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Business, Enterprise and Management

BA (Hons) (Top-up)

Study Business, Enterprise and Management at University Centre Leeds

Boost your business knowledge and excel in enterprise after studying the subtle strategic elements of business, enterprise and management. Our top-up degree takes your existing knowledge to new heights, allowing you to apply your theoretical comprehension to practical working environments.

  • Starts:
  • Duration: 1 year full-time | 18 months part-time
  • Venue: University Centre
  • Fee: £8,745 Full Time or £4,372 Part Time (per academic year for UK students)
  • UCAS Course Code(s): N1N2
  • UCAS Institution Code: L21
  • Study Mode: Full Time / Part Time
  • Validated By: This course is validated by The Open University
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Business, Enterprise and Management

This course will deepen the business understanding and skills you will have developed in your foundation degree or HND programmes. It allows you to practically apply your knowledge to strategies to maximise staff retention and development while driving business growth. You will strengthen your problem-solving skills ready to identify and address complex business issues. The broad selection of business modules encourage personal development so you will identify and pursue your own specialism. We will support you through your learning journey helping you to carve out a niche within your chosen career. You’ll also develop your knowledge of international business. As you learn to apply technical skills to multiple contexts, you’ll be perfectly positioned to graduate as an adaptable leader with strong personal and professional skills. This may lead to progression in employment at a senior level, starting your own business or continuing your studies at masters level.

This course is validated by The Open University

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How to Apply

If you would like to apply for to study full time, please do so via UCAS.

The institution code for University Centre Leeds is L21.

The application fee for applying through UCAS is £27.50.

Apply via UCAS

If you're interested in applying to study part-time, these applications must be submitted directly through our website via the following link:

Part Time - Direct Application Form

If you are a student currently studying at Leeds City College, Keighley College or Harrogate College and if all of the following applies:

  • you do not already have an application with UCAS
  • you only wish to study your full time undergraduate course with University Centre Leeds
  • should you be successful in your application and enrol onto this course, you agree to us submitting a record of prior acceptance (RPA) application to UCAS on your behalf 

Then you can make a direct application via the following link: 

Internal Students - Direct Application Form

For further information in regards to this please email

Course Information

Modules may include

  • International Business
  • Understanding Strategic Business Landscapes
  • Managing New Enterprises
  • Research Methods
  • Dissertation/Research Project

An Honours graduate will develop an understanding of a complex body of knowledge.

Through this, the graduate will have developed analytical techniques and problem-solving skills that can be applied in many types of employment and be able to evaluate, evidence, arguments and assumptions and to communicate effectively.

The assessment process is an integral part of teaching and learning and, as such, supports and complements the learning strategy, in order to ensure that the required outcomes are achieved.

The aim is to achieve learning through which knowledge is based on both understanding and application.

Both the task and the assessment criteria are clearly explained to students within the module handbook.

Assessment strategies used within the course include methods such as practice-based assignments, case studies, presentations, projects, problem-based scenarios, and negotiated learning contracts.


Foundation Degree: Pass on the second year of a foundation degree in a relevant subject.

HND: Pass grade in a relevant subject.

IELTS: IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in any component.

International qualifications: International qualifications will be assessed against these criteria.

Mature applicants: We welcome applications from candidates who may not precisely match the academic criteria but can demonstrate experience in their chosen field as well as academic achievement at level 5. Candidates in this category will be interviewed to assess their
suitability for the course and asked to provide a portfolio of evidence to support their application.

*21 years and over at the start of the course

RPL Claims: The course structure actively supports claims for Recognition of Prior Certified Learning (RPCL) or Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning (RPEL).

Further study at masters level, or full-time employment.
Job opportunities may include

  • Senior business manager
  • Customer relations manager
  • Human resources manager
  • Strategic/management consultant
  • Operations and logistics manager/consultant

For the latest version of the programme specifications for this course please click here.

For the latest version of the course handbook for this course please click here.

For the latest version of The Open University regulations please click here.



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