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If you’ve already completed a related Foundation Degree or HND, our BSc (Hons) Business Management (Marketing) Top-up course offers you Honours-level skills and specialist knowledge in business and marketing. Graduates also receive a CMI Level 5 Award in Leadership and Management – this impressive dual-award offers access to global career opportunities.
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Business management qualifications open doors and are considered essential whether you’re looking to pursue a career in business, or achieve higher levels of responsibility in your current work. We’ll support you to enhance your existing Foundation Degree or HND-level knowledge and skills, ready to achieve the status of BSc (Hons) Business Management (Marketing) Top-up graduate. You can study advanced aspects of business, management and marketing, enhance your professional skills, and boost your employability.
Building on your prior studies, we’ll guide you as you explore specialist areas including digital marketing strategy, marketing for E-commerce and global consumer behaviour. This Honours-level programme will also support you to gain knowledge of strategic management, and develop critical inquiry and research skills to improve your work and enhance its quality. When you successfully complete the course, you’ll also receive the CMI Level 5 Award in Leadership and Management and exemptions for some CIM professional qualifications.
Developing your employability is a key focus of this dynamic and flexible programme. Real-life case studies, guest speakers and industry visits are designed to help you to understand the business environment and the needs of employers in local, national and international contexts. We’ll support you to develop sought-after skills such as communication, data analysis, time management, team working and problem solving.
We also aim to help you develop lifelong learning skills so that you can take ownership of your professional development for the future, maximising your potential for success.
Graduates of our BSc (Hons) Business Management (Marketing) Top-up course will receive a Level 5 Award in Leadership and Management from the CMI (Chartered Management Institute).
Additionally, graduates of the BSc (Hons) Business Management (Marketing) Top-up pathway will also be eligible for exemptions from the following CIM (Chartered Institute of Marketing) qualifications: CIM Certificate in Professional Marketing and CIM Diploma in Professional Marketing.
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Our dual award BSc (Hons) Business Management (Marketing) Top-up course is designed to consolidate and extend your understanding of business functions within the business and commercial world to Honours-level, and develop your knowledge of marketing.
The course offers you a route into general management as well as the specialist area of marketing. As a graduate, areas such as supply chain management, enterprise, finance, law, retail and people management will also be open to you. The dual qualification gained on successful completion of this course is designed to enhance your employability in your preferred field of management.
In addition to nurturing academic and sector specific knowledge, the programme supports your development of key employability skills, such as critical thinking, problem solving and data analysis. Overall, the course aims to give you an essential appreciation of the skills needed to thrive and adapt in the changing world of work.
Completing your Honours-level studies should prove valuable in helping you achieve your career goals.
Graduates with specialist marketing knowledge underpinned by a broader understanding of how businesses and managers operate have a competitive advantage when entering employment or self-employment. As a graduate of this course, you’ll be equipped to enter a wide range of business and management roles in the public, private and voluntary sectors. Possessing knowledge of the marketing landscape, brand and consumer analysis and digital communication is valuable for most management roles. You’ll be well placed to embark on careers in areas such as retail management, human resource management, customer service management, advertising, merchandising, logistics and supply chain management. You might also pursue a career specifically as a marketing manager or consultant.
You may choose to undertake further study in order to develop your expertise in a particular area. A wide range of postgraduate and professional development courses are available in specialist areas of marketing such as digital, content and social media marketing, market research or public relations. Alternatively, you could focus your studies on human resources, finance, law, computing or international business management. Studying for an MBA is also another option.
Graduates can also use the qualification as a stepping stone to enter a range of other careers, and for some of these roles, both relevant experience and/or postgraduate study may be required. Some of these careers include:
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Lectures will be used to introduce the core course content, while seminars will allow you to explore subjects in greater detail. Tutorials offer space for you to ask any questions you have, ensuring you understand the topics covered in the lectures and seminars. We use case studies and practical scenarios as a means to help you learn to apply academic theory to real-life practical scenarios, allowing you to gain insights into contemporary practice in a working business environment.
You’ll also be expected to undertake considerable guided independent study; for instance, library research and background reading, preparing for seminar and tutorial activities, and working on assignments.
Guest lectures and presentations by a variety of visiting speakers from relevant employment areas will offer you the chance to further develop your knowledge and understanding.
In terms of assessment, you can expect time constrained exams, essays, reports, presentations, portfolios, and others. These contribute to your final module mark and allow you to demonstrate that you have met the learning outcomes. We also use other forms of assessment to help you learn, provide you with feedback, and inform your development. These do not, however, count towards your final module mark.
The modules listed below may be a mixture of compulsory and optional. You may not have the opportunity to study all the modules shown as part of the course.
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