Where will this course lead?

This is a progression route for those holding a Foundation Degree in Business and Management Practice or HND (240 credits) to 'top up'. The Business and Management programme is an ideal choice if you are looking for a degree that builds on your previous study and offers the completion of an Honours degree. It offers you the advantage of the opportunity to obtain an Honours degree level proficiency in just one year of study. This full-time programme is designed to prepare you for a broad range of careers in management, business, and related areas. The study of specific areas and functions of business combined with the development of evaluation and analytical skills will enable you to respond creatively to the issues faced in business and management.

What will I study?

The aim of the programme is to support and develop students for careers in the areas of Business and Management. Modules include:

· Managing Quality & Risk

· Work-based Project or Dissertation

· Leading & Managing Change

· Managing Marketing Activities

· Strategic Leadership

· Strategic Insights

· Developing Self and Developing Others

How will this course be delivered?

On a Full time, basis (1 year) this course will be delivered one day a week up to ten hours between10.00am to 8.00pm and delivery method is face to face taught sessions.

On a Part time basis (1.5 years) you will attend one day a week up to six hours between 10.00am to 8.00pm and delivery method is face to face taught sessions.

What qualifications will I get?

BA (HONS) Business and Management Final Year Top Up Awarded by Oxford Brookes University (360 CAT Credits).

How will I be assessed?

Assessments are through continuous course work and exams. These assessments will take various forms suitable to a business environment and will contribute towards your employability skills.

How do I get a place on the course?

In order to gain a place on this course, applicants must meet the entry criteria and attend a formal interview. All applications for full time study are to be submitted via UCAS using the following codes:

INSTITUTION CODE: O66 (Oxford Brookes University)


CAMPUS: L (Solihull College & University Centre)

If you have a learning difficulty or disability, please let us know when you apply. You will be offered support in your interview. If you need help with completing your application, we can help with this too. https://www.solihull.ac.uk/uni-level-learner/student-services


What are the entry requirements?

1. Foundation Degree in Business, Management Practice awarded by Oxford Brookes University, successfully gaining 240 credits and a 55% grade average.

2. Foundation Degree in Business and Management or related disciplines in Business, successfully gaining 240 credits and usually a 55% grade average, subject to individual credit rating by Oxford Brookes University.

3. A Higher National Diploma from another institution, successfully gaining 240 CATS credits with Merit Prole at Level 5 under the Subject Benchmark Statement for Business and Management QAA subject to individual credit rating by Oxford Brookes University.

4. Students who have completed 240 CATS credits at Levels 4 and 5 under the Subject Benchmark Statement for Business and Management QAA (usually achieving at least a 55% grade average over the Level 5 modules) at another institution within or outside the UK may be considered, subject to individual credit rating by Oxford Brookes University and may be required to pass one or two bridging modules at the College before they can enter the BA (Hons) programme.

Other qualifications and combinations of qualifications will be considered and maybe also acceptable - please contact HE.Admissions@solihull.ac.uk

English language requirements:

Applicants whose first language is not English must demonstrate that their level of English is acceptable by achieving a score in a recognised test such as: British Council IELTS: 6.0 overall with a minimum of 6.0 in the Reading and Writing components; and a minimum of 5.5 in Listening and Speaking components (the IELTS qualification should not be more than two years old at the time of application). All students need to possess suitable references.

What else do I need to know?

Contact hours comprise a mix of lectures (including guest speakers as well as more theory-based material), seminars, workshops, and tutorials. The students' approach to enquiry is supported and structured through, for example, in-class exercises, debates, discussions, and case study analysis, during their contact hours.

All enrolled students have access to Oxford Brookes University e-library and Solihull College & University Centre library. If you wish to purchase course textbooks, you will need to budget for either new or used textbooks. Costs depend on the direction and ambition of your work.

This course is a full-time programme, and you will be expected to attend one day per week between the hours of 10am - 8pm, timetables will be issued to successful applicants during induction and enrolment in September of the current Academic year.

External applicants will be required to provide Learning Outcomes and Grades of their Modules achieved at Levels 4 and 5 for credit rating by Oxford Brookes University.

If you are applying for financial help from Student Finance England, then you should do this as soon as possible to ensure your funding is in place for the start of your course. https://www.gov.uk/student-finance Please read our full terms and conditions https://www.solihull.ac.uk/uni-level-learner/policies-and-applicant-information/

For more detailed information please refer to the course specifications. Please note that when you enrol you are accepting that the course content and module descriptions are accurate at the time of publishing and that the course content as described is based on what is possible to deliver under the government advice and social distancing rules at that particular time. In the event of changes made to those rules, by national or local government, the College may need to make further alterations to the published course content. By enrolling with the College, you will be confirming that you are content to proceed with the course as detailed at that time and on the basis that the programme may be subject to reasonable change.


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The career paths provided are to give you an idea of the careers that you could progress onto in the future. However, for some, you may need to complete higher level qualifications and gain experience before your dream job becomes a reality. The information provided is to support further research and to generate some initial career ideas when choosing a course. Please check entry requirements to degree courses, apprenticeships, and jobs as this may vary from year to year and across providers. For further advice and guidance, please contact: careers@solihull.ac.uk.