Course Overview

Gain advanced business expertise in just one year with our top-up degree in Business (delivered in partnership with Plymouth Marjon University). This programme is specifically designed for individuals who have already completed a foundation degree or an equivalent qualification in business and who seek to further their academic and professional career in this field, with a particular focus on Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs).

Our programme is tailored to provide you with advanced knowledge and skills necessary to excel in today’s complex and dynamic business environment, specifically in the context of SMEs. Through this programme, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of essential business concepts, theories, and practices, while also fostering critical thinking, problem-solving, and communication skills. By the end of this programme, you will have earned an internationally recognised bachelor’s degree, and you will be well-prepared to tackle new challenges and opportunities in the world of SMEs. Join us today and take the first step towards your future success in the world of business.

Programme TitleBSc (Hons) Business Top-Up
Awarding BodyPlymouth Marjon University
LevelBachelor of Science (level 6)
DurationOne Year
IntakeSeptember; January; May
Mode of StudyFull-time
CampusesLiverpool Street; Gants Hill
Tuition Fees£9,250 per year

Why Choose the Top-up in Business?

Our Business top-up degree programme emphasises the development of practical skills and knowledge in various areas of business management, with a particular focus on Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs). Our curriculum is designed to offer a diverse range of career opportunities to our graduates, specifically in the context of SMEs. The programme’s focus on goal-setting ensures that our students are well-equipped to deliver results for their future employers through innovative practices.

Upon completion of the programme, our graduates will have gained the confidence and expertise needed to excel in the dynamic and rapidly evolving SME business environment. They will have developed the essential skills necessary to undertake leadership roles in SMEs and to navigate the challenges and complexities of the modern SME landscape. Join us today and take the first step towards a successful career in SME business management.

BSc (Hons) Business (Top-up) - Entry requirements

You will be expected to have an interest in business and enterprise, be able to demonstrate your motivation for the subject, and have one or more of the following academic qualifications to join:


  • A Higher National Diploma (HND) in a relevant subject, or
  • A Diploma of Higher Education, or
  • A Foundation Degree, or
  • Any level 5 qualification having 240 credits from the UK

UKCBC offers this programme as part of a franchise partnership with Plymouth Marjon University (PMU). Students are expected to fulfil all the admission requirements prescribed by PMU, and admissions are subject to final approval by PMU. Students are expected to adhere to the relevant rules and regulations of PMU, in addition to the regulations of UKCBC.