This BA (Hons) Business Administration, delivered online by NCC Education and validated and awarded by the University of Worcester, has been specially designed for students wanting to complete the final year of their degree in a flexible, affordable and accessible way. With this Business top-up degree, students can further their careers and enhance their skills. The qualification prepares students for careers or postgraduate study in all areas of Management, Marketing, Finance, Accounting and all areas of Business Administration. On successful completion students will have the knowledge and understanding of the global business environment, as well as the essential skills required to research, analyse and manage business relationships.
Duration of The Programme and Intakes
There will be two intakes every year: January and September
Modules Offered (Degree Year One)
Modules Offered (Degree Year Two)
Modules Offered (Degree Year Three)
As part of your degree studies, you will have the opportunity to undertake internships with reputed organisations in Sri Lanka. Internships are available for periods of 8 to 12 weeks during the annual summer holidays from June to September. Students who start their academic year in early October will be able to do a maximum of two internships (one per year in each of the first two years of studies) during their degree studies. However, students who start their academic year in January will be able to do a maximum of three internships (one per year in each of the three years of studies) during their degree studies.
The Gateway organisation is well-connected with the industry and we have provided internship opportunities to our students in the past at leading firms in Sri Lanka such as the Hatton National Bank. However, internships cannot be guaranteed as they are always competitive. The final decision on the selection of interns will be taken by the employers. As such, students are encouraged to be proactive in seeking and obtaining their own placement and show flexibility with their target companies. If you choose to undertake an internship you will be provided with an internship tutor. These members of staff are there to provide support and guidance if you are thinking about this option.
Candidates must meet one of the following requirements to gain admission for the first year of degree studies:
- A minimum of two Advanced Level subjects (UK/Local) along with a minimum of grades C for the subjects of Mathematics and English at OLs/IGCSEs.
- The NCC Level 3 International Foundation Diploma in Higher Education Studies offered by Gateway Graduate School
Candidates must meet one of the following requirements to gain admission for the second year Level 5 Diploma of degree studies:
- NCC Education Level 4 Diploma in Business (RQF) (L4DB).
- A local or international qualification which is deemed to be of a similar level to the NCC Education L4DB qualification. This must be agreed with NCC Education in advance.
Candidates must meet one of the following requirements to gain admission for the third year (final year) of degree studies:
- The NCC Education Level 5 Diploma in Business (L5DB)
- The NCC Education International Advanced Diploma in Business (IADB)
- HND Business (Awarded by Pearson / Edexcel)
- Informatics International Advanced Diploma in Business Administration
- A similar qualification approved by NCC Education and the University of Worcester
Academic Progression Opportunities
The BA (Hons) Business Administration programme will provide a sound platform for pursuing academic and professional qualifications in multiple fields related to Business and Management. These include fields such as Finance, Banking, Investment, Marketing, Digital Media and Communications, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Business Innovation and Business Information Technology/Management. Students will be able to gain a broad understanding of a range of subjects pertaining to Business and Management, before specializing
The University of Worcester is a reputed public university in the UK. As such, a degree qualification from the university will enable you to gain admission at some of the leading universities in the UK, Australia, US, Canada and Singapore for postgraduate studies. The University of Worcester is recognised by the University Grants Commission of Sri Lanka. Hence, students will also be eligible to progress onto postgraduate programmes of Sri Lankan state and private universities.
Due to the diverse nature of the BA (Hons) Business Administration degree, students will be able to progress to a range of business sectors securing roles from general business manager to digital business executive, international business representative to social entrepreneur, and retail manager to new business adviser.
We provide an environment that allows you to develop the ‘extra’ practical employability characteristics that will make you more interesting to employers in the job market in the years to come.
Our staff utilise their extensive business connections to provide many and varied opportunities to engage with potential employers through fairs, guest lecture sessions, live projects, internship assignments and site visits. In addition we offer a series of workshops and events in the first, second and third year that ensure all students are equipped with both degree level subject knowledge PLUS the practical skills that employers are looking for in new graduate recruits. Our careers service work with prestigious local and multinational organisations with the view of guiding our students towards suitable employment destinations.
The University of Worcester which will award the BA (Hons) Business Management qualification offered at Gateway Graduate School, is an accredited public university in the UK. It is recognised by the University Grants Commission (UGC) of Sri Lanka since it is listed in the International Handbook of Universities (http://www.ugc.ac.lk/en/recognition-of-foreign-universities.html).
The NCC Level 4 Diploma and Level 5 Diploma in Business is regulated by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (OFQUAL) in the UK. As such, it will enable those who have successfully completed the qualification to transfer to various universities across the world with exemptions equivalent to the degree studies.