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Course Essentials

Do you want to excel in business and management, but you’re not sure if you qualify for university study? Arden’s BA (Hons) Business Degree is available to study with an Integrated Foundation Year. Studied online, this integrated foundation year is perfect to prepare you for success at the Undergraduate level.
 
The foundation year will equip you with the essential skills needed to embark on your Undergraduate Degree in Business, including basic numeracy, academic and research skills. You'll study via our Distance Learning model, which allows you to access your studies 24/7 via our online portal, iLearn. 

You’ll develop the management skills needed for success in the workplace while exploring both the internal and external business environments on this online business course. Covering the basics of business, management skills, principles of marketing, analysis and crucially, managing change. When you complete your online BA (Hons) Business degree with a foundation year, you will be prepared for the modern business world. 

Accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), you can rest assured that this School of Business & Management course is valued by employers across the UK. 

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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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Add value to your CV with Salesforce certifications

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In addition to this course, you’ll also have the chance to become certified on Salesforce technology. Salesforce is the World's #1 CRM system and expertise in this area is highly valued across industries. Even better, this certification is FREE with Arden. See the 'Industry Skills' tab below for more information.

Key Information

Award:
Foundation Year Entry Degrees
Credits:
480
UCAS Course Code:
N/A
Course Title:
BA (Hons) Business with Foundation Year
Duration:
4 years
Intake Status:
Accepting applications
Study Mode:
Distance learning
Exemptions Available:
No
Course Fees:
See Course Fees and Funding tab
  • Course Details & Modules
  • Entry Requirements
  • Course Fees & Funding
  • Career Prospects
  • Industry Skills

Laying the perfect groundwork for your undergraduate studies, the Foundation Year prepares you with the skills you will need to succeed as you progress.

We know our students lead busy lives and so with our Distance Learning model, you’ll have 24/7 access to our online learning portal, iLearn, so you can schedule your studies around your life.

This virtual learning environment includes a ‘My Study Skills’ area, pages which offer insightful information about the key skills that are needed for this level of study. Covering topics like academic writing, how to effectively take notes, practical thinking and more.

You have 4-12 years to complete this course, meaning that you can take up to 3 years to complete each level; however, many of our students complete the course in 4-8 years.

Foundation Year Modules    

  • Developing Academic Skills
  • Using Numeracy, Data & IT
  • Research Skills and Using Information
  • Values, Ethics & Working Collaboratively
  • Structure of Business
  • Technology in Organisations

Year 2    

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

Year 3    

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

Year 4    

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

 

Assessments:

We use a variety of assessment methods at Arden to give you the opportunity to demonstrate a wide range of strengths. These could include: Assignments, Case Studies, Reports, Business Plans, Business Idea Pitches, Group Presentations, and a Dissertation.

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

Your lecturer 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 our BA (Hons) Business with Foundation Year Programme Specification.

Candidates for our Distance Learning BA (Hons) Business Degree with Foundation Year are required to submit a personal statement (of between 350-550 words) or interview demonstrating an ability to study the programme at Arden University, taking into account:

  • Your motivation for undertaking the programme
  • Relevant work experience
  • Prior qualifications
  • References

If your previous study was not in English, you will also need to have IELTS 6.0 or equivalent (no less than 5.5 in any element).

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 if you have the funds or, 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.

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 if you have the funds or, 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.

This BA (Hons) Business Degree with an Integrated Foundation Year at Arden will take you four years to complete. Upon your successful completion of the programme, you’ll graduate with an Undergraduate Degree with Chartered Management Institute (CMI) accreditation.

You’ll have the opportunity to apply for Chartered Manager status from the CMI upon completion of this Degree. This professionally-recognised accreditation will give your CV an edge when you begin to embark on a career in any area of business management.

You’ll have a wide range of transferrable skills, such as analytical and critical thinking, problem solving, communication skills, and an appreciation of organisational structures, that can be applied into any of the following potential roles:

  • Business Manager
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Marketing Executive
  • Operations Manager
  • Retail Manager
  • Business Analyst

Boost your prospects with Salesforce certification

Arden are pleased to offer students studying this degree course 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 have 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 your Arden degree.

About 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.

