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Your Business and Finance Course Essentials

Arden University's School of Business and Management knows how important robust financial management is to any business achieving its strategic objectives. And our business and finance university course is no exception.

Throughout this  business and finance degree, as well as developing a broad understanding of business activity, you will harness the major tools and theory of financial management, and how to apply these to real enterprise situations.

Through Arden’s flexible Distance Learning business finance course, you'll study how to develop personal and management skills, management accounting and a range of business processes, alongside financial reporting and auditing. All of this provides a fantastic introduction to business and finance for your future career.

Online or Distance Learning is designed to fit around your lifestyle - you can study wherever and whenever you want, and your coursework will be available 24/7. Discover business and finance courses online with Arden University today.


Fast-Track your career with a Fully funded master’s

As part of our commitment to your ongoing career development, we recently launched our Fast-Track Your Career promise. This offer means you can pursue your master’s degree with us completely free of charge once you’ve successfully completed your bachelor’s studies. The Fast-Track Your Career free master’s offer is available to all Arden Distance Learning undergraduate students who enrolled with us from September 2016 up until 30th September 2021, and is available to students from all countries and regions who meet our master’s degree entry requirements.



CMI Membership

With Arden University's business and finance degree, as well as the course being fully CMI (Chartered Management Institute) accredited, you’ll also get free CMI membership throughout your studies, giving you access to a range of additional resources.

CMI logo

 

Boost your CV with Free Industry-Certified Courses

In addition to your business and finance degree, you’ll also have the chance to become certified on Salesforce technology - the World's #1 CRM system - and receive special 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 your sector of choice. See the 'Industry Skills' tab below for more information.

Salesforce and Cisco Networking Academy logos

Key Information

Award:
Degree
Credits:
360
UCAS Course Code:
N160
Course Title:
BA (Hons) Business (Finance)
Duration:
3-6 years
Intake Status:
Intake open
Study Mode:
Online
Exemptions Available:
Yes
Course Fees:
See Course Fees and Funding tab
  • Course Details & Modules
  • Entry Requirements
  • Course Fees & Funding
  • Career Prospects
  • Industry Skills

During this business and Finance course at Arden University, you will not only study accounting and basic economics, but also gain an understanding of the following: 

  • Design and operation of financial systems
  • The measurement and management of risk
  • The possibilities for improving the performance of a business through good financial decision making

You have 3-9 years to complete this business finance course, meaning that you can take up to 3 years to complete each level; however, we recommend completing the course within 3-6 years. 

Modules

Level 4

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

Level 5

  • Managing Across Cultures
  • Business Processes
  • Enterprise & Entrepreneurship
  • Business Analysis
  • Financial Reporting
  • Financial Auditing

Level 6

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

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

Assessments

Assessments provide an opportunity to demonstrate your strengths in a number of ways. While you study your business and finance degree, you can expect to be assessed using several methods, such as:

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

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

You can get more detailed course information by viewing our BA (Hons) Business (Finance) (CMI) Programme Specification.

You must meet specific requirements to be able to study this business and finance course with Arden University. 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

  • IELTS 6.0 (no less than 5.5 in any element); or TOEFL iBT 80; or equivalent
  • Alternatively, a letter to show that the Medium of Instruction was in English is accepted
  • We also offer an internal English test for applicants who are unable to provide an English Proficiency letter. More information on this can be found here

If you have work experience

If you don’t fulfil the entry criteria your application may be considered on an individual basis, taking in to account any work experience, other qualifications and/or any training you have completed. Please call or email for further information.

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

Please note: Fees quoted relate to the intake that you enrol on
(i.e. when you start your course), NOT your application date.


Funding

Undergraduate courses

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 £25,725 a year.
  • Your tuition fees are paid directly to the University by the loan company.

Postgraduate courses

Postgraduate Student Loans for UK & EU Students

As a Postgraduate student, you can now apply for a student loan of up to £10,000, for taught and research Masters courses, including MBAs. Find out more at www.gov.uk/masters-loan

Postgrad Solutions Study Bursary

Looking for additional funding as a Postgraduate? Postgrad Solutions now offer 15 bursaries across a number of subject areas. Click here to apply

Self-funding - Pay in full or Sponsorship

You can pay for your course all in one go or your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. To discuss this, call us on 0800 268 7737.

To find out more information about the Fees and Funding options available, visit our fees and funding page.

Please note: Fees quoted relate to the intake that you enrol on
(i.e. when you start your course), NOT your application date.


Self-funding - Pay in full or Sponsorship

You can pay for your course all in one go or your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. To discuss this, call us on 0800 268 7737.

To find out more information about the Fees and Funding options available, visit our fees and funding page.

Upon successfully completing your business and finance degree with Arden, you’ll be ready for a role in a wide range of sectors including retail, manufacturing, banking, accounting or finance.

