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Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Business Management (Finance) Top-Up University of Bolton University of Bolton, UK

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GBP 15950

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12 months


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Program Overview

Business management qualifications open doors and are considered essential whether you're looking to pursue a career in business or achieve higher levels of responsibility in your current work. We'll support you to enhance your existing foundation degree or HND-level knowledge and skills, ready to achieve the status of BSc (Hons) Business Management (Finance) top-up graduate. You can study advanced aspects of business, management and finance, enhance your professional skills, and boost your employability.

Building on your prior studies, we'll guide you as you explore specialist areas, including financial reporting for management, the practice and regulation of financial accounting, and the role of the finance manager. This honours-level programme will also support you in gaining knowledge of strategic management and developing critical inquiry and research skills to improve your work and enhance its quality. When you successfully complete the course, you'll also receive the CMI Level 5 Award in Leadership and Management and benefit from exemptions from the ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) Diploma in Business and Accounting.

Developing your employability is a key focus of this dynamic and flexible programme. Real-life case studies, guest speakers and industry visits are designed to help you to understand the business environment and the needs of employers in local, national and international contexts. We'll support you in developing sought-after skills such as communication, data analysis, time management, teamwork, and problem-solving.

We also aim to help you develop lifelong learning skills, empowering you to take ownership of your professional development for the future and maximise your potential for success.


  • Our Business, Management and Marketing courses are ranked second in the UK and top in the North West of England for course and teaching satisfaction by the Guardian University Guide 2022.
  • The Guardian University Guide 2022 also ranks our Accounting and Finance courses third in the UK and top in the North West of England.
  • The Institute of Management Greater Manchester, and the wider University, provide a warm and friendly environment for your studies, with relatively small class sizes, purpose-built teaching facilities, and excellent student support and library services.
  • When you successfully complete this dual award course, you'll receive both an academic degree and a professionally-recognised management qualification – the CMI Level 5 Award in Leadership and Management. You don't need to take extra exams or coursework to achieve the Award – we combine our degree module and CMI assessments streamlining your route to both qualifications.
  • On the BSc (Hons) Business Management (Finance) top-up pathway, you'll also have the opportunity to gain exemptions from the ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) Diploma in Business and Accounting.
  • This course is part of our Business Management suite of degrees. At the honours level, depending on your prior studies, you can follow this specialist pathway in Finance, choose the core Business Management route, or select one of our other specialist pathways.
  • Face-to-face sessions and one-to-one support are offered by our highly experienced and enthusiastic lecturers who have worked in a wide range of businesses ranging from multinational organisations to SMEs.
  • We'll introduce you to your course and new study environment through a bespoke induction programme focused on helping you transition smoothly and effectively to honours-level study.

Key Features

  • You'll study in our vibrant Institute of Management environment in Bolton town centre.
  • We use small group and tutorial teaching, so you can benefit from the excellent support offered by our teaching staff.
  • We regularly invite guest speakers who hold senior positions in industry and practice, enabling you to benefit from their knowledge and advice.
  • Course materials are available online, allowing you to prepare work at home and make the most of the highly interactive in-class tuition.
  • We weave contemporary research findings into our teaching, ensuring a robust academic base underpins your business management studies.
  • Our dedicated team will support you as you develop critical thinking and research skills and apply these during your final year dissertation or work-based project (if you’re in suitable employment).
  • By choosing to study with us, you'll have the chance to enjoy Bolton's many shops, bars, restaurants and leisure facilities. Nearby Manchester is one of the UK's most multicultural and lively cities, and the Northwest of England is renowned for its beautiful countryside, coastline, and heritage.
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Additional Information

Program Level Bachelor's Degree

College/University Processing Time 14 Days

Program Format Full-Time

Post-Study Work Visa (PSWV) work permit

Program Intake


Jan 2025


Sep 2024

General Admission Requirement

    Academic Requirement

    • Minimum Level of Education Required: To be accepted into this program, applicants must have a Bachelor’s Degree.

    Note: Students can apply while pursuing a degree or on having completed one or two years of Bachelor's degree in India. Student Credits are accepted by universities in the UK based on which they become eligible for a Top-Up Degree.


    6 IELTS Score
    80 TOEFL Score Minimum Overall Score
    59 PTE Score Minimum Overall Score
    60% CGPA Minimum Overall Score

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