BA (Hons) Business – University of Portsmouth


Do you want to enhance your ability to do the job and your career potential by studying for a business degree while working full-time?

You’ll gain skills and knowledge in areas including business, marketing, finance, and project management as part of this BA (Hons) Business degree program.

Because this is a work-based course, you must already be employed full-time, part-time, or volunteer. You may study wherever is most convenient for you and arrange your studies around your existing responsibilities since the method you learn is flexible.

You may customize the course to meet your professional and personal goals, as well as the goals of your company, by studying the areas of business that are most relevant to you.

The first two years – L4 & L5 will be delivered by C3S Business School in Barcelona, Spain, and will be awarded by OTHM(UK) and C3S Business School.

Final year top-up degree of BA (Hons) Business (LEARNING AT WORK) will be delivered and awarded by University of Portsmouth, UK

The final year top-up isn’t tied to the University’s timetables or academic calendar. So you can work at your own pace, in your own time and in your own location. However, you must complete the course within 8 years.

You can complete the course more quickly if you have relevant work experience or qualifications that you can put towards your degree, such as a business-based Foundation degree, HNC, HND or relevant on-the-job training. This is known as Recognised Prior Learning (RPL). You can use RPL for up to 240 of the 360 credits you need to accumulate to get your degree.

For further information please visit the program page.

Career Opportunities

The career prospects widen and the scope of a career progression increases with the degree acquired from Portsmouth as it is a pragmatic degree based on the actual work done in the corporate world.

Module Overview

Research and Academic Writing 20
Business Environment 20
Introduction to Business Communication 20
Introduction to Quantitative Methods 20
Introduction to Business Functions 20
Introduction to Finance 20
Introduction to Finance 20
Project Management 20
Strategic Marketing 20
Accounting for Managers 20
Business Law 20
Business Ethics 20
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
Work-based learning (WBL) projects
Taught modules

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Teaching Methodology

On the Campus

  •  Lectures in the Classroom
  • Seminars and Workshops
  • Learning through Doing
  • Research and field trips
  •  For debate and discussion, students will need to contribute through independent learning, extensive background learning, and inputs during seminars and tutorials.

For the Final Year Top-up

How you’re taught will depend on which modules you take and the work-based learning projects you do.

Most of the course is delivered via our interactive virtual learning environment. With access to all the study material you’ll need, discussion forums and the chance to connect with peers and lecturers via chat sessions, you’ll have plenty of academic support and heaps of resources.

Depending on the modules you study and your location, you may also be able to study on campus, experiencing face-to-face teaching methods.

Admission Requirements

  1. Application form
  2. High School diploma certificate and other educational credential certificates
  3. Official transcripts
  4. Copy of passport
  5. CV
  6. Motivation Letter
  7. IELTS 6.0 (with not minimum 5.5 in each) / TOEFL 75 official certificate or C3S Credibility Interview


*Payment instalment plans are available. Please contact C3S’s Administration Department for further details

Application fee

Non-refundable, paid with application : €300

Full Time


online class

Online Classes fees


Program Duration

One Academic Year

The BA (Hons) Business (Top-Up) course fee is £3,950 and starts in September, January and May.


Are you ready to take the next step toward your future career?