Edinburgh Napier University Top-up degree

Edinburgh Napier University Top-up degree

Build on your previous business-related skills and experience on this online course which will equip you for a career in the dynamic business environment.

BA  Business Management (BA) top-up

Course introduction

Our Business Management top-up course provides you with a broad foundation in business and helps you develop skills across a number of business disciplines to complement your previous studies and prepare for a career in business.

This top-up course is delivered fully online meaning you can study at a pace and place that suits you. It is particularly aimed at those who already have a broad business-related HND, associate degree or equivalent.

On completion of the course you’ll be well placed to seek employment with a range of private, public and third sector employers.

You may wish to combine your Business Management with a specialist theme as listed below:




Edinburgh Napier University Top-up degree

What you’ll learn

This is a vocationally relevant course designed to equip you for a career in business and management.

Building on your previous experience and skills, you’ll develop your understanding of the theories and concepts of business and management and the ability to apply these in practical business situations.

A BA top-Up is the equivalent of the final year of a full-time Bachelors degree, delivered by us straight to your screen via our online learning environment.

The course develops critical, analytical, creative and reflective approaches to business and its environment, further enhancing your employability and leadership skills.

The international perspective developed through the materials will provide you with the background to better understand and succeed in the increasingly global environment faced by all organisations.

You’ll also have a solid foundation on which to proceed to more specialist studies.

This top-up course is delivered fully on-line and will take between one and three years to complete. You’ll study six modules in total, with a maximum of two modules at a time over each trimester. The online materials have been designed to support you to study at a place and pace which suits your needs.

Engaging in the online learning materials and participating in the online discussions will enable you to exchange knowledge with fellow participants. While you’ll manage your own learning, you’ll be provided with guidance on how best to work with the online materials and the importance of reflection in order to meet the course objectives.

In addition to the module materials, you’ll receive full support from module leaders, the programme leader, full access to our online library support, as well as being able to contact our dedicated administration team, should you have any queries.

For the award of BA you must successfully pass all six modules, giving a total of 120 credits. All modules are 20 credits.

Edinburgh Napier University Top-up degree

What you study

  • International Business
  • International Marketing
  • Strategic Management in a Global Context
  • Managerial Finance
  • Organisational Change Management
  • Operations Management

Study modules mentioned above are indicative only. Some changes may occur between now and the time that you study.

Full information on this is available in our disclaimer.


On successful completion of the course you’ll be well placed to enter employment in management related positions and management trainee posts in both public and private sectors.

Graduates have secured employment in local authorities, retail management, financial services, media service providers and a wide range of other sectors.


Tuition fees
Students from 2016/17 2017/18
All Students *£650 *£650
Fees for modules are calculated according to the number of credits (multiples of 20). The rate shown in the table is for 20 credits*.
This course comprises of 120 credits, therefore the total cost is currently £3,900.
Modules are purchased via our online store and paid for in full at time of enrollment.

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