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

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

Curriculum Overview

Programme Structure

This degree programme may be completed in 18 months.

 Creative Problem Solving
 The Business Entrepreneur
 Business Operations and Logistics
 Contemporary Business Issues
 HRM Resourcing and Development
 Marketing Communications Planning
 International Business Strategy
 The Real World of Management
 Managing and Leading Strategic Change
 Making sense of Organisations
 Business Operations and Systems
 International Human Resource Management
 Sustainable Marketing

Entry Requirements

The Bachelor of arts (Honours) in Business programme accepts a wide range of advanced standing qualifications.

These include:

  • Polytechnic Diploma
  • Private Diploma/Advanced Diploma
  • Kaplan Diploma in Commerce in the following specialisations:
  • Business Administration
  • General Studies
  • Human Resource Maangement
  • Marketing Management
  • Finance and Banking
  • Sales and Retail Management
  • Logistic and Supply Chain Management
  • Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • Other qualification will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.
All applications are subjected to the approval of Birmingham City University.

Applicants are required to meet Birmingham City University's English language requirements as follow:

i. GCE O-Level English Language at C-grade and above or
ii. IELTS 6.0 or equivalent

Duration & Intake

Programme Duration

Delivery Method

Students will attend a combination of lectures, tutorials and workshops in this programme. This direct honours programme may be completed in a minimum of 18 months by enrolling in 2 modules per term over seven academic terms. Each module is supported with 24 contact hours with 2 to 3 regular teaching class per week. This is to suit the busy schedules of students enrolled in this programme. There will be no weekend classes.

Assessment Methods

A wide variety of assessment approaches are used across the programme. These include articles, business reports, academic papers, presentations, projects and examinations (case-based, open-book and closed-book). Assessment methods may vary according to individual module requirements.

Fees & Funding

Tuition Fees

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

  • Programme fee: SGD $19,795 payable in 6 instalments
  • Receive $300 referral bursary when you recommend your friend to join our degree course. T&Cs apply.

Non-tuition fees

Non-refundable application fees are as follows:
  • Application fee: SGD 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 3 Oct 2016. For more information about the programme, please contact our course consultant.