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This direct entry level 6 course offers a sound foundation in business and the disciplines which underpin business. Delivered online by Hertfordshire Business School and UH Online (the University's centre for online distance learning), this course gives you the flexibility of fitting study around your work and other commitments. 

If you are interested in studying this course, take a look at our video to find out more from the course tutor. 

For more information about how to apply, funding and how online study works, please visit the UH Online.

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Why choose this course?

  • Gain a thorough understanding of business and management practices at local, national and international levels.
  • Preparation for a career in business and management.
  • Develop your practical transferable skills within a global context.

Course details

Careers

Our graduates can be found in a wide range of careers, with many in senior positions in the UK and throughout the world. Typical job roles include Business Analyst, Marketing Executive, Human Resource Manager, Finance Officer, Trainee Manager, Operations Executive, Recruitment Consultant and Trainee Accountant. 

Teaching methods

Online distance learning gives you the flexibility of when and where to study. However, interacting with other students and tutors is still important, so this flexibility is combined with online discussions, podcasts and online synchronised sessions, where possible. To keep you on track, assessments are also scheduled at specific times.

Course length

Part-time, 3 consecutive semesters (12 months). 

For more information about how to apply, funding and how online study works, please visit UH Online.

Structure

Level 6

Core Modules

  • Issues in Global Economy - 15 Credits
  • Global Marketing, Ethics and Culture - 15 Credits
  • Business Strategy - 15 Credits
  • Contemporary Issues in Business and Management - 15 Credits
  • International Human Resource Management - 15 Credits
  • Leadership and Organisations - 15 Credits
  • Digital Economy - 15 Credits
  • Business and Commercial Awareness - 15 Credits

Optional

Fees & funding

Fees 2019

UK/EU Students

Part time
  • £720 per 15 credits for the 2019/2020 academic year

International Students

Part time
  • £720 per 15 credits for the 2019/2020 academic year

For more details about fees and funding please visit UH Online's fees page

Other financial support

Find out more about other financial support available to UK and EU students

Entry requirements...

Direct entry requirements into Level 6

  • Foundation Degree in a Business-related subject, with an average of 55% at Level 5 OR
  • HND in Business with a Merit grade and a maximum of two passes at level 5 OR
  • ABE Level 6 or Level 6 Extended Diploma with a B/Merit profile OR
  • Equivalent qualifications/experience to be assessed by the Admissions Tutor
  • Access to computer equipment with the following minimum specification.

Supporting documents required

  • Copies of your educational certificates (including results achieved for each subject) for examinations taken since the age of 16
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • English language GCSE at grade C or above (or equivalent - you should have a score of 6.0 overall if presenting an IELTS test)
  • Mathematics GCSE at grade C or above (or equivalent)
  • A substantial personal statement about why you want to study this programme, what you hope to gain from the course and where you see your future development taking your career.
  • A copy of the photo page of your passport
  • 1 academic or professional reference

Find out more about International entry requirements.

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How to apply

2019

Start DateEnd DateLink
23/09/201930/09/2020Apply online (Distance (Part Time))
20/01/202031/01/2021Apply online (Distance (Part Time))
25/05/202031/05/2021Apply online (Distance (Part Time))

2020

Start DateEnd DateLink
23/09/202030/09/2021Apply online (Distance (Part Time))
20/01/202131/01/2022Apply online (Distance (Part Time))
25/05/202131/05/2022Apply online (Distance (Part Time))