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Business and Marketing Management top-up

BSc (Hons)

Key facts


UCAS code

NN16

Start dates

September 2019 / September 2020

Location

Headington

Course length

Full time: 1 year

Part time: up to 3 years

Department

Oxford Brookes Business School

Overview


Our Business and Marketing Management top-up course prepares you for a range of careers in business and marketing. If you want to top up your existing qualifications to an Honours degree, this course is for you.

You will explore marketing within the wider context of business and management. You will also combine key elements of business study with more specialist marketing management study. This will prepare you for a wealth of careers in a wide range of organisations in the UK and abroad.

Our course also prepares you for postgraduate study and furthers your professional development.

How to apply


Entry requirements

Specific entry requirements

Successful completion of a course which is equivalent to the first two years of a UK honours degree (240 credits), for example an HND (with a merit profile from year 2 modules), Foundation degree (55%), or equivalent international Diploma, in Business and/or Management which includes a Marketing component.

 

Please also see the University's general entry requirements.

English language requirements

Please see the University's standard English language requirements.

International qualifications and equivalences

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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.

Credit transfer

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.

Application process

Full time Home / EU applicants

Apply through UCAS

Part time Home / EU applicants

Apply direct to the University

International applicants

Apply direct to the University

Full time applicants can also apply through UCAS

Tuition fees


Please see the fees note
Home/EU full time
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Home/EU part time
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Home/EU part time
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International full time
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Questions about fees?

Contact Student Finance on:

Tuition fees


2019/20
Home/EU full time
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Home/EU part time
To be confirmed

2020/21
Home/EU full time
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Home/EU part time
to be confirmed

International full time
to be confirmed

Questions about fees?

Contact Student Finance on:
+44 (0)1865 483088

Please note tuition fees for Home/EU 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 and EU students at the maximum permitted level.

Please be aware that some courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees. Specific additional costs for this course, if any, are detailed below.

Financial support and scholarships

For general sources of financial support, see our Fees and funding pages.

Learning and assessment


Over the year you will take eight compulsory modules.

Strategic Marketing Management challenges you to apply business and marketing knowledge. You’ll engage in a complex, team-based strategic marketing simulation.

Our Professional Practice module helps you prepare for your career. You’ll research an industry and reflect on how they can deliver the skills employers are looking for in graduate recruits. This module also covers:

  • CV writing
  • interviewing
  • assessment centre skills.
Students sitting around table in the John Henry Brookes Building

Study modules

Year 1

Compulsory modules

Contemporary Issues in Marketing Management

This module introduces students to the research currently being undertaken within the marketing subject group. Students then undertake their own research project on a contemporary theme.

Environmentally Sustainable Business

This module explores the environmental sustainability challenges facing society and the role of business in contributing and responding to such issues.

Essential Skills for Academic Success

This module helps students to make the transition to studying at Brookes, and provides support for the assessment methods on other modules.

International Marketing

International businesses need to understand and implement international marketing strategy in order to create sustainable competitive advantage. The International Marketing module therefore explores this with particular emphasis on ethics, professionalism and social responsibility.

Professional Practice

Support and preparation for a student’s future career is offered through Professional Practice in which students research a chosen industry and reflect on the extent to which they can deliver the skills which employers are looking for in graduate recruits. The module also covers CV writing, interviewing and assessment centre skills.

Strategic Marketing Management (double module)

This module challenges students to apply all their business and marketing knowledge through engaging in a complex team-based strategic marketing simulation.

Optional modules

Managing the Digital Business

Students engage in a critical appraisal of current and potential use of Internet and mobile technologies in organisations from a variety of perspectives.

Please note: As our courses are reviewed regularly as part of our quality assurance framework, the modules you can choose from may vary from that shown here. The structure of the course may also mean some modules are not available to you.

Learning and teaching

We will teach you through a variety of methods, including;

  • lectures 
  • seminars
  • workshops
  • tutorials.
  • We support your learning through:
  • exercises
  • debates 
  • discussions
  • case study analysis within the classroom. 

Assessment

Assessment methods used on this course

This course includes the Essential Skills for Academic Success module which will help you to;

  • reinforce your study skills
  • engage confidently in all the activities and assessments on our course. 

After you graduate


Career prospects

The appeal of Business and Marketing Management graduates is that they can fit into marketing roles or more general business roles. They have not only developed the functional knowledge, but also the strategic thinking and other transferable skills that equip them to develop into effective, confident, reflective managers. Business and Marketing Management students have gone on to graduate roles in all areas of marketing, including brand management, marketing communications, digital marketing, marketing research, and sales, working in a wide variety of organisations and marketing agencies, both large and small. Employers of Business and Marketing Management graduates include Sky, Microsoft, Aldi, Reed Business Information, and Citroën among many others. A number of graduates have also gone on to undertake Masters degrees in marketing or broader business subjects.

Free language courses


Free language courses are available to full-time undergraduate and postgraduate students on many of our courses, and can be taken as a credit on some courses.

Programme Changes: 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.