This one-year course is aimed at students who have completed the BTEC Higher National Diploma (HND) in Business at Oxford Business College (or any another higher education institution) and wish to “top up” the qualification to a full degree.

This course is offered at Oxford Business College, with the final qualification awarded by Bucks New University. This means you will study in the central Oxford premises of Oxford Business College, taking advantage of our personalised teaching approach, experienced tutors and unbeatable location in the heart of this global education capital, but following a syllabus designed and overseen by Bucks New University.


Study Level
BA (Hons) degree (level 6)


Study Mode
Full Time


Course Length
1 year


UK / EU Fees
£9,250 / year


Non EU Fees
£12,500 / year


Global Plus Fees
£17,900 / year


Start Date
September / February / May

Course Details

  • Corporate Strategy and Governance
  • Leading and Managing Change
  • Managing Innovation in Business
  • Strategic Marketing

Career Prospects

When you graduate, you’ll be equipped with a broad understanding of business practice and have developed a range of personal skills that will support you throughout your career.

This qualification opens doors to management in just about every sector. You’ll discover career opportunities across a wide range of business organisations, including prestigious international companies. You may even start your own enterprise. Additionally, there are opportunities to continue your studies with a range of academic and professional postgraduate courses.

Entry Requirements

UK entry requirements

  • Students should have a BTEC Higher National Diploma (HND) or equivalent qualification in Business or related subject. Every application is considered on an individual basis.
  • For international students, an IELTS score of 5.5, with no less than 5.5 in each of the components is required.

Student Loans

UK/EU students are eligible to receive statutory student loans, subject to status.

International entry requirements

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Non-UK equivalent qualifications

English language requirements

Minimum entry requirements

You need to have completed 12 years* of schooling (with good grades) and show strong evidence of your ability to successfully complete the programme and progress onto your chosen degree.

*For countries where 11 years of schooling is comparable to this level of entry, this will be accepted.

Please see our equivalent qualifications page for specific requirements for your country.

English language requirements

IELTS score of 4.5 with 4.0 in the listening, reading and speaking components and 4.5 in the writing component.

How to apply - 2019 entry

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When to apply:

We are still accepting applications for 2019 entry via OBC - get your application in now.
If applying directly to us, you can apply throughout the year but we recommend you apply as early as possible so you have time to arrange accommodation and visas.

More information:

Go to our how to apply pages

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