Are you interested in how computing and information systems fit into business structures and management functions? This course will help you gain fundamental business skills along with learning about many of the latest themes and trends in business computing and IT. Studying your business with computing degree with Arden means taking your understanding of these issues to an advanced level, which will help you demonstrate your value to employers through a specialised set of skills.
Why is our bachelor’s in business and computing course different to other business and computing degrees? We’ve made certain that you’ll learn about the key areas in both disciplines that matter most to organisations today. You’ll study computing topics such as data communications, information systems, and networking trends, complemented by business and management subjects including people in organisations, principles of marketing, managing across cultures, and more.
The BA (Hons) Business and Computing degree at Arden is strongly career-focused and has been developed by industry experts with your long-term future in mind. When you graduate from this course, you’ll do so as a well-rounded, highly-employable and self-motivated professional ready to enter the world of work – whichever career pathway you choose.
On this degree you’ll develop a wider understanding of business functions and operations in a range of exciting industries. You’ll also gain computing and management skills throughout your studies and in dedicated skills-related modules to help build your professional profile. As well as gaining an understanding of the world of business and computing through practical case studies on a range of international organisations, you’ll also acquire research skills using academic and industry focused texts, articles, and reports.
"I was already in the working world and running two businesses. Not to mention I also have a young family, so the freedom online learning offered, and the cost effectiveness of the course, was a big draw for me."
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:
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.
To be eligible for this business computing course, you must have either:
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.
Whilst you can read your study materials on your smart phone or tablet, to make the most of your learning experience, you will need access to a laptop or computer (we recommend one running the latest version of Windows), and a good stable internet connection.
Here at Arden University we strive to provide a fresh and unique approach to your business and management education. With ideas and experiences taken from employers and thought leaders across the world, we give you the opportunity to put proven business skills and techniques into practice during your studies. I look forward to welcoming you to the Arden University family.
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. Don’t worry if you’re still weighing up your future career 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.
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:
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:
The Chartered Management Institute (CMI) promotes excellence in UK management and leadership. The institute aims to boost career development across the management sector and connect you with likeminded professionals across diverse sectors.
As the CMI possesses a Royal Charter, they are the only organisation in the UK that can award Chartered Manager status to their members – the gold standard in management. They are also active in business policy making across the globe, and ensure that their more than 140,000 members are represented in policy decision making.
As an Arden student, you’ll have free CMI Membership throughout your studies, giving you access to a range of additional resources including a mentoring service and invitations to networking events both online and offline.