Our foundation programmes combined with an undergraduate degree provide students with the opportunity to really focus on their study skills, before focusing in on business and marketing with a CMI accredited degree. Do you want to develop new academic and research skills and then hit the ground running with an undergraduate programme? Are you hoping to carve a career in business with a creative edge? By studying our BA (Hons) Business (Marketing) degree with Foundation Year you can drive your career in a completely new direction.
This programme is designed to develop students with strong business skills that can be applied globally to a range of sectors, while also providing more expert knowledge in marketing, strategy planning, and communications.
By completing a foundation level before embarking on undergraduate level study, you’re taking the time to really enhance and build on core academic skills. You’ll explore literacy and numeracy skills, that you may not have touched on for some time, as well as modules exploring the structure of organisations and how businesses utilise technology.
You’ll start with the absolute fundamentals of business and marketing and gradually build on your knowledge to explore more advanced topics such as international and global marketing and advanced business strategies. As you develop your skills and progress towards an undergraduate degree you will also gain a clearer idea of your career path after Arden University and be ready to kick start your new career.
You have 4 years to complete this course, meaning that you can take up to 1 year to complete each level. However, many of our students complete their undergraduate with foundation in business and marketing course within 4-8 years.
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:
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 able to study this course, we need to see that you have:
Candidates are required to submit a personal statement (of between 350-550 words) or attend an interview demonstrating an ability to study for the programme. This statement should include:
We also offer an internal English test for applicants. More information on this can be found here.
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.
We design our marketing courses with an emphasis on the student learning experience and international industry standards. Our course