Business (top-up) (BA (Hons))

University of Kent the United Kingdom

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The award
BA (Hons)

How long you will study
1 Years

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Course starts
September

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About Business (top-up) at University of Kent

Studying our Business (top-up) course allows you to strengthen your understanding of the world of business through an extra year of study converting your HND or Foundation Year into a full degree. You’ll gain a broad understanding of enterprise together with fundamental skills such as critical thinking, team-working, and problem solving. You’ll also learn essential theory in areas including entrepreneurship or strategy to enable you to analyse and evaluate solutions to complex, real-life problems. As a successful graduate you could enter a career in all areas of business such as consultancy, marketing, operations management or human resource management, as well as having the skills to set up your own business. Reasons to study a Business Top-up degree at Kent Top-up your current qualification to a full degree in just one yearSome of our expert academic staff appear in the top 2% of researchers worldwide You study at a ‘Triple Crown’ accredited business schoolAll KBS students are eligible for employability support from enrolment until three years after graduationYou can  take part in our specialised Backpack to Briefcase schemeAdd a Year Abroad or Year in Industry for real-world experience or choose to launch your own self-employed venture in our 'Selfie Year' Tailor your degree to suit your aspirations with flexible optional modulesTurn ideas into a successful business at our ASPIRE centreSupport from Academic Peer Mentors and an Academic Adviser What you’ll learn Over the year, you will take compulsory modules in entrepreneurship, management, strategy, human resources, and operations management before tailoring the course to suit your needs with a series of optional modules. Choose to study modules that address topics at the forefront of the business world, from digital marketing to leadership, and develop an expertise that will allow you to make a difference. See what you’ll study

Our enthusiastic team of international teaching staff are all experts in their field of study and are regularly published in leading journals worldwide. They guide and support your learning, bringing their subject to life and drawing you into the conversation.

Teaching

We use a variety of teaching methods, including;

  • lectures
  • small group seminars
  • group projects
  • presentations.

Classroom-based learning is supported by the latest online technologies and learning platforms.

Assessment

Your progress is assessed through coursework and exams. Coursework takes a variety of forms and includes;

  • reports
  • essays
  • group presentations
  • video podcasts
  • online tests and quizzes.

Exams are individual written assessments tested under time-controlled conditions.


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  • The awardBA (Hons)How you will study find outHow long you will study1 year
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Notes about fees for this course

Full Time UK/EU: TBC EUR | Full Time Overseas: TBC EUR

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