BA (Hons) Business Management (Supply Chain Management) (Top Up)

Specifically designed for students who have already obtained a HND or equivalent qualification, the BA (Hons) Business Management (Supply Chain Management) (Top Up) allows you to top up to a full bachelor degree in less than a year.

Underpinned by the key principles of business through a set of core business modules, you will also learn the importance of supply chain management in the current business world.

The success of businesses and organisations is, to a major extent, dependent upon having effective and beneficial relationships with customers, suppliers and other stakeholders.

You will have the opportunity to explore the benefits of collaboration in managing supply chains, as well as investigating the importance of developing and managing strategic business relationships from outsourcing to e-commerce.

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UCAS Code Study Mode
2022
Duration Start Date Campus Campus Code
Full-time 1 Year September Treforest A
UCAS Code Study Mode
2023
Duration Start Date Campus Campus Code
Full-time 1 Year September Treforest A

The BA (Hons) Business Management (Supply Chain Management) (Top Up) will examine core aspects of business such as business strategy and communication in a global context, whilst also getting the chance to conduct an investigation into a business problem that allows you to apply your business acumen to a real life scenario.

In addition to studying four core business modules that will broaden your understanding of how businesses operate, you will also study two additional modules specialising in supply chain management. These specialist modules will allow you to explore the importance of efficient and effective supply chains and the strategic business relationships that can benefit a supply chain from outsourcing to e-commerce.

Core business modules:

  • International Business
  • Business Strategy
  • Business Research Project
  • Business Communications

Specialist supply chain management modules:

  • Strategic Procurement and Commercial Relationships
  • Supply Chain Management Risk and Sustainability

Teaching

There are some traditional lectures, but the majority of your learning will rely on interactive seminars, supported by online study materials. We also arrange an induction programme, so you can get to know your tutors and other students before you start studying and hit the ground running on the first day of term. You will use the latest real-life data and case studies to help you learn, making your studies as relevant as possible to what you will experience in the workplace.

The University also has the The Procurement Best Practice Academy which carries out research and consultancy. This means that the latest research and industry best practice are used to teach students.

Assessment

You will usually have to complete coursework as you progress, and normally sit exams at the end of each academic year.

Successful completion of a HND in Business Studies or Business & Accounting, a Foundation Degree in Business Studies, Service Sector Management or Retail Management, or an equivalent qualification e.g. a Diploma in Higher Education or ILM Leadership and Management (Level 5).
 
Consideration will be made on an individual basis for alternative qualifications and/or relevant experience providing students can demonstrate sufficient related knowledge and understanding to equip them for level 6 study in a business discipline. Applicants will need to demonstrate 240 credits (or equivalent) and the University’s Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) policy may feature in the decision to offer a place on the course.


For international students, information can be found on the University’s website and international applicants will need to have achieved an overall IELTS grade of 6.0 with a minimum score of 5.5 in each component.

Full-time fees are per year. Part-time fees are per 20 credits. Once enrolled, the fee will remain at the same rate throughout the duration of your study on this course

 

August 2021 - July 2022 Fees


  • Full-time UK:  £9000

  • Full-time International:  £13500 

August 2022 - July 2023 Fees


  • Full-time UK: TBC

  • Full-time International:  £13700 

August 2023 - July 2024 Fees


  • Full-time UK: TBC

  • Full-time International: TBC

Additional Costs

Students have access to a wide range of resources including textbooks, publications, and computers in the University’s library and via online resources. In most cases they are more than sufficient to complete a course of study. Where there are additional costs, either obligatory or optional, these are detailed below. Of course students may choose to purchase their own additional personal resources/tools over and above those listed to support their studies at their own expense. All stationery and printing costs are at a student’s own expense.

Funding

Funding to help pay for/cover tuition fees and living costs

Whilst you’re studying you’ll have two main costs – tuition fees and living costs. You can access/apply for a range of funding to help with these costs.

There’s lots of financial help available from the University and external funding sources, that may provide loans (which have to be paid back) and grants, scholarships and bursaries (that don't).

Click here to find out more about funding your tuition fees and living costs.

UK students

Apply via UCAS if you are a UK residing applicant, applying for year 1 of a full-time undergraduate degree, Foundation Year, Foundation Degree or HND and you have not applied through UCAS before. If you are applying to study part-time, to top up your Foundation Degree or HND, or to transfer to USW from another institution, please apply directly.

International and EU students

Apply directly to the University if you live outside the UK. 

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Admissions statement

This supply chain management course is designed to further enhance your employability by adding to your existing portfolio of qualifications and skills. Topping up a HND qualification (or equivalent) provides you with a great base to pursue a career in business whilst also having the opportunity to gain access to various professional bodies in business.

From Senior Buyers to Outsourcing Managers, following the completion of the Business and Supply Chain Management course, graduates will have the necessary skills and expertise to launch into a successful career in business. Recognising the need for our graduates to be able to stand out in a competitive jobs market, the University of South Wales has developed a series of employability initiatives that exist within each academic Faculty.

Our Careers and Employability Service

As a USW student, you will have access to advice from the Careers and Employability Service throughout your studies and after you graduate.

This includes: one-to-one appointments from faculty based Career Advisers, in person, over the phone or even on Skype and through email via the "Ask a Question" service. We also have extensive online resources for help with considering your career options and presenting yourself well to employers. Resources include psychometric tests, career assessments, a CV builder, interview simulator and application help. Our employer database has over 2,000 registered employers targeting USW students, you can receive weekly email alerts for jobs.

Our Careers service has dedicated teams: A central work experience team to help you find relevant placements; an employability development team which includes an employability programme called Grad Edge; and an Enterprise team focused on new business ideas and entrepreneurship.