BA (Hons) in Business Administration

The BA (Hons) Business Administration Degree, delivered online by NCC Education and validated and awarded by the University of Worcester (UK), has been designed to prepare you for work or postgraduate study in the areas of management, accounting, marketing and finance. On successful completion of the qualification, you will have knowledge and understanding of the global business environment, as well as the skills required to research, analyse and manage business relationships or develop skills and knowledge further through postgraduate study.

Awarding Body

University of Worcester, UK


One year (Full time)

Entry Requirements

  • 1 pass in the Advanced Level examination with C passes for English Language and Mathematics in the Ordinary Level examination.
  • NCC International Foundation Programme (IFP) at Gateway Graduate School.
Minimum requirement for entry into 2nd year:
  • NCC Education Level 4 Diploma in Business (L4DIB).
  • A local or international qualification which is deemed to be of a similar level to the NCC Education L4DIB qualification. This must be agreed with NCC Education in advance


First Year (Level 4 Diploma in Business)

Core Modules:

  • Fundamentals of Economics
  • Introduction to Finance
  • e-Business
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Understanding Business Organisations
  • Essentials of Management
  • Business Mathematics
  • Communications for Business

All units are assessed by either examination or assignments.
After completion of the first year, students will be awarded the Level 4 Diploma in Business.

Second Year (Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Business)

Core Modules:

  • Understanding Consumer Behaviour
  • Cross Cultural Awareness
  • Financial Management
  • Human Resources in Business
  • Business Economics
  • Marketing in Business
  • Advanced Business Mathematics
  • Information Systems and Organizations (Optional)
  • Principles of Business Operations (Optional)

All units are assessed by either examination or assignments.
After completion of the second year, students will be awarded the Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Business.

Third Year (Level 6 - Bachelor degree)

Core Modules:

  • Business Research Methodology
  • Business Strategy
  • International Marketing Strategy
  • Business Analysis and Decision Making
  • Strategic Operations and Quality Management¬†
  • Management and Organisational Behaviour
  • Business-to-Business Marketing
  • Management Accounting and Finance

The final year (Level 6, BA) is an on online course, allowing students to work while they are studying.

The qualification is made up of eight 15-credit units, each of which requires 150 hours of study.

Units comprise of weekly video lectures, tutorial exercises, a discussion forum and live chat sessions with the UK based lecturers. You will have the opportunity to interact with other students from around the world and with subject experts through discussion forums.

When taken full-time, the qualification is delivered in two 16-week semesters (13 teaching weeks). Four units are studied in each semester.

Part-time students study two units per semester over four semesters.

Each 15-credit unit is assessed by a mid-semester assignment, an end-of-semester examination and discussion forum contributions, with the exception of Business Research Methods which is assessed by an end-of-semester examination and series of tutorial exercises.


The BA (Hons) Business Administration will be awarded when you have successfully passed all units. The degree will be classified into one of the following honours categories:
  • First
  • Upper Second
  • Lower Second
  • Third

If you need to resit an assessment this must be done within the eligibility period for the award (two years for full-time students/ four years for part-time students).

The BA (Hons) Business Administration is a final year top-up qualification validated and awarded by the University of Worcester. The first and second year of the degree journey are awarded by NCC Education.

Contact Details

Head Office

  • No 01 , 36th Lane
    (Opposite Devi Balika Vidyalaya),
    Colombo 08.
    Telephone: +94112695103, +94112695107
    Contact Person/s:
    Rushika de Silva, Imeshi Kandumulla

Kandy Branch

  • No- 496, Peradeniya Road,
    Kandy, Sri Lanka
    Telephone: +94812203377