Programme Brief


The BA (Hons) Business Management programme allows you to benefit from the University of Sunderland’s teaching of business and management without leaving your home region.

The content of the course mirrors the Sunderland-based equivalent course Business Management. This course builds on your existing knowledge and prepares you for managerial roles and professional roles in sales, finance, general business and the public sector. You will undertake three broad-based modules related to project management, strategic management and the latest developments in business management.

You will also study specialist modules that cover Marketing Strategy, Human Resources and Management Accounting. This programme is based at study centres, which makes it distinct from our programme with the same title that is based at the University of Sunderland. Courses delivered at study centres share the same ethos, material and approach as those delivered at Sunderland itself.

This course is an outstanding way to gain the benefits of an education from our University without having to move to Sunderland.

Sunderland has a strong record in business and management studies, with The Guardian University Guide 2015 naming the University as No.1 in North East England for Course Satisfaction and Student Satisfaction with Teaching in these subjects.

You can also opt to specialize. Click on either of the following options to 'Learn More'.

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Next Step

Expand your potential; go beyond your University of Sunderland's BA Honours.

BA graduates can seamlessly progress to one of our Edinburgh Business School, Heriot-Watt University MBA or MSc. programmes, which we have been offering for over 24 years.

Related Courses:

  • 11 months (Full Time) or 18 months (Part Time)
  • Champs Fleurs

The typical entry requirement is successful completion of a Level 5 qualification in a Business discipline such as:

  • Pearson
    • BTEC Higher National Diploma (HND) in Business
  • ABE Level 5 Diploma 
  • **COSTAATT Associate Degree:
    1. Management with Accounting
    2. Human Resource Management
    3. Management
    4. Marketing
    5. Protective Services
  • **ROYTEC Associate Degree – Business Management
  • **UWI Associate of Science – Business Management
  • 240 credits or equivalent of a recognised UK undergraduate award in a relevant subject.

We will consider applications from applicants who do not hold one of the qualifications in the list above but do hold an equivalent professional qualification at Level 5.

** Applications will be assessed on an individual basis by the University of Sunderland for eligibility onto the programme.



The BA (Hons) Business Management Top Up Degree programme comprises of six modules and tuition for these are available via Full-Time and Part Time modes.

Our intakes are March and September of each year.


**Please Note: The University of Sunderland can decline acceptance of an application, which does not meet the standard entry requirement for the BABM (Top-up) Degree programme. The application fee paid is non-refundable

Our March 2020 semester will commence Monday, March 23rd and Tuesday, March 24th 2020 for FT and PT modes respectively. All classes will be conducted online. See class schedule below :

CourseStart DateDayTimeModeLocation
Strategic Management24-Mar-20Tuesday5:30 pm – 8:30 pmPTCF
Strategic Management Accounting28-Mar-20Saturday8:30 am – 11:00 amPTCF
Contemporary Developments in Business & Management23-Mar-20Monday9:30 am – 12:30 pmFTSF
Managing Projects24-Mar-20Tuesday9:00 am – 12:00 pmFTSF
Strategic Management Accounting26-Mar-20Thursday9:00 am – 12:00 pmFTSF

Call: (868) 663-SBCS (7227)

Ext. 1044-1047 to speak with a Course Administrator.

You can also visit the University’s website at for more information.


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Other programmes offered from the University of Sunderland:

BA (Hons) Business and Marketing

BA (Hons) Business and Human Resources