Bachelor of Arts or Science [Top-Up-Degree]

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Mode of Study
Distance Learning
General Information

Pebble Hills University offers multiple “top-up” degree programmes (distance learning) for the Higher National Diploma (or other qualified diploma/degree which is recognized by Pebble Hills University) graduates  who wish to pursue further studies at degree level. Students with relevant Higher National Diploma can expect to accomplish the required courses within 1 year and be awarded with a bachelor degree upon satisfactory performance.   HND in Nigeria: The Higher National Diploma is a two-year program. Admission is based on the National Diploma and students are usually expected to have at least one year of relevant work experience after obtaining the National Diploma.   HND in UK and Ireland: A Higher National Diploma (HND) is a higher education qualification in the United Kingdom. This qualification can be used to gain entry into universities, and is considered equivalent to the first or second year of a university degree course.

Admission Requirement
f you have successfully completed a Foundation degree or an HND in Business or another relevant discipline you may be eligible to ‘top up’ your knowledge and skills and gain a BA/BS degree from Pebble Hills University. This program is ideal if you:
  • are aged 20 or over
  • are willing to work hard on an intensive program
  • have a Diploma, HND or non-standard degree
Professional Recognition

Pebble Hills University

is accredited by International Accreditation Organization (IAO) for achievement of highest standards in Organizational Management, Business Management and Business Performance through a commitment to quality and continuous improvement in Education. IAO is associated with world's leading and nationally recognized quality assurance agencies worldwide for betterment of educational standards. Some of the current IAO partners are : Department of Adult & Higher Education, Ministry of Education (Bhutan), The National Commission for University Evaluation and Accreditation (Argentina), The National Higher Education Accreditation (Costa Rica), The Accreditation and Quality Assurance Commission (Palestine), The Agency for Development of Higher Education and Quality Assurance (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Accreditacion Agencia (Chile), The Quality Assurance & Accreditation Council (Sri Lanka), Public Agency for accreditation of Higher Education (Albania), Center for Quality Assurance and Accreditation for HEI (Libya) and Higher Education Quality Evaluation Centre (Latvia), etc. International Education Accreditation Commission recognizes IAO's accreditation standards.
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American Professional Bodies

This is an International Accreditation Organization (IAO) certified program. You will be eligible to apply for the IAO Certification for Business Professionals. The IAO Certification for Business Professionals is an international industry credential that validates skills of the business professional for the international business world. The fastest growing internationally recognized certification, IAO, grants certifications to professionals belonging to the business world. Moreover, an Equivalency Diploma and Comprehensive Evaluation Report will be issued by the California University Foreign Credential Evaluator (CUFCE). Furthermore, graduates are eligible to apply for the membership and relevant chartered award from the Chartered Institute of Professional Financial Managers, USA and Chartered Institute of Management and Leadership, USA. Plus, Graduates are eligible apply membership and/or Chartered Member (C.Mgr) status of Chartered Institute of Management, Canada.

UK Professional Bodies

Graduates of this program are eligible to join the Institute of Management Specialists (IMS), UK, The Academy of Executives & Administrators (AEA), UK.  In addition, the Society's Board and Academic Review Council (ARC) of Society of Business Practitioners (UK) has recognized graduates of the PHU MBA to qualify for a Senior SBP Award. Professional Managers Association (PMA) will accept PHU’s graduates for full Membership of the Association. These with Master’s degrees can enter the PMA at Certified Professional Manager (P.Mgr) level.

African Professional Bodies

Pebble Hills University students are accepted for membership within the Managerial Chapters of Design, Technology and Management Society International (DTMSI). Applicants are admitted into the Managerial Chapter of the Society, which are the general membership divisions within the Society. Suitably qualified members are invited to join various subdivisions such as the MBA and Professional Managers Guild.
Open Enrollment Policy
Students can enroll at anytime from anywhere. There is also flexibility in pacing the course. All of the courses are distance learning courses offered online through our eCampus. PHU online courses operate on an open enrollment policy; there are no enrollment deadlines. This means the distance learning course starts for you on the day your registration is accepted. Registrations are processed and accepted on most business days.
Pebble Hills University offers multiple “top-up” degree programmes (distance learning) for the Higher National Diploma/Diploma/Associate Degree graduates who wish to pursue further studies at degree level. Students with relevant Higher National Diploma can expect to accomplish the required courses within 6 months and be awarded with a bachelor degree upon satisfactory performance. We assume you have acquired the relevant knowledge in your major.
Core Courses Core title Credit Unit
MGT001 Business Management and Leadership 3 credits
MGT002 Change and Crisis Management 3 credits
MGT003 Customer Service and Relationship Management 3 credits
MGT004 Knowledge Management and Technology 3 credits
MGT005 Inventory, Logistics and Supply Chain Management 3 credits
MGT006 Meeting, Conference and Event Management 6 credits
MGT007 Online Business and eCommerce Management 3 credits
MGT008 Risk Management and Business Ethics 3 credits
MGT009 Project Management 3 credits
MGT010 Talent and Performance Management 3 credits
MGT011 Human Resources Management 3 credits
MGT012 Personnel Training Development 3 credits
MGT013 Business Process Management 3 credits
MGT014 Diversity Management 3 credits
BUS007 Conflict Resolution and Negotiation 3 credits
BUS008 Research Skills 3 credits
BUS009 Coaching, Mentoring and Supervision 3 credits
BUS010 Strategic Planning 3 credits
BUS011 Intrapreneurship and Entrepreneurship 3 credits
BUS012 Employee Accountability and Dispute Resolution 3 credits
BUS013 Facilitation, Influence and Persuasion 3 credits
BUS014 Introduction to Neuro Linguistic Programming 3 credits
BUS015 Workplace Safety 3 credits
BUS016 Public Speaking and Relations 3 credits
SSC001 Anger and Stress Management 3 credits
SSC002 Balance and Emotional Intelligence 3 credits
CIT001 IT Applications: Database Management 3 credits
CIT002 IT Applications: Spreadsheet 3 credits
CIT003 IT Applications: InfoPath Designer 2013 3 credits
CIT004 IT Applications: OneNote 2013 3 credits
CIT005 IT Applications: Outlook 2013 3 credits
CIT006 IT Applications: Presentation 3 credits
CIT007 IT Applications: Project 2013 3 credits
CIT008 IT Applications: Publisher 2013 3 credits
CIT009 IT Applications: SharePoint Designer 2013 3 credits
CIT010 IT Applications: Word Processing 3 credits
CIT011 IT Applications: Visio 2013 3 credits
CIT012 IT Applications: Windows 7 3 credits
CIT013 IT Applications: Windows 8 3 credits
CIT014 IT Applications: Business Contact Manager 2010 3 credits
Fees And Finance
US$1,950 if you complete the program in one year; US$2,050 if you complete the program in three years.
Optional Documents
1. Validation Certificate issued by International Quality Assurance for Higher Education (QAHE) USD 300
2. Chartered Manager Award issued by QAHE USD350 (PDF)/USD450 (Hard copy)
3. Chartered Manager Award awarded by American Management School, USA USD 500 (PDF) / USD 600 (Hard copy)
4. USA State of Department Attestation Click for details
Graduation Requirement
Average GPA of 3.0; any outstanding financial obligations must be paid; on completion of the top up degree the student will be awarded with a full Bachelor’s degree.
Other Information

Graduation Package

  1. Degree Diploma with cover
  2. Official Transcript
  3. Alumni ID Card
  4. Letter of Graduation
Graduation package


If you have transferable credits from other tertiary educational institutions, these can count towards the requirements for most PHU qualifications.