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BSC (HONS) BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (LEVEL 4 & 5 + TOP-UP DEGREE)

BSc (Hons) Business and Management<br /> (Level 4 & 5 + Top-up Degree)
Course Code LSBE/UND/BM/TOP-UP/UoD
Duration 36 months
Level Undergraduate
Pedagogy On Campus | Online
In this rapidly evolving digital economy, businesses need highly trained innovative individuals to keep up with the pace of the international business world. This BA (Hons) Business Management is an undergraduate top-up degree programme that covers key aspects of business and management practice and theory with particular emphasis on the development of individual and group skills. The programme is covering a wide range of subject areas including management and leadership, team development, business operations, risk management, emerging digital trends, business psychology, marketing and financial awareness. 

The qualification has three stages, each comprising 120 credits. The first two stages included an Undergraduate Level 4/5 Diploma in Business Management is a 240 credit course designed to progress to the third stage final year of an Undergraduate BA (Hons) in Business and Management, which can either be completed on campus or via distance learning. The course is made up of 6 Level 4 compulsory modules (120 credits) and 6 Level 5 compulsory modules (120 credits). If students decide to only study at level 4, they will only receive 120 credits and can get an exemption from year 1 of a UK undergraduate degree.  

Each module consists of 100 guided learning hours of study with an additional 100 hours’ worth of optional study which comprises of recommended exercises, recommended readings, work-based learning, live webinar, e-learning, competency-based assessment, assignments, and internet resources. Successful completion of the full Level 4/5 Diploma in Business Management and final year of an accredited Undergraduate Degree programme, will give students the right credentials to go on and apply for a job as a Human Resource Consultant, Business Development Manager, Marketing/Brand Manager, Business Analyst or Recruitment Consultant.

Course Code: LSBE/UND/DBM-04 
Credit Hours: 120 
Awarded by: QUALIFI 
Duration: 06-12 Months 
Tuition Fees (VCL): £ 3500 
Tuition Fees (Online): £ 1750
Installment Option Available: Yes
Scholarship & Bursaries Available: Yes
Mode of Study: Online/ Virtual Classroom Learning (VCL)
Assessment Method: Assignments / Presentations / Article Reviews
Delivered by: London School of Business & Entrepreneurship 


The modules are written against prescribed learning outcomes defined by the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) administered by Ofqual, the Government appointed regulator. In addition, the learning outcomes are articulated against the Awarding Organisation curriculum who is a recognised awarding body monitored and assessed by QAA, the Quality Assurance Agency, the Government appointed quality assurance body. 

 Compulsory Modules
  1. Managing Change
  2. Developing Teams
  3. Business Operations 
  4. Financial Awareness 
  5. Leadership and the Organisation 
  6. Communications in Organisations 
Course Code: LSBE/UND/DBM-05 
Credit Hours: 120
Awarded by: QUALIFI
Duration: 06-12 Months 
Tuition Fees (VCL): £ 3500
Tuition Fees (Online): £ 1750
Installment Option Available: Yes
Scholarship & Bursaries Available: Yes
Mode of Study: Online/ Virtual Classroom Learning (VCL)
Assessment Method: Assignments / Presentations / Article Reviews
Delivered by: London School of Business & Entrepreneurship

The modules are written against prescribed learning outcomes defined by the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) administered by Ofqual, the Government appointed regulator. In addition, the learning outcomes are articulated against the Awarding Organisation curriculum who is a recognised awarding body monitored and assessed by QAA, the Quality Assurance Agency, the Government appointed quality assurance body. 

 Compulsory Modules

  1. Business Development
  2. Customer Management
  3. Effective Decision Making
  4. Risk Management and Organisations
  5. Business Models and Growing Organisations
  6. Responding to the Changing Business Environment


BSc (Hons) Business and Management 
Course Code: LSBE/UND/BMT/TOP-UP/UoD 
Credit Hours: 120 
Duration: 09 -24 Months 
Tuition Fees: £ 5,100 
Installment Option Available: Yes 
Mode of Study: Online / Virtual Classroom Learning
Assessment Method: Assignments / Presentations / Case Studies / Coursework  
Delivered & Awarded by: University of Derby

The online Business and Management (Top-Up) BSc (Hons) equips learners with the expertise needed to lead, change and understand business and management on both a national and global perspective. This programme is designed for and with both learners and employers in mind. It will benefit learners who wish to pursue an enterprising Business and Management course to gain employment, enhance their career or achieve a qualification that recognises their experience.

Using innovative technologies that give you the opportunity to collaborate, discuss and debate issues in Business, Management and related fields, this course is designed to give you more confidence in your ability to lead a team, deal with complex situations and communicate effectively via written reports and presentations. While being taught by academics who are industry leaders with direct influence and knowledge of the industry you are entering, you will network with mature and experienced peers who share real life and professional experiences with one another.
To achieve the top-up degree you will need to complete a total of 120 credits made up from the compulsory modules and optional 20-credit modules.

