Independent Learning:


This is a crucial part of developing as a learner. Independent Learning is designed to facilitate your independence through enabling you to take responsibility for your learning. You will be required to prepare work outside the class/lecture contact time and should regard this in the same way as preparation and research towards any assignment. The practice of developing an independent, self-motivated approach to learning and delivery of your work is essential to your success and to achieving good marks.


Autonomous Learning:


For some units, particularly at the end of your course, you may be responsible for finding your own material relevant to your specific interests.


How will I be assessed?:


The course uses a range of assessment types and methods, as appropriate, to ensure the validity and fairness of assessment.


The assessments are designed to test subject knowledge and understanding of the appropriate subject matter, but also to demonstrate a range of intellectual and subject-specific skills. Providing a wide variety of types of assessment maximises your opportunities to develop a wide variety of transferable skills.


Some of the different kinds of assessment are listed below:

  • Formal examination: 36%
  • Coursework, essays: 57%
  • Group work and Presentations: 7%


Entry requirements
This course is for applicants with a related Foundation Degree or HND qualification wishing to top up to the full BA.

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