Leadership and Management (Salon Management) (Top-Up) - BA (Hons)

Leadership and Management (Salon Management) (Top-Up) - BA (Hons)

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The BA (Hons) top-up degree offers a blend of theory, contemporary strategic leadership, management skills and knowledge, and practical application to the workplace. If focuses on strategic issues of business and developing higher level analytical skills and market knowledge. As part of the course you will undertake a dissertation, developing in-depth knowledge and analysis of a sector-specific research topic.

This course provides a progression route for students who have completed a foundation degree in Leadership and Management and other business related foundation degrees and Higher National Diplomas.

Duration 1 Year Full Time or 18 months Part Time
Study mode Full Time or Part Time
Start date 16/09/2019
Campus University Centre
Course code 72264-10
Fee £7,250 Full Time or £3,625 Part Time (per academic year)

What you learn

Modules may include:

  • Research Methods: You will develop research and evaluative skills and knowledge.
  • Dissertation: You will produce independent research
  • Marketing Management and Strategy: You will acquire the skills needed to undertake a marketing audit for a selected organisation in order to develop a strategic marketing plan including use of the integrated marketing mix. 
  • Strategic Leadership and Enterprise: You will develop an understanding of strategic leadership in relation to the implementation of strategy within an organisation. 
  • Contemporary Human Resource Management: You will focus on human resource management and be provided with an insight into contemporary employment practices within commercial organisations and develop essential skills in securing and retaining employees.
  • Global Operations and Contexts: You will develop your understanding of the global context in relation to the management of the relevant organisation.

Benefits / Skills you will develop

This course is ideal for those considering managing or owning a small or medium sized business. Students will find the course to be practical, delivering real-world business skills, whilst developing a real depth of knowledge of management and leadership in their sector.

In addition to the contemporary nature of the curriculum content, one of the key strengths of this programme is the support that is provided for students. A robust communications system functions to give students access to lecturers and management; this includes e-mail, the VLE and course notice boards. Each student is allocated a personal tutor for regular tutorials and personal development planning. In relation to the Dissertation, support is provided from a dissertation supervisor. There is an extensive range of learning resources in the library, supported by the specialist business librarian who can support effective research by students and also provide bespoke study skills sessions for students either on a group or individual basis.

How you will be assessed

Formative activities include, group discussions, direct and indirect questioning, simulated practice, analytical tool practice, research tasks, and role plays, for instance.  Summative assessments have been designed to reflect employability skills and occupationally-related tasks. Assessment methods adopted on the programme include individual, group and poster presentations, case studies, reports, business plans, audits, class-based assessments, portfolio’s and reflective statements.

Where is the course delivered (facilities / classrooms)

This course will be delivered at the University Centre where students will have access to a HE-specific study zone, including computer facilities, and social area.

Student will have access to a range of facilities/ resources including Chromebooks to enable their studies.

Entry requirements

This programme is predominately offered to those students who wish to continue their studies after successful completion of a Foundation Degree or HND in Leadership and Management, Retail, Marketing or Business.

The standard entry requirement is normally a merit grade profile at HND level or FD level from a UK Institution, however, where students haven not met this grade and may have some mitigating circumstances, individual cases will be considered.

Where appropriate, interviews will be used to ascertain the applicant’s suitability for entry to the course.

Ideally part time students need to be currently working preferably in a supervisory or management role or have some working experience in their relevant sector. Where appropriate, interviews will be used to ascertain the applicant’s suitability for entry to the course.

How to apply

If you would like to apply for any of the Leeds City College full-time Higher Education programmes for 2019 entry, (unless otherwise stated) please do so via UCAS at www.ucas.com

The UCAS code for this course is L2M3 and the Leeds City College institution code is L21.

If you wish to apply for one of our part-time Higher Education courses, please apply here 

What's next

On successful completion of the course, you will have the skills to take advantage of job opportunities involving managerial positions in beauty and hair salons, sales and marketing management for hair and beauty product companies or further study to Masters level. You will have developed your employability skills in order to obtain employment in your chosen area or you can use your knowledge and confidence to start up your own successful business.

Campus Locations

University Centre

Park Lane
West Yorkshire
0113 216 2406
Nearest train station
Leeds Central Station, 0.6 MilesWebsite