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Course Essentials

Delivered 100% online by Arden University, this BA (Hons) Degree in Business, will develop your management skills while exploring both internal and external business environments.

Our Distance Learning course can be studied around your other commitments, even your job, at a time and place to suit you. This programme will not only teach you the basics of Business, but will also explore topics such as Management Skills, the Principles of Marketing, Business Analysis and Managing Change.

When you finish your online Arden qualification you will be an adaptable ‘all-rounder’ in Business – essential in today's modern, ever changing business world.



CMI Membership

This Arden University Distance Learning Business Degree course is fully CMI (Chartered Management Institute)  accredited and also offers you FREE CMI membership throughout your studies, giving you access to a range of additional resources.


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In addition to this course, you’ll also have 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.


Key Information

Award:
Degree
Credits:
360
UCAS Course Code:
N001
Course Title:
BA (Hons) Business (CMI)
Duration:
3-6 years
Intake Status:
Intake open
Study Mode:
Distance learning
Exemptions Available:
Yes
Course Fees:
See Course Fees and Funding tab
  • Course Details & Modules
  • Entry Requirements
  • Course Fees & Funding
  • Career Prospects
  • Industry Skills

Allowing you to study the basics of business, Arden University's BA Business Honours Degree is ideal for you if you’re interested in Management, Finance, Marketing and Human Resources. Take this ‘pure business’ route to help you get to grips with running an organisation. 

Modules

Level 4

  • Developing Personal and Management Skills
  • Understanding the Business Environment
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Introduction to Finance
  • People in Organisations
  • Management Information Systems

Level 5

  • Managing Across Cultures
  • Business Processes
  • Enterprise & Entrepreneurship
  • Business Analysis
  • Managing Knowledge
  • Managing Change in Organisations

Level 6

  • 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 

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
  • Exams

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 may be able to give you suggestions 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

Our BA (Hons) Business (CMI) Degree course has standard entry requirements. To be eligible for this course you must have either: 

  • Two subjects at GCE A-Level or equivalent, plus passes at grade C or above in three subjects at GCSE level or equivalent; OR
  • Completed a recognised Access Programme or equivalent

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).

If you have work experience 

We are happy to consider an application from you if you can show us you have the motivation to study this Arden online programme. 

We’ll ask you for a personal statement that demonstrates your ability to study the course. We’ll also ask you for references and evidence of relevant work experience. 

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 do for me? 

Arden's 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. 

Where can I go after Arden University? 

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 & 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 a: 

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

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

Alternatively, you may wish to continue with your academic development and decide to progress onto a Postgraduate programme

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 Distance Learning 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.

Enhance your career with Cisco Networking Academy

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.

Established in 1997, the Networking Academic has more than 9 million members – and you could become one of them!

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.

 

Key Benefits

Gain core skills:
Access a range of exciting Business-related topics, from basic computer skills through to 'Be your own boss' and cybersecurity – there’s something for everyone, no matter their skill level.

Add value to your CV: 
Gain a competitive advantage in the jobs market, with courses endorsed by a multi-billion-dollar leader in the IT sector.

Get your LinkedIn badge: 
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 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 majority 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.

Fees

No matter how many courses you study with Cisco, these are free of charge. However, if you’d like to receive a LinkedIn badge certification, this will cost between £150 and £200 per badge.

Course Details & Modules

Allowing you to study the basics of business, Arden University's BA Business Honours Degree is ideal for you if you’re interested in Management, Finance, Marketing and Human Resources. Take this ‘pure business’ route to help you get to grips with running an organisation. 

Modules

Level 4

  • Developing Personal and Management Skills
  • Understanding the Business Environment
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Introduction to Finance
  • People in Organisations
  • Management Information Systems

Level 5

  • Managing Across Cultures
  • Business Processes
  • Enterprise & Entrepreneurship
  • Business Analysis
  • Managing Knowledge
  • Managing Change in Organisations

Level 6

  • 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 

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
  • Exams

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 may be able to give you suggestions 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

Our BA (Hons) Business (CMI) Degree course has standard entry requirements. To be eligible for this course you must have either: 

  • Two subjects at GCE A-Level or equivalent, plus passes at grade C or above in three subjects at GCSE level or equivalent; OR
  • Completed a recognised Access Programme or equivalent

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).

If you have work experience 

We are happy to consider an application from you if you can show us you have the motivation to study this Arden online programme. 

We’ll ask you for a personal statement that demonstrates your ability to study the course. We’ll also ask you for references and evidence of relevant work experience. 

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 do for me? 

Arden's 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. 

Where can I go after Arden University? 

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 & 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 a: 

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

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

Alternatively, you may wish to continue with your academic development and decide to progress onto a Postgraduate programme

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 Distance Learning 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.

Industry Skills

Enhance your career with Cisco Networking Academy

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.

Established in 1997, the Networking Academic has more than 9 million members – and you could become one of them!

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.

 

Key Benefits

Gain core skills:
Access a range of exciting Business-related topics, from basic computer skills through to 'Be your own boss' and cybersecurity – there’s something for everyone, no matter their skill level.

Add value to your CV: 
Gain a competitive advantage in the jobs market, with courses endorsed by a multi-billion-dollar leader in the IT sector.

Get your LinkedIn badge: 
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 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 majority 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.

Fees

No matter how many courses you study with Cisco, these are free of charge. However, if you’d like to receive a LinkedIn badge certification, this will cost between £150 and £200 per badge.

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