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

Introduction
As well as providing a strong academic orientation to the world of commerce and public service, this programme equips students with the practical skills needed to become effective managers of teams and individuals. This programme enables students to acquire an in-depth understanding of a wide range of business concepts and prepares them for work in a number of general management roles. There is a particular emphasis on developing the ability to manage people, so that by the end of the programme students should be able to handle confidently many of the complex interpersonal interactions which take place between members of teams, clients and customers. The abilities to drive business success and manage people effectively are essential qualifications for becoming a successful manager.
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 (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.

Global Branding

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

Management Project (Research Dissertation)

The module provides the opportunity for you to research an area of particular interest within an appropriate business, public sector or third sector context and create a 10,500-word dissertation.

AND ONE OF THE FOLLOWING TWO MODULES

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.

Corporate Finance

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

AND 2 OF THE FOLLOWING 3 MODULES:

Entrepreneurship

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 (Marketing and Sales Management) or;
  • ERCI Advanced Diploma in Business Management (Entrepreneurship) or;
  • ERCI Advanced Diploma in Business Management (Banking and Finance) or;
  • ERCI Advanced Diploma in Business Management (Tourism and Hospitality Management) or;
  • Advanced Diploma in business from a recognised institute of higher learning or;
  • Business Diploma from a local polytechnic
Remarks
  • 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 For a full listing of course fees and other charges, please select one of the following:

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Ms. Yen Ong
CEO, ERC Institute

Yen has a proven track record in various key business development & marketing roles involving evolution and change management. Her pilot roles in various media organisations of Cable TV (Singapore Cable Vision), Regional TV (MTV), Internet Advertising (China.com) and Digital Music (Soundbuzz & Motorola) at their nascent stages is a testimonial of her experience and expertise of driving businesses whilst embracing new technology. Her acumen and passion are evidenced in multiple “first to market” products and projects she has been involved in cutting across from media to digital products. Always pushing the concept of creative solutionism while building strong relationships with customers has translated to dynamic growth for the various companies. Being an ardent believer in change management to stay on top of ever changing economies, her current role as Chief Executive Officer of ERC Institute sees interesting forays leveraged on her experience.

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