Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Business Management (Top Up)


Document Icon Duration: 9 months (Part-time)
Intake: Feb / June / Oct 2017
Delivery: 2 weekdays evening classes /week

University of Derby UK

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Dedicated to teaching and focusing on delivering real world experiential learning, the University of Derby has received accreditations from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).

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The Guardian University League Table
Top 50 Universities in the UK – 2017
#17 in UK for Accounting & Finance – 2016

The National Student Survey
Scored 88 for overall Satisfaction League Table – 2015
Scored 86 for Overall Satisfaction League Table – 2014

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Winners of Knowledge Transfer Initiative of the Year
Category – THE Leadership & Management Awards 2015
Winners of Excellence and Innovation in the Arts & Outstanding Support for Students
Category – THE Awards 2013

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2http://www.ifaq.gov.sg/PSD/

*www.i-graduate.org/services/international-student-barometer

Business Management Degree

The Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Business Management (Top Up) programme covers global and strategic management issues. Students will study the specialized areas of management, leadership and marketing. This business degree programme is designed to equip students with a strong working knowledge of global business and international management.

Programme Highlights

  • 9 Months’ Direct Honours Degree
  • Ranked among Top 50 Universities in the UK (The Guardian University League Table)
  • Coursework & Assessment focused
  • 40% PIC grant applicable for company-sponsored participants
  • Weekday evening classes catered for busy professionals

Key Takeaways

  • Acquiring hands-on business knowledge that can be applied immediately at work
  • Develop a refreshing strategic business perspectives that helps you foresee and deal with issues and identify solutions to new challenges
  • Improve your work performance and understanding of the latest management concepts and trends
  • Equip you with the confidence to deploy concepts learned in the class room at work and in your organization

Curriculum

Designed for busy professionals, our learning framework allows you to tailor the programme around your commitments and priorities. The 9-month study schedule is designed to accommodate and complement the work commitments of today’s busy professionals. Classes are conducted twice per week on weekday evenings (7:00pm-10:00pm).

5 Core Modules

  • Delivering Winning Project
  • Improving Business Performance
  • Principles & Practices of Leadership & Management
  • Developing & Managing Performance
  • Issues & Global Business and Strategic Concepts

 

Testimonial

Alvin Wong ProfileI chose University of Derby BA (Hons) Business Management programme under Aventis because of the course structure, format and duration. It offers a practical approach which empowered me to effectively apply what I have learned into real-life scenarios and to succeed in my career. The modules are crafted to encourage students’ participation, critical assessment of theories and leading edge practices which in turn enables me to adopt more than 1 perspective and nurturing views of creating new concepts and practices for the future.  This is an excellent programme and I would highly recommend to any individual who is keen to obtain a Direct Honours Degree and the option to further pursue a MBA or specialised Masters thereafter.

Mr Alvin Wong, SMRT Singapore
BA(Hons) Business Management

Mandy WoonThis business management degree programme truly developed and enhanced my thinking skills academically in a wider perspective.  Armed with the newly acquired degree and coupled with my working experiences, my confidence level has improved greatly to assume a more dynamic role in the challenging work environment.   Our lecturers are the leading experts in the areas of business and management. Dr Christopher Fong makes every lesson so easy to understand and learning fun, there is never a boring moment during his lessons.  In addition, the student support team at Aventis and Derby are committed and provided a supportive, friendly and well organised environment for students.

Mandy Woon Manager (Business Solutions), Chesterton Singapore
BA(Hons) Business Management

Nelson Ng ProfileAt my age of 55, I took up a Bachelor degree with University of Derby to motivate my son. He is currently serving National Service and deciding how to plan for his future. I wanted to be his role model, to demonstrate and encourage him in lifelong learning.

My learning journey has been great and it helps in my daily role at work. My professors are helpful and enthusiastic about sharing and imparting knowledge to us. This is a good programme and I will recommend to my friends.

Nelson Ng Manager, Goldbell Engineering

BA (Hons) Business Management 2014

 

Thong Loo HockThe undertaking of Derby’s BA (Hons) Business Management have been enriching and rewarding. I am appreciative to my lecturers who have done a tremendous job in imparting knowledge and developing our skillset.  Modules offered by University of Derby – Delivering Winning Projects and Improving Business Performance are specially catered to working professionals’ needs to develop critical thinking and generate business solutions, it have been extremely helpful to my role as an Analyst at LTA. I enjoyed the sharing and interaction with my course mates where we supported each other along the journey and learned from each other. We look forward to our Graduation Trip at University of Derby!

Thong Loo Hock, Data Analyst (Land Transport Authority)

BA (Hons) Business Management 2014

 

Mr Simon Zhou AlumniMy experience at Aventis through the University of Derby programme has been very beneficial to me. The courses were very interesting in both theoretical and practical aspects, and the professors were highly qualified. The knowledge acquired in several courses could readily be used in my real job responsibilities. I will definitely introduce University of Derby programmes and Aventis to my friends!

Mr Simon Zhou Alumni, Global Trust and Safety Specialist, LinkedIn

Admission Criteria

University of Derby

The Bachelor of Arts (Hons) 9 months Top-up degree considers a wide range of qualifications with relevant work experience. These include:

  • Polytechnic and Private Diploma holders
  • Mature Candidates with relevant work experience will also be considered on a case by case basis. The final decision rests with the University of Derby.
  • Candidates who do not hold a business-related diploma may be required to undertake additional courses in order to fulfil the required credit points for admissions.

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Michael Booth

“The work has been challenging at times but rewarding. The degree covers all areas of business and it has been interesting to learn about each at a more advanced level. Lecturers helped to make it interesting as they were passionate about their subjects and very knowledgeable, they also used up to date case studies and applied the lectures and theories to current topics and events.”

Michael Booth
Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Business Management
University of Derby