Business Management Department

BA Business Studies Top-Up

BA Business Studies Top-Up

The programme targets professionals who do not hold a university degree but have work experience. Recognising that experience at posts of responsibility is equivalent to years of studies, the British educational system offers experienced professionals the opportunity to complete their knowledge by studying for a year, get their degree and then, optionally, proceed with postgraduate studies.

The BA (Hons) Business Studies (top-up) programme fills any professional’s potential academic and theoretical gaps, while focusing on lifelong learning through the development of a broad range of intellectual, practical and work-related skills. Students study topics such as human resource management, marketing, strategy, change management, business ethics, corporate social responsibility. Moreover, the programme analyses the conditions and prospects of the global market, also developing the business and organisational skills of the professionals – students.

The top-up degree is the final year (Level 6) of an undergraduate course. Senior High School or Technical Educational Institute graduates with at least two years of relevant work experience can select this programme and upgrade their essential as well as typical qualifications. The programme also targets graduates of other schools with degrees in different fields who want to obtain a second degree in order to pursue a career in business.

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Programme Characteristics

  1. It organises and enriches the participants’ empirical knowledge, supporting it with a broad theoretical background.
  2. It offers a broader picture of the economy and the business world in Greece and abroad.
  3. It offers “tools” that help solve business or management problems and helps develop creativity and critical thinking through the use of innovative teaching and evaluation methods.
  4. The programme is enriched with lectures and seminars by renowned market executives.
  5. Information Technology has been integrated in every course module, as today everything related to business organisation and management is based on IT applications.
  6. Students can learn foreign languages on top of those that they may already know, thus gaining a significant advantage in today’s globalised job market.
  7. The programme is conducted in cooperation with the leading UK-based University of West London, which is responsible for designing the programme, conducting examinations and awarding the relevant degrees.

Delivery date(s):​

October for the Fall Semester or
February for the Spring Semester​


1 year for October or February entry for those who have a high school certificate (apolytirion) and working experience


Morning or/and evening classes

Language of study:


Programme Benefits


Students are educated on the fundamental principles that govern the operations of a business and business activity in general.


They learn a wide range of skills, from the development of a functional business plan to the ability to present and “sell” an idea to clients or potential financiers.


New technologies are considered to be particularly important, since their use is now necessary at all stages of business activity.


The programme explores modern business concepts such as corporate social responsibility, business ethics, sustainability, globalisation, e-commerce, business innovation.


Teaching is conducted through a combination of methods that aim to sharpen students’ creativity and develop their critical thinking. It is complemented by lectures and seminars by market executives.


The programme includes educational trips and visits to companies, particularly those distinguished for their innovative character.

University of West London
Entry Requirements

Studying at BCA, you live in Greece but you are exposed to the learning experience designed and provided by a high-level British or Swiss University and you are awarded the same, Bachelor & Master degrees, awarded to UK and Swiss students., which are recognized in the Greek and international labor market. In addition, you will benefit from the digital technology with the specialized online educational platforms developed by BCA and incorporated into the Blended Learning philosophy.

The successful course of BCA is certified by the multiple awards it has received during the years of its educational operation. One of the most important prizes was its announcement of being the “COLLEGE OF THE YEAR”, awarded by the Education Leaders Awards Special Committee. More information on the BCA College Awards can be found here.

An indicative applicant should possess an Apolytirion of at least 12 or IB Diploma or equivalent. However, we would welcome students to apply who have an Apolytirion of less than 12 provided that their marks on relevant subjects achieved prior to the panhellenic exams in the final year of schooling are at the level of 12 or above.  Interviews will be conducted, and applicants will be considered for their overall ability to attend the programme alongside all the above grades.

Those who wish to attend our undergraduate programmes in English are required to submit one of the following certifications:

  • IELTS: a minimum score of 6.0 (with a minimum score of 5.5 in each component of the test)
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): Pass and above
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): Pass and above
  • Cambridge English: First (FCE): Grade C and above
  • Examination for the Certificate of Proficiency in English (ECPE): P( Pass) and above
  • Pearson Academic (PTE): 53 (with a minimum score of 51 in each component of the test)
  • BCA IELTS Placement Test: a minimum score of 6.0 (with a minimum score of 5.5 in each component of the test)
  • Other English language qualifications may be considered.

Intensive English classes are provided to those students who do not meet the English requirements.

Applicants must also have working experience in the business sector.

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Programme Manager

Dr. Zoi Anagnostidou

Dr. Zoi Anagnostidou graduated from the Economics Department of the University of Thessaly in 2004. Following, she received a postgraduate degree in Management with Marketing from the University of Bath (UK), and a Ph.D. in Consumer Behaviour from the Athens University of Economics and Business (Department of Marketing & Communications). 

Since 2008, she has been teaching marketing and communication and has worked as a freelance analyst-consultant on various projects. Her current research interests lie in the area of Consumer Behaviour and Psychology, as well as Corporate Social Responsibility.

Programme Structure

20 Credits
Semester - Core
20 Credits
Semester - Core
20 Credits
Semester - Core
40 Credits
Semester - Core
Award Title Notes
BA BA Business Studies

Participants need to obtain 120 credit points

The exit awards as well as the criteria for obtaining them:

All undergraduate programmes, in addition to the Bachelor’s degree, also offer intermediate-supplementary undergraduate awards, such as the Higher Education Certificate and the Higher Education Diploma. These undergraduate titles, which can also be obtained with a degree or honors, are awarded to those students who have completed a part of the undergraduate course.


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