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Business and Management (Top-up), BA (Hons), University of Essex Online

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The award How you will study Study duration Course start Domestic course fees International course fees
BA (Hons)Part-time, Distance, Online16 monthsJuly, OctoberGBP 6167 per totalGBP 6475 per total

About Business and Management (Top-up), BA (Hons) - at University of Essex Online

If you have previously completed a Foundation degree or equivalent and are looking for a way to complete your Bachelors while gaining up-to-date insights into the business world, this cutting-edge course will bring you up to speed with the latest innovations in business and management.

This is a field that is always changing and adapting, as business leaders need to continually stay ahead of the curve and at the forefront of innovation. Our long track record of providing high quality teaching means we can help you achieve a degree-level qualification with a range of focused and fascinating topics, including:

  • global business environment and international trade and economics
  • the role of strategy and policy in the success of business organisations
  • international marketing and distribution
  • forms of business unit and the laws relating to them

You will also have the opportunity to plan, research and present a project on the topic of your choice within the scope of the programme, as well as providing thoughtful commentary on the projects produced by your fellow classmates. This will contribute to the development of key interpersonal skills such as communication and evaluation techniques that will be advantageous in any organisational setting.

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Notes about fees for this course

Our fees are the same for all students, and anyone will receive a 5% discount if they pay the full course fee payment up-front.

Entry requirements

Our top-up courses are designed for those with some prior university-level education. As such, you must have completed one of the following within the last five years:

  • a relevant Foundation degree from University of Essex Online or another recognised institution
  • two years of a relevant BA (Hons) degree from a recognised institution
  • a relevant Higher National Diploma (HND) from a recognised institution

You will also need to meet our English language requirements. Additionally, you will need to pass your first assignment set within the first three weeks of the course in order to continue with your studies.

English language requirements

As our courses are delivered in English, a high proficiency with English is required. If English is not your first language, your English ability should be equivalent to an IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0. Don't worry if you don't hold an IELTS or equivalent qualification - we offer a free online English test to assess your proficiency.

You don't need to prove your English ability if you are a national of, or have completed a qualification equivalent to a UK degree in, any of these countries.

Fees, Funding and Scholarships at University of Essex Online

A university education is one of the biggest investments in yourself and career. Our tuition fees include all teaching materials and required reading – there aren't any hidden charges for assessments or resits.

We also offer students a range of tuition fee discounts, scholarships and payment options for our online courses*.

  • Full payment discount: Pay the full tuition fee upfront and you will get a 5% discount.
  • Alumni discount: Graduates from the University of Essex or University of Essex Online are eligible for a 10% discount.
  • International scholarship: If you're living outside the UK and Europe you might be eligible for a scholarship.
  • Student loan: Students based in England might be eligible for a loan from Student Finance England for our Bachelors and Masters degrees.
  • Monthly payment plan: Available for those who are self-funding.
  • 10% anniversary scholarship on all our Masters programmes, when you enrol from 1 July.

* Please note that a maximum of two discounts or scholarships can be applied. For more information on our discounts and scholarships and to discuss your eligibility please contact our Admissions team.

Student reviews of University of Essex Online

Find out what students say about University of Essex Online

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Andy Robertson, BA (Hons) Business and Management

“Being a naval chap, I thought that I was a broad, adaptable, comfortable manager.

However, as a mature student, the vagaries and pressures of work take priority and zap your energy, making the balance beyond work, between family and study even more precarious.

In maintaining the balance between work, study and home life, I learned that one has to set aside a period known as the “study period” and sacrifice being idle! Giving up free time simply means giving up time without purpose, a really neat trick of useful time management. And when in doubt, I sought the great bunch of tutors and student advisers at University of Essex Online.”

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Breshana Francis, CertCE Law

"I am a Jamaican living in Qatar with my family as expats; we can be called upon to relocate to another country at any time. The University of Essex Online law programme fits perfectly with this lifestyle, as it provides the flexibility that I need to pursue my studies vigorously and to keep up with my ever-changing environment.

I was able to achieve my CertCE Law, which allows me to continue studying towards an LLB qualification. The University of Essex Online law degree programme has developed and shaped my mind to think like a lawyer from the start of my studies.

During this time, I can work, take a holiday and have family time as this is only possible through The University of Essex Online programmes."

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Aisha Legge, MBA (Human Resource Management)

"I wish I’d started my MBA years ago. I feel like I’m part of a community. I created a WhatsApp group for students based in the UAE and we physically meet up regularly. If I can’t watch any lectures live because of the time difference I can watch them on demand and our tutors try to be flexible with their office hours.

Even though we’re miles away from the Essex team, they’re always willing and able to help with any issues or questions I have. My student adviser, Marie, replies promptly, is always able to assist me and offers support in my studies.

My hope is that my MBA will help with career advancement and open doors to opportunities with potential employers in the future."

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