Key benefits

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

Add value to your CV
Prove your enthusiasm for your industry, dedication to self-development and eagerness to learn to potential employees.

Access professional-level content and a student community
Access materials used by industry professionals, and join the Salesforce student community, interacting with others and sharing your experiences.

How does it work?

Once you enrol with Arden, you will receive access to Salesforce courses online via your online learning platform, iLearn. 

Courses including CRM Fundamentals for Salesforce Classic; Measuring your Marketing Impact and the Fourth Industrial Revolution are available to study, and the amount of time needed to complete a Salesforce course ranges from 35 minutes to 21 hours, which you will need to fit in around your degree study time, at a pace to suit you.

These courses are an added extra, and you decide whether or how many you complete. Your participation won’t have any effect on your degree or the grades you receive.

Fees

The Trailhead courses are completely free to study.

Course Details & Modules

Laying the perfect groundwork for your undergraduate studies, the Foundation Year prepares you with the skills you will need to succeed as you progress.

We know our students lead busy lives and so with our Distance Learning model, you’ll have 24/7 access to our online learning portal, iLearn, so you can schedule your studies around your life.

This virtual learning environment includes a ‘My Study Skills’ area, pages which offer insightful information about the key skills that are needed for this level of study. Covering topics like academic writing, how to effectively take notes, practical thinking and more.

You have 4-12 years to complete this course, meaning that you can take up to 3 years to complete each level; however, many of our students complete the course in 4-8 years.

Foundation Year Modules    

  • Developing Academic Skills
  • Using Numeracy, Data & IT
  • Research Skills and Using Information
  • Values, Ethics & Working Collaboratively
  • Structure of Business
  • Technology in Organisations

Year 2    

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

Year 3    

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

Year 4    

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

 

Assessments:

We use a variety of assessment methods at Arden to give you the opportunity to demonstrate a wide range of strengths. These could include: Assignments, Case Studies, Reports, Business Plans, Business Idea Pitches, Group Presentations, and a Dissertation.

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

Your lecturer 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 our BA (Hons) Business with Foundation Year Programme Specification.

Entry Requirements

Candidates for our Distance Learning BA (Hons) Business Degree with Foundation Year are required to submit a personal statement (of between 350-550 words) or interview demonstrating an ability to study the programme at Arden University, taking into account:

  • Your motivation for undertaking the programme
  • Relevant work experience
  • Prior qualifications
  • References

If your previous study was not in English, you will also need to have IELTS 6.0 or equivalent (no less than 5.5 in any element).

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 if you have the funds or, 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.

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 if you have the funds or, 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

This BA (Hons) Business Degree with an Integrated Foundation Year at Arden will take you four years to complete. Upon your successful completion of the programme, you’ll graduate with an Undergraduate Degree with Chartered Management Institute (CMI) accreditation.

You’ll have the opportunity to apply for Chartered Manager status from the CMI upon completion of this Degree. This professionally-recognised accreditation will give your CV an edge when you begin to embark on a career in any area of business management.

You’ll have a wide range of transferrable skills, such as analytical and critical thinking, problem solving, communication skills, and an appreciation of organisational structures, that can be applied into any of the following potential roles:

  • Business Manager
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Marketing Executive
  • Operations Manager
  • Retail Manager
  • Business Analyst
Industry Skills

Boost your prospects with Salesforce certification

Arden are pleased to offer students studying this degree course 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 have 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 your Arden degree.

About 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.

Key benefits

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

Add value to your CV
Prove your enthusiasm for your industry, dedication to self-development and eagerness to learn to potential employees.

Access professional-level content and a student community
Access materials used by industry professionals, and join the Salesforce student community, interacting with others and sharing your experiences.

How does it work?

Once you enrol with Arden, you will receive access to Salesforce courses online via your online learning platform, iLearn. 

Courses including CRM Fundamentals for Salesforce Classic; Measuring your Marketing Impact and the Fourth Industrial Revolution are available to study, and the amount of time needed to complete a Salesforce course ranges from 35 minutes to 21 hours, which you will need to fit in around your degree study time, at a pace to suit you.

These courses are an added extra, and you decide whether or how many you complete. Your participation won’t have any effect on your degree or the grades you receive.

Fees

The Trailhead courses are completely free to study.

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