Global Management (Leadership & Management)

BA (Hons) Top Up

Programme details

  • Next start date: Sep 2019
  • Future start date: Sep 2020
  • Study: Full-time
  • Duration: 1 Year
  • Fee: September 2019: £17,500
  • UCAS code: N202

Please note this is for entry into the third year of the BA (Hons) Global Management (Leadership & Management) degree.

This programme is designed for students who already have an existing qualification, such as an HND certificate in a business-related discipline, and want to build upon their skills and knowledge in a specialised area of business, such as leadership and management.

You will join the final year of the 3-year BA (Hons) Global Management (Leadership & Management). This means you will enter the programme with students who are at the same level as you, in order to gain the skills and knowledge you need to prepare for a career in global management.

This flexible structure enables you to develop specialist skills in your chosen area of business, as well as build upon the more general knowledge you gained from your prior qualifications.

The BA (Hons) Global Management (Leadership & Management) aims to develop you into a leader in your chosen field and give you the confidence and capabilities to successfully manage teams and organisations across the globe.

This programme will develop you as a confident, socially responsible decision-maker. Your experience at Regent’s will provide you with the business acumen and creative outlook needed to pursuit a managerial role in the global marketplace.

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Length

This is a 1 year programme with entry into the third and final year of the BA (Hons) Global Management (Leadership & Management).

Year 3 core modules

Module Title Credits Overview
Contemporary Management in Action 30 credits The rate of change and the increasing complexity and uncertainty faced by managers in produces ‘wicked problems’ and new aspects to existing challenges. The changing global political, socio-cultural and economic landscapes and the development of new technologies has produced key opportunities and major threats. Managers are increasingly expected to deal with these multiple sources of uncertainty, whilst creating and sustaining a competitive advantage and an ethical reputation.

Effective managers therefore need to be equipped with the skills and attitude to deal with organisational problems in turbulent times. This module aims to furnish students with some tools to critically assess management issues in order to inform and shape management practice.

Critical Issues in Leadership 20 credits The purpose of this module is to explore critical dimensions of leadership, and is designed to focus thinking on critical issues facing leaders in global business. You will have the opportunity to explore leadership as central to organisational success and examine leadership decision-making, which has individual, organizational, social and environmental impact.
Leadership, Change & Governance 20 credits This module will build on your earlier studies of issues relating to, among others, organisational structure, human resources, leadership and change.

The overall aims are to provide critical awareness of the interconnectedness of leadership, governance and change, to examine the issues of leadership in context, to detail processes of change and to introduce and apply the approaches, processes and components of high quality corporate governance. The end goal is to provide you with a holistic and very broad perspective of the higher functions of organisations, and to understand their implications at every level of the firm.
Managing Digital Organisations 20 credits This module is aimed at equipping you with the knowledge and skills deal with the various critical issues surrounding an organisation’s digital presence. It is also aimed at enabling you to develop various strategies to help organisations to transform and flourish in the modern world.

The module will also cover areas such as the business impact of a company’s use of social networking and media sharing type technology. It will consider how the use of such technology enables the organisation to learn and innovate. To this end there will be a focus on the theory of the ‘Learning Organisation’ and how such theory dovetails with the digital facilities available in the modern business environment.

You will be required to contemplate how these technologies can empower organisations to adapt to a changing business/technological climate with the necessary creativity to ensure the organisation’s survival.

This area of study will include an appreciation of regulatory requirements concerning the use of personal/commercial data, cyber security and the nature of mainstream technological compliance frameworks. The module will encompass the need to accommodate potential threats from the possibility of emerging disruptive technologies and the risks posed by the ever increasing presence of artificial intelligence.
Optimising Operations and Change 10 credits This module will allow you to study how businesses manage change well and in some cases why this goes wrong? The module aims to enable you to understand in depth and gain detailed new insights into the systemic nature and impacts of challenging but essential change management processes for business.

The module further aims to enable you to differentiate between simplistic knowledge management ‘solutions’ and the process of knowing how to ‘make a difference’ – the practice of power – which lies at the heart of effective management, leading to sustainably optimised change within a business context.
Free option 10 credits You will also choose another elective module from any across the BA (Hons) Global Management at Year 3.

Year 3 pathway modules

You will also select one of the following modules:

Module Title Credits Overview
Corporate and Management Law 10 credits This module aims to give you a thorough understanding of the key principles of corporate and management law. The module will examine the legal aspects of incorporated and unincorporated businesses in general and focus on company law in particular. The module will also aim to allow you to determine how legal issues in leadership and management engage with corporate entities. A range of corporate structures will be explored alongside the rights and obligations of various corporate stakeholders.
Global Family Business 10 credits Globally over 60% of businesses are family businesses. Most of these will be small to medium in size. However, the top 100 family businesses in Europe have a combined turnover in excess of the GNP of Spain. This module aims to ensure that you are fully aware and appreciative of the role played and challenges faced by such businesses.

