Business Management (Innovation) Final Year Entry BA Honours, Short Course

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
  • Tuition
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  • English (take IELTS)
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Our BA Business Management (Innovation) course is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills to build a successful management career in a wide range of businesses, governmental and third sector organisations. In addition to studying the theory that underpins modern business principles, you will also develop your leadership skills and ability to analyse, plan and solve business and management problems – transferrable skills that are welcomed in the workplace.


Why study BA Business Management (Innovation) top up at Middlesex University?Tailored towards ambitious students who are keen to apply theory to practice in a business environment, you will learn how organisations operate from developing strategy to management styles. Supported by academics who bring professional expertise to their teaching practices, you will study the key functions that underpin business success and build specialist knowledge of innovation (focused on developing systems, products and services).
You will graduate with the skills and confidence to support companies to engage in technological changes to improve business performance, and be prepared to enter a career in a wide range of businesses, governmental and third sector organisations. Our one-year Business Management (innovation) top up course is for students who already hold a business foundation or HND qualification, and are based in either the UK or overseas.

Course highlights

  • Our Business School has a growing alumni network that connects business and management students with successful graduates who can share and discuss their career experiences

  • Our Enterprise Development Hub can support you to start your own business, and develop essential entrepreneurial skills for a successful career

  • You will have access to cutting-edge business resources including the Chartered Management Institute's Management Direct Resource Hub

  • You can become a student member of the Chartered Management Institute and a full member upon graduation.

  • As a student of this course you'll receive a free electronic textbook for every module.


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Academic Quality Service (AQS)

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  • maintains and updates the University's quality procedures which are concerned with activities such as programme validation and review, annual/quality monitoring, student feedback, external examiners etc.
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  • represents the University to external quality assurance bodies (e.g. the QAA), and
  • acts as the University's key academic quality point of contact.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    120 credits alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

You will study three compulsory modules designed to advance your skills and knowledge in business management and will also study modules in: management strategy, innovation management, and new product and service development. You can also choose an option from business start-up, managing business projects, or a research project.

What will you gain?

You will learn to work effectively in teams, and be able to present and communicate business management ideas with confidence. We also ensure you develop specialist knowledge in:

  • Stakeholders: their expectations and behaviour
  • The environment of business and its impact on strategy
  • Design, production and distribution of products and services
  • Business resources: acquisition, application and control
  • Business process: planning, improvement and control

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score: 6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score: 72

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements


  • We normally consider applicants who already have 240 credits, including 100 at level four, in an appropriate subject which is compatible with our modules
  • GCSE English and Maths with a minimum of Grade C are required
  • Your suitability for credit transfer onto one of our courses will be assessed on an individual basis.

For entry to Year 3 we consider the following qualifications:

  • 240 credits from an undergraduate degree
  • 120 ECTS credits
  • FdA and FdSc
  • HND
  • DipHE
  • Other qualifications will be considered subject to assessment. Please refer to the credit transfer web page for further information.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 11500 International
  • GBP 9250 National


Scholarships include:

  • The Arthur Silver Award
  • The BPR Scholarship for Interior Architecture and Design
  • The Conygar Opportunity Scholarship
  • IBM Achievement Scholarship
  • The Michael Rosen Prize for Marketing
  • The Middlesex University Food Safety Prize
  • Santander Academic Excellence Scholarship
  • Santander Formula Scholarship
  • Santander Mobility Scholarships
  • Santander Work Based Learning Scholarship
  • Sports Scholarship
  • Study4Success Award

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.