Employees and managers with robust financial management skills are key to the success of any business. As well as developing a broad understanding of business activity and structure, this course will teach you how to harness the major tools and theories needed for successful finance management – and how to apply these to real-life scenarios across a wide variety of sectors.
Through our bachelor’s in business and finance degree, you'll focus on personal and management skills, management accounting, and a range of business processes. You’ll also examine and become familiar with financial reporting and auditing techniques. All of this provides a fantastic introduction to a future career in business and finance.
Additional course modules covering business areas such as operational planning, marketing, and management theory mean that you’ll graduate with universal skills that will make sure you have a flexible career outlook after you graduate. All you need to be suitable for this course is a desire to learn and the drive to do your best.
Not only will you master the fundamentals of accounting and economics throughout this finance degree, but you’ll also gain an understanding of crucial business functions such as risk management, financial decision making, system operations, and overall business performance. These skills will prepare you to become a well-rounded, forward-thinking professional who can take on all manner of challenges.
It’s a great way to study if you’re looking for flexibility. It was challenging to balance a full-time job with my degree but once I was in a routine, it was much easier to manage everything. Online learning has actually helped me become very good with time management and given me the ability to prioritise tasks.
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, most of our students complete the course within 3-6 years.
The way we assess our students gives you regular opportunities to demonstrate your strengths and knowledge in a variety of ways. That’s why we choose a range of different methods to assess and track your progress. These methods include:
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 to study this BA (Hons) Business and Finance degree, we need to see that you have:
We also offer an internal English test for applicants. More information on this can be found here.
We are happy to consider an application from you if you can show us you have the motivation to study this business (finance) course.
We’ll ask you for a personal statement that demonstrates your ability to study the course. We may also want references and evidence of relevant 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.
Our courses in finance and accounting have been designed with the highest industry standards and forward-thinking practices in mind. We create our modules to reflect professional body standards as well as the critical techniques and skills used today in finance and accounting positions around the globe. I look forward to welcoming you to the Arden University family.
A solid grounding in business management and finance gives you a great advantage when it comes to career options. Candidates with financial planning and accounting skills, as well as a strong grip of general management principles, have high value to many employers in a variety of exciting industries.
Studying for a business (finance) degree will equip you with a range of transferable skills. These include:
After graduating with a business (finance) degree, you’ll be ready for a role in a wide range of sectors including retail, manufacturing, banking, accounting or finance. Here’s a snapshot of some of the roles you might want to consider:
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.
Arden University’s Faculty of Business is an esteemed member institution of the Business Graduates Association (BGA), an international quality assurance body of world-leading education providers who share a commitment for responsible management practices and lifelong learning. Membership with the BGA means that Arden University will support its students’ professional growth, allowing them to contribute to an international network in which ‘Leaders Never Stop Learning’.