Top-Up Courses Level 6

Level 6
120 credits
21 hours per week
top up degree business management
top up degree business management


Mont Rose College of Management & Sciences offers a Top-Up Honours degree in Business Management course, in partnership with Buckinghamshire New University.

Level of Course Top up courses Level 6. Bachelor's degree with Honours.
Number of Credit Hours Upon successful completion of the course the student will have completed at least 120 credits.
Mode and Length of Study 1 year full time
Attendance A full-time student is required to attend 21 hours per week in term time.
Workload A full-time student will study 120 credits in an academic year, which therefore equates to 1200 notional hours
Exemptions No exemptions are allowed for this programme.


Knowledge and Understanding

On successful completion of the programme a graduate will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of key business foundation disciplines, such as business environment, accounting and finance, operations, marketing, business information systems and people and organisational behaviour;
  • Evaluate and critique the range of activities within the key Business Management administration functional areas and their interrelationship and interconnectedness;
  • Analyse theories and concepts of strategic management, leadership and innovation within a changing environment.

Intellectual/Cognitive Skills

On successful completion of the programme a graduate will be able to:

  • Create, evaluate and assess options to enable effective problem solving and decision-making, using appropriate qualitative, quantitative and ICT
  • Deal critically with organisational issues and be able to produce solutions and action plans.

Practical Skills

On successful completion of the programme a graduate will be able to:

  • Actively engage in business management and marketing briefs and activities that encourage enterprise and entrepreneurial capability.

Key/Transferable Skills

On successful completion of the programme a graduate will be able to:

  • Research information about complex business situations and apply qualitative and quantitative techniques to it, in a project context, using ICT as appropriate.
  • Critically evaluate information, arguments and concepts.
  • Display a range of personal and interpersonal skills, including the capacity for continuous learning, taking initiatives, performing to deadlines, communicating effectively and persuasively, skills which are necessary to enter a career in business management or to undertake further study.


    Programme Structure:

    Level – 6:

    • BM627 - Managing Innovation in Business
    • BM628 - Corporate Strategy and Governance
    • MG624 - Strategic Marketing
    • MG625 - Leading and Managing Change

    The objective of the award is to develop knowledge, skills and analytical ability of students to enable them to enter a successful career in business organisations. The general approach to the learning process involves:

    • Combination of lecture inputs
    • Workshops
    • Self-study and directed research and investigation

    The assessment strategy is designed to ensure the learning outcomes are achieved and that there is a progressive development of knowledge and skill.


    The assessment strategy is designed to ensure that learning outcomes are achieved and there is a progressive development of knowledge and skills. At Level 6 independent learning is more embedded and students develop depth of understanding via critical analysis and evaluation.

    Formative assessment is a key feature of the programme enabling early feedback to be given on progress and to help students improve performance. Assessment at all levels is by coursework, practical tasks and examination, with some modules being assessed by 100% coursework. The course is designed to give students opportunities to undertake work-based learning and enterprise activities which can form part of the learning and assessment of the programme.

    Subject Benchmark Statement:

    General Business (2015)


    For students applying with advanced standing to Level 6, an overall Merit profile in HND Business Management, a Foundation Degree or a recognised overseas equivalent qualification is required. In other cases, applications for advanced entry with specific credits towards the degree will be dealt with under Buckinghamshire New University regulations and procedures.

    English Language

    For students from non-English speaking countries as defined by the regulators IELTS 6.0 or CEFR (The Common European Framework of Reference) B2 level and above in reading, writing, listening and speaking is required.

    Restrictions on Learner Entry

    The Pearson Edexcel BTEC Higher National qualifications are accredited on the Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF) for learners aged 18 years and over.

    Start Date

    New intake each: January / September.

    Total Course Duration

    1 year


    On completion of the programme, students will be able to progress to a range of opportunities and careers in general management or developing their own business. The programme provides a broad background in the area of business and management, which offers the opportunity to focus on a particular area of interest for post-graduate study, either full-time or part-time whilst working, should the graduate wish to follow this route. Overall, this is a flexible business programme allowing students to prepare themselves for a professional role that suits their skills and interests.


    The tuition fee is £9,250 per annum. Students on this course may be fully funded by the Student Loan Company.This facility is only available to UK and other European Union students. For more information, please contact the admissions team at or T:+44 20 8556 5009.

    For more information, terms and conditions, please visit the Student Finance website at:

    Maintenance Loan

    Subject to household income, a Maintenance Loan is also available to help with students’ living costs for full-time UK and EU students. Further information is available at


    Please download the application form from Complete and return it to Mont Rose College with relevant qualification documents, one suitable reference and a copy of your passport via email and attached scanned document copies to or, by post to,

    Mont Rose College of Management and Sciences

    Shakespeare House Campus,
    267 Cranbrook Road

    Ilford, Greater London
    IG1 4TG.

    Admission Office: Mont Rose College, Shakespeare House Campus, Ilford.