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Benefits for you:

  • Develop Leadership and Management Skills.

  • Enhance your career prospects.

  • Stay in full time employment.

  • Achieve a BA (Hons) Applied Business degree from one of the UK’s leading universities in 3 years.

If you are currently in employment but would love to enhance your skills and improve your career prospects, then this exciting new opportunity could be for you.

Edinburgh Napier University, in collaboration with Gradworks, are providing a new educational pathway within the Province which will allow you to achieve a BA (Hons) Applied Business degree while in full-time, paid employment.

The practice-led approach will develop your effective business and management skills by balancing theory with your day-to-day work in your organisation.  In this degree you will put learning into practice and will solve problems on real projects in your workplace, applying your learning to the world of work.


Edinburgh Napier University is ranked number one in the UK for nurturing student talent (The Guardian University Guide 2017). In the QS World University Rankings 2017 it was also awarded a maximum 5 stars for teaching and employability. Edinburgh Napier University will provide ongoing academic and pastoral support throughout the duration of your programme.

Course details*

Course delivery

The programme is delivered over a full calendar year on a day-release basis - weekly in year 1 and monthly in years 2 and 3. Staff from Edinburgh Napier University will fly over to deliver the teaching of the modules at Antrim Civic Centre.


Mixture of practical assignments, exams, group projects and work-based learning.

Work placement

You will be a full-time employee as well as a student for the duration of the programme so there are no separate placements.

*Disclaimer:  Some changes may occur between now and the time that you study. 

Full information on this is available in Edinburgh Napier University’s disclaimer.

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