The BA (Hons) Business Innovation and Management (Top-up) is an alternative way of gaining a degree, allowing students to build upon their previous knowledge gained. The course refines skills in strategy and research across disciplines of creative business practices such as marketing and management.
Offered at Oxford Business College, with the final BA (Hons) qualification awarded by the University for the Creative Arts provides students an opportunity to study in the central Oxford premises of Oxford Business College, taking advantage of our personalised teaching approach, experienced tutors and unbeatable location in the heart of this global education capital, but following a syllabus designed and overseen by the University for the Creative Arts.
Students of this course will also be able to collaborate with students pursuing other courses within Oxford Business College in order to share good practice and gain a deeper level understanding of business and management.
BA (Hons) Business Innovation and Management (Top-up) course awarded by University for Creative Arts, is final year of a UK undergraduate degree course. It enables students to progress and develop skills and knowledge expected of business undergraduate.
The model of learning is problem-based and real-world which provides the requisite knowledge and understanding of enterprises and the business environment, at both the macro and micro level in which they operate. It helps develop a range of cognitive and intellectual skills together with competencies specific to enterprises in the creative industries, enabling students to succeed in diverse business environments or to pursue postgraduate study.
This course enables students to develop an understanding of business strategy, marketing, strategic planning, and the critical awareness which global businesses demand, with the specific knowledge which is applied for business innovation and management. Students will also be able to provide a proposal for a research topic, which will be conducted over the whole academic year informing and contributing towards final business project.
Under this course, student also study enterprise, sustainability, and business ethics as well as entrepreneurship and creativity.
In order to succeed as a business, you need to implement an effective business strategy. Your strategy clearly defines where you are heading in order to generate a clear cohesive path within your business to achieve aligned strategic aims and objectives. You will learn, in this unit, to develop knowledge and understanding of the terminology of strategy and its relevance to strategic decision making in organisations. You will learn the fundamental decisions made in the field of strategy covering three strategic dimensions i.e. strategy process, strategy content and strategy context. The unit is concerned with managerial decisions and actions that affect the performance and survival of business enterprises.
You will identify which managerial decisions and actions affect the performance and survival of business enterprises. Once you have focused on the information, organisational processes and business judgement managers must use to devise strategies, you will then consider how you position your own business, define firm boundaries and maximise long-term profits in the face of uncertainty and competition.
Teaching and Assessment
Our approach to learning, teaching and assessment seeks to develop the skills and attributes you require when working in a professional business environment, and to be able to demonstrate your professionalism.
The delivery of the course consists of lectures, seminars, supported tutorials and independent learning. Guided learning will be used for Business Research and the Final Business Project, which aims to support students through tasks designed to develop skills and understanding, and to promote communication, responsibility, and appropriate decision-making.
Oxford Business College will provide each student with access to a virtual learning environment or VLE (Moodle) to engage with course content. Units will require students to prepare for, participate in and further develop skills explored.
Two of the characteristics that employers want from you are the “soft skills” acquired through interacting effectively in groups, and the ability to work independently. This profile of teaching and learning strategies therefore prepares you for the world of work by inculcating these transferable skills. Where required, and where possible, learning and teaching can be adapted to the specific needs of the student, through the adaptation of teaching materials as well as support from College staff.
At OBC, the strong student support system provided by the college offers one on one academic, personal, and career support to the students. Moreover, the College provides each student with access to a virtual learning environment to ensure deeper engagement with the Programme content. The college also provides the scope for adapting learning & teaching, when required and where possible, to the specific needs of the students.
We are committed to integrating sustainability into the curriculum. This is specifically embedded in the BA (Hons) Business Innovation and Management (Top-up) course, with a specific module on Enterprise, Sustainability, and Business Ethics as well as an emphasis on the creative industries.
Given the scope of the course, employ ability skills at business management level are embedded throughout and linked to every unit. It is a core ethos of the course and is evidenced in the overall course aims, approach to teaching and learning, as well as underpinned by co-curriculum activities, where students will gain transferable skills which are enhancing their future employability and/or laying the groundwork for their own entrepreneurial ventures.
With the faculty including prominent names in the business circuit, the students get to develop networks to propel their careers.