Business and Computing

BA (Hons)

Study level
3-9 years
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BA (Hons) Business and Computing

Course Overview

Computing is the foundation of any successful business, and if you’re looking for a career where the two are fundamentally connected, our BA (Hons) Business and Computing course is the right choice for you. With this online business and computing degree, you’ll focus on the influence of key business and computing concepts – from how to achieve a business’ strategic objectives to managing IT and computing systems.

If you want to stay ahead of the curve and analyse the latest technologies in leading business computing theories, then this is the path for you – but it’s not just about the theory. You’ll also apply your knowledge to real-world settings through case studies and portfolios. Ready to get started? 

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Are you interested in how computing and information systems fit into business structures and functions? Do you have a passion for finding business computing solutions for complex organisational problems? No matter your area of interest, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for with our range of specialist modules developed by leading industry professionals – from principles of marketing to computing and business management. Your modules are designed to enhance your analytical and research skills, while also preparing you to enter the world of work as a well-rounded and forward-thinking professional.


Level 4

  • Effective Interdisciplinary Study
  • Computer Technology 
  • Information Systems in Organisations 
  • Understanding the Business Environment 
  • Principles of Marketing 
  • People in Organisations 

Level 5

  • Research Ethics in Action
  • Data Communications
  • Quality Systems in IT
  • Strategic Information Systems
  • Managing Across Cultures
  • Enterprise & Entrepreneurship

Level 6

  • Current Trends in Networking
  • Management in IT
  • Contemporary Management Issues
  • International Management
  • Research Planning & Project

How do we assess you?

At Arden University, we use a range of methods to assess your progress and strengths, providing you with the opportunity to demonstrate what you’ve learnt. These could include: 

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

To ensure you have the support and resources needed to successfully complete your module assessments, Arden will provide you with feedback for every piece of work you submit – from suggestions for improvement to applying your newly acquired skills to real-life settings.

At Arden University we consider applications on a case by case basis. If you have significant work experience, have qualifications you have gained elsewhere, or a degree or qualification that isn't a clear pathway to this degree - we are more than happy to discuss your application.

What do you need to study with us?

Our aim is to make learning as accessible as possible by ensuring that you can join us, wherever you are.

That's why we keep our requirements simple. All you need is a laptop or computer (we recommend one running the latest version of Windows), and a good stable internet connection.

With this one tool, you'll be able to access information, advice, support, learning materials and our online library, as well as create assignments, keep notes, and collaborate with other students effectively.


To be eligible for this business computing 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
  • Completed a recognised Access Programme or equivalent

English Proficiency

  • IELTS 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element); or TOEFL iBT 90; or equivalent

We also offer an internal English test for applicants. More information on this can be found here.

Do you have work experience? We’re happy to consider an application from you if you can show us that you have the motivation to study this online business computing degree. We’ll ask you for a personal statement that demonstrates your ability to study the course, along with references and evidence of your previous work experience.

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Use the dropdown above to find course fees and funding information for your country. If you can’t find information for your country in the dropdown, visit our International support page.

Before getting started with your degree, it’s always nice to get to know the faces of who you’ll be learning from. The School of Business and Management is made up of a group of highly experienced, qualified and enthusiastic lecturers who help to design the courses alongside leaders from the business community. 

Perhaps you have a strong idea of where you want to go with your business and computing degree, or perhaps you're still a little unsure. But don’t worry if you’re still weighing up your options! We prepare you with a range of advanced skills that employers from a variety of organisations will value, so that you’ll eventually feel confident enough to make a decision about where your future lies.

What can a business and computing degree do for me?

As a business computing student, you’ll acquire a huge range of transferable skills that will help you stand out in the competitive job market. Your business computing degree will provide you with:

  • An understanding of computing within several different organisations 
  • Skills to explore wider considerations such as environments, markets and process (and how they interlink)
  • Help in relating your studies to your own experience
  • A wide range of employment opportunities across business and computing sectors

Where can I go after Arden University?

Simply put, the possibilities are endless! Generally, graduates have a much wider range of options available to them than just the subject matter of their online degrees. Most organisations are reliant on computers, meaning that anyone with expertise in computers or IT can use their skills in almost any sector they wish. Business skills are, of course, also relevant to almost any sector – so that’s a lot of potential jobs!

Some professional roles you might consider are:

  • IT Solutions Specialist
  • IT Manager
  • Business Manager
  • Business Development Executive
  • Business Analytics & Modelling Consultant
  • Business Performance & Transformation Consultant
  • Operations Manager
  • Retail Manager

Your next step into the professional world

Studying with Arden is all about getting career-ready. Alongside your business and computing course, you’ll also have access to several extra online resources for professional development. You can use these to explore a specialist area of interest and to enhance your CV even further.

Throughout your studies, you’ll have access to student support advisors who are exclusively there to help you. They’ll help you to enhance your academic skills, guide you with your orientation and offer tailored career support. This means you’ll have guidance at every stage of your degree from our extensive community of students and fellow alumni, who can offer 1-2-1 advice for your future beyond Arden University.

Outside of this, you’ll also have unlimited access to our online platform, iLearn – providing you with all the learning resources and tools needed to excel in your studies. 


The course gave me the confidence and skills to go for senior jobs that I wouldn’t have previously. I have been promoted several times since.

Martin Scahill
BSc (Hons) Business & Computing (Top-Up)
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Online Learning

How does it work?

With online learning, you decide when and where you work through your self-guided learning materials, without being held to a set lecture timetable. If you’re interrupted during a lesson, simply pause the materials and continue later. You can also communicate and collaborate with your tutor and classmates through live online forums and email. 

Find out more about how Online Learning works.