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Course Essentials

If you have previously completed a HND in Business (or equivalent) then this Top-Up course will enable you to achieve a full Undergraduate BA Honours Degree in Business (Finance).

Good financial management is key to any business achieving its strategic objectives. If you want to develop skills in this area and gain an understanding of the wider business environment, then this course is for you.

Studied through Arden's Distance Learning programme, this Top-up course is taught completely online and allows you to fit your studying around the rest of your life.

Everything you learn in this Top-up course, from Strategic Management to Financial Decision making, will take just 9 months of further study to complete and earn your full Degree.



Key Information

Award:
Degree
Credits:
120
UCAS Course Code:
N1FT
Course Title:
BA (Hons) Business (Finance) (Top-Up)
Duration:
1-2 years
Intake Status:
Intake open
Study Mode:
Distance learning
Course Fees:
See Course Fees and Funding tab
  • Course Details & Modules
  • Entry Requirements
  • Course Fees & Funding
  • Career Prospects

If you have previously completed a HND in Business (or equivalent) then you could achieve a full Undergraduate Honours Degree in Business (Finance) with just 9 months of further study through online Distance Learning with Arden's Degree Top-up course.

During this course you will gain an understanding of the possibilities for improving the performance of a business through sound financial decisions.

Modules

  • Contemporary Management Issues
  • Strategic Management
  • Managing Self and Others
  • Financial Decision Making
  • Research Methods and Dissertation

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

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.

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

To be eligible for Arden University's Business (Finance) (Top-up) Degree 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, you must have 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.

Upon successfully completing this Business (Finance) Top-up Degree with Arden University, you’ll be ready for a role in a wide range of sectors, for example, retail, manufacturing, banking, accounting or finance.

A solid grounding in business management, as well as good financial knowledge, is a significant advantage in the workplace. Candidates with financial planning and accounting skills, as well as a good grip of general management principles, have high value to many employers.

What skills will I develop?

Studying for a BA (Hons) Business (Finance) Top-up will equip you with a range of transferable skills. These include:

  • Numerical skills and the ability to research, interpret and analyse business and financial data
  • The ability to express ideas and communicate information in a clear and structured manner, in both written and oral form
  • Effective problem-solving
  • Analytical and creative thinking skills
  • The ability to engage in professional debate
  • The ability to self-manage and work independently and productively
  • Time-management and organisational skills
  • Presenting information clearly in a variety of formats
  • Confident understanding of problem solving skills

Where can I go after Arden University?

Some job roles you might consider are:

  • Business Analyst
  • Business Development Executive
  • Buying Assistant
  • Accounting Technician
  • Actuarial Analyst
  • Company Secretary
  • Stockbroker

Some industries you could explore are:

  • Business
  • Corporate tax
  • Finance
  • Banking
  • Investment

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.

Alternatively, you may wish to continue with your academic development and decide to take on further study. You could continue your studies with Arden and enrol onto one of our Postgraduate programmes. With a Degree in Business (Finance), you could consider the following pathways:

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 Arden Admissions Advisors will be in touch to discuss your study options.

Course Details & Modules

If you have previously completed a HND in Business (or equivalent) then you could achieve a full Undergraduate Honours Degree in Business (Finance) with just 9 months of further study through online Distance Learning with Arden's Degree Top-up course.

During this course you will gain an understanding of the possibilities for improving the performance of a business through sound financial decisions.

Modules

  • Contemporary Management Issues
  • Strategic Management
  • Managing Self and Others
  • Financial Decision Making
  • Research Methods and Dissertation

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

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.

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

To be eligible for Arden University's Business (Finance) (Top-up) Degree 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, you must have 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

Upon successfully completing this Business (Finance) Top-up Degree with Arden University, you’ll be ready for a role in a wide range of sectors, for example, retail, manufacturing, banking, accounting or finance.

A solid grounding in business management, as well as good financial knowledge, is a significant advantage in the workplace. Candidates with financial planning and accounting skills, as well as a good grip of general management principles, have high value to many employers.

What skills will I develop?

Studying for a BA (Hons) Business (Finance) Top-up will equip you with a range of transferable skills. These include:

  • Numerical skills and the ability to research, interpret and analyse business and financial data
  • The ability to express ideas and communicate information in a clear and structured manner, in both written and oral form
  • Effective problem-solving
  • Analytical and creative thinking skills
  • The ability to engage in professional debate
  • The ability to self-manage and work independently and productively
  • Time-management and organisational skills
  • Presenting information clearly in a variety of formats
  • Confident understanding of problem solving skills

Where can I go after Arden University?

Some job roles you might consider are:

  • Business Analyst
  • Business Development Executive
  • Buying Assistant
  • Accounting Technician
  • Actuarial Analyst
  • Company Secretary
  • Stockbroker

Some industries you could explore are:

  • Business
  • Corporate tax
  • Finance
  • Banking
  • Investment

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.

Alternatively, you may wish to continue with your academic development and decide to take on further study. You could continue your studies with Arden and enrol onto one of our Postgraduate programmes. With a Degree in Business (Finance), you could consider the following pathways:

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 Arden Admissions Advisors will be in touch to discuss your study options.

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