UoB – BSc (Hons) Business Management (Top-Up)

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This degree is awarded by the University of Bolton and distance delivered by WINC

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Mode of Study

Full Time, Online Delivery with Scheduled Lectures

Credit Value

120 Credits


6 Modules


Coursework, Presentation or a combination of both for each module


Study Materials/E-library


The BSc (Hons) Business Management (Top-Up) programme is designed to enhance your existing knowledge and skills in business management. It provides an international context, real-world experience, and specialist expertise in various subject areas. The programme fosters essential workplace skills and encourages lifelong learning, equipping you to work independently and as part of a team.

By completing the BSc (Hons) Business Management (Top-Up) programme, you will gain a critical understanding of global business challenges and develop analytical and critical thinking qualities. With the programme’s emphasis on academic and professional skills, you will be well-prepared for further career and business development. The programme also promotes personal growth, empowering you to excel in your chosen field and contribute to organisations worldwide.

About University of Bolton

The University of Bolton, based in Bolton, United Kingdom, is an esteemed institution dedicated to delivering excellence in education. With a rich history spanning over 190 years, the university is renowned for its rigorous academics, innovative teaching methods, and emphasis on practical skills development.

The University of Bolton prepares students for their future careers by offering globally recognised programmes and a curriculum designed to meet industry demands. With a focus on practical learning and real-world applications, students graduate equipped with the knowledge and skills to make a meaningful impact in their chosen fields.

Entry Requirement

  • Applicants with Level 5 qualifications (for example Higher National Diploma, ATHE Level 5 Diploma in Business) from approved awarding bodies will be considered for transfer to the final stage of the BSc programme and earn their degree in one year.
  • Applicants who have successfully completed 2 years of study at a University can be considered for direct entry with advanced standing. Other equivalent qualifications may be accepted for entry to this programme.
  • Decisions for admissions will be based on overall suitability for the programme and whether the minimum entry requirements of holding GCSE English and Math’s at Grades C and above (or equivalent) are met.
  • Individuals who are based outside of the UK may need to demonstrate English at IELTS LEVEL 6.0.

How Students Study

Learning and teaching methods apply a blended style. This may include lectures, seminars, tutorials and critiques, self-directed learning, e-learning and laboratory/workshop sessions, as well as online sessions and support. Practical skills are acquired through technical introduction and support, workshop sessions, demonstrations and activity-based assignments. Active learning is promoted with a strong practical theme, throughout.

Qualification Structure

The following modules will be covered in the BSc (Hons) Business Management (Top-Up) degree course, carrying a total of 120 credits.

This module focuses on strategic management, encouraging strategic thinking for business growth and competition. It explores how external and internal factors impact strategic decisions and sustainable competitive advantage. The module also emphasises problem-solving and global citizenship in analysing real-world business scenarios.

This module aims to equip you with the knowledge and skills to assess traditional and digital marketing theories, analyse planning issues, and review case studies with a focus on digital technology and multichannel marketing. You'll gain skills for identifying marketing opportunities and planning in domestic and international markets, emphasising Effective Communication and Adaptability.

In this module, students will examine the strategic importance of logistics and operations management in global business. It focuses on efficient material and goods delivery while minimising costs, with real-world examples and case studies. Emphasises Problem Solving and Collaboration.

This module focuses on the role of people in international business, emphasising the importance of International Human Resource Management (IHRM) in achieving a competitive edge. It enhances your understanding of IHRM in an international context and aligns with the GAME Attributes of global citizenship and adaptability.

This module introduces students to various research methodologies. It covers quantitative and qualitative approaches, teaching students to formulate research questions, design studies, and analyze data ethically. Emphasis is on practical skills for real-world applications and independent research projects in business management.

This module allows for independent research in business management, focusing on a relevant topic. It requires rigorous, unique research addressing specific issues, involving evaluation of contemporary theories and methodologies. Emphasises the GAME Attributes: Resilient, Adaptable, Collaborative, and Lifelong Learning.


Upon successful completion of the BSc (Hons) Business management (Top-Up), you are eligible for Advanced Standing in the Master of Business Administration (MBA) programme. This opportunity is facilitated by the collaborative agreement between the University of Bolton and WINC Online. The University of Bolton provides guaranteed progression routes, allowing graduates to pursue further studies in various relevant postgraduate programmes.

In addition to the University of Bolton’s progression options, students also have the flexibility to apply to different UK and international universities for further studies after obtaining their bachelor’s degree.

Career Progression

The BSc (Hons) Business Management (top-up) course is designed to consolidate and extend your understanding of business functions in the business and commercial world to the honours level. It provides opportunities to pursue knowledge of specific areas of business.

The course offers you a route into general management and specialist areas. With modules covering areas such as business accounting and finance, enterprise, human resource management, company law, marketing, retail or supply chain management, you can tailor your skills and knowledge to pursue your chosen career. The qualification gained on successfully completing this course is designed to enhance your employability in your preferred field of management.