October intake open – Apply by 26th September.

Course Essentials

If you have previously completed an HND in Business (or equivalent) then this Top- Up will enable you to achieve a full undergraduate honours degree in Business in just 8 months. Take this business Top-Up to get to grips with broad business practices and get your seat at the board room table or learn to run your own business.

This fast-track route is the equivalent of the final year of undergraduate study and can be a low-cost time-efficient route to be the best you can be and open up new career opportunities. You get the flexibility of online learning alongside the support of structured face to face seminars across just 2 days per week at one of our London study centres.

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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:
Intake open
Study Mode:
On-campus
Course Fees:
See Course Fees and Funding tab
Entry Requirements

To be eligible for this course you should have:

  • a HND in Business or equivalent, provided that your prior learning is consistent with Level 5 of the functional areas of business (Finance, Marketing, HRM and Operations Management)

For students whose prior learning was not taught in English:

  • IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.

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

If you have previously completed an HND in Business (or equivalent) then you could achieve a full undergraduate honours degree with just 8 months of further study.

This Top-Up will bring you right up to date with the issues facing managers today, and teach you how to operate at a professional level. You will learn how to build a strategy and make it happen, as well as learning how to be your best at work and how to help others in your team to succeed and meet the businesses objectives.

Your core modules are:

Level 6

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

Assessments

Assessments provide an opportunity to demonstrate your strengths in a number of ways and so a variety of methods are used, these could include:

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

To support your development and ensure you are on the right track with your studies we will provide you with tutor feedback on every assessment you submit.

If required, your tutor can give you suggestions for improvement and help you understand how to apply your new skills into real life settings.

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 Fees & Funding

Fees

UK Fees & Funding

The tuition fee for this course is £6,000 per level.

The most common funding of undergraduate degrees for students in the UK is a Tuition Fee Loan from the UK Government. The key information about these loans is:

• 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.

UK students who study our full-time blended courses may also be eligible for a Maintenance Loan from the UK Government. This is to help with costs such as food, accommodation and travel. Further information can be found at www.gov.uk/student-finance.

If you aren’t looking to fund your course via UK Government Funding you can explore other possible payment options such as instalments, on the Fees & Funding main page.

EU & International Fees & Funding

This course is available to people who are already eligible to work or study in the UK. If you are based outside the UK, we run this course as a distance learning programme and you can make your application here.

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.

Careers Impact

Want to know exactly what a BA (Hons) Business degree (Top-Up) could do for you?

Business degree graduates develop a wide range of transferable skills. This means they have a variety of employment opportunities open to them. When you’ve completed this degree you will:

  • Have an in-depth understanding of business functions
  • Have demonstrated your ability to learn and solve problems
  • Be able to make a decision about where to target your career planning as a result of your module choices
  • Be an attractive proposition to many employers due to your transferable skills

It is your graduate status that most employers will be interested in and the transferable skills you gain. These will include analytical and critical thinking, problem solving, strong interpersonal and communication skills and an appreciation of organisational behaviour and structures.

So, where can you go after Uni?

Generally, graduates have a much wider range of options available to them than just the subject matter of their degree.

Typical business graduate job titles:

  • Business Manager
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Business Development Executive
  • Business Analytics and Modelling Consultant
  • Business Performance & Transformation Consultant
  • Marketing Executive
  • Operations Manager
  • Retail Manager

Some of the Business graduates who studied through us have gone on to become:

  • Brand Manager
  • HR Manager
  • Business Analyst
  • Project Manager
  • Communications Consultant
  • Digital Marketing Specialist

Our graduates can be found in a range of companies including KLB Group, Standard Chartered Bank and Clarins.

How does being a graduate feel?

“Having completed the Programme, I feel more confident, especially in human resources and better able to view many aspects of the business from a strategic perspective. Additionally I feel I have a better understanding of my own strengths (and weaknesses) and am able to apply my learning effectively to add value to my day-to-day business life.”

Justin Smith, Business Graduate

While studying you can maximise your career success by making use of our online careers portal. This has useful tools such as an online interview simulator, CV builder, global jobs search engine and employer videos and e-learning courses covering essential business skills.

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.

Study Centres

When you sign up for one of our compressed blended degrees and become a student at an Arden University study centre, you get the best of both worlds. All the structure and personal tuition of a full time degree, 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 a full time campus-based degree, without the full time commitment.

So, what will it be like?

  • You will have just 2-3 set days per week on campus
  • 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

It’s a modern, engaging way to learn that lets you balance learning with the other priorities in your life.

And the study centres?

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

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

  • Computers and IT equipment
  • Internet
  • 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.

What centres are available?

Ealing, Hammersmith and West London College

Just a 10 minute walk from Ealing Broadway Underground, this centre boasts great transport links, impressive facilities and a warm, friendly atmosphere.

Ealing Campus, The Green, Ealing, London. W5 5EW

Tower Hill Campus

Tower Hill underground is just a two minute walk from our campus Sceptre Court. Our campus is just on the border of the City of London - the perfect location for anyone studying a career focused degree or MBA.

Tower Hill Campus, Sceptre Court, 40 Tower Hill, London, EC3N 4DX

South London Campus

Exciting new South London campus coming soon!

If you’re not 100% comfortable with university level study choosing 4 year degree would be a smart choice. The first year is designed to give you the basics needed to successfully complete the rest of the degree as it focuses on essential study skills. You will build your confidence and become a capable, well equipped student who is able to complete the full degree.

The four year degree is perfect for you if:

  • It’s been a while since you studied
  • You don’t feel you did well in previous academic study
  • You want to improve your time management skills
  • You’re not confident in writing assignments and would like some support
  • You want to learn research skill that can support your studies and assignments
  • You want some extra knowledge of the degree subject before beginning the course.

This foundation year is part of the full degree. If you are funding your degree by Tuition Fee Loan from the UK Government, your tuition fee for the foundation year will also be covered in this loan.

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