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BSc (Hons) Business Management (People Management) Top-Up

Course Overview

Our BSc (Hons) Business Management Top-up Degree (People Management) offers a strong grounding in an essential range of contemporary business management subjects.

Our Business Management Top-up Degree  (Level 6) with the People Management Pathway will help you gain systematic knowledge and understanding of Key business functions, processes and practices, together with the interrelationships between them Business principles and concepts and their relevance to practice and decision making. In addition, you will add to your skill set by developing your cognitive and intellectual skills through evaluating and critically appraising theoretical approaches and models and synthesise contrasting ideas.

Furthermore, you will be able to apply interpersonal skills effectively, including listening, influencing, negotiation and conflict resolution into everyday life, making you a well-rounded individual.

Why study this course?

  • The course equips you with key aims to help you succeed within your chosen field of People Management.
  • You will develop focussed knowledge and understanding of business and people management via a stimulating programme of study that is informed by both research and practice.
  • You’ll be exposed to key concepts in leadership, people management and areas such as business law, marketing, strategic management, information systems and big data, project management, finance, innovation and enterprise.
  • 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.

Course details

  • Location

  • Duration

    1 year
  • Fees

    £ 9,250 per year,
  • Timetable

    Flexible options with weekday, evening, and weekend classes available. Check when you apply.
  • Delivered in partnership with


  • Business Project (BMP6000)
  • Dissertation (BMP6001)
  • Strategic Management (BMP6002)
  • International HRM (BMP6003)
  • Learning and Development (BMP6004)
  • Work and the Employment Relationship (BMP6005)

Career progression

By undertaking the People Management Pathway, you will feel confident to enter a range of sectors such as international human resource management, learning and development, and the employment relationship.

Entry Requirements

You’ll have successfully completed a Foundation Degree in Business Management, or another relevant qualification with 120 credits at HE4 and 120 credits at HE5, such as a Higher National Diploma (HND) or Diploma of Higher Education (DipHE).

If English isn’t your first language you’ll also need IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in any band (or equivalent).


If you have non-traditional entry qualifications or relevant work experience we will be happy to consider your application. You’ll be required to attend an interview as part of the admissions process.

  • Rao M Kashif Khan
    Deputy Head of School of Business and Enterprise

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