Business Administration and Management (Top-up) BA(Hons)

2022-23 (also available for 2021-22)

Start date

19 September 2022

9 January 2023

Duration

1 year full-time

Places available (subject to change)

100

About the course

Why Business Administration and Management?

If you’ve already studied management and would like to gain a deeper understanding to degree level, this could be the course for you. We’ll focus on the functional areas of business, exploring management and leadership in both a theoretical and applied context.

How will you learn?

You will learn through practical application and delivered lectures, workshops, seminars and group work sessions.

  • This one-year course will give you the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of management.
  • You’ll have the chance to develop your management skills alongside your understanding of organisational change.
  • As you progress, we’ll encourage you to develop an area of special interest and expertise by choosing particular modules.
  • The course has been developed in close association with employers and professional bodies.
  • We also work closely with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and you’ll have the opportunity to achieve a CMI Level 5 Certificate qualification in Management and Leadership through no additional study or assessment.

What subjects will you cover?

You’ll explore subjects such as Leadership, Strategy, Business Responsibility and Sustainability and Cross Cultural Studies.

​Students choosing this course will have the exceptional opportunity to be confronted with forefront knowledge in business studies, in an international, supportive and stimulating environment. Students and staff come from different cultural backgrounds, this providing a unique experience when delving into topics such as strategy, leadership, corporate social responsibility, in an era of global business. Every lecture is accompanied with tutorial in small groups, this allowing to couple study of theory with experiential learning. In addition, there is the opportunity to select option modules so to build a specific area of expertise, this making a difference in one's own professional profile. Former students have become sales executives, account managers, project managers, banking executives, human resource professionals and even a forensic accountant to name just a few.

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Dr Viviana Meschitti, Senior Lecturer in Business and Management

Course detail

Core modules:

Cross Cultural Studies

This module considers the influence that national culture has on human behaviour and the implications of this for organisational design and management. You’ll explore the practical complexities of working across different national cultures and within multi-cultural contexts, and the tools that managers can use to navigate challenging cross-cultural environments. A blend of theory and practical exercises will engage you in learning about a range of organisational and cultural settings.

Leadership: Process and Organisations in Context

This module examines the challenges faced by those involved in leading and renewing organisations in today’s increasingly complex and dynamic national and global operating environments. You'll be introduced to models, theories and research in the areas of leadership, organisations and decision-making.

Strategy in Context

In this module you’ll gain an understanding of how organisations develop their strategies in relation to different aspects of their environment. You’ll study how both the internal context (e.g. organisational structure, routines and resources) and external context (e.g. institutional systems, industry structures and competition) shape organisational activities and the strategic decisions that individual managers make.

Option modules:

Choose three from a list which may include:

Management Project

This module consists of a student-driven project It differs from other modules in that it requires you to choose the topic and then use research skills to address the topic identified. You are provided with 7 hours of tutor support from an allocated supervisor throughout the year. It is envisaged that the length of the project is between 8,000 and 11,000 words.

International Business

This module considers the fundamental issue of competitiveness and helps you consider strategic business responses to globalisation. You’ll explore the different types of international business operations (international trade and foreign direct investment activities) and the factors that shape these operations (organisational resources and cultural and institutional environments in different national markets). You’ll also learn to make practical strategic decisions as international managers.

E-Commerce

In this module, you’ll learn how to organise and execute business activities and specific transactions on a variety of electronic platforms. You’ll build your understanding of the electronic economy and how the changes in the electronic landscape and technology are shaping the development and success of business. In addition to learning about e-commerce operations, you’ll consider how businesses interact with their key stakeholders, such as customer and public administration agencies, in the Internet context.

Business and the Entrepreneur

In this module, you'll explore entrepreneurship for large and small businesses in both national and international settings. This module considers the theory and practice of entrepreneurship from different academic perspectives (economic, organisational, behavioural, etc.) and in the current world business climate. The teaching and learning approach on this module makes extensive use of practical case studies.

People Resourcing

People Resourcing covers a wide range of people management issues from pre-employment (corporate and HR strategic planning, recruitment, and selection), initial and continuing employment (socialisation, performance management), to release from employment (redundancy, retirement, exit interviews). The module will focus on the strategic elements of people resourcing and the contribution that these activities can make to organisational success and achieving a high-performance workforce in a rapidly changing environment.

The Psychology of Work & Organisations

This module will introduce you to psychological concepts and then you'll have the opportunity to learn, understand and appraise the application of psychological principles and theories to workplaces and organisations. This module will include a critical overview and discussion of personnel psychology, namely, theories of personality and psychometric testing and assessment centres. Furthermore, the module will help you to develop a critical appreciation of human behaviour in the workplace including the nature of employee behaviour, the extent to which the work environment contributes to the physical and emotional wellbeing of employees, group functioning, motivation and performance. Knowledge acquired from this module will provide a foundation for learners to pursue further study at postgraduate level in organisational behaviour, through enabling them to develop a comprehensive understanding of businesses from a psychological perspective.

Environmental Management

The aim of this module is to equip you with a set of tools and techniques for managing environmental performance in both the context of national and international policy regulations, conventions and government policy and corporate strategy. You'll examine the impact of culture, media and religion on the formulation and implementation of environmental policy at international, national and corporate level. Techniques for improving the environmental performance of an economy as a whole as well as policies and systems for measuring and managing environmental improving corporate performance will be explored.

Marketing for Small Business

Marketing is important, entrepreneurship is vital, and 95% of businesses anywhere in the world are small. When large organisations seek to improve performance – they often turn to the young dynamic small businesses as their role model. We weave these themes together into what can be called entrepreneurial marketing

Employment Relations

This module focuses on the theory and practical application of Employment Relations in the workplace. It will help develop an understanding of core employment legislation and management interventions that can be applied in the workplace to enable the effective management of the employment relationship.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for this course are normally one of the following:

  • Higher National Diploma or equivalent (eg two year advanced diploma level or comparable qualifications).
  • Foundation degree or 120 ECTS.

