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BA (Hons) Global Business Management (Online) (Top-up)

Top-up and advance your knowledge of business management skills with a global perspective with our dual accredited online course.

  • UCAS Code:
    N108
  • Institution:
    B50
  • Delivery:
    Full-time, Part-Time

Why study BA (Hons) Global Business Management (Online) (Top-up) at BU? 

  • This is one of the longest-running online business courses in the UK 
  • Gain a wide range of skills to begin a successful career in global business management, or help you to progress your existing career 
  • Develop a wide range of critical skills in marketing, management, finance, operations and human recourses 
  • Study at a university with over 35 years’ teaching experience in this area, excellent industry connections and an international reputation 
  • Full-time students may be eligible for the tuition fee loan to cover the cost of your tuition fees
  • Flexible learning opportunities with full online delivery. 

Find out more about the content of this course.

This course has been developed in conjunction with the MOD. It is approved by ELCAS enabling Armed Forces personnel to off-set the majority of the course fees through the ELC Scheme. 

Course accreditations 

The accrediting bodies on this course are renowned industry-wide for promoting excellence and the highest standards, all of which is reflected in the BU Business School experience. 

  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accreditation is a hallmark of excellence that has been awarded to fewer than 5% of business schools worldwide. 
  • Our Chartered Management Institute (CMI) accreditation gives you complimentary CMI student membership, access to resources and services and when you graduate, you’ll receive a CMI leadership and management qualification in addition to your degree. 

Key information

Next start date:

January 2022, September 2022, January 2023

Location:

Online, distance learning

Duration:

12 or 18 months

Accreditations:

The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), Chartered Management Institute (CMI)

Required subjects:

Business Studies, International Business, Business & Management, Business Administration, Management, Tourism, Events Management

Entry requirements:

Full-time

January 2022 and September 2022 entry: Foundation degree or subject-related HND or equivalent in Business Management, Accounting, Project Management, Global Management or International Management.

Part-time

January 2022 and September 2022 entry: Foundation Degree with 55% or above in a required subject. HND with Merit or above in a required subject. Applicants studying at Bournemouth University International College can enter with 50% from a Foundation Degree. Find out more.

International entry requirements:

January 2022 and September 2022 entry: If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS 6.0 (Academic),with minimum 5.5 in each component, or equivalent. For more information check out our full entry requirements.

Course details

On this course you will be taught by a range of staff with relevant expertise and knowledge appropriate to the content of the unit. This will include senior academic staff and qualified professional practitioners.

Contact hours and assessment 

Details of the assessment methods and contact hours for each unit of the course can be found in the programme specification.

Download the programme specification (pdf 544kb)

Your application

This course will suit applicants who:

  • Possess excellent organisation skills and can manage their time effectively
  • Are keen to develop a further appreciation of business and management theories and practice
  • Have some experience of applying theory in practice
  • Have an awareness of the international business environment
  • Demonstrate a high level of commitment to their studies and to gaining a full Honours degree.

How to apply

Entry requirements

January 2022 and September 2022 entry

Full-time option This route requires a Foundation degree or subject-related HND or equivalent in Business Management, Accounting, Project Management, Global Management or International Management.

Part-time option

This route requires a Foundation Degree with 55% or HND with Merit or above in a required subject including Business Management, Accounting, Project Management, Global Management or International Management. Applicants studying at Bournemouth University International College can enter with 50% from a Foundation Degree. Find out more.

Numeracy and Literacy requirement (for both full-time and part-time options)

GCSE English Language or English Literature and Mathematics grade 4 (or grade C in the old grading system). We also accept iGCSEs, Key Skills and Functional Skills and other qualifications at Level 2 of the National Qualifications Framework. See all the equivalencies.

International entry requirements

You can find details of the international qualifications we accept, and what level of study they apply to, on our entry requirements for non-UK students' page.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, you will need to provide evidence that you can understand English to a satisfactory level. English language requirements for this course are normally:

January 2022 and September 2022 entry: IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each component, or equivalent.

View further information about our English language requirements.

If you do not meet the English language requirement for your degree then why not join our Pre-Sessional English course? Successful completion of our Pre-Sessional English course will meet your English language requirement.

Careers

Our business graduates work in various roles in a wide number of sectors. This course is designed to prepare you for a job in any organisation, large or small, and in any sector. 

Online study

Your programme of study will be conducted via Brightspace, the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) currently in use at Bournemouth University.

Costs and fees

All fees are quoted in pounds sterling and are per year. Your tuition fees will be the same for each year of your course. You can find full information about funding your studies and paying your fees in our undergraduate fees and funding section. 

Fees quoted are for tuition only unless stated otherwise, and we’re committed to ensuring there are no hidden extra costs while you’re at university – that’s why we’re clear about what you can expect us to cover, and what your cost of living will be. You’ll also find you could benefit from a range of discounts as a student; see our Belong+ pages for more information.

Find out more about budgeting and living expenses

Our staff

On this course you will be taught by staff with relevant expertise and knowledge appropriate to the content of the unit. This could include senior academic staff, qualified professional practitioners and research students, many of whom are actively engaged in research and/or professional practice which is integrated into the teaching of this course. Please note that teaching staff can change.

Course changes

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