Business and Management (Top-up)

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The one-year Business and Management (Top-up) degree at Aberystwyth University, within the Aberystwyth Business School, is perfect preparation for your career in the business world. The course has been engineered for a student who wants to excel and succeed to the top level of global business management practice and who has already achieved a recognised standard of learning in a relevant subject.

Course Overview

The world of enterprise is constantly adapting and evolving. The impact of changes in the business environment in terms of economic events, changes in accounting practices, changes in the regulatory and legal environment, marketing decisions, and the development of business strategies can make the difference between success and failure for an organisation.

At Aberystwyth Business School, you will learn how to respond to these events by developing your knowledge of essential elements of business including human resource management, organisational behaviour, business strategy and operations, marketing, and business data analytics. Our team of expert academics will develop your understanding of management in the public, private and third (social enterprise) sectors. During the course, you will develop awareness of the challenges facing management, and the combined impact of the economic, financial, human and legal issues that managers deal with on a daily basis. You will also develop the skills to analyse management issues in relation to company priorities, external factors and current good practice.

Our Staff

Students at the Aberystwyth Business School are taught by lecturers and other teaching staff who are active researchers and expert practitioners in their chosen subject area.

Over 75% of full time members of teaching staff are qualified to PhD level. Most are currently research active, meaning that students benefit from being taught ‘new’ knowledge in their chosen field of study as well as recognized literature. The School also employs part-time and full time staff devoted purely to teaching. Many part-time staff combine teaching duties with consultancy and business activities, ensuring that students have access not only to up to date research but the latest applied knowledge.

Modules September start - 2024

Please note: The modules listed below are those currently intended for delivery during the next academic year and may be subject to change. They are included here to give an indication of how the course is structured.


Module Name Module Code Credit Value
Effective Academic and Professional Communication 2 IC37820 20
Financial Strategy AB31720 20
Global Logistics AB35320 20
Global Marketing AB37320 20
Organizational Psychology AB35420 20
Strategic Leadership * AB35120 20

* Also available partially or entirely through the medium of Welsh


What can I do with a degree in Business Management?

A degree in Business and Management will enable you to select from a diverse range of career options throughout the private, public and third (social enterprises) sectors. Many of our graduates are successful in finding employment in organisations including Goldman Sachs, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Marks & Spencer, and national Governments across the world.

Our graduates have entered and are successful in a number of sectors:

  • Chartered Accountancy
  • Investment Banking
  • Insurance
  • Underwriting
  • Risk Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Retail Management
  • Distribution and Logistics Management.

What skills will I obtain from this degree? 

Studying our degree in Business and Management (Top-up) will equip you with:

  • improved numeracy skills and the ability to research, interpret and use business and financial data
  • the ability to communicate clearly in a written and spoken form
  • effective problem solving
  • analytical and creative thinking skills
  • decision-making skills
  • the ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • time-management and organisational skills
  • self-motivation and self-reliance.

Teaching & Learning

What will I learn?

You will explore:

  • creative approaches to the formulation of business strategy
  • how to take effective and well-informed strategic decisions, lead change, and create and sustain competitive advantage
  • logistics management and modern supply chains
  • the role of financial strategy in the investing, financing and resource-allocation decisions within an organization
  • the structure of organizations and employment, and their implications for management strategy and employee behaviour.
  • the importance of managing change for organizational performance and development.
  • global marketing
  • the impact of the global environment on strategic marketing.

How will I be taught?

This course will be delivered through a programme of lectures, seminars and tutorials. All our modules are available online after the lecture or seminar for you to watch at your convenience.


You will be assessed through a range of methods including written reports, essays, case studies and exams.

Personal Tutor 

You will be assigned a personal tutor who will be your main contact throughout the duration of your studies. Your personal tutor can help you to settle in when you first arrive and will be available to help you with academic or personal matters.

Typical Entry Requirements

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A Levels Entry qualifications will be assessed on a case-by-case basis and in relation to the respective country’s academic programmes and how the candidate’s modules match with our programme. Entry will normally be accepted with a correctly matched: Diploma of Higher Education (DipHE); Level 5 Foundation Degree; Level 5 Higher National Diploma (HND); Level 5 Award; Level 5 Certificate; Level 5 Diploma; Level 5 NVQ; International equivalents, such as Advanced or Higher Diplomas or Associate Degrees; Completion of two years of a relevant BA (Hons) degree from a recognised institution.

GCSE requirements (minimum grade C/4):

BTEC National Diploma:

International Baccalaureate:

European Baccalaureate:

English Language Requirements:
See our Undergraduate English Language Requirements for this course. Pre-sessional English Programmes are also available for students who do not meet our English Language Requirements.

Country Specific Entry Requirements:
International students whose qualification is not listed on this page, can check our Country Specific Entry Requirements for further information.

The University welcomes undergraduate applications from students studying the Access to Higher Education Diploma or T-level qualifications, provided that relevant subject content and learning outcomes are met. We are not able to accept Access to Higher Education Diplomas or T-levels as a general qualification for every undergraduate degree course.
Our inclusive admissions policy values breadth as well as depth of study. Applicants are selected on their own individual merits and offers can vary. If you would like to check the eligibility of your qualifications before submitting an application, please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office for advice and guidance.

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