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Course Essentials

If you’ve previously completed a HND in Business or an equivalent qualification, this BA (Hons) Business Top-up Degree from Arden University will help you transform that qualification into a full Undergraduate Business Degree in as little as a year.

Our Business Top-up Degree will enhance your knowledge of business practices and could help you secure your seat at the boardroom table or even getting to grips with running your own business.

Delivered via our Blended Learning programme, you'll learn primarily online, but will also have the advantage of regular face-to-face lectures with your Arden course tutor at one of our UK study centres in either London, Manchester or Birmingham.

This fast-track route is the equivalent of the final year of Undergraduate study and can be a low-cost, time-efficient way to open up new career opportunities for you.


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Key Information

Award:
Degree
Credits:
120
UCAS Course Code:
N10C
Course Title:
BA (Hons) Business (Top-Up)
Duration:
1-2 years
Intake Status:
Accepting applications
Study Mode:
Blended learning
Course Fees:
See Course Fees and Funding tab
Study Centre:
LON, BIR & MANC Based
Next Open Day:
Sat 12th January
  • Course Details & Modules
  • Entry Requirements
  • Course Fees & Funding
  • Career Prospects
  • Study Centres

Arden's Business Top-up Degree course covers modules vital to success in business management, giving your previous qualification that extra boost and helping you go further in your career.

With our Blended Learning Business top-up, you’ll attend classes at one of our study centres just 2 days a week, and could complete the course in under a year.

Modules

  • Contemporary Management Issues
  • Strategic Management
  • Managing Self and Others
  • International Management
  • Research Methods and Dissertation

Please note that the modules listed are indicative and may be subject to change.

Assessments

Arden University use a wide variety of assessment methods, giving you the opportunity to demonstrate your strengths in more ways than one. These could include:

  • Assignments
  • Essays
  • Presentations
  • Case Studies
  • Portfolios of work

To support your development and ensure that you’re on the right track with your studies, you’ll receive tutor feedback for every assessment you submit.

If required, your tutor may be able to give you suggestions and tips for improvement and help you understand how to apply your newly acquired skills into real-life settings.

You can get more detailed course information by viewing the relevant Programme Specification, which you can download from our Policies, Standards and Procedures Page

This BA (Hons) Business (Top-up) course has standard entry requirements. To be eligible for this course at Arden University you must have:

  • An HND in Business or equivalent - your prior learning must be consistent with Level 5 of the functional areas of business: finance, marketing, HRM and operations management

If your prior learning was not taught in English we require IELTS 6.0 or equivalent (no less than 5.5 in any element).

How much is my course?

2

Funding

You can support your study in a variety of ways.

If you are a UK student, the most common funding of undergraduate degrees is a Tuition Fee Loan from the UK Government. The key information about these loans is:

  • You must be a UK resident
  • You can get a loan to cover the full cost of your tuition fees
  • You only start to pay it back when you are earning over £21,000 a year.
  • Your tuition fees are paid directly to the University by the loan company.

Self-funding - Pay in full or Pay as you go options

You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds. There is typically up to 10% off the total price if you pay this way. You can also pay as you go. This means you have no monthly obligations and simply pay for each module when you decide to study it.

Sponsorship

Because your studies will develop you as a professional your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. Feel free to call the team on 0800 268 7737 to discuss steps to employer sponsorship.

Pay in full

You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds. There is typically up to 10% off the total price if you pay this way.

Pay in instalments

You can make payments over the course of their studies using our fixed payment schedule. Students will be entered into a schedule which runs alongside their course and splits their programme fees into a series of instalments.

Sponsorship

Because your studies will develop you as a professional your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. Feel free to call the team on 0800 268 7737 to discuss steps to employer sponsorship Find out more about fees and funding and employer sponsorship on our dedicated information pages.

What can a Business Degree Top-up do for me?

When you complete Arden's Business Top-up course, you’ll have a fully-fledged Undergraduate Degree. This means that you’ll be no different to those who graduated with a Business Degree after a full 3 years at university.

Once you complete this course, you will:

  • Have an in-depth understanding of all the vital business functions
  • Be able to use the problem-solving skills you acquire to find solutions for issues businesses may face
  • Have a clear idea of the career path you wish to pursue

What can I do after Arden University?

After graduating, you’ll be prepared to take on any one of a vast range of professional roles. These could include:

  • Human Resources Manager
  • Business Development Executive
  • Business Performance & Transformation Consultant
  • Marketing Executive
  • Operations Manager
  • Financial Controller
  • Retail Manager

What study centres are available at Arden University? 

Blended Learning courses are available at the following study centres in the UK:

Or you can find out more about Arden study centres

Studying via Blended Learning with Arden

When you sign up for one of our Blended Learning Degrees and become a student at an Arden University study centre, you get the best of both worlds. All the structure and tuition of a full-time course, coupled with the rich online resources and materials that our online students benefit from. This option is ideal for students who want the routine of full-time lectures, without the full-time commitment.

What can I expect from this Blended Learning course?

  • You will spend 2 days a week at your chosen study centre
  • These classes will be led by your module tutor
  • During these sessions you will be encouraged to debate, discuss and ask questions to develop your understanding and acquire key skills
  • Because it combines online learning you can access materials and resources online 24/7
  • The online content includes tutorials, lessons, exercises, study support and chat forums
  • All your coursework and assignments are uploaded to a secure online zone for marking
  • You can contact a tutor or the support team via Skype, email, webchat or phone

Arden's Blending Learning model is a modern, engaging way to learn that lets you balance your studies with the other priorities in your life.