If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5, or equivalent will be considered acceptable. Read more about the University’s entry requirements for students outside of the UK on our Where are you from information pages.

Our Campus


The University of Huddersfield offers a diverse and vibrant student environment, located on one central town centre campus site. Huddersfield Business School provides you with a modern, professional environment in which to learn and develop, located right next to the Huddersfield Narrow Canal it's in a leafy and picturesque location at the heart of the campus.

 

Your Career


Previous graduates from this subject area have gone on to roles such as Digital Marketing & Media Assistant, Front Line Manager, HR Recruiter, Customer Service Associate, Account Executive and Operations Manager in organisations including Yorkshire Air Ambulance, Morrisons, ASSIST Sheffield, HSBS, Softcat Limited, Deltec International Courier Ltd and Hoardtek.**

*  Percentage of undergraduate graduates from Huddersfield Business School who are in work and/or further study fifteen months after graduating (HESA Graduate Outcomes 17/18, UK domiciled graduates)


**Source: LinkedIn

89% Graduates employed*

Student support

At the University of Huddersfield, you'll find support networks and services to help you get ahead in your studies and social life. Whether you study at undergraduate or postgraduate level, you'll soon discover that you're never far away from our dedicated staff and resources to help you to navigate through your personal student journey. Find out more about all our support services.

Within Huddersfield Business School, there are numerous student support services that you can access to ensure that you make the most of your time with us.In terms of academic support, we have highly qualified Academic Skills Tutors who are able to provide support to those of you who require help in improving your academic skills in areas such as academic writing, presentation techniques, referencing etc.We also offer additional support to our International students by giving free language support sessions to our Final Year/Top-Up and Postgraduate students and co-ordinate the ‘Bud In Hud ‘ programme which provides opportunities for both International and Home students to meet and socialise in an informal setting.

We also have a team of Student Guidance and Support Officers within the School who can provide support and advice to you with any non-academic issues such as health issues, financial problems or personal issues, you may be facing which are having an effect on your ability to study to the best of your abilities.Drop in sessions are always available so you can pop in and have a confidential chat about how we can help and what support is available to you.

Our support services are here to ensure that you are able to achieve your academic, professional and personal potential during your time with Huddersfield Business School.

Important information

We will always try to deliver your course as described on this web page. However, sometimes we may have to make changes as set out below.

Changes to a course you have applied for

If we propose to make a major change to a course that you are holding an offer for, then we will tell you as soon as possible so that you can decide whether to withdraw your application prior to enrolment.

Changes to your course after you enrol as a student

We will always try to deliver your course and other services as described. However, sometimes we may have to make changes as set out below:

Changes to option modules

Where your course allows you to choose modules from a range of options, we will review these each year and change them to reflect the expertise of our staff, current trends in research and as a result of student feedback or demand for certain modules. We will always ensure that you have a range of options to choose from and we will let you know in good time the options available for you to choose for the following year.

Major changes

We will only make major changes to the core curriculum of a course or to our services if it is necessary for us to do so and provided such changes are reasonable. A major change in this context is a change that materially changes the services available to you; or the outcomes, or a significant part, of your course, such as the nature of the award or a substantial change to module content, teaching days (part time provision), classes, type of delivery or assessment of the core curriculum.

For example, it may be necessary to make a major change to reflect changes in the law or the requirements of the University’s regulators; to meet the latest requirements of a commissioning or accrediting body; to improve the quality of educational provision; in response to student, examiners’ or other course evaluators’ feedback; and/or to reflect academic or professional changes within subject areas. Major changes may also be necessary because of circumstances outside our reasonable control, such as a key member of staff leaving the University or being unable to teach, where they have a particular specialism that can’t be adequately covered by other members of staff; or due to damage or interruption to buildings, facilities or equipment.

Major changes would usually be made with effect from the next academic year, but this may not always be the case. We will notify you as soon as possible should we need to make a major change and will carry out suitable consultation with affected students. If you reasonably believe that the proposed change will cause you detriment or hardship we will, if appropriate, work with you to try to reduce the adverse effect on you or find an appropriate solution. Where an appropriate solution cannot be found and you contact us in writing before the change takes effect you can cancel your registration and withdraw from the University without liability to the University for future tuition fees. We will provide reasonable support to assist you with transferring to another university if you wish to do so.

Termination of course

In exceptional circumstances, we may, for reasons outside of our control, be forced to discontinue or suspend your course. Where this is the case, a formal exit strategy will be followed and we will notify you as soon as possible about what your options are, which may include transferring to a suitable replacement course for which you are qualified, being provided with individual teaching to complete the award for which you were registered, or claiming an interim award and exiting the University. If you do not wish to take up any of the options that are made available to you, then you can cancel your registration and withdraw from the course without liability to the University for future tuition fees and you will be entitled to a refund of all course fees paid to date. We will provide reasonable support to assist you with transferring to another university if you wish to do so.

When you enrol as a student of the University, your study and time with us will be governed by a framework of regulations, policies and procedures, which form the basis of your agreement with us. These include regulations regarding the assessment of your course, academic integrity, your conduct (including attendance) and disciplinary procedure, fees and finance and compliance with visa requirements (where relevant). It is important that you familiarise yourself with these as you will be asked to agree to abide by them when you join us as a student. You will find a guide to the key terms here, along with the Student Protection Plan, where you will also find links to the full text of each of the regulations, policies and procedures referred to.

The Office for Students (OfS) is the principal regulator for the University.

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