Duration: 1 Year

Starts On: June, September & February

Campus: London or Reading

Awarding Body: the University of St Mark and St John

This course is for people who want to top up an HND (or similar) to a full honors degree.

ABI College offers a one-year Honours degree in Leadership and Business Management in partnership with University of St Mark & St John. This course builds on the student’s existing knowledge and skills which employers value and our lecturers ensure that students engage with the latest thinking and developments in the subject and related areas.

The BA (Hons) LBM Top-Up degree programme is designed to produce qualified graduates in a one year programme who will gain the knowledge, skills, and ability to enter the field of business management, has developed a blend of business operational knowledge and practical skills as well as interpersonal abilities. In doing this it aims to enable students to apply theory in a range of organizational contexts, develop academic and key skills and develop autonomy and independence in their learning.

Academic progression

The flexibility of this programme, building on the student’s previous achievements at HND level, allows students to prepare themselves for a professional career in business leadership and management that suits their individual skills and interests. On completion of the programme, students will be able to progress to a variety of careers in general management or seek to develop their own business. Students successfully completing the course can also have the opportunity to apply for admission to the MA Leadership and Management programme delivered by ABI College in partnership with the University of St. Mark & St. John or other postgraduate study programmes.

Why ABI College?

At ABI College we pride ourselves in giving the best of academic attention to all of our students on an individual basis so that we can identify their learning needs to enable them to reach their full potential. We work closely with our University partner and have friendly and accessible staff who are professionally dedicated to your success. We aim to be an “inspired learning community”.

Program Structure

  • Developing Skills for Business Leadership – 20 credits
  • Leading and Managing Agile Operations – 20 credits
  • Strategic Modelling – 20 credits
  • Contemporary Strategic Issues – 20 credits
  • Honours Project – 40 credits

Types of assessment

Variety of coursework, examinations, and project

Entry Requirement


The typical entry requirement is successful completion of an HND or its equivalent as follows:

  • BTEC HND in Business and/or Management or in a related area
  • ABE Advanced Diploma in Business Administration or
  • 240 credits or equivalent of a recognized UK undergraduate award in a relevant subject
  • Completion of bridging work (one specified preliminary assignment)

English Language

For students without English as a first language, an overall IELTS score of 6.0 is required (including a minimum of 6.0 in each competency: reading, writing, listening, speaking), or equivalent.

Program taught in:
  • English (US)

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