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What makes Business Administration at Worcester special?

This online top-up degree is delivered for the University of Worcester by NCC Education. It is currently open to graduates of the NCC Education Level 5 Diploma in Business (QCF), or equivalent.

Learning via NCC Education's online Campus is fully supported by a friendly, expert teaching team and online materials. You will achieve a University of Worcester degree studying in your own country.

Watch Muyiwa talk about his experience in the UK as an International Student and the opportunities that the UK Higher Education offers to the non-British students.



Key features

  • Ideal preparation for a career in international business and management
  • Opportunity to improve your employment prospects or progress to postgraduate study
  • Builds on existing knowledge of the global business environment, management, accounting, marketing and finance
  • Access to a range of transferable skills and an appreciation of working in a diverse and multi-cultural environment.

"I enjoyed every bit of the programme; from the lively and informative live chats, lecturers to private group discussions. The programme brings together students from all over the world and getting to know everyone and their cultures was priceless."

Jeffer Cherengeti

Entry requirements

What qualifications will you need?

Entry requirements

This course is currently open to graduates of the NCC Education Level 5 Diploma in Business (QCF), or equivalent.

Other information

For more information contact NCC Education by email:

"It was a wonderful experience because of the wide variety of friends I met through the chat sessions and their insights. The assessments were designed to both cover the course content as well as further our knowledge."

Dineema Haputhanthri

Course content

What will you study?

Our courses are informed by research and current developments in the discipline and feedback from students, external examiners and employers. Modules do therefore change periodically in the interests of keeping the course relevant and reflecting best practice. The most up-to-date information will be available to you once you have accepted a place and registered for the course. If there are insufficient numbers of students interested in an optional module, this might not be offered, but we will advise you as soon as possible and help you choose an alternative. 

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

Course overview

Mark Richardson and Robin Bell introduce Worcester Business School and discuss how this programme is delivered online.

Teaching and assessment

How will you be taught?

The University places emphasis on enabling you to develop the independent learning capabilities that will equip you for lifelong learning and future employment, as well as academic achievement. A mixture of video lectures, discussion forums and exercises will support learning.


You are taught through a combination of video lectures posted online and discussion forums and exercises with a strong emphasis on real-world scenarios and practical applications. There are also weekly live chats where module tutors will answer any questions and discuss the course content.

Contact time

In a typical week you will have at least one video lecture per module and will be expected to engage in the discussion forums or undertake tutorial tasks for each module. In addition, each module will have a live chat session scheduled with the module tutor to support learning and offer the chance to answer any questions.

Independent self-study

In addition to the contact time, you are expected to undertake around 23 hours of personal self-study per week. Typically, this will involve reading journal articles and books, undertaking research in the library and online, preparing coursework assignments and preparing for examinations.

Independent learning is supported by a range of excellent learning facilities, including library resources, the virtual learning environment and extensive electronic learning resources.

Teaching staff

You will be taught by a teaching team whose expertise and knowledge are closely matched to the content of the modules on the course. The team includes senior academics, professional practitioners with industry experience and business leaders and employers.


The precise assessment requirements in an academic year will vary according to the modules taken, but we recognise that you like to know in advance how you will be assessed. With this in mind our assessment and feedback strategy has been designed so that:

  • all modules have both formative and summative assessment elements. Formative assessment allows tutors and you as students to recognise strengths and weaknesses in learning and to address those issues immediately. Summative assessments are graded and count towards the overall module grade by evaluating your learning in a module or a component of a module and comparing it with a standard or benchmark;


You will receive feedback on practice assessments and on formal coursework assessments. Feedback on examination performance is available upon request from the module leader.

Feedback is intended to support learning by indicating how you can improve in future assignments and you are encouraged to discuss it with personal academic tutors and module tutors to help support your development. We always place you the student at the centre of the learning experience: for example, your written feedback will provide evidence of how you are enhancing your essential academic and employability skills.

Feedback on formal course work assessments is normally provided within 20 working days of hand-in.


Where could it take you?

Some examples of jobs obtained by recent graduates:

Country Year of Completion Current Role Industry
Bangladesh 2012 Relationship Officer Banking
Ghana 2012 Marketing Manager Security
Myanmar 2009 Logistics Executive Freight (Singapore)
South Africa 2009 Events Manager Healthcare
South Africa 2008 Projects Controller Automotive
UAE 2012 Customer Service Representative Mining
Vietnam 2011 Account Manager Oil and Energy (Blue Chip)
Vietnam 2013 Online Marketing Executive Design Consultancy



How much will it cost?

How to apply