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NBS Top-up Brochure

  1. 1. NorthamptonBusiness SchoolFull-time BA / BSc top up degrees 2011-2012AccountingBusinessComputing SystemsHuman ResourcesLogisticsMarketingTourism
  2. 2. WHAT ARE ONE YEAR FULL-TIME TOP UP DEGREES?The programme builds upon the vocational approach of HNDs / Advanced Diplomas and encouragesstudents to take a critical and analytical approach to their understanding of business. The developmentof learning approaches, time management and self-appraisal is a key theme of the programme. Suchskill development enables graduates of the programme to effectively face the personal challenges ofthe business world. Each degree includes an element of independent study in the form of a project ordissertation and thus is an ideal pathway to full-time masters courses. BSc (Hons) Business BA (Hons) Human Computing Systems Resource Management The focus of this award is to develop the commercial skills This qualification is for those who have studied the HND needed for a career in any area of business which utilises Business (or similar) with human resources / personnel computing systems. The central concepts of computing systems management modules. are tackled, such as systems analysis, software development, database application, project management, information systems Example modules include: and strategic management. • Strategic Human Resource Management • Developing People Applicants are likely to be looking for a ‘hands on’ course that • Organisational Change will build the expertise demanded by the business world to develop and support computer systems. Successful graduates • Cross Cultural Management will have saleable tools in the design, delivery and management • Employee Relations of practical systems to meet industry requirements. • Business Communication Successful students have the opportunity of progressing onto the Example modules include: MA Human Resource Management or MA Management (Human • Systems Development Resources). • Advanced Databases • Strategic IS • Business Intelligence • Project Management • Consultancy and Development Project Successful students have the opportunity of progressing onto the MSc IT Service Management or MSc Management (IT Systems). BA (Hons) International Example modules include: Accounting • Investment Management • Advanced Accounting • International Money and Finance The BA (Hons) International Accounting degree is designed for • Corporate Finance those who have completed a HND Business (or similar) with • Insurance a specialisation in accounting and finance. The course aims to • Business Communication provide the student with an in depth knowledge of accounting • Global Business Management and finance in a manner which will provide a sound framework for • Audit those wishing to pursue further study, or to enhance employment opportunities. It has been primarily designed for those interested Successful students have the opportunity of progressing onto in accounting as ‘users’ of accounting information rather than the MSc Accounting and Finance or MSc Management (Financial ‘providers’. Analysis). www.northampton.ac.uk
  3. 3. BA (Hons) Business and BA (Hons) Marketing Management Management The BA (Hons) Business and Management degree is specifically The BA (Hons) Marketing Management degree is specifically designed for holders of a HND Business qualification (or similar). designed for holders of a HND Business qualification (or similar) This is a general business degree with modules on business with a marketing specialisation. The course provides key insights strategy and the functions of accounting, marketing and human into marketing practice and theory in a range of managerial resources. It provides coverage of key aspects of business and contexts. Thus, the focus is on the planning and decision-making management practice and theory, and aims to produce graduates processes that are essential to good marketing management. with enquiring minds. Example modules include: Example modules include: • Marketing Management • Strategic Management • Retail Marketing • Strategic Human Resources • Customer Relationship Marketing • Marketing Management • Consumer Behaviour • Global Business Development • Campaign Planning • Advanced Accounting • Business Communication • Business Communication • International Marketing • Information Systems • International Economics Successful students have the opportunity of progressing onto the MA International Marketing Strategy or MA Management Successful students have the opportunity of progressing onto (Marketing). the MA or MSc Management. BA (Hons) International BA (Hons) Travel and Logistics and Trade Finance Tourism Management In today’s highly competitive global marketplace the pressure The BA (Hons) Travel and Tourism Management degree is on organisations to find new ways to create and deliver value to specifically designed for holders of a HND Travel and Tourism customers grows ever stronger. There is a growing recognition (or similar) or Business qualification with travel, tourism or that it is through logistic efficiency and effective management of leisure management options. The travel and tourism industry the global supply chain that the twin goals of cost reduction and is a dynamic, changing sector and graduates of this course will service enhancement can be achieved. This top up course is for be equipped with the creative tourism management skills and those interested in logistics, international trade, global business, knowledge to allow them to adapt and