Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Business Management (Financial Economics) (Top Up)


Internationalization of economic life and the widening income inequality between rich and poor countries are key features of the 21st century. Although modern globalization led to unprecedented levels of growth and prosperity, ensuring sustainability of this growth and enhancing the participation of developing countries have emerged as the new challenges for economists and policy makers.

International trade has become more dynamic in its scope, direction, and patterns. Many economies have undergone huge structural readjustments in line with the changing geography of global production and trade. Industrial policy has shifted from one of direct intervention in the form of subsidies and protecting industries, to one of focusing upon external business environment and the conditions that influence competitiveness on the supply side.

The International financial market has emerged as the most integrated sector of the global economy. It became the key source of development funding by channeling in the emerging markets some $1300 billion in the 1990s compared to a meager $170 billion in the 1980s. This is expected to expand as more developing countries grow and provide new investment opportunities. On the other hand, recent currency turmoil and financial crisis of Mexico, SE Asia, and Argentina etc exposed the structural instabilities inherent the global market and the vulnerability of national governments international businesses

Given these facts, it is important that students graduate with proper understanding of the models, policies and institutions that govern the behavior of businesses and governments operating in a modern international economy. This course offers an educational experience that combines theory and applications of the fundamentals of economic development, international trade, and international financial markets and institutions.

The University of Greenwich, UK

The University of Greenwich has provided career-orientated programmes for over 100 years. Students enrolled in this programme will discover innovative ways to learn as traditional teaching is supported by online resources, within the virtual learning environment and this is also supplemented by business simulation exercises and practical games. The University’s programmes are constantly revised to reflect current business priorities and demands of employers through business forums with local business leaders. This ensures students are trained in relevant business application

ERCI runs its classes on a lecture-tutorial system. The average teacher-student ratio for lectures and tutorials are as follows:

  • Lectures – 150 Students to 1 Lecturer
  • Tutorials – 35 Students to 1 Tutor
Academic Progression


Upon completion of the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Business Management (Financial Economics) (Top Up), students will be eligible for entry into the Master of Business Administration International Business / Master of Arts International Business programme offered by the University of Greenwich (UK). Students may apply to specialize in International Business, Operations & Logistics or Tourism & Hospitality Management.

Course Delivery

Students undertaking this programme will be expected to complete 5 modules of academic study, as well as fulfill a 30-credit Dissertation module as part of the academic and professional requirements of this course.

This programme is available in full and part time modes, and will take 12 months to complete. Students will attend 3 semesters of academic study, and are expected to complete between 30 credits to 45 credits each semester. Full-time students will attend classes 5 days a week on weekdays, while part-time students will attend classes 2-3 times a week on weekdays and/or weekends.

Course Structure: Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Business Management (Financial Economics) (Top Up)

Specialisation General Finance Marketing & Sales Banking & Finance Logistics & Operations Financial Economics Entrepreneurship Tourism & Hospitality Management Wealth Management
Core Modules Strategy for Managers
Leadership in Organisations
Career & Professional Practice
Management in Critical Context
Specialisation Modules International Business Management Managing Business Finance Contemporary Issues in Marketing Banking: Principles, Practice and Regulation Contemporary Issues in Logistics Economics of International Development & Finance Small Business Development Managing Quality Tourism Experiences Issues in Financial Planning & Wealth Management
Investment & Finance Management Strategies
Practical Applications

Module Descriptions

Specialisation Modules

Internationalisation of economic life, widening income gaps between rich and poor nations, dynamic international trade as well as the growth of the international financial market are key features of the 21st century. Given these facts, it is important that students graduate with a proper understanding of the models, policies and institutions that govern the behaviour of business and government operating in a modern international economy. This module offers an educational experience that combines theory and applications of the fundamentals of economic development, international trade, and international financial markets and institutions.

Core Modules

This module will introduce to students strategic management in both a conceptual and practical way involving critical discussion and use of a range of strategic planning, evaluation and implementation models, thus putting strategy in relation to the functional areas of marketing, operations, finance and human resources. The ultimate aim of the course is to develop students as future managers who will add value by ‘strategically managing’ the organisation’s resources and capabilities.

This module introduces students to traditional and modern concepts of leadership, and focuses on skill and knowledge development and organisational operations, effectiveness and competition. The module will help students to understand the differences between management and leadership, and why some managers fail to lead and motivate employees. It will also focus on the link between leadership and competition in a global context.

This module arises from the recognition that graduating students need to be equipped with vocational and personal skills to heighten their potential employability. Employability relates to the capability of individuals to gain suitable employment and to the capacity of individuals to be productive contributors in the workplace. Employability thus results in the personal and economic well-being of the individual.

This module will enhance a student’s understanding of contemporary issues that affect the running of organisations and the individuals who work within them. Students are provided with a range of conceptual frameworks and tools to enable them to ‘see’ what is going on within organisations more clearly and to understand the complexity of organisations and of organisational life.

This research project is a key element of the degree. It is the point where knowledge and understanding acquired through the earlier taught courses is synthesised and applied to a substantial management problem. Students reaching this level of study will have successfully completed the taught unit concerned with research methods and design.

Course Availability

Intakes for the programme are available 3 times a year. All applications should be submitted to ERCI no later than 1 month before the commencement date.

Assessment Framework

Courses are assessed by a combination of coursework, practical assignments and examinations. Formative assessments will also be included, as well as self- and peer-assessment and a research project.

Entry Requirements
Programme English Language Requirements Academic Requirements Remarks
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Business Management (Financial Economics) (Top Up)
  • Minimum C6 in English Language at GCE ‘O’ Levels or;
  • IELTS 6.0 or equivalent, or;
  • TOEFL 547 (Paper based) or equivalent, or;
  • TOEFL 78 (Internet based) or equivalent, or;
  • TOEIC 692-780
  • ERCI Advanced Diploma in Business Management or;
  • Advanced Diploma in business from a recognised institute of higher learning; or
  • Business Diploma from a local polytechnic
  • Applicants should be at least 18 years of age at the time of registration.
Graduation Requirements

Students must successfully complete, or be credited with, at least 360 credits within the stipulated period of study as set by the University, either via module exemptions or completion of requisite modules.

Course Fees

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Fees Payable for Local Applicants
Fees Payable for International Applicants

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