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

What skills will I develop?

Studying a business and finance degree 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 roles you might consider after completing your business and finance course 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 with us you can maximise your career success by making use of our online careers portal. Find useful tools such as an online interview simulator, CV builder, global jobs search engine, employer videos and e-learning courses covering essential business skills.

Alternatively, you may wish to continue with your academic development and decide to progress onto a Master's Degree or an MBA. Find out more about Arden's Postgraduate courses

Our alumni can benefit from 10% discount off a second Degree, Master’s or MBA at Arden.

Next steps

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

Enhance your career prospects with Salesforce and Cisco Networking Academy

Arden are pleased to offer students studying the business and finance degree 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 has 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 for your Arden qualification.

 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 the 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.

 

 

Key Benefits

Gain industry-relevant skills:
Develop additional skills relevant to roles in marketing, business, sales and technology, allowing you to stand out in crowded job markets.

Add value to your CV 
Studying a business and finance university course helps you 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 won’t have any effect on your degree or the grades you receive.

Fees

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.

Course Details & Modules

During this business and Finance course at Arden University, you will not only study accounting and basic economics, but also gain an understanding of the following: 

  • Design and operation of financial systems
  • The measurement and management of risk
  • The possibilities for improving the performance of a business through good financial decision making

You have 3-9 years to complete this business finance course, meaning that you can take up to 3 years to complete each level; however, we recommend completing the course within 3-6 years. 

Modules

Level 4

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

Level 5

  • Managing Across Cultures
  • Business Processes
  • Enterprise & Entrepreneurship
  • Business Analysis
  • Financial Reporting
  • Financial Auditing

Level 6

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

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

Assessments

Assessments provide an opportunity to demonstrate your strengths in a number of ways. While you study your business and finance degree, you can expect to be assessed using several methods, such as:

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

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

You can get more detailed course information by viewing our BA (Hons) Business (Finance) (CMI) Programme Specification.

Entry Requirements

You must meet specific requirements to be able to study this business and finance course with Arden University. 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

  • IELTS 6.0 (no less than 5.5 in any element); or TOEFL iBT 80; or equivalent
  • Alternatively, a letter to show that the Medium of Instruction was in English is accepted
  • We also offer an internal English test for applicants who are unable to provide an English Proficiency letter. More information on this can be found here

If you have work experience

If you don’t fulfil the entry criteria your application may be considered on an individual basis, taking in to account any work experience, other qualifications and/or any training you have completed. Please call or email for further information.

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

Please note: Fees quoted relate to the intake that you enrol on
(i.e. when you start your course), NOT your application date.


Funding

Undergraduate courses

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 £25,725 a year.
  • Your tuition fees are paid directly to the University by the loan company.

Postgraduate courses

Postgraduate Student Loans for UK & EU Students

As a Postgraduate student, you can now apply for a student loan of up to £10,000, for taught and research Masters courses, including MBAs. Find out more at www.gov.uk/masters-loan

Postgrad Solutions Study Bursary

Looking for additional funding as a Postgraduate? Postgrad Solutions now offer 15 bursaries across a number of subject areas. Click here to apply

Self-funding - Pay in full or Sponsorship

You can pay for your course all in one go or your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. To discuss this, call us on 0800 268 7737.

To find out more information about the Fees and Funding options available, visit our fees and funding page.

Please note: Fees quoted relate to the intake that you enrol on
(i.e. when you start your course), NOT your application date.


Self-funding - Pay in full or Sponsorship

You can pay for your course all in one go or your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. To discuss this, call us on 0800 268 7737.

To find out more information about the Fees and Funding options available, visit our fees and funding page.

Career Prospects

Upon successfully completing your business and finance degree with Arden, you’ll be ready for a role in a wide range of sectors including retail, manufacturing, banking, accounting or finance.

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

What skills will I develop?

Studying a business and finance degree 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 roles you might consider after completing your business and finance course 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 with us you can maximise your career success by making use of our online careers portal. Find useful tools such as an online interview simulator, CV builder, global jobs search engine, employer videos and e-learning courses covering essential business skills.

Alternatively, you may wish to continue with your academic development and decide to progress onto a Master's Degree or an MBA. Find out more about Arden's Postgraduate courses

Our alumni can benefit from 10% discount off a second Degree, Master’s or MBA at Arden.

Next steps

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

Industry Skills

Enhance your career prospects with Salesforce and Cisco Networking Academy

Arden are pleased to offer students studying the business and finance degree 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 has 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 for your Arden qualification.

 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 the 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.

 

 

Key Benefits

Gain industry-relevant skills:
Develop additional skills relevant to roles in marketing, business, sales and technology, allowing you to stand out in crowded job markets.

Add value to your CV 
Studying a business and finance university course helps you 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 won’t have any effect on your degree or the grades you receive.

Fees

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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