BA (Hons) Business Innovation and Management Degree (top-up)

What is the BA (Hons) Business Innovation and Management (top-up)?

The BA (Hons) in Business Innovation and Management (top-up) enables you to complete the final year of a degree programme, and at the end of that year to graduate with a full degree from the University for the Creative Arts. During the year of study you will complete and submit assignments for the following six units: Business Strategy (BS), Business Research (BR), Marketing Strategy and Planning (MSP), Enterprise Sustainability and Business Ethics (ESBE), Entrepreneurship and Creativity(EC) and Final Business Project (FBP). You will need to submit written work for each of these units plus two power-point presentations for two of them (BR & ESBE).

Why Should I do a Business Innovation and Management Degree?

On successful completion of the degree, you will have a full degree from the University for the Creative Arts. You would also be able to enrol into post-graduate studies such as the International MBA. We strive for a diverse student group from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences. This helps to create a stimulating and supportive learning environment and is one of the reasons we offer flexible timetabling, including evening classes.

With a degree in Business Innovation and Management,you can progress to career opportunities in management or develop your own business ambitions. The programme provides a grounding in all areas of business management, especially focusing on creative industries or creative aspects of any business and offers the opportunity to focus on a particular area for post-graduate study. Some of the career opportunities for Business Innovation and Management graduates include:

  • middle and senior management positions across all sectors
  • advertising and marketing
  • accountancy
  • human resources
  • banking
  • management consultancy
  • business journalism
  • 32 UCAS points (this can be made up of different levels of level courses. For more information on the UCAS points for your qualification, go to the UCAS tariff calculator).
  • If you have studied in a non-majority English speaking country, you will typically be asked to complete an English language test (speaking, listening, reading and writing). The expected level is IELTS 6 or equivalent, with no element below 5.5.
  • These are our standard entry requirements, but we may consider lowering these for students that perform well in interview.

You will also be asked to attend an academic interview. Suitability for entry to our programmes can be demonstrated in several ways and is not limited to academic qualifications alone. Applicants who do not meet our published entry requirements are encouraged to contact our recruitment and admissions team for advice.

MODULESBA (Hons) Business Innovation and Management
Business Strategy
Business Research
Marketing Strategy and Planning
Enterprise Sustainability and Business Ethics
Entrepreneurship and Creativity
Final Business Project
  • Course Duration: 1-year, full time
  • Level: 6
  • Awarding Body: The University for the Creative Arts
  • Assessment: Assessments are by written reports and power point oral presentations.
  • Mode of Delivery: Full Time
  • Timetable options: Four days per week
  • Location: Oxford
  • Intake dates: October, January
  • Fees:£15,500 pe annum for international students

Course details

Course summary

Running a business or working for businesses today requires management, creativity and leadership skills. To ensure future success, companies are always on the lookout for skilled and qualified people who have these qualities. A key feature of the programme is to blend both teaching of these employability business skills with academic study skills, in order to widen the opportunities for students in both education and employment. You will gain knowledge of business in general as well as higher level thinking skills such as empathy, critical analysis and evaluation, which are increasingly important in a world where technology and Artificial Intelligence are taking over key business functions. You will develop a good understanding of the nature of Business in an uncertain and rapidly changing world. The programme will equip you with knowledge of management theories and the opportunity to apply and integrate that knowledge in the planning and delivery of live projects. You will develop business knowledge and management skills that are important in any industry. It is helpful for those wishing to attain a good management position in a company or to start their own business. It is also good for students who wish to go on to study at higher levels to attain a degree.

Outline Curriculum for BA (Hons) in Business Innovation and Management Programme

The following is an outline of the BA (Hons) in Business Innovation and Management awarded by the university for the Creative Arts. It starts with the dates for each module taught and a calendar for all the lessons taughtover the whole academic year. is followed by all modules to be taught. After this there is some information on teaching and assessment methods used.

Modules Level Credits Weeks Lesson Hours Self-Study Assessment
Business Strategy (BS) 6 60 1-9 60 140 Written
Business Research (BR) 6 60 1-9 60 140 Written & Oral
Marketing Strategy and Planning (MSP) 6 60 10-18 60 140 Written
Enterprise Sustainability & Business Ethics (ESBE) 6 60 11-19 60 140 Oral & Written
Entrepreneurship and Creativity (EC) 5 60 20-25 60 140 Written
Final Business Project (FBP) 6 60 21-29 60 140 Written
Total 360 29 360 880

Methods of Teaching

Modules will be delivered in four sessions of 1.5 hours per session. In addition, students are required to carry out independent study in their own time. Methods of teaching and learning include lectures, workshops, seminars, tutorials, discussions, use of visual aids, websites and online resources, handouts of readings, exercises and worksheets, workshops, pair and group work, presentations, seminars and one-to-one sessions with the tutor. Teaching aims to engage students as active learners.

Students will need to carry out directed learning, including through research and completing their assignments in their own time during outside class hours. Towards the end of a course some time may be given during class hours for individual tutorials whilst students work on their assignments. This is designed so that students can develop over the programme as independent learners. Study skills training and learning support are provided with a view to increasing both technical or occupational subject skills and personal competencies such as critical thinking and communication skills.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment will be carried out using a range of methods, including evaluation of written reports, presentation slides and oral presentations. Studentswill be required to demonstrate that they have attained a good understanding of each module by meeting all the learning outcomes, as described in the unit specifications.

Once a student’s assignment has been submitted, the tutor and second marker will mark and provide qualitative assessment with a grade in written feedback three weeks after submission.

All assessments will be based upon the assessor’s academic judgements, but these will be moderated by both a second marker internal and UCA external verifiers. Students are given the opportunity to appeal through both OBC and UCA appeals procedures.