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Who is this course for?

Looking to develop the core skills needed to excel in all kinds of businesses? This degree course will give you a thorough grounding in the theory and practice of modern business. Through lectures, seminar and practicums, you will deep-dive into business fundamentals such how to create and build your business, develop organisational strategy and learn cross-cultural management in international business.

Why it appeals to employers?

Businesses need skilled staffs and managers armed with the latest learning to take their organisation to the next level. The Bath Spa University Business and Management degree will make you stand out from the crowd.

Potential careers

Any sector of business.

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Business and Management (Top-Up)

The Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Business and Management is a 12-month programme offered by Bath Spa University. Embarking on this programme, students will gain a broad and deep knowledge of businesses today which are relevant to the Asian economy.

This programme will also give students a good grasp of what business management is all about, the environment within which business operates, key activities at the centre of organisations, an understanding of economic thinking and an appreciation of the role of data and information in business.

Course commencement

Enrolment to be announced

Course Duration

Full-time (12 months)

Lessons are conducted 5 days

a week (Mon to Fri) from either

9.30am–12.30pm or


Part-Time (12 months)

Lessons are conducted twice weekly from 7pm–10pm

​Local Students

  • Polytechnic Diploma in Business Management or equivalent OR

  • Advanced Diploma in Service Management awarded by Training Vision Institute OR

  • Business-related diploma issued by other institutes deemed by university as equivalent


English Requirements 

  • IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing OR

  • Workplace Literacy (WPL) Advanced Level 7 and above

Admission criteria

Award of qualification

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Business and Management

(Top-Up) is awarded by Bath Spa University, UK

Method of assessment

Each module is assessed by any combination of class participation, written assignments, project or examinations. Assessment methods may vary according to individual module requirements.

Why Bath Spa University?

Bath Spa University (BSU) builds on a proud heritage, with origins dating back to 1852. With over 160 years of tradition and success, BSU has an excellent reputation and is growing steadily. The proof's in the statistics:

96.1% of BSU graduates are in work or further study six months after graduating

(HESA: 2016/17 Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education)

Voted one of the six creative universities in the University Student Survey 2017

Achieved silver in the Teaching Excellence Framework 2017

Scored 81% overall satisfaction int he National Student Survey 2018

Programme structure - 5 Modules

Module 1: Business and Management Business Project (40 credits)

This module provides you the opportunity to identify and research problem and investigate it independently. You will define a clear research question and identify the objectives of your research. You will then review and synthesise existing knowledge in a literature review. You will design the research method and collect data. Your data will then be analysed and critically discussed in relation to your research question and objectives.

Module 2: Enterprise: Creating & Developing Your Business (20 credits)

The focus of this module is to enable you to produce a viable business proposition and to reflect on the challenges of running your own business. This module is designed to give you the opportunity to plan, develop and manage your own business idea. It takes you from your initial idea through to the business concept and culminates in a presentation of your business plan.

This module will develop your business skills and awareness of what is required when working for yourself. We encourage you to collaborate with other students to build on each other's strengths and to learn from shared experience and knowledge.

Module 3: Business Strategy (20 credits)

This module explores ways in which business attempt to make realistic and viable plans for the future. In particular, it contrasts orthodox and conventional thinking on strategies with critical, heterodox and acumen approaches. There is an emphasis on developing your analytical and evaluative skills through assessments from different models (providing insights and theories).

Module 4: New Trends in Management (20 credits)

This module will explore the most current transformations in the economy and how businesses and institutions have responded creatively to them. Some businesses have adopted novel and innovative practices in order to be able to operate successfully and pro in this new environments. This module investigates all of these developments and will also take a critical attitude towards them in order to separate the hype from the reality.

Module 5: Cross Cultural Management in International Business (20 credits)

Management practices and processes frequently differ across national and regional boundaries. What may be acceptable managerial behaviour in one culture may be counterproductive or even unacceptable in another. As managers increasingly themselves working across cultures, they need to understand that these differences have become increasingly important.

The purpose of this module is to encourage students to examine why these differences exist and how global managers can develop strategies and tactics to deal with them. This module also develops students' ability apply their knowledge and understanding to complex management and business problems in order to improve their business and management practives in global context.

Mode of delivery

Conducted in a combination of lectures, workshops and seminars.

Teacher-Student Ratio: 1:60 – Theory/Lectures/Seminar

                                        1:25 – Practical

Fees and subsidies

1. A  non-refundable administration fee of $53.50 (Local Students) / $214.00 (International Students) may apply

2. All prices include 7% GST




ERF registration No: 199104974R
Valid from 8 Nov 2020 – 7 Nov 2024

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