BSc (Hons) Business Management (Top-Up)

University of Bolton

A Business Management qualification opens doors and is considered essential whether you are looking to pursue a career in business, or achieve higher levels of responsibility in your current role. We aim to enable you to build upon your existing Foundation Degree, Level 5 Diploma or HND Level knowledge and gain a BSc (Hons) Business Management degree You will study advanced aspects of business and management, enhance your professional skills, and boost your employability.

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University of Bolton

Course Title

BSc (Hons) Business Management

Study Method

Distance Learning

Awarded & Delivered By

University of Bolton

Course Type

BSc (Top-Up)

Start Date

September / January / May

Course Duration

12 months

Progression Pathway


  • UK RQF/ NQF Level 5 ; or HKQF
    Level 4 qualiöcation or an associate degree awarded by an accredited institution or
  • A recognized professional qualification(s) plus at least 3 times of full-time work experience

English Requirements:

  • IELTS 5.0; Reading and Writing must be at 5.5 or
  • HKALE Use of English at Grade E or above, or
  • HKDSE Examination English Language at Level 2 or above or
  • Satisfy the examiners in UK EDUCATION qualifying examination, if required.

Your existing educational qualifications and work experience will be directly taken into account, allowing for module exemptions whenever possible.
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ATHE Level 4 Extended Diploma
in Business and Management

Start Date: Anytime
Duration: Anytime
Mode of Study: Distance Learning
Structure: 8 Mandatory only with no exam

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in Business and Management

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Duration: Anytime
Mode of Study: Distance Learning
Structure: 8 Mandatory only with no exam

BSc (Hons) Business Management (Top-Up)

Business management credentials are vital for unlocking opportunities and are deemed indispensable for those seeking to launch a career in business or attain greater responsibilities in their current roles.
The University of Bolton’s BSc (Hons) in Business Management provides a robust foundation in a diverse array of modern-day business management subjects while allowing you to concentrate your studies in the final year. You have the option to graduate with a general BSc (Hons) in Business Management or switch to one of our specialized pathways: Information Systems, Enterprise, Finance, Supply Chain Management, People Management, Marketing, or Retail. All pathway graduates will also earn the CMI Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management, with some pathways providing exemptions from additional professional qualifications from institutions like ACCA and CIM.
Enhancing your employability is a primary objective of this dynamic and adaptable program. Real-world case studies, guest speakers, and industry visits aim to help you comprehend the business landscape and employers’ needs within local, national, and global contexts. We are committed to helping you develop in-demand skills such as communication, data analysis, time management, teamwork, and problem-solving.
Additionally, we strive to help you cultivate lifelong learning skills, enabling you to take charge of your professional growth for the future, and maximizing your potential for success.

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This module examines strategic management concepts, theories, and frameworks to inspire strategic thinking about organizational growth and competition. The module also aims to raise awareness of how external and internal organizational environments influence strategic decisions and an organization’s capacity to achieve sustainable competitive advantages. You will critically assess the overarching challenges, issues, and solutions associated with modern organizational operations and integrate broader strategic concerns related to general management activities. Furthermore, you will critically examine the role sustainability plays in shaping organizational strategy. The module seeks to develop your ability to analyze and critique the existing body of knowledge in strategic management and connect theory with practice, as well as enhance your ability to identify, evaluate, and apply relevant frameworks to business situations and case studies. This module will incorporate the following attributes: Problem Solver and Global Citizen.

This dissertation module offers you the chance to undertake individual research under tutor supervision. The research focus must be relevant to business management, and if you have chosen a specific pathway, relevant to that pathway. The work must be academically rigorous, original, and address a distinct question or issue. You will need to assess theories, principles, concepts, and models related to current business and management practices. The work will also necessitate conducting primary research and demonstrating familiarity with various research methodologies. Throughout the process, you are required to critically evaluate your skill development. This module will incorporate the following attributes: Resilient, Adaptable, Collaborative, and Lifelong Learning.