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Business Management (Final Year Entry - Online)

BA (Hons)

Key facts

UCAS code


Start dates

January 2023 / September 2023 / January 2024 / September 2024

Course length

Full time: 1 Year


If you want to add to your existing qualifications and transition to an Honours degree, our Business Management top-up course is for you.

We offer you a broad education in business and management. You will explore business issues in realistic contexts, and examine theory through challenging scenarios.

Our interactive course involves online:

  • seminars
  • workshops
  • live client projects
  • discussions
  • group work activities

Our teaching staff have considerable experience and links to the industry. Staff regularly write in leading academic journals. And you can attend lectures online by top professionals who give insight into today's dynamic global business environment.

Uniquely, we focus on responsible management education. Our course will develop you as a citizen with critical awareness and sensitivity to global perspectives. As well as prepare you for a diverse range of careers in the business sector.

We also offer an on campus option for this course. 

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.

Please also see the University's general entry requirements.

English language requirements

Please see the University's standard English language requirements.

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 part-way through the course for students who have credit from previous learning or relevant professional experience.

Find out more about transferring to Brookes. If you'd like to talk through your options, please contact our Admissions team.

Application process

Full time Home (UK) applicants

Apply through UCAS

International applicants

Apply direct to the University

Full time international applicants can also apply through UCAS

Tuition fees

Please see the fees note
Home (UK) distance learning full time

International distance learning full time

Home (UK) distance learning full time

International distance learning full time

Questions about fees?

Contact Student Finance on:

Tuition fees

2022 / 23
Home (UK) distance learning full time

International distance learning full time

2023 / 24
Home (UK) distance learning full time

International distance learning full time

Questions about fees?

Contact Student Finance on:

+44 (0)1865 483088

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.

Additional costs

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.

Learning and assessment

We have designed this course to be relevant and versatile in the business and management sector.  It will also help prepare you for postgraduate study and continued professional development.

You will take a range of modules including:

  • Essential Skills for Academic Success - to help you transition to honours degree level work
  • Managing Careers - to focus on employability.

We support and encourage you to develop your own position and voice.

Academic helping students

Start this course in January

You have the option to start this course in January. In each of your three years, you will study your first semester between January and May and your second semester between September and December. There will be no teaching during June, July and August. 

Study modules

Year 1

Compulsory modules

Business at the Cutting Edge

Business Ethics

Critical Enquiry Research Project

Essential Skills for Academic Success

Leading and Managing Change

Managing Careers

Strategic Management

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

Your learning experience will be exciting as well as challenging. You will have the opportunity to take part online in:

  • live projects
  • problem-solving classes
  • and sessions where you consider the cutting edge of business. 

You will explore:

  • complex contemporary issues and challenges within organisations
  • problematising business and organisational life
  • the simulation of real world dilemmas and tensions.

We want you to enjoy developing the skills you will need to succeed in the competitive business world.


Assessment methods used on this course

We use a variety of coursework assessment methods and we pay particular attention to when and how feedback is given to support your learning. Our feedback methods include:

  • audio
  • face-to-face online
  • written feedback.

After you graduate

Career prospects

This course will enable you to secure positions in a range of settings, such as a multinational business, a major charity, education, health care or government, nationally or internationally. Students from our Business and Management programmes have gone on to graduate training schemes in international companies such as:

  • Aldi
  • AC Nielsen
  • IBM
  • Virgin Mobile
  • Intel
  • Yell Ltd
  • O2
  • and Dell.

Our Careers Centre will support you in finding the right job for you. This degree prepares you to pursue a career as an Incorporated Engineer in Electronic Engineering and related disciplines.

Related 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.