BA Business Management (Top-up) (Full-time)

Provided by East Asia Institute of Management (EASB)


Awarded by Queen Margaret University

Course introduction


The degree for BA Business Management is designed for those wishing to pursue careers in either the private or public sectors of the economy.

This course provides you with the knowledge you need to survive and succeed in today’s business environment. The course is structured around the two key themes of management and personal skills.

Graduates will have the skills and knowledge to seek management trainee, junior management or supervisory positions in any business establishment.
Possible careers in this field are in:

  • Office Manager
  • Administrative Manager
  • Human Resource Manager
  • Small Business Owner

Curriculum Overview

Programme Structure

To understand the business environment and the influence of both consumers and micro and macro influences that shape the industry.

To understand the role of different cultures in shaping national, regional and global business practice.

To develop in graduates, both within the business curriculum and in the context of their degree programme, a range of transferable skills appropriate to employers needs.

To develop analytical and evaluative skills.

Area of Studies

1.Logistics & Supply Chain Management
This module enables students to develop theoretical and practical knowledge of all the key logistics and supply chain related areas. Students learn effective decision-making and problem-solving skills to manage the flow of products, information and funds within the supply chain. Students are to apply their skills to business forecasting, logistic management, quality management, to develop effective scheduling and control systems.
2.New Enterprise Creation
This module will engage the student in various types of learning experiences. This is a practically designed module providing students with the opportunity to deploy techniques & methods required to successfully identifying possibilities for the development of a business idea. The lecture programme will be supported by case study & fieldwork exercises. Visiting Lecturers (currently managing their own enterprises) will share their knowledge & experiences with the cohort.
3.Organisation Behaviour
This module enables students to learn about the behaviour of people in organisations by examining theories, researches, and managerial practices in areas such as leadership, group dynamics, con ict resolution, motivation, and individual di erences. Its aim is to increase management skills through group project, which encourages the integration of personal experiences and learning with relevant theory to develop a useful framework for understanding human behaviour in an organisation.
4.Managing Diversity
This module enables students to identify and understand that in the increasingly diverse employee population, the ability to work together productively despite di erences is crucial for today’s companies. Students learn that managing diversity is more than setting quotas for recruiting and hiring people from different cultures. Students develop a critical appreciation that diversity is a strategic strength when people from different backgrounds, cultures and sensitivities work effectively together. It enhances the quality of team decisions and creativity, which in turn increases employee satisfaction.
5.Exploring Strategy
The module will explore contemporary thinking and literature in the field of strategic management, and will make use of examples and cases from a range of organisational and cultural contexts. The module aims to develop student understanding of the central role of strategic planning and decision making as the basis for creating added value for both the organisation and its customers. The module will focus upon strategy (and strategic thinking) as it applies to; purpose, direction, environment, choice, innovation, learning and change.
6.Business Research Methods 
This module enables students to acquire knowledge and understanding of basic principles of business research methods. It serves as a guide in gaining insights in the research process. The module focuses on the types and methods of research; starting with basic question design as well as quantitative and qualitative data collection methods and analysis techniques.

Duration & Intake

Programme Duration

Mode & Duration

  • Full-time: 12 mths
  • Part-time: 12 mths
  • January
  • April
  • July
  • October

Fees & Funding

Please enquire below for course fees and financial grants: