BA Business Admin (Top Up)

Course Overview

BA Business administration in the University of Bedfordshire aims to provide you with state-of-the-art analysis and business research skills with options to develop your expertise in Finance, Marketing or Project Management and Operations techniques. The awareness of business and the knowledge base developed in this course will equip you for a broad range of careers in the world of business.

Program Mission

Specifically, the course will develop skills and expertise in:

Enquiry (To be able to identify relevant issues for research and to formulate them clearly and precisely). Contextual Understanding (An ability to appreciate the broader economic, social, political, historical, ethical and cultural environments as a backdrop to Business). Collaboration (To develop effective team working skills). Enterprise (To be able to undertake independent research in business-related subject area)

Admission/Entry Requirements

We will consider you as an individual and take into account all elements of your application, not just your qualifications. We are looking for breadth and depth in your current studies and enthusiasm for the subject you wish to study. BA Business administration in the University of Bedfordshire is for applicants with a related Foundation Degree or Higher Education qualification wishing to top up to the full BA/BSc degree. Typically, you need to present an HND in Business or equivalent, provided that your prior learning is consistent with Level 5 of the functional areas of business (Finance, Marketing, HRM and Operations Management). You might be asked for a personal statement that demonstrates your ability to study the course. We may also want references and evidence of relevant experience.

Contact the Admissions Team for additional guidance on whether the qualifications you currently hold or are taking would be suitable for entry: Admissions open for semesters commencing in January and September of every year. Ensure you allow adequate time for your application to go through the normal admission procedure of two weeks. Visit your nearest campus in time for securing a place in the programme.


Year 3 – Level 6

New Advancements in Business Strategic Management for Business
Management and Administration of Projects and Operation Global Marketing
Business Finance


A range of assessment methods is used throughout the course. You are required to undertake a variety of individual-based assessments, including individual essays, reports, presentations, and examinations. The assessments are designed to test subject knowledge and understanding of the appropriate subject matter. Providing a wide variety of types of assessment maximises your opportunities to develop a wide variety of transferrable skills such as presentation and report writing and gives you the chance to play to your strengths.

At level 6, you are treated as an independent learner, and both the project unit (New Advances in Business) and the Strategic Management unit provide opportunities for you to draw together your business knowledge in an individual and more independent way. The Management and Administration of Projects unit invite you to practice Project Management skills through the organisation of activity. Industry views this as a highly valued and transferrable skill. In all units, you will find assessment support in terms of careful briefing and the completion of formative stages with detailed feedback designed not only to benchmark your performance but also to give you insights into how you can improve your work. The summary of assessments for this course is available in the assessment map below.

Fees and Funding

The University of Bedfordshire fee will be directly payable to the university on the given deadline, which will be communicated to the student in the Acceptance Letter when the student successfully secures a place in the programme. The fee will be due annually for the duration of the degree. IVY fee will be charged on a semester-wise basis. There will be two semesters in one academic year, starting in January and September of each year. Contact the admissions team at your nearest IVY campus:

We have a limited number of scholarships that we offer to different students on the basis of the categories they fall into. Fee waivers are offered on a first-come-first-serve basis. Please access the Scholarship Policy and Form for further details.

Career Prospects

BA Business administration in the University of Bedfordshire will prepare you with a range of transferable skills that will allow you to understand an organisation at all levels, so you can eventually decide wherein the business ecosystem you fit best.

By covering a breadth of topics, you’ll graduate with an exciting variety of employment opportunities. Once you’ve completed your degree, you’ll:

  • Have an in-depth understanding of business functions
  • Have demonstrated your ability to learn and solve problems
  • Be able to make a decision about where to target your career planning as a result of your module choices
  • Be an attractive proposition to many employers due to your transferable skills


Your graduate status and the skills you gain throughout your degree are what employers will be interested in. These skills cover everything from analytical and critical thinking, problem-solving, strong interpersonal and communication skills and an appreciation of organisational behaviour and structures. With it, you’ll have a variety of opportunities at your fingertips. Some of the job roles you might want to explore include:

  • Business Manager
  • Hotel Manager
  • Travel Consultant
  • Sales Manager
  • Business Development Executive
  • Marketing Executive
  • Operations Manager
  • Tour Manager
  • Travel Agency Manager
  • Event Organiser
  • Travel Administrator

Further Study

On completing BA Business administration in the University of Bedfordshire, you are well-placed to develop your academic knowledge by pursuing the following:

  • Post-graduate study, for example, Taught Masters courses in Business Administration, Business and Management, Human Resource Management, and Project Management
  • Professional courses, for example, CMI, CIPD, CIM, ACCA, CIMA, APM
  • PGCE Applied Business
  • Research degrees

Mode of Study

The programme is taught using face-to-face learning. Students will have access to IVY resources as well as the University of Bedfordshire BREO/VLE to complete their studies/modules. Support will be provided by local and link tutors at IVY and UOB.