How you will learn?
Pace of study: We recommend about 20 hours of study per week to complete one 20-credit module over a 10-week trimester. If you aim to study two modules in one trimester, we recommend 40 hours of study per week. 
Assessment Method: This course is assessed through 100% coursework with a range of methods, such as essays, research reports, presentations, group work and practical reports.

Compulsory Modules 
  1. Applied Research Project  (40 Credits)
  2. Strategy in the Global Marketplace (20 Credits)
  3. Management and Leadership - Challenges and Practice (20 Credits)

Optional Modules 
  1. Business Psychology (20 Credits)
  2. Emerging Digital Trends (20 Credits)
  3. Financial Statement Analysis (20 Credits)
  4. Strategic Marketing Management (20 Credits)




Entry Requirements Applicant must possess the following for entry into Level 4 or 5 Diploma in Business Management; 

  1. The applicant must be 18 years or older at the start of the course. 
  2. Must have achieved a recognised UK or overseas qualification (equivalent) 
  3. Must have completed 12 years of education. If completed 10 years of education then at least demonstrate a Level 3 qualification with minimum 'C' or 'Pass' grades in Mathematics and English. 
  4. Provide relevant Local Board of Examination results from the home country, which must include at least 'C' Grade in English and 4 other subjects. 
  5. Mock Examination Result can also be accepted for initial Conditional Admission, pending the release of the Board of Examination Result. (This will be assessed on a case by case basis.) 
  6. Mature Learners (21 years or older) with work experience in management or supervisory roles.
    (This will also be assessed on a case by case basis.) 

Applicants will also be required to complete the following: 
  1. Provide a CV and Personal Statement 
  2. Provide a copy of original qualification certificates and proof of ID, e.g. Passport 
  3. Applicants will also be invited to attend an online interview 

English Language Requirements 
If a learner is not from a majority English-speaking country then s/he must provide evidence of English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 5.5. We also accept other standard English tests and qualifications, as long as they meet the minimum requirements of your course. If a learner doesn't meet the English language requirements then s/he can achieve the required level by successfully completing a pre-sessional English course before starting the main course. 

To complete the course, students should have access to: 
  1.  a laptop or Desktop PC with relevant online learning third-party Softwares, e.g. Zoom 
  2.  a webcam and headphones 
  3.  internet speeds with a minimum bandwidth of 600kbps (up/down), with a recommended speed of 1.5 Mbps (up/down)
The BSc (Hons) Business and Management degree will not only help you understand how a business works overall but also develop skills of problem-solving ability, entrepreneurial attitude, commercial awareness and communication, all highly valued by every employer in the world. 

Business and Management degrees can open up doors to some seriously well-paid careers in the following job roles. 

  1. Assurance Associate 
  2. Business Adviser 
  3. Business Manager 
  4. Business Development Manager 
  5. Buying & Merchandising Assistant 
  6. Insight & Market Research Analyst 
  7. Marketing Assistant 
  8. Marketing Communications Manager 
  9. Operations Manager 

However, a degree in business management will also enable you to gain skills that would be highly relevant in other, more unexpected roles. These include: 

  1. Human Resources Adviser 
  2. Project Manager 
  3. Sales Executive 
  4. Stock Market Analyst 
  5. Software Sales Consultant 
  6. Teacher or lecturer
About Ofqual 
The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) regulates qualifications, examinations and assessments in England. A non-ministerial government department with jurisdiction in England. An Ofqual regulated Diploma Level 4 & 5 (240 credits) course is equivalent to the Year 1 and Year 2 of a three years’ UK Bachelor’s degree. Similarly, a regulated Diploma Level 7 course carries 120 credits, gives entry onto an MBA top-up degree programme at a range of UK universities. The course will provide full exemption towards MBA course work and students only have to complete one module and a research project directly with the university. 

Progression Routes to UK University Degrees
Completion of a Diploma in Business Management, Level 4&5 will meet the university’s standard academic entry requirements of an undergraduate final year (top-up) degree. However, each applicant will be subject to individual assessment and other entry requirements which may affect university entry. 
London School of Business & Entrepreneurship provides study pathways to progress directly on to UK universities to study the final year of a Bachelor’s degree or Master's degree at the dissertation level. This is to confirm that all the undergraduate and postgraduate Ofqual regulated qualification certificates are awarded by relevant awarding organisations and the final stage of an undergraduate or postgraduate degree will be delivered and awarded by UK universities. LSBE is responsible to deliver quality teaching and valuable learning experience to our worldwide student community. Feel free to contact our admissions team to discuss the university progression routes and admission requirements. 

Scholarships & Bursaries 
Have you ever wondered what a recognised British qualification can do for your professional career? 
Studying in the UK will give you the opportunity to experience multi-cultural cities, networking with other students and professionals from all over the world and gain skills to help further your career enhancement. LSBE offers a wide range of scholarships and bursaries to support worldwide students. Our scholarships are offered on the basis of high academic excellence and bursaries reward to students based on their personal circumstances or if they come from low-income family backgrounds. Bursaries can help students who may face more barriers to attending higher education, enabling them to access recognised British qualifications. Please contact our expert Learning Advisers to learn about our scholarships and bursaries. 

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