BSc (Hons) Business Management (People Management) HE6 top-up

If you’ve already completed a related foundation degree or HND, the University of Bolton’s BSc (Hons) Business Management (People Management) top-up course, taught at our London Academic Centre by our learning partners Regent College London, offers you honours-level skills and specialist understanding of the human dimension of business and management. Graduates also receive a CMI Level 5 Award in Leadership and Management – this impressive dual-award offers access to global career opportunities.

This course is 'Subject to Approval' and has not yet completed the University’s approvals process. Whilst we are confident that the course will be approved, there is the possibility that the course may not run or may be subject to alterations. This course is due to be validated by July 2019 after which we will write to all applicants who have applied for the course to let them know the outcome and of any changes. In the event that a course is not approved the University will make reasonable efforts to offer an alternative course at the University.

BSc (Hons) Business Management (People Management) HE6 top-up

Course details

Business management qualifications open doors and are considered essential whether you’re looking to pursue a career in business, or achieve higher levels of responsibility in your current work. We’ll support you to enhance your existing foundation degree or HND-level knowledge and skills, ready to achieve the status of BSc (Hons) Business Management (People Management) top-up graduate. You can study advanced aspects of business, management and leadership, enhance your professional skills, and boost your employability.

Building on your prior studies, we’ll guide you as you explore advanced topics such as international human resource management, learning and development, and the employment relationship. This honours-level programme will also support you to gain knowledge of strategic management, and develop critical inquiry and research skills to improve your work and enhance its quality. As a graduate, you’ll also receive the CMI Level 5 Award in Leadership and Management, helping you stand out to employers.

Developing your employability is a key focus of this dynamic and flexible programme. Real-life case studies, guest speakers and industry visits are designed to help you to understand the business environment and the needs of employers in local, national and international contexts. We’ll support you to develop sought-after skills such as communication, data analysis, time management, team working and problem solving.

We also aim to help you develop lifelong learning skills so that you can take ownership of your professional development for the future, maximising your potential for success.

  • Location: Regent College London
  • Award: BSc (Hons)
  • UCAS code: N525
  • Duration: 1 year

Course highlights:

  • Our London Academic Centre and Regent College London provides a warm and friendly environment for your studies, with relatively small class sizes, purpose-built teaching facilities, and excellent student support and library services.
  • On successful completion of this dual award course you’ll receive both an academic degree and a professionally-recognised management qualification – the CMI Level 5 Award in Leadership and Management. You don’t need to take extra exams or coursework to achieve the award – we combine our degree module and CMI assessments streamlining your route to both qualifications.
  • This course is part of our BSc (Hons) Business Management suite of degrees. At honours level, depending on your prior studies, you can follow this specialist pathway in people management, choose the core business management route, or select another specialist pathway from retail or marketing.
  • Face-to-face sessions and one-to-one support is offered by our team of highly experienced and enthusiastic lecturers who have worked in a wide range of businesses ranging from multinational organisation to SMEs.
  • We’ll introduce you to your course and new study environment through a bespoke induction programme focused on helping you transition smoothly and effectively to honours-level study.

Key features:

  • We use small group and tutorial teaching, so you have the opportunity to benefit from the excellent support offered by our teaching staff.
  • We regularly invite guest speakers who hold senior positions in industry and practice, enabling you to benefit from their knowledge and advice.
  • Course materials are available online, allowing you to prepare work at home and make the most of the highly interactive in-class tuition.
  • Contemporary research findings are woven into our teaching. We offer a robust academic underpinning to your studies of business management.
  • Our dedicated team will support you as you develop critical thinking and research skills and apply these during your final year dissertation or work-based project (if you’re in suitable employment).
  • A link tutor provides academic communication between our London Academic Centre at Regent College London and the University of Bolton’s academic school, so that the experience you receive as an off campus student is equivalent to that of an on campus student.
  • As an off campus student you'll also have access to the support of the university’s dedicated off campus team and resources, to help make you truly feel part of the institution.
  • You’ll also have access to the university’s e-learning resources, an extensive e-library and the support of university librarians.

Entry requirements

  • Location: Regent College London
  • Award: BSc (Hons)
  • UCAS code: N525
  • Duration: 1 year

You’ll have successfully completed a foundation degree in business management, or another relevant qualification comprising at least 120 credits at HE4 and 120 credits at HE5, such as a higher national diploma (HND) or diploma of higher education (DipHE).

We’ll also be happy to consider a professional qualification at an equivalent level.

Every application will be considered on its individual merits.

You’ll be required to attend an interview and/or provide a portfolio of work.

If English isn’t your first language you’ll also need IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in any band (or equivalent). We also accept a range of other English language qualifications – please visit our English Language Requirements web page for more details. Find out more

Career opportunities

Our dual award BSc (Hons) Business Management (People Management) top-up course is designed to consolidate and extend your understanding of business functions within the business and commercial world to Honours-level, and develop your knowledge in the specific areas of human resources and personnel management.

The course offers you a route into general management, as well as the specialist area of people management. As a graduate, areas such as business accounting and finance, enterprise, marketing, law, retail and supply chain management will also be open to you. The dual qualification gained on successful completion of this course is designed to enhance your employability in your preferred field of management.

