About the course

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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Fact sheets 2019 Course fact sheet 1 BA (Hons) Business Administration (Online) 2019 Course fact sheet 1 BA (Hons) Business Administration (Online)
Programme specifications 2019 Programme specification 1 BA (Hons) Business Administration (Online) 2019 Programme specification 1 BA (Hons) Business Administration (Online)

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


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.


  • Level 6
    Module Credits Compulsory/optional
    Business Strategy 15 Credits Compulsory
    Contemporary Issues in Business and Management 15 Credits Compulsory
    International Human Resource Management 15 Credits Compulsory
    Leadership and Organisations 15 Credits Compulsory
    Business and Commercial Awareness 15 Credits Compulsory
    Global Marketing, Ethics and Culture 15 Credits Compulsory
    Issues in the Global Economy 15 Credits Compulsory
    Digital Economy 15 Credits Compulsory
  • 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.

    View our simple steps to a successful application

    How to apply

    Course length
    • Online - Part Time, 5 Years
    • University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield


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    We welcome applications from international and EU students