Edinburgh Napier University / Southpoint Education International

BA Business & Enterprise ‘Top-up’ Degree

BA Business & Enterprise (Top-up)

Edinburgh Napier University

Edinburgh Napier University is offering an innovative and flexible way of achieving your degree in one calendar year.

  • The programme is studied fully online and 100% supported by Edinburgh Napier University Academics
  • A degree with many acceptable entry qualifications
  • Opportunity to enter at three points in the year – January, May and September

Students who complete a range of vocational qualifications recognised by the Qualifications Credit Framework can now ‘top up’ to degree level by joining the BA Business and Enterprise. The overall programme will provide:

  • Workplace based learning, linked to organisational as well as personal objectives, designed to help you deliver business and personal results
  • Learning and activities designed to help enhance the businesses in which you are working
  • Development of enterprising people able to take forward the challenges of modern businesses or organisations

The BABE programme structure is very flexible and is built around the following modules:

  • Creativity, Innovation and Enterprise (20 credits)
  • Business Processes (20 credits)
  • Business Growth Issues (20 credits)
  • Work-based learning project (60 credits)

The aim of BA Business & Enterprise is to develop you and enhance your career opportunities. Assessments are therefore practical and applied, including reports around work roles, workplace-based assignments and case studies. BA Business & Enterprise has no traditional exams, we want you to apply your learning.

Before you commence a module, we will provide you with a full guide to the University, your programme, and the support that is available to you. In addition to the module materials, you will receive full support from module leaders, the programme leader, full access to our online library support, as well as being able to contact our dedicated administration team, should you have any queries.

On graduating, you will be well placed to address business and organisational issues, work in innovative creative ways and achieve results for you, your career and your organisation. Progression is possible to a range of Masters Programmes.

The Edinburgh Napier University Business School has achieved AACSB accreditation, which places us in the top 5% of Business Schools globally. 

Earn a world class BABE (Top-up) for under $5,000.

(One year minimum)
Module 1 Module 2 Module 3
Trimester 1
(15 weeks)
Trimester 2
(15 weeks)
Trimester 3
(15 weeks)
Work-based Learning Project (over 3 Trimesters)




    Definitions of creativity, innovation and enterprise; consideration of the range of tools and techniques used in organisations to encourage creativity; characteristics of the innovative organisation, and how to create an appropriate environment for creativity; consideration of barriers to creativity and how to overcome them; the planning process of New Product/Service Development within enterprising organisations.





The programme can be completed in a minimum of one year or a maximum of three years.


All assessments are conducted online and normally comprise multiple choice questions plus a report, essay or similar. Examinations are not used for assessment.


Admission will be open to those who have successfully completed an Associate Degree or equivalent in a relevant area.


Some students may lack prior tertiary level qualifications however, if they can demonstrate that they have acquired 5 or more years of relevant professional experience they will be considered for direct entry to the Top-up. Applicants will need to provide a very detailed CV outlining relevant duties and responsibilities.

 If you have any questions, please contact us on (1) 239 444 4399. We are here to help.

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