BACHELOR OF ARTS (BA) BUSINESS TOP-UP
We offer a Top-Up in Business as a one-year programme that will ensure you have the skills and qualifications needed to graduate on one of our BA Business programmes.
With all aspects of business functions and practices covered, you will develop professional level business skills to fulfil your career aspirations.
240 credits of undergraduate study in business, of which 120 must be atleast at level 5.
RPL/RPEL: For RPL, applicants may be offered the opportunity to enter directly onto the Top-Up year with a Foundation Degree, DipHe or a number of modules of an undergraduate degree programme at another institution.
On submission of certificate and transcripts of qualifications gained, compatibility of the learning outcomes of a previous programme of study with that of CRC will be assessed. For RPEL, Applicants may be eligible for RPEL if they have previous study or experience. Students must submit evidence detailing their activities which will be mapped against module learning outcomes.
Aims of the Programme:
The programme aims to enable students to:
• Develop criticality of knowledge and understanding of business and management studies and experience of applying that knowledge to professional practice, in a self-reflexive way.
• Develop leadership and management skills required for graduate employment in a range of management contexts as well as related skills in areas such as collaboration, teamwork and interpersonal communication.
• Develop critical skills in research, management and synthesis of information and the capacity to critically analyse information from a range of academic sources, enabling further study at postgraduate level.
Programme Structure and Requirements:
This programme will be delivered in full-time, part-time, blended and distance learning modes as set out below:
Full-time study mode
Term 1 – 10 weeks – 2 x 20 credit modules = 40 credits
Term 2 – 10 weeks – 2 x 20 credit modules = 40 credits
Term 3 – 10 weeks – 2 x 20 credit modules = 40 credits
Part-time study mode
Term 1 – 10 weeks – 1 or 2 x 20 credit modules = 20-40 credits
Term 2 – 10 weeks – 1 or 2 x 20 credit modules = 20-40 credits
Term 3 – 10 weeks – 1 or 2 x 20 credit modules = 20-40 credits
It should be noted that the maximum credit value for part-time study in any given academic year is 80 credits.
Key to pathways: BM – Business and Management, BE – Business and Entrepreneurship, BAF – Business, Accounting and Finance
|Module type||Module code||Module Name||Credit value||Semester|
|Level 6||Level 6||Level 6||Level 6||Level 6|
|Mandatory||CBT601||Leadership, Innovation and Change||20 credits||2(if Sep start)
3 (If Jan Start)
|Pathway: BE||CBT602||New Enterprise Creation (Advanced)||20 credits||1|
|Pathway: BM & BE||CBT603||Marketing Strategy and Management (Advanced)||20 credits||2|
|Pathway: BM & BE||CBT604||Management Accounting for Decision-Makers (Advanced)||20 credits||2|
|Optional||CBT605||Dissertation||40 credits||1,3(if Sep start)
2,1(If Jan Start)
|Optional||CBT606||Capstone Business Project||40 credits||1,3(if Sep start)
2,1(If Jan Start)
|Pathway: BE & BAF||CBT609||Markets,Business Models and Finance (Advanced)||20 credits||3|
|Pathway: BM||CBT610||Business Strategy and Sustainability (Advanced)||20 credits||1|
|Pathway: BM||CBT611||Organisational Behaviour (Advanced)||20 credits||3|
|Pathway: BAF||CBT612||Financial Accounting (Advanced)||20 credits||1|
|Pathway: BAF||CBT613||Management Accounting for Finance Specialists (Advanced)||20 credits||2|
|Pathway: BM||CBT614||Operations and Project Management (Advanced)||20 credits||1|
|Pathway: BM||CBT615||Technology and the Future of Work (Advanced)||20 credits||3|
|Pathway: BE||CBT616||Small Business Mangement (Advanced)||20 credits||1|
|Pathway: BE||CBT617||Developing Individuals,Teams and Orgnisations (Advanced)||20 credits||2|
|Pathway: BAF||CBT618||Auditing and Assurance (Advanced)||20 credits||1|
|Pathway: BAF||CBT619||Financial Reporting (Advanced)||20 credits||2|
It should be noted that for pathway and optional modules, not all modules will be delivered each year. Rather modules will be delivered on a Year A (even years) and Year B (odd years) basis. A definitive list of when each module will be offered shall be published in the programme handbook provided to every student at the start of the programme of study.
It is noted that some students may already have undertaken similar module content at level 5. Where the learning outcomes of previous modules undertaken significantly overlap with their proposed level 6 modules, alternative modules should be selected. This may require students to commence their top-up programme in an alternative year or undertake the top-up programme on a part-time basis over more than one year.
BA BUSINESS TOP-UP PATHWAYS
BA (Hons) (Top-up) Business and Management
BA (Hons) (Top-up) Business and Entrepreneurship
BA (Hons) (Top-up) Business, Accounting and Finance
BA (Hons) (Top-up) Business