BA (Hons) Business and Law

Summary

Study level
Award
Part time
3 years+
Location
Online
Faculty of Social Science

Course Overview

In a competitive business world, knowledge of legal systems is guaranteed to give you the edge. Ready to launch your career as a forward-thinking professional who is confident at decision-making? Then this business and law degree is an excellent choice for you.


Not only can a business and law course help you to develop a broad understanding of business activity, but it will also give you all the academic tools needed to gain an understanding of the values, principles and rules of English law - and the importance and influence this has on a business. With knowledge and skills like this under your belt, you’ll have the ability to excel in any demanding business environment. 
 

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Course details and modules

The modules studied in this business and law degree will give you a competitive advantage in an exciting and challenging industry. Throughout your business and law course, you’ll be immersed in a wide range of legal concepts, principles and rules. You’ll also investigate and work with a range of case studies to expand and apply your knowledge of business and law in real-life settings.

Ornella Russo

I chose online learning because it suited my lifestyle and work schedule. Being able to access the online portal and libraries 24/7 has been extremely helpful for me to be able to keep up with my studies. Studying while working isn’t the easiest thing to do, but Arden gives you the support you need.
 

Ornella Russo
BA (Hons) Law & Psychology

Modules

You have 3-9 years to complete this course, meaning that you can take up to 3 years to complete each level. However, many of our students complete their business and law course within 3-6 years.

  • Effective Interdisciplinary Study
  • Understanding the Business Environment
  • English Legal System
  • Law of Contract
  • Principles of Marketing
  • People in Organisations
  • Research Ethics in Action
  • Managing Across Cultures
  • Law of Tort 1 – Tort of Negligence
  • Law of Tort 2 – Land and Other Torts
  • European Union Law
  • Enterprise & Entrepreneurship
  • Company Law
  • Employment Law
  • Contemporary Management Issues
  • International Management
  • Research Planning & Project

How do we assess you?

The way we assess our students provides you with the opportunity to demonstrate your strengths in a variety of ways. That’s why we choose a range of different methods to keep track of your progress. These include:

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

Study options

This course is available to students as a fully online programme, which gives you the convenience of being able to study from anywhere worldwide. 

Imran Ali Khalifa

I wanted to study with Arden because it was the only option I found that truly suited my needs and what I was looking for in a university. The affordable cost of the course, and the fact that I could transfer my credits from previous studies really made Arden stand out.

Imran Ali Khalifa
LLB (Hons) with Qualifying Status – Distance Learning

Online learning

How does it work?

Studying this course online gives you the ultimate in convenience. You can enrol with Arden from anywhere in the world and study your degree from the comfort of home, without the requirement to attend classes in a physical location. 
 
Our online students study their degree through ilearn, Arden’s university campus in the cloud.  ilearn provides everything you need to study at University. It offers an integrated virtual learning experience, including your virtual classroom, lecture theatre, and online library (which when used along with our supplementary library, Perlego, gives you access to almost half a million books and journals – yours for free while you study with us).

ilearn is also integrated with Zoom, making it easier to chat with your course tutor during your scheduled seminar sessions. You can even integrate our study materials into your Kindle, making it possible to study wherever you have you Kindle handy. 

Studying online doesn’t mean studying alone. As well as receiving regular feedback and guidance from your course tutor, you’ll be studying with likeminded students who you can meet with through our Unitu community, and you’ll have access to community message boards to discuss your course and the topics being raised within it. We’ve even set up community boards embedded into each of the course modules so you can have discussions with your tutor and classmates on the topics you’re currently learning. 

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Entry requirements

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.

Eligibility

Our BA (Hons) Business and Law degree has standard entry requirements. To be able to study this course, we need to see that you have:

  • Two subjects at GCE A-Level or equivalent, plus passes at grade C or above in three subjects at GCSE level or equivalent; OR
  • Completed a recognised Access Programme or equivalent

English Proficiency

  • IELTS 6.0 (no less than 5.5 in any element); or TOEFL iBT 80; or equivalent

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 and law degree.

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 experiences.
 

Before you start studying

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.

Course fees and funding

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Meet the faculty

Dilshad Sheikh

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.

Dilshad Sheikh
Dean of the Faculty of Business

Career prospects

Perhaps you have a strong idea of where you want to go with your business and law degree, or perhaps you're willing to try anything. So, don’t worry if you’re still weighing up your options! We aim to prepare you with a range of advanced skills that employers from a variety of organisations will value, in the hope that you’ll eventually feel confident enough to make a decision about where your future lies. 

What can a business and law degree do for me?

Studying a business with law degree opens up a world of opportunity for your future - in ways you might not even expect! By mastering a range of transferable skills, your career options will go far beyond the general business and law sector. These skills include:

  • Analytical and critical thinking
  • Problem solving 
  • Analysis and evaluation of data
  • Independent learning
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills 
  • Knowledge of the English legal system
  • Appreciation of organisational behaviour and structures

What can I do after Arden University?

A business and law degree will help to launch your future as a smart, forward-thinking professional, so after graduating you’ll be spoilt for choice on which career path to go for. Some of your career options could include: 

  • Business and commerce
  • Court Services
  • Banking and Finance
  • Local and Central Government
  • Police and Prison services
  • Contract Management
  • Procurement

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Career development resources

Once you’ve enrolled with Arden, our careers centre is easily accessible directly from inside our online platform, ilearn. The careers centre is here to help you discover the areas of your academic and professional life that you find most meaningful and rewarding, and then apply this to your career pathway. 
Just a few of the career tools you’ll find in the careers centre include:

  • CV360, which analyses your CV and provides instant feedback for improvement
  • Interview360, helping you practise your interview technique in a stress-free environment and tackle some of the most common interview questions - as many times as you need to
  • Aptitude tests to help your improve your critical thinking, numeric, and logical reasoning skills
  • 100s of interactive courses focused on giving you the skills and confidence you need to excel in your professional life. 
  • My Jobs, where you can search employment vacancies, browse employer profiles by location and, or connect with other employees on LinkedIn. 

Fast-Track Your Career

At Arden University, we’re dedicated to your readiness for the future workplace, and are committed to helping you gain the skills and qualifications you need as you progress in your professional life. Our Fast-Track Your Career promise has been developed to allow you to pursue your master’s degree with us - with no tuition fees to pay - once you have successfully completed your Arden undergraduate degree course. 

On successful completion of your bachelor’s course, you can simply apply for the Arden master’s degree of your choice and you’ll then be able to progress with your postgraduate education completely free of any additional course tuition fees.

We’ll provide you with advice and guidance about which master’s course meets your career needs and provides a meaningful pathway from undergraduate to postgraduate study.

To see the full terms and conditions, please visit https://arden.ac.uk/terms-and-conditions