This module will also help you to understand how relationships between family, business and ownership impacts on global business growth. You will apply insights gained from other modules to the family business context, and will thereby gain a fresh perspective in this module.

The module will highlight important differences in the governance and strategic impetus of family-run businesses compared to conventional organisations. Inter- and intra-generational issues will be covered.
International Human Resource Management 10 credits This module aims to allow you to further your knowledge of HRM from an international perspective. It is aimed at those students who see their future as a manager and wish to develop a greater understanding of the key debates and practices around people management in a global business context. The module combines theory with practice and focusses on the key HRM areas that a developing manager will need to be fully aware of.
Visual Analytics and Big Data Management 10 credits In the digital age, crucial insights can be derived from information gathered from a myriad of sources that underpin organisations in all sectors (commercial, industrial, entertainment, and public sectors). Organisations are increasingly driven by a need to gather, visualise, and monetise digital information. Visual analytics and big data management have become strategic tools for organisations of all sizes. Modern managers need to have a keen appreciation of the possibilities that lie in data analytics, the vision to exploit these possibilities, and the strength of leadership to drive projects home. Creativity is key to the effective curation and visualisation of information for the purposes of key decision-making.

How to apply

Applying to study at Regent's University London is quick and easy. We have put together some helpful information to guide you through the process. We accept direct applications and there is no application fee.

Not received your results yet?

That's fine, you can still apply even without your exam results. We can issue a conditional offer without your results. You just need be clear in your application which qualifications you are currently studying for.

Step 1 Apply

You can apply in the following ways:

If you have not uploaded the relevant supporting documents during the online application process, you should ensure that we have the below supporting documents as soon as you have completed your application. These can be sent to the Regent’s Admissions Department via email to [email protected].

  • Copies of academic transcripts and certificates from all previous studies (i.e. secondary school and/or university certificates)
  • One academic letter of recommendation
  • A 300-500 word personal statement outlining the reasons for applying to your chosen programme, how you feel you will benefit from the programme of study, what contributions you will make to the University and how this will help your future career aspirations.
  • A copy of your passport photograph (ID) page
  • If you are not a native English speaker, proof of your English proficiency

Credit Transfer

  • If you’ve already studied part of a degree course elsewhere, you may be able apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and join the programme at an advanced entry point. If you’d like to request entry part-way through a programme, make sure you state this clearly in your statement of purpose and provide us with the transcripts and module descriptions for the relevant study.

Step 2 Receive a response to your application

You can expect to receive a decision on your application within 10 working days of receipt of your completed application and supporting documents.

We will assess whether you meet our entry requirements and will notify you of the decision via email. UCAS applicants will also receive official notification via the UCAS system.

For some of our programmes, the selection process may include an interview or audition. Interviews/auditions can take the form of a one-to-one interview, group interview or portfolio review which may be conducted by telephone or as a Skype call. Arrangements of these are made between the Admissions Department and the applicant.

Step 3 Accepting your offer

If you wish to accept the offer, please pay the advance tuition fee deposit (non-refundable) to confirm your place. 

Please see here for information on how to pay.

Step 4 After you have accepted your place

Closer to the start of the term, the Admissions Team will send information regarding the registration process. This will include information on completing your online enrolment prior to your arrival as well as a checklist of documents you will need to bring with you to fully register onto the programme.

Information for international students

If you are an overseas student requiring visa sponsorship to study in the UK, our team will be in touch with information on applying for your student visa and the documents you will need. More information can be found on our visas and immigration page.

Annual Tuition fee

Starting September 2019: £17,500
Starting September 2020: £18,000

Non-refundable advance deposit

Home/EU students: £1,000
Non-EU students: £4,000
Non-EU students in receipt of US Federal Loans: £1,000

What do fees include?

Fees cover the cost of all tuition and access to the University’s IT infrastructure and library learning resources. Fees are presented for the first level of study which equates to two terms.

What other costs should I budget for?

You will need to budget additional funds for accommodation and living expenses, travel, and any additional trips, visits, activities or courses (such as Summer programmes) that you choose to participate in outside of the tuition offered as part of the programme.

The library hold a limited number of copies of core text books and where possible in e-format. You will be encouraged to purchase your own text books and will need to budget approximately £80-£100 per year, depending on your programme of study.

When are fees paid?