be successful in this and the management of the supply chain. diverse business environment. Example modules include: Example modules include: • International Trade Finance • Destination Management • Strategic Management • Marketing Management for Travel and Tourism • Marketing Management • Tourism Consultancy • Project Management • Business Communication • Supply Chain Management • Issues and Innovations in Travel and Tourism • Logistics Solutions Successful students have the opportunity of progressing onto • Business Communications the MA Tourism and Hospitality Management or MA Successful students have the opportunity of progressing onto the Management (Tourism). MA Management or MSc Management (International Logistics).Links to Masters Degrees International Induction ProgrammeTop up degrees in Northampton Business School are all linked When applying for the top up degrees all internationalto a one year full-time Masters course in the same subject students for whom English is a second language, are requiredarea. This means it is possible to view the top up degree and to complete the International Induction Programme. This Masters degree as a two year full-time programme resulting programme covers Study Skills and Orientation, and lasts for in BA / BSc Honours degree and an MA / MSc Masters degree. two weeks. The start date is the first week in September. www.northampton.ac.uk
  4. 4. Pre-sessional English (ESL) The programme is aimed at those for whom English is a second language (ESL) and who intend to study an undergraduate or postgraduate Masters Programme at The University of Northampton but who have not yet attained the minimum entry requirements for English Language (Undergraduate/Bachelors degree IELTS 6.0; Postgraduate/Masters degree IELTS 6.5). This is a full-time provision, with a minimum of 20 contact hours per week (at least a further 20 hours of independent study are required). Start dates are September, January, May and July and the length of your programme (3 to 12 months) depends on your level of English at entry and exit. Entry requirements - Applicants are admitted with IELTS (or equivalent) between 4.0 and 6.0.AdmissionsAll courses have a September start and are of one year duration. The BA (Hons) Business and Management and BA (Hons) International Accounting have an additional intake in January. International applications should be made in good time to allow for immigration checks by the UK Border Agency. Entry RequirementsApplicants should hold one of the following in an appropriate subject, however, The University reserves the right to set otherminimum requirements: Higher National Diplomas (HND) from a UK examining authority such as: • EDEXCEL • SQA (Scottish Qualification Authority) OR Advanced Diplomas from UK examining authorities such as: • ABE = Association of Business Executives • ICM = Institute of Commercial Management • NCC = National Computing Centre OR Overseas Qualifications Equivalent qualifications from Education Authorities in overseas countries such as: • Chinese Dazhuan Diploma • Advanced Diplomas • English requirements are IELTS 6.0 or similar or to have been taught and assessed in English during the diploma or degree qualification. For those with IELTS 5.5 Intensive English courses run for eight weeks from July. OR Students who have successfully completed the first two years of a three year degree, or three years of a four year degree may be eligible. www.northampton.ac.uk
  5. 5. Top up degrees are of one year duration and are modelled on the final year of ourfull-time undergraduate BA / BSc Honours degrees. They comprise four or five taught modules plus a dissertation or project.They are ideal for those from a country where a degree is ranked lower than the UKHonours degree. These courses offer wide appeal and attract students from England,a range of countries in Europe (including France, Germany and Spain), Asia (especially PR China, India, and Pakistan) and the central African states. This international mix enables student groups to engage in well-grounded discussions about global businessissues.With 35 years experience, Northampton Business School (NBS) is renowned for high quality teaching and research, supported by strong links with industry andcommerce. With over 70 staff we are able to draw on expertise for teaching, research and consultancy in: Accounting, Business Strategy, Business Computing, Economics, Human Resources, Languages, Leisure Management, Management and Marketing. NBS has over 3500 students including 800 students studying part time or by distance learning and 1000 International students. “I chose to study at Northampton Business School as my fellow students recommended it to me as one of the best business schools around. It’s also situated in a wonderful rural location but is still near to many major cities, including London. The lecturers really helped me to understand and master the module on Strategic Management. I enjoyed the fact that we were able to have our independence and autonomy in learning but always had the support of the lecturers when needed. As well as gaining my independence I’ve adopted a more reflective attitude towards learning as well as having a better eye for detail! My whole experience was very positive and I really enjoyed my time there.” Alysson Taisson BA Business & Management (Top up) www.northampton.ac.uk
  6. 6. United Kingdom EnquiriesTelephone: 0800 358 2232Email: study@northampton.ac.ukInternational EnquiriesTelephone: +44 (0)1604 735500 Email: international@northampton.ac.ukwww.northampton.ac.uk