BA (Hons) top-up Management

Start date(s):
1 year
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Study Mode:
Full Time
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Attendance Pattern:
Framwellgate Moor Campus
Course costs:
International - £8450
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.

Northumbrian Water presentation

Local business leader shares her expertise

Housing and Management students gain business insight from Maxine Mayher, Commercial Director at Northumbrian Water.


The programme aims to enable you 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. The programme also aims to develop a deeper knowledge and understanding of the principles and practice of management and business and demonstrate the ability to apply such principles to other contexts.

You will learn to analyse and evaluate your own learning, and undertake independent self-development. You will be provided with a stimulating, rigorous and challenging academic experience that fosters a commitment to lifelong learning within the student.


Core Modules:
  • BAM 01 Contemporary Issues in Management (20 Credits)
  • BAM 02 Strategy & Change (20 Credits)
  • BAM 03 Managing Organisational Performance (20 Credits)
  • BAM 04 Management Project (40 Credits)

Option Modules:
  • BAM 05 Tourism Management (20 Credits)
  • BAM 06 Human Resource Management (20 Credits)
  • BAM 07 International Business & Marketing (20 Credits)
  • BAM 08 Events & Marketing Management (20 Credits)
  • BAM 09 Management Law (20 Credits)
  • BAM 10 Managing Public, Voluntary & Community Services (20 Credits)
  • BAM 11 Building Inclusive & Resilient Communities (20 Credits)
  • BAM 12 Sports Development (20 Credits)


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

Teaching & assessment

A variety of learning and teaching methods are employed throughout the programme, including lectures, seminars, academic tutorials, group work, individual guided learning, project supervision, case studies, role plays, workshops, computer simulations and the use of information technology.

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.

Lorraine Holding CS

Loraine Holding

Former Student, Loraine is hoping her degree success will lead to promotion.

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.

Meet the lecturers

Jen Fullard

Jennifer Fullard

I studied at Northumbria University in Business and Marketing Management. Following this, I then went on to study my PGCE and the completed CIM Level 5 in Marketing.

Kathryn Larkin Bramley

Kathryn Larkin-Bramley

I worked for KPMG for over 20 years in both the UK and the USA as a professional adviser. I have extensive experience working in business having worked with the Probation Service, The Police Authority, Durham University, two local NHS Foundation Trusts and a local Housing Association since leaving KPMG.

Tom Harrison

Tom Harrison

Course leader for BA (Hons) Management programme and part-time Law teacher.

What else?

Full-time students can join the programme in
September, November, February or April.


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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.

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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 Colleges 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 BTEC 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.