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Business and Management Practice top-up
Solihull College & University Centre
Full time: 1 year
Part time: 18 months (up to a maximum of 3 years)
If you have a foundation degree in Business and Management Practice (or equivalent) you can apply to study this one-year, Business and Management Practice top-up degree course at Solihull College & University Centre, Wiltshire College & University Centre and Abingdon & Witney College and graduate with a full BA Honours degree.
This full-time programme is designed to prepare you for a broad range of careers in business management, business and related areas. Delivery is an intensive one day a week at the College.
The Business and Management Practice ‘top-up’ modules explore business and management issues and problems that are set in realistic contexts. Theory is explored through interesting and challenging situations, often drawing on students’ experience of organisations and the workplace. This helps you to develop both critical enquiry and your own practical insights.
On this programme our strategies:
- introduce and encourage you to engage in new areas of knowledge while also giving you the opportunity to broaden and deepen your existing knowledge
- encourage you to engage in critical analysis of concepts, theories and practice and to test your analysis against received understandings and practices
- provide the opportunity to acquire practical experience in a range of activities from empirical research to presenting your findings
- encourage you to engage in critical reflection of self, others and business and management practice.
Learning and teaching
Throughout the programme, you are given opportunities to:
- participate in seminars and workshops which develop your knowledge and understanding
- work in groups to examine and discuss issues
- use e-learning as a tool to support your learning
- participate in 1:1 tutorials
- undertake projects to benefit your employer (if appropriate) and your own professional development.
A number of people are available to support, guide and assist your personal development during the programme. The Module Leaders provide academic tutoring and answer subject specific queries during modules and you’ll be invited to regular progress meetings, which will support your academic development. College Support Services provide one-to-one support, advice and guidance on issues such as personal and family problems, disability or sickness, learning difficulties and money worries. As enrolled students of Oxford Brookes, you'll also have access to the University’s support and disability services.
An assessment and feedback strategy for this programme has been developed and implemented to maximise the opportunities for you to engage deeply with assessment and feedback to support your learning and development.
This strategy involves developing assessment and feedback practices that are:
- fair, inclusive and accessible
- appropriate to disciplinary contexts
- designed to measure when intended learning outcomes are met, by aligning learning outcomes with the teaching and learning methods, the assessment criteria and the marking rubrics.
Assessments include individual and group work; written work, presentations, projects and practical work. Details of the assignments are shared with you during the first teaching session for each module. This includes guidance on the task and the marking criteria. There are opportunities to gain formative feedback on your work and review your progress with your tutor before you submit your final pieces.
Please note tuition fees for Home students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students in line with an inflationary amount determined by government. Tuition fees for International students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students.
Oxford Brookes University intends to maintain its fees for new and returning Home students at the maximum permitted level.
Financial support and scholarships
Please be aware that some courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees. Specific additional costs for this course are detailed below.
How to apply
Specific entry requirements
Students must have completed an appropriate programme to be eligible to apply for the final year, Level 6, entry to the BA (Hons) Business and Management Practice.
- A foundation degree in Business and Management Practice awarded by Oxford Brookes University, successfully gaining 240 credits and normally a minimum of 55% grade average achieved at Level 5.
- A foundation degree in Business and Management or related disciplines in Business awarded by another university, successfully gaining 240 credits and normally a minimum of 55% grade average achieved at Level 5, subject to individual credit rating by Oxford Brookes University.
Applicants are also welcomed for consideration fron applicants with European Qualifications, International Qualifications or recognised foundation courses. For advice on eligibility please contact Admissions: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please also see the University's general entry requirements.
English language requirements
Applicants whose first language is not English must also demonstrate that their level of English is acceptable, by achieving a score in a recognised test such as British Council IELTS; normally minimum level 6.0 overall with a minimum of 6.0 in the reading and writing components and 5.5 in listening and speaking.
Please also see the University's standard English language requirements.
This course is available to international students requiring a Student visa.
International students require a Tier 4 visa to study at Abingdon & Witney College.
Terms and Conditions of Enrolment
When you accept our offer, you agree to the Terms and Conditions of Enrolment. You should therefore read those conditions before accepting the offer.
Many of our courses consider applications for entry with credit for prior learning. Each application is individually assessed by our credit entry tutors.
If you would like more information about whether or not you may be eligible for the award of credit, for example from an HND, partly-completed degree or foundation degree, please contact our Admissions team.
We operate the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). All undergraduate single modules are equivalent to 7.5 ECTS credits and double modules to 15 ECTS credits. More about ECTS credits.
Full time Home (UK) applicantsApply through UCAS
Part time Home (UK) applicantsApply direct to the University
International applicantsApply direct to the University
Full time international applicants can also apply through UCAS
Many students studying this programme already have work experience or are employed. Attending College for one day a week may enable you to remain in employment while undertaking the programme. You’ll need to allow additional time to study and complete your assignments.
The programme is informed by the level 6 Management Apprenticeship, providing you with the chance to develop skills, understanding and personal attributes valued by employers. The BA (Hons) Business and Management Practice can lead to management positions in business sectors such as sales, finance, human resources and marketing.
After graduation many students progress their careers through promotions with their existing employers or are appointed to new management positions in a different organisation. Some employers offer apprenticeships in Business and Management - please contact the College if this is of interest.
Learn more about this course
On rare occasions we may need to make changes to our course programmes after they have been published on the website. For more information, please visit our changes to programmes page.