In the UK and looking for a degree with added value or do you want to retain and develop your staff?

You can now gain a professionally relevant Business degree with the added bonus of chartered manager status and a professional qualification from the Chartered Management Institute. Or if you are an employer with staff that you want to retain and develop, a degree apprenticeship, partially funded by the UK government, could be the answer.

Now available for UK residents: BA (Hons) Business Management with Chartered Manager Status

Study is part-time over four and a half years through a blended learning delivery model which allows the degree apprentice to combine work and study, participating in regular tutor led face to face and online sessions.

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Benefits for UK employers

  • Degree apprenticeships are a great way of attracting and retaining talented employees
  • Classes are blocked so that students are out of the workplace for only two days per quarter
  • The module assessments are designed to make immediate contribution to workplace
  • Degree apprenticeships are funded by the Skills Funding Agency on behalf of the UK government, so that two-thirds of the tuition fees are covered by external funding
  • From Spring 2017, larger employers will be required to pay a new apprenticeships levy and buying apprenticeship places for their staff is the only way to tap back into this funding.
  • A summary of the government’s vision for apprenticeships and their benefits can be accessed here.
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Benefits for UK students

  • Arden University’s flexible, blended learning delivery model allows you to integrate study with your work
  • You will achieve a relevant, professionally recognised qualification and Chartered Manager status in addition to your academic degree
  • Your study will be funded entirely by the government and your employer, which means you won’t have a student loan to repay like other graduates
  • You can access your study materials, learning resources and communicate with your tutors and fellow students from your workplace via our cutting edge virtual learning environment
  • A summary of the government’s vision for apprenticeships and their benefits can be accessed here.

Location and classes

Degree apprenticeship students study one module per quarter and attend for a compressed face to face two day study block at the start of each module, with online study and support from tutors throughout remainder of module delivery period. The blocked study days take place in Birmingham.


The modules you will study are…

Year 1: Developing Personal & Management Skills; Understanding the Business Environment; Principles of Marketing and Introduction to Finance.

Year 2: Management Information Systems; People in Organisations; Managing Across Cultures and Business Processes

Year 3: Business Analysis; Enterprise & Entrepreneurship; Management Accounting and Managing Change in Organisations

Year 4: Strategic Management; marketing planning; Managing Self & Others and Project Management.

During your fourth year you will also start work on a work-based project, which you will submit as your final assessment midway through Year 5.

All above modules are subject to validation.


Request further information

For employers

Please contact our Academic Director, John Vaughan @ jvaughan@arden.ac.uk for further details.

For students

Please contact degreeapprenticeships@arden.ac.uk for further information and to request an application form.

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