BA (Hons) top-up Management

Start date(s):
11 Sep 2017
1.5 years
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Study Mode:
Part Time
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Daytime, Evening
Framwellgate Moor Campus
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This programme is validated by Open University


This programme will top-up your foundation degree in a business related area to a degree.

It will give you the skills to succeed in the highly competitive business environment and provide you with an excellent foundation for a wide range of business and management careers.

This versatile programme gives you the option to choose units of study that suit your interests. You can either choose the general management route, or choose from five specialised area of business to focus your studies.

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Experience Higher Education

We offer a wide range of degrees, higher apprenticeships and professional qualifications.  Find out how our flexible higher education programmes have progressed the career of our ex-students!


BAM Christmas event

Celebrating success

Our BA (Hons) Management students celebrated the completion of their exam, and all their hard work from September, with a pre-Christmas celebration.


Business as usual for Beamish

Students from the BA (Hons) Management programme visited Beamish Museum to find out more about business management of the famous Living Museum of the North.


range of new as well as existing contexts.~ Critically evaluate arguments, assumptions, abstract concepts and data, in taking a holistic approach to making judgements, taking decisions or solving management related problems.~ Demonstrate an ability to analyse, critically question and synthesise a diverse range of knowledge and evidence to sustain an argument or develop new insights into current management practice.~ Apply management techniques within work or simulated work related situations.~ Contribute effectively and ethically, in complex situations, to providing advice or making judgements that would inform or benefit management practice.~ Operate autonomously with limited supervision, to contribute effectively togenerating sustainable argument and reaching reasoned conclusions within agreed guidelines.~ Display effective self-management and independent learning in demonstrating the ability to plan, implement and deliver a management related report, presentation or project.~ Demonstrate effective performance in the interpersonal skills of effective listening, negotiating, mediation, compromise and presentation to enhance employability.
Conduct research into business and management issues, either individually or as part of a team.~ Demonstrate effective use of communication, numeracy and information technology for management and business applications.~ Enable learners to acquire and develop a range of higher level skills appropriate to the work of managers at middle level positions in private, public or voluntary sector organisations.~ Facilitate learners to develop a deeper knowledge and understanding of the principles and practice of management and demonstrate the ability to apply such principles in a range of contexts.~ Enable students to analyse and evaluate their own learning, and undertake independent self-development.~ Provide a stimulating, rigorous and challenging academic experience that fosters a commitment to lifelong learning within the student.]]]


Day and time of study will be confirmed before the start of your course.

You could progress to a CMI professional qualification at New College Durham, or a Master's degree.

Meet our students

Juliane Gutsch

Juliane Gutsch

Juliane chose to come to New College Durham as it provided her with the opportunity to study in a foreign country.

Sarah Trepte

Sarah Trepte

Sarah started as a work placement at New College Durham, but enjoyed her time that much she came back as a student.

Laura McGarth

Laura McGrath

Part-time student Laura has progressed from a HNC through to an honours degree throughout her time at New College Durham, alongside working full-time.

ofelia Schodl CS

Ofelia Schödl

International student Ofelia Schödl gained a lot of knowledge about management, and especially enjoyed the Strategy and Change, International Business and Marketing modules.

Pia Keuester CS

Pia Kuester

Following her studies at New College Durham, Pia is hoping to become a sales management trainee with a prestigious hotel chain.

Denise Fessey - Managment & Administration

Denise Fessey

Denise Fessey previously completed a HND at the college in 1988, based at the College's old Neville's Cross site. Following a successful career Denise decided to return to education for career progression and security.

Angela Mulholland

Angela Mulholland

Angela, who works at Durham County Council, returned to New College Durham to complete her BA (Hons) Management.

What else?

Part-time students can join this programme in September or February.
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Do I need to pay fees?

Do I need to pay fees for my course?

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Fees and funding

Find out more about course fees and financial support for UK, EU and non-EU students, plus how to pay your fees.

Additional Costs

Textbooks and other course learning materials where appropriate.

European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System Credits:


Entry Criteria

Normal entry is achieved by holding qualifications that equate to 240 CATs (Credit Accumulation and Transfer) points:– 120 of them at Level 4 and 120 at Level 5 –acquired in the fields of business, management or public administration. This requirement will normally be met if you hold an appropriate BTEC HND qualification. (If you have an HNC you can convert it to an HND through the College’s part-time conversion programme) or Foundation Degree or Level 5 Diploma in Business & Management.

Usually it will be expected that you have achieved at least a Merit standard in the modules making up the final level of your Level 5 studies. If you have suitable alternative qualifications in an appropriate field of study you may also be admitted to the programme. All exceptional entries are at the discretion of the Curriculum Manager.

What if I don't hold these qualifications?

If you have suitable alternative qualifications in an appropriate field of study you may also be admitted to the programme.

Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL)

If you have previously studied on a similar award and have gained higher education credit at an equivalent level it may be possible to take this into account to gain exemptions from one or more modules.