Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Business Administration (Top-up)

Provided by Kaplan Higher Education Academy


Awarded by Birmingham City University

Course introduction


Birmingham City University (BCU)

  • BCU has an enviable reputation for providing quality, student-focused education in a professional and friendly environment.
  • With around 23,500 students from 80 countries, BCU is a large, diverse and increasingly popular place to study. We put students at the heart of everything we do, giving them the best opportunities for future success. (
  • Ranked Top 100 in the Guardian League Table (2015)
  • Graduate Employment Survey: 90 % graduates entering employment or further study within six months. (
  • Research Excellence Framework (REF2014), revealed that 90% of BCU’sresearch has delivered ‘outstanding’ or ‘very considerable’ impact in the real-world.(

Graduation and Degree
Students who successfully complete and pass the modules stipulated in the course structure will be awarded the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Business Administration (Top-up) from Birmingham City Univeristy.

The degree awarded will be the same as that to the on-campus graduates.

Curriculum Overview

Programme Structure

This programme is offered by Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University. This program is final year top-up direct honours degree. It consists of 6 modules and may be completed in a minimum of 8 months in Singapore. Each unit is supported with 24-36 contact hours conducted on weekday evenings and weekend.

An honours degree at Northumbria University takes 3 academic years to complete. In the case of the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Business Administration (Top-up), students will be exempted from First Year & Second Year, gaining entry into the Final year with the following modules:

First Year: Exemption granted due to accredited prior learning
Second Year: Exemption granted due to accredited prior learning
Final Year:

•Culture and Organisations
•Global Marketing and Communication
•Strategic Management and Leadership
•Applied Business Ethics
•Strategic Supply Chain Management
•Professional Project

You may complete the programme within 8 months.

Honours Award
Honours in the degree will be awarded in accordance with the university course regulations.

Professional Recognition and Accreditation

•With the AACSB accreditation, Northumbria University joins the Top 1% of Elite Business Schools worldwide. These elite group members include NanYang Technological University (NTU) and Singapore Management University (SMU).
•22nd for the Business Program (The Sunday Times University Guide 2013)
•Top 10 for graduate level employability (The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2012)

Entry Requirements

•Relevant Advanced Diploma
•Non-related Advanced Diploma will be assessed on a case-by-case basis
•Mature candidates with working experience and other qualifications will be assessed on a case-by-case basis
•Northumbria University reserves the right to change the above requirements and selection at their sole discretion.

Duration & Intake

Programme Duration

Delivery Method

Class schedule is 2-3 times per week.

Assessment Methods

You will be mainly assessed by coursework/assignments

There are 2 intakes per year. Please contact our consultants to obtain a copy of the class schedules.

Fees & Funding

The tuition fee covers university registration, study guides, textbooks, intensive seminars and workshops, assignments, examination (if applicable), projects, degree (if earned) and transcript.

•Tuition fee: S$13,910.00 (inclusive of GST) payable in 3 instalments
•Receive S$300 referral bursary when you recommend your friend to join our degree course. T&Cs apply.

Education Loan

Education loans are available, subject to meeting the bank's loan requirements. Please click here for more information.

Amex 0% interest on instalment payment effective 1st June 2017 (for instalments ranging 6 - 24 months)

Non-tuition fees

Non-refundable application fees are as follows:
•Application fee: S$181.90

All prices are inclusive of 7% Goods & Services Tax (GST). Please refer to the official price list for a detailed breakdown.

*Note: All fees are subjected to change annually. The fees above have been updated and are accurate as of 18 Jan 2016. For more information about the programme, please contact our course consultant.