What facilities are available at Arden study centres?

Giving you access to the technology and services you need to support your studies, our modern study centres are buzzing with students, tutors and staff.

Outside of your classes, you can expect access to things like:

  • Computers and IT equipment
  • Internet access
  • Printing facilities
  • Individual and group Study space
  • Restaurants
  • Leisure facilities

Next steps

Applying for this course takes just a few minutes and is the first step towards gaining your qualification. You can begin your online application now and one of our friendly Admissions Advisors will be in touch to discuss your study options.

Course Details & Modules

Arden's Business Top-up Degree course covers modules vital to success in business management, giving your previous qualification that extra boost and helping you go further in your career.

With our Blended Learning Business top-up, you’ll attend classes at one of our study centres just 2 days a week, and could complete the course in under a year.

Modules

  • Contemporary Management Issues
  • Strategic Management
  • Managing Self and Others
  • International Management
  • Research Methods and Dissertation

Please note that the modules listed are indicative and may be subject to change.

Assessments

Arden University use a wide variety of assessment methods, giving you the opportunity to demonstrate your strengths in more ways than one. These could include:

  • Assignments
  • Essays
  • Presentations
  • Case Studies
  • Portfolios of work

To support your development and ensure that you’re on the right track with your studies, you’ll receive tutor feedback for every assessment you submit.

If required, your tutor may be able to give you suggestions and tips for improvement and help you understand how to apply your newly acquired skills into real-life settings.

You can get more detailed course information by viewing the relevant Programme Specification, which you can download from our Policies, Standards and Procedures Page

Entry Requirements

This BA (Hons) Business (Top-up) course has standard entry requirements. To be eligible for this course at Arden University you must have:

  • An HND in Business or equivalent - your prior learning must be consistent with Level 5 of the functional areas of business: finance, marketing, HRM and operations management

If your prior learning was not taught in English we require IELTS 6.0 or equivalent (no less than 5.5 in any element).

Course Fees & Funding

How much is my course?

2

Funding

You can support your study in a variety of ways.

If you are a UK student, the most common funding of undergraduate degrees is a Tuition Fee Loan from the UK Government. The key information about these loans is:

  • You must be a UK resident
  • You can get a loan to cover the full cost of your tuition fees
  • You only start to pay it back when you are earning over £21,000 a year.
  • Your tuition fees are paid directly to the University by the loan company.

Self-funding - Pay in full or Pay as you go options

You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds. There is typically up to 10% off the total price if you pay this way. You can also pay as you go. This means you have no monthly obligations and simply pay for each module when you decide to study it.

Sponsorship

Because your studies will develop you as a professional your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. Feel free to call the team on 0800 268 7737 to discuss steps to employer sponsorship.

Pay in full

You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds. There is typically up to 10% off the total price if you pay this way.

Pay in instalments

You can make payments over the course of their studies using our fixed payment schedule. Students will be entered into a schedule which runs alongside their course and splits their programme fees into a series of instalments.

Sponsorship

Because your studies will develop you as a professional your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. Feel free to call the team on 0800 268 7737 to discuss steps to employer sponsorship Find out more about fees and funding and employer sponsorship on our dedicated information pages.

Career Prospects

What can a Business Degree Top-up do for me?

When you complete Arden's Business Top-up course, you’ll have a fully-fledged Undergraduate Degree. This means that you’ll be no different to those who graduated with a Business Degree after a full 3 years at university.

Once you complete this course, you will:

  • Have an in-depth understanding of all the vital business functions
  • Be able to use the problem-solving skills you acquire to find solutions for issues businesses may face
  • Have a clear idea of the career path you wish to pursue

What can I do after Arden University?

After graduating, you’ll be prepared to take on any one of a vast range of professional roles. These could include:

  • Human Resources Manager
  • Business Development Executive
  • Business Performance & Transformation Consultant
  • Marketing Executive
  • Operations Manager
  • Financial Controller
  • Retail Manager
Study Centres

What study centres are available at Arden University? 

Blended Learning courses are available at the following study centres in the UK:

Or you can find out more about Arden study centres

Studying via Blended Learning with Arden

When you sign up for one of our Blended Learning Degrees and become a student at an Arden University study centre, you get the best of both worlds. All the structure and tuition of a full-time course, coupled with the rich online resources and materials that our online students benefit from. This option is ideal for students who want the routine of full-time lectures, without the full-time commitment.

What can I expect from this Blended Learning course?

  • You will spend 2 days a week at your chosen study centre
  • These classes will be led by your module tutor
  • During these sessions you will be encouraged to debate, discuss and ask questions to develop your understanding and acquire key skills
  • Because it combines online learning you can access materials and resources online 24/7
  • The online content includes tutorials, lessons, exercises, study support and chat forums
  • All your coursework and assignments are uploaded to a secure online zone for marking
  • You can contact a tutor or the support team via Skype, email, webchat or phone

Arden's Blending Learning model is a modern, engaging way to learn that lets you balance your studies with the other priorities in your life.

What facilities are available at Arden study centres?

Giving you access to the technology and services you need to support your studies, our modern study centres are buzzing with students, tutors and staff.

Outside of your classes, you can expect access to things like:

  • Computers and IT equipment
  • Internet access
  • Printing facilities
  • Individual and group Study space
  • Restaurants
  • Leisure facilities

Next steps

Applying for this course takes just a few minutes and is the first step towards gaining your qualification. You can begin your online application now and one of our friendly Admissions Advisors will be in touch to discuss your study options.

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