In addition to nurturing academic and sector specific knowledge, the programme supports your development of key employability skills, such as critical thinking, problem solving and data analysis. Overall, the course aims to give you an essential appreciation of the skills needed to thrive and adapt in the changing world of work.

Completing your honours-level studies should prove valuable in helping you achieve your career goals.

What can I do with this qualification?

Graduates with specialist human resources knowledge underpinned by a broader understanding of how businesses and managers operate have a competitive advantage when entering employment or self-employment. As a graduate of this course, you’ll be equipped to enter a wide range of business and management roles in the public, private and voluntary sectors. Possessing knowledge of employment relations legislation, policy and practice is particularly valuable for management roles in the recruitment sector. Alternatively, you’ll be well placed to embark on careers in areas such as retail management, enterprise, marketing, customer service management, advertising, merchandising, logistics and supply chain management and accountancy.

You may choose to undertake further study in order to develop your expertise in a particular area. A wide range of postgraduate and professional development courses are available in human resource management, as well as areas such as marketing, finance, law, computing and international business management. Studying for an MBA is also another option.

Alternative career options

  • Hotel and leisure management
  • Public relations
  • Financial management
  • Information systems
  • Market research analysis
  • Product management
  • Health policy and information
  • Purchasing
  • Teaching and education
  • Media (TV, film, online, newspaper, magazine)
  • Self-employment
  • Banking
  • Auditing and quality assurance
  • Project management
  • Risk and insurance

Professional recognition

Graduates of our BSc (Hons) Business Management (People Management) top-up course will receive the Level 5 Award in Leadership and Management from the CMI (Chartered Management Institute).

Fees & funding

Home/EU fees

  Year of study Total
Entry year 2019/202020/21
2019/20 £8,100-£8,100
2020/21 -£8,100£8,100

International fees

  Year of study Total
Entry year 2019/202020/21
2019/20
2020/21

The fees for a student’s course of study will be set for the normal duration of that course subject only to inflationary increases – measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI) recorded in March each year to take effect for subsequent start dates.

The University is currently awaiting Government guidelines as to EU fee charges for students commencing study in 2019/20.

UK undergraduate tuition fees are subject to UK government approval and are subject to the outcome of the Teaching Excellence Framework.

No hidden extras

  • There may be some additional or optional costs associated with this course. These will be published after approval of the programme. ()

How to apply

Home/EU

September start

Please apply through UCAS (the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service) for September entry.

The online application form and guidance notes are available on the UCAS website.

You can apply for up to 5 courses through UCAS (at the same or different institutions) for a fee of £24. Alternatively, if you only wish to apply for a single course at a single institution then a reduced applicant's fee of £13 is applicable.

You will need the following information to complete your UCAS application form:

  • Institution Code Name: BOLTN

  • Institution Code Number: B44

UCAS - Universities and Colleges Admissions Service

Tel: 0870 1122211
Web: www.ucas.com

International

The University welcomes applications from international students from all over the world. We try to make the application process as simple and as fast as possible for our international applicants.

This course is not currently accepting online applications

Please contact Admissions by telephone on 01204 903903 or email enquiries@bolton.ac.uk

Admissions
University of Bolton
Deane Road
Bolton, BL3 5AB
United Kingdom

Tel: 01204 903903
Email: enquiries@bolton.ac.uk

Teaching & assessment

Teaching, learning and assessment

Lectures will be used to introduce the core course content, while seminars will allow you to explore subjects in greater detail. Tutorials offer space for you to ask any questions you have, ensuring you understand the topics covered in the lectures and seminars. We use case studies and practical scenarios as a means to help you learn to apply academic theory to real-life practical scenarios, allowing you to gain insights into contemporary practice in a working business environment.

You’ll also be expected to undertake considerable guided independent study; for instance, library research and background reading, preparing for seminar and tutorial activities, and working on assignments.

Guest lectures and presentations by a variety of visiting speakers from relevant employment areas will offer you the chance to further develop your knowledge and understanding.

In terms of assessment, you can expect time constrained exams, essays, reports, presentations, portfolios, and others. These contribute to your final module mark and allow you to demonstrate that you have met the learning outcomes. We also use other forms of assessment to help you learn, provide you with feedback, and inform your development. These do not, however, count towards your final module mark.

Disclaimer

The university will use all reasonable endeavours to deliver your course as described in its published material and the programme specification for the academic year in which you begin your course. Please be aware that our courses are subject to review on an ongoing basis. The content of course modules and mode of associated assessments may be updated on an annual basis. This is to ensure that all modules are up to date and responsive to employment and sector needs. The published course material and the programme specification contain indicative ‘optional modules’ that may be subject to change due to circumstances outside of our control. For this reason we cannot guarantee to run any specific optional module.

Contact The University

Key facts

  • UCAS code:
    N525
  • Course type:
    Full-time
  • Location:
    Regent College London
  • Award:
    BSc (Hons)
  • Duration:
    1 year

Contact us

Course Enquiries
Regent College London
Email: info@regentcollegelondon.com
Telephone: +44 (0)203 870 6666