Are you thinking about launching your career in the world of marketing, but would appreciate an extra year of academic preparation before embarking on a full degree? Then the BA (Hons) Business (Marketing) degree with Foundation Year at our Berlin campus provides everything you need. Before entering the first year of your degree course, you’ll spend your foundation year brushing up on important study skills with our dedicated team of academics.
Arden’s foundation year degree courses are the ideal pathway if you don’t currently meet our standard entry requirements, or if it’s been a while since you were in formal education and need to refresh your research, essay writing, and numeracy skills. Once your foundation year is completed, you’ll be able to progress the first year of the full degree course with confidence.
The course will teach you a range of skills that are vital in 21st century marketing, including how to use the latest digital techniques, how to make the most of social media marketing, and strategies for creating successful marketing campaigns. You’ll also study key business processes such as international management, finance, and information management, which means you’ll graduate with your career options wide open. Studying with Arden University in Berlin also means you’ll be able to work in Germany while you study your course, as well as being able to apply for an 18-month working visa after graduation.
This course was the best decision I have ever made. It's given me a chance to have a career in a subject I love, and it’s given me more confidence in myself and my ability to succeed.
Your initial foundation year is made up of 6 modules. Then, to complete your full bachelor’s degree, you’ll study 360 credit hours over three years, which are made up of 16 modules over years 2, 3, and 4, and a dissertation:
How do we assess you?
Our assessment methods have been designed to allow you to demonstrate your strengths in a number of ways. Throughout your studies, we’ll keep track of your progress through the following:
At Arden University we consider applications on a case by case basis. If you have significant work experience, have qualifications you have gained elsewhere, or a degree or qualification that isn't a clear pathway to this degree - we are more than happy to discuss your application.
Our aim is to make learning as accessible as possible by ensuring that you can join us, wherever you are.
That's why we keep our requirements simple. All you need is a laptop or computer (we recommend one running the latest version of Windows), and a good stable internet connection.
With this one tool, you'll be able to access information, advice, support, learning materials and our online library, as well as create assignments, keep notes, and collaborate with other students effectively.
To be able to study this course, we need to see that you have:
We also offer an internal English test for applicants. More information on this can be found here.
Our business and management faculty in Berlin are a dedicated and passionate group of professionals who are here to help you reach your goals both in and outside of the classroom. Get to know some of our business faculty members before you start your programme by following the link below.
I chose Arden University Berlin because they provide an environment to further your knowledge and pursue opportunities in a new field.
We designed this foundation year degree course with your career goals in mind. To give you the chance to enter a wide range of possible careers after graduation, this course covers vital business topics such as managing an international team and analysing marketing principles.
As a graduate, you’ll have gained knowledge of:
Your business degree in marketing will set you up for any number of possible career paths after graduation. And don’t forget, as a graduate from our Berlin campus, you’ll also have the chance to apply for an 18-month post-study residence permit to work in Germany after you complete the course!
If you pursue further training or complete an additional degree course, you could enter roles including:
Chartered Management Institute (CMI) accreditation means that your course fully meets the professional standards and expectations of the management industry.
As a student with Arden, you’ll have free membership throughout your studies, which gives you access to several valuable professional resources including: