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University for the Creative Arts

Business Innovation and Management (Top-Up)

UCAS Code: N100

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

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About this course


Course option

1.0year

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Business studies

Our BA (Hons) Business Innovation & Management top-up degree is designed to hone your business and management skills specifically for the creative industries.

Equivalent to Year 3 of a BA undergraduate degree, this course enables you to 'top-up' an existing qualification such as a Foundation degree or an HND. You'll join us at level 6 with your previous knowledge and accredited learning, achieving a greater level of independence with self-managed research, study and practice.

You'll develop knowledge and understanding of tactical decision making, whilst learning how to capture and create customer value at a strategic level.

Ethical behaviour and corporate social responsibility now form part of the everyday consciousness of the consumer. We will present you with the concept of business ethics and develop your abilities to examine its relevance when considering business objectives and responsibilities.

We will provide an overall insight into enterprise. You will investigate the factors which underpin successful entrepreneurial activities to individuals as well as small and family businesses.

Your final project will allow you to develop your skillset of independent enquiry, enabling you to undertake a sustained research investigation or direct relevance to your area of interest.

The course will foster your intellectual and ethical development and encourage your personal commitment to become a business professional. It will also develop your core behaviours through learning activities that enable you to practice, exhibit and develop confidence in enterprise.

Based at our Epsom campus as part of our portfolio at the Business School for the Creative Industries, BA Business Innovation & Management allows you to advance your professional practice of business management and pursue your passion for a creative subject at the same time. You’ll benefit from the exceptional teaching staff and resources that UCA has to offer and you’ll be studying just a stone’s throw away from London.

Modules

During this top-up year you achieve a greater level of independence with self-managed research, study and practice, resulting in a final business project. You’ll cover areas such as business strategy, marketing strategy and planning, enterprise sustainability and business ethics, entrepreneurship and creativity, and business research.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£16,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Epsom

Department:

Business

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

95%
high
Business studies

How do students rate their degree experience?

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Business studies

Teaching and learning

98%
Staff make the subject interesting
98%
Staff are good at explaining things
98%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
98%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

90%
Library resources
96%
IT resources
94%
Course specific equipment and facilities
98%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

70%
UK students
30%
International students
6%
Male students
94%
Female students
88%
2:1 or above

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
B

After graduation


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Business studies

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

93%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

The number of business studies graduates fell significantly last year after a long period of increase. But there were still more than 14,000 degrees awarded and this is the third most popular subject for new graduates. Because so many graduates get business studies degrees, you can find them everywhere in the economy, and very few jobs are completely out of reach for a good business studies graduate. Around 40% go into jobs in finance, sales, recruitment, management (particularly retail) or marketing. There is also a small (but well paid) group who take their technical skills into computing and IT. Thousands of graduates from this subject go into professional jobs every year, and average starting salaries are above the average for all subjects and particularly healthy in London where they top £25k. Graduates with good degree grades in business studies are much more likely to get good jobs, so don’t be complacent, and keep a close eye on your grades.

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