Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Business Management and Finance (Top-Up)

This course develops on the knowledge and skills obtained in Business and Financial Environment to have a broader and deeper understanding on how firms manage their financial resources. Students will study financial concepts and theories applied to finance-related issues encountered by firms in real-life situations. Students will be required to understand why maximising shareholders wealth is regarded as a primary financial objective of a firm. In addition, students will develop their understanding on the following key financial decisions – investment, financing, dividends and risk management – as paramount to creating wealth.
The University of Chichester, UK
The University of Chichester, a public university located in West Sussex, has been providing quality tertiary education since its founding in 1839. It has 14 departments and is member of the United Kingdom Cathedrals Group of universities. ERCI runs its classes on a lecture-tutorial system. The average teacher-student ratio for lectures and tutorials are as follows:
  • Lectures – 100 Students to 1 Lecturer
  • Tutorials – 35 Students to 1 Tutor
Course Delivery

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/weekends.

Course Structure: UOC Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Business Management and Finance (Top-Up)

Module Descriptions

Business Strategy

The module encourages you to think critically about business strategy and is designed for those who may have little or no personal experience of strategic management and aims to deliver strategic management for non-strategic managers.

Research Project

The module is an opportunity for you to research a specific area that interests you within an appropriate business, public sector or third sector context.

Your project will make a major contribution to your professional and intellectual development


Corporate Finance

This module aims to give you an insight into the practical implications of key areas of corporate finance.

Advanced Financial Accounting

This module examines consolidated accounts and evaluates financial statements to provide an analysis of organisational financial performance.


Global Branding

This module will extend your knowledge of marketing and branding by applying it to an international context.

Strategic Human Resource Management

This module considers the macro perspective of human resource management and the external and internal factors an organisation needs to consider when planning their resource requirements.



The module aims to focus on the environmental factors that are directly relevant to a small business context and develop a critical understanding of the entrepreneurial process in planning to start up a business.

Global Business Today

This module introduces you to a range of current global issues that organisations need to be aware of to successfully compete and grow in an increasingly competitive international business environment.

Business Ethics and Social Responsibility

This module raises awareness of ethical considerations relevant to many business practices and issues today.

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

English Language Requirements

  • IELTS 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5 or;
  • Minimum C6 in English Language at GCE ‘O’ Levels or equivalent

Academic Requirements

  • ERCI Advanced Diploma in Business Management (Banking and Finance) (Include 2 Bridging Modules: Financial Reporting AND Management Accounting for Control) or;
  • Advanced Diploma in business from a recognised institute of higher learning (with requisite financial background) or;
  • Business Diploma from a local polytechnic (with requisite financial background)


  • 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.

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