Business Management and Entrepreneurship (Top-up)


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  • This one-year top up programme is designed to provide you with a firm understanding of Business Management.
  • Explore approaches to creativity, innovation and entrepreneurial thinking that will help you understand what’s involved in setting up and running a successful new business venture.
  • Graduate 'business ready', with the ability to think critically, act responsibly and adapt to volatile, ambiguous and complex situations.
  • Look at innovation, and gain an understanding of the approaches used to encourage it within an organisation.


If you have a HND/DipHE qualification, this programme allows you top up your qualifications to a full degree, giving you access to more graduate career opportunities.

This one-year top up programme is designed to provide a firm understanding of business management and entrepreneurship. It will equip you with the skills you need for a successful career in business.

This top-up degree is designed specifically to develop you as a 'business ready' graduate: a confident, independent thinker with a detailed knowledge of business management and entrepreneurship, and equipped with the skills to adapt rapidly to change.

Exploring key concepts such as managing people, operations, logistics, marketing and finance, you will also learn about corporate strategy, business ethics and how small businesses and start-ups need to operate in a competitive business environment.

In readiness for your future career, you will acquire key attributes employers value, such as commercial acumen, self-reflection and emotional intelligence, alongside skills in research, analysis, numeracy and project management.

You will finish the course with a deep appreciation of the entrepreneurial process, and the skills to drive innovation and adapt to change.

This programme is open for all students in the UK and overseas who wish to transfer to complete the final year of an undergraduate degree, as well as students who have completed study at one of Roehampton's partner institutions.

The programme commences with an extended introduction to academic study, to ensure that you have the academic skills you need to succeed. 

Year 1

  • Explore both the theory and practice of entrepreneurship, learning more about your own style and skills, and how to bring those abilities out in others.
  • Look at innovation, and gain an understanding of the approaches used to encourage it within an organisation.
  • Undertake a dissertation on an entrepreneurial topic of your choice.

Required modules
Introduction to Accounting and Finance
Business Psychology
Business Organisations in a Global Economy
Business Data Analysis
Principles of Marketing
Introduction to Management

Required zero-credit modules
Business Readiness
Extended Academic Induction 

Year 2

Required modules
Managing People and Careers
Understanding Operations, Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Project Management
Cross-Cultural Management
Business Planning
Entrepreneurial Opportunity

Required zero-credit module
Business Readiness (Year 2) 

Optional Extended Professional Placement 

From September 2018, all new students starting an undergraduate business degree will have the option to apply for a 12 month full-time professional placement in a role with graduate level learning opportunities. Students will complete this between years 2 and 3 of the programme.

Extended Professional Placement

Year 1

Required modules
Business Ethics and Responsible Management
Applied Corporate Strategy
Entrepreneurship Development
Managing Innovation

Optional modules
Business and Management Dissertation (Part 1 and 2) [in Entrepreneurship]

or Management Consultancy Skills and Management Consultancy Project

or Contemporary Issues in Management and Global Marketing

Required zero-credit module
Business Readiness (Year 3)

You will be in a strong position to start your own business. You could also work in business development or a graduate traineeship, or in any sector that seeks dynamic, creative individuals with proven business knowledge.

Our careers team is available to support you from the start of your studies until after you graduate. They will help you build your CV, prepare for interviews, and meet and learn from successful graduates working at the top of their careers. You’ll also have opportunities to work with our partners across London and beyond, and to attend a Roehampton jobs fair where you can find out about graduate opportunities and meet employers.

Life at Roehampton

At Roehampton, we can offer all new students the opportunity to live in accommodation on our beautiful parkland campus, including affordable and high-end options.

We offer scholarships, provide hardship funding and help you find advice on managing your finances while you study.

We provide plenty of opportunities for you to get involved, through volunteering, playing sport or music, or joining one of our many active student societies.