Fees are payable in the following instalments:

  • An initial non-refundable advance deposit paid when you accept your offer of a place
  • The advance deposit is allocated against the first term’s fees
  • Tuition fees (including fees for subsequent terms) are due two weeks in advance of classes commencing
  • The University sets tuition fees on an annual basis in line with the University's financial year which runs from 1 August to 31 July
  • The fees quoted here are for one academic year of study
  • Fees for subsequent years of study are subject to fee inflation
  • The University aims to keep annual fee increases in line with the University’s cost inflation. The expectation is that this will be no greater than UK consumer price inflation (CPI) plus 3%. There are occasionally variations to this dictated by the costs of running specific programmes or facilities required for our programmes
  • As a registered charity, all fee increases are subject to approval of the Trustee Board thus ensuring that affordability for our students remains a primary concern in any decisions regarding fee increases

The Global Management programme is designed to encourage both your academic and personal development. You will learn and consider core principles of innovation and entrepreneurship in lectures, seminars, and through online classroom activities.

As you progress, you will be encouraged to take a more critical approach, applying what you have learned by exploring real-world case studies, role play and simulations. Our London location also puts you on the doorstep of a range of pioneering businesses, which you will explore and analyse through visits and guest lectures.

Academic calendar

Contact hours and expected workload

Our modules are designed with 10 or 20 credits (equivalent to 100 or 200 notional learning hours). The notional learning hour includes directed and self-directed learning hour. Directed learning hours, such as lectures, seminars, labs or workshops, are normally 3 hours per week per module. In total, you will have approximately 18 to 21 directed learning hours per week in each term.

Teaching staff

Our teaching staff represent a diverse range of professional and academic backgrounds, a with large percentage having extensive industry experience. Many are research-active and regularly publish in respected academic journals and at conferences. We are very proud of the global nature of our programme, and our lecturers also reflect this ethos, coming from a wide variety of countries and cultures across the world. In every way, you will feel part of a genuine global family.

We provide a focused and personal treatment of our students as they progress through the programme. We ensure that students enjoy open lines of communication with lecturers and heads of programme alike.

All our staff hold postgraduate qualifications in their subject area, and a large section hold PhDs or are studying for one. In addition, most of our staff are holding the Fellowship of Higher Education Academy (HEA) from Fellow to Principal Fellow. We also encourage our teaching staff to undertake the Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education.

Methods of assessment

A wide range of assessment methods are used, including:

  • Examinations
  • Presentations
  • Written assignments
  • Portfolio
  • Work and business simulations

Disability Support

We welcome and support students with a wide range of disabilities and health concerns. This includes learning difficulties, visual and hearing impairments, mental health difficulties, autism spectrum conditions, mobility difficulties, and temporary or chronic health conditions.

Our dedicated Disability Officer is here to support you. We ask that you speak with Student Registry and our Disability Officer as early as you can to enable us to support you. Find out more about our disability support and contact us.

A Regent’s education provides you with a high level of personal attention, and this begins from the moment you apply to study with us. We want to understand who you are and what your skills and interests may be – we are interested in your potential, as well as your prior achievements. We review each application comprehensively and on its individual merit, considering all of your skills, interests and attributes.

Academic requirements

Prior qualification (e.g. HND or HE Diploma or international equivalent) in a business discipline, at a standard 2-1 minimum or equivalent or 240 business related credits from Partner Universities that are approved via an existing or new articulation agreement with Regent’s University London.

English language requirements

We require proof of English Proficiency. For example, we ask for:

  • IELTS: Overall score of 6.5, with 6.0 or above in Reading and Writing and 5.5 or above in Listening and Speaking
  • PTE Academic: Overall score of 58, with 51 or above in each individual component
  • A-level/GCSE/IGCSE English: grade C / 4 or above (for IGCSE certificates, please provide the Supplementary Certifying Statement with the breakdown of component grades)
  • International Baccalaureate: Grade 5 in A1 or A2 English at Higher or Standard Level

This list is not exhaustive, we will review the English qualifications you have as part of your application and be in contact if we require anything further.

For applicants who wish to improve their English language proficiency, please see our English language courses.

On-campus diagnostic test

For offer holders in London, we can provide a free on-campus English diagnostic test.  This test must be arranged in advance. To book a test, please contact [email protected]. Please note, this is a diagnostic test for Regent’s University London only.

A diverse range of employers, from small businesses to global companies, will value the wide-ranging knowledge and skills that you will gain on this pathway. Graduates planning to join their family business will particularly benefit from the leadership element of this programme.

Your career options are varied, and include:

  • Junior management positions in fields including commerce, manufacturing, IT and finance
  • Starting your own business
  • Advising and consulting
  • Diversifying a family business
  • Commerce
  • Finance
  • Human resources
  • IT
  • Manufacturing

You may also choose to continue your studies to Masters level. Regent's offers a range of MA degrees in Business & Management including International BusinessManagement and Luxury Brand Management.

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BA (Hons) Global Management (Leadership & Management) Top Up

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