Study your Business (CMI) Degree with Arden in Berlin
This CMI-accredited BA (Hons) degree in Business will provide you with a range of skills and core knowledge needed to succeed in today’s ever-changing business world.
Core topics that will be covered include management skills, the principles of marketing, business analysis and managing change. You will analyse various business and management disciplines within a local, national and global context.
This form of multidisciplinary teaching will ensure that upon completion of the course you are fully prepared to enter the job market as an ‘all-rounder’ in business.
You will also benefit from the Blended Learning aspect of this course which allows you to fit your studies around daily work and family commitments. This flexible study mode means you can develop your business knowledge by combining online study with lectures only 2 days a week.
Whether you are looking to progress in your current career, switch jobs or pursue a career in this field, this is the course for you! You’ll study at our Berlin study centre in Germany, the most popular option for international students looking to study in Europe. Germany is recognised for its high-quality education^.
^According to statistics and data from ICEF monitor.
Boost your CV with FREE industry-certified courses
In addition to this course, you’ll also have the chance to become certified on Salesforce technology- the World's #1 CRM system - and access to the industry-renowned Cisco Networking Academy.
These FREE business and technology courses complement our degree modules, are valued by employers and will further enhance your CV, helping you stand out in the sector. See the 'Industry Skills' tab below for more information.
Arden’s BA in Business will cover fundamental topics such as business analysis and marketing, ensuring you develop a strong understanding of the current challenges modern businesses face. You will also have the opportunity to specialise in a certain area of business through your independent dissertation project.
Year 1 (Level 4)
- Developing personal and management skills
- Understanding the business environment
- Principles of marketing
- Introduction to finance
- People in organisations
- Management information systems
Year 2 (Level 5)
- Managing across cultures
- Business processes
- Enterprise and entrepreneurship
- Business analysis
- Managing Knowledge
- Managing Change in Organisations
Year 3 (Level 6)
- Contemporary management issues
- Strategic management
- Managing self and others
- International management
- Research methods and dissertation
This course is ideal for those looking to develop the practical skills required to enter professional or managerial positions within the business sector. Upon completion of the course, graduates will be workplace ready to enter a range of commercial and non-commercial sectors.
Throughout the course, you will learn the best practices to enhance business performance, as well as developing your decision-making skills to generate solutions to complex business problems. Both of these critical skills will ensure you stand out to employers as a valuable asset to their companies.
- Gain a solid understanding of how businesses operate within a local, national and global context.
- Analyse the internal functioning of organisations, including their functions, structures and management.
- Learn how to apply theoretical management concepts and processes in order to solve and plan for industry sector issues.
- Assist students in becoming expert problem solvers and confident communicators within a business setting.
Standard entry requirements:
- 2 subjects at A-Level or equivalent, plus passes at grade C or above in three subjects at GCSE level or equivalent; or
- Completion of a recognised Access Programme or equivalent.
For students whose prior learning was not taught in English
- IELTS 6.0 or equivalent (no less than 5.5 in any element)
Non-standard entry requirements:
Candidates who demonstrate an ability to study the programme as evidenced through previous vocational experience will be required to submit a personal statement (of between 350-500 words) that addresses their motivation for undertaking the programme; including their references, relevant prior experience and qualifications.
A completed application form is required for all entry routes.
You will learn using a combination of face-to-face and online learning. Arden University's innovative Blended Learning techniques combine traditional face to face classes with the flexibility of online studying.
You will also have access to online study materials and resources 24/7 to support independent study, as well as online lessons, tutorials, forums and virtual classrooms and libraries through our online portal, iLearn.
Assessment methods consist of assignments, essays, presentations, case studies, portfolios and exams.
In addition, you will receive regular academic support from Arden’s expert tutors and your own student support coordinator for any administrative, technical, or motivational help.
The course fees for BA (Hons) Business (CMI) are €8,000 per year. An initial deposit of €1,000 is required to secure your place on this course. Please note that from February 2020 onwards, an initial deposit of €2,000 will be required for all new students.
Arden University offers flexible payment plans* that allow you to spread the cost of your programme fees across multiple installments. If you apply today you can receive an early bird discount of €1,000.
In addition to the qualification itself, your course fees cover a range of student support services, including visa application support, as well as German language classes for international students.
To find out more, please contact a Programme Advisor.
This course will provide you with the transferable skills needed for a business and management career, or to pursue further studies.
Upon graduation you will be prepared for a range of professional roles in multiple sectors.
Potential roles for graduates could include:
- Brand Manager
- Operations Manager
- Business Developer or Analyst
- Digital Marketing Specialist
- Project Manager
- Voted 7th best city in the world for student living by Top Universities in 2018
- Option to apply for a 18-month post-study residence permit
- Excellent employment prospects
- Learn from world-class international faculty in an international environment
- Reasonable cost of living in comparison to many other European countries
- Attractive to international students pursuing an education abroad
- Rich in culture, history and entertainment
- A vibrant start-up entrepreneurial city
- Study in Germany – the most popular option for international students^
^ Based on an annual survey by ICEF.
Enhance your career prospects with Salesforce and Cisco Networking Academy
Arden are pleased to offer students studying this degree course the opportunity to develop additional skills. You have the chance to develop your own learning journey towards Salesforce accreditation via the 'Salesforce Trailhead' programme. Salesforce have been an industry leader in customer relationship management (CRM) for more than 20 years, so this gives you the opportunity to gain an extra self-managed certification while studying your Arden degree.
Similarly, Cisco Networking Academy is a platform providing Business and IT professionals with a space to develop their careers in the industry, with study-at-home courses helping them acquire new skills at a pace that suits them. With Arden you have the opportunity to study these courses alongside your degree.
About Salesforce certification
By studying a Salesforce-certified course, you’ll have access to professional-level materials, ensuring your industry knowledge remains current.
There are 140 Trails and 520 badges to choose from, covering many aspects of business, computing and using Salesforce as a management tool.
About Cisco Networking Academy
Take a look at the video below to learn all about Cisco Networking Academy, how it works and how it can benefit you.
Gain industry-relevant skills:
Develop additional skills relevant to roles in marketing, business, sales and technology, allowing you to stand out in crowded jobs markets.
Add value to your CV
Gain a competitive advantage in the jobs market, as well as proving your enthusiasm for your industry, dedication to self-development and eagerness to learn to potential employees.
Access professional-level content and a student community (Salesforce only)
Access materials used by industry professionals, and join the Salesforce student community, interacting with others and sharing your experiences
Get your LinkedIn badge (Cisco only)
For each course you complete, you can acquire a badge for your LinkedIn profile, highlighting your skills to potential employers, and proving that you’re highly engaged and proactive in enhancing your self-development.
How does it work?
Once you enrol with Arden, you will receive access to both Salesforce and Cisco’s online, self-paced courses through your learning platform, iLearn. Here, you’ll be able to pick and choose which courses you’d like to study.
You’ll study the course content as and when it suits you. The hours required to complete a course vary; the amount of time needed to complete a Salesforce course ranges from 35 minutes to 21 hours, while the majority of Cisco courses take between 30 and 70 hours.
These courses are an added extra – it’s entirely up to you whether you complete one, 10 or none at all! Your participation (or decision not to study these additional extras) won’t have any effect on your degree or the grades you receive.
The Salesforce Trailhead and Cisco courses are completely free to study, but there is a fee of £150-£200 per badge for LinkedIn badge certifications from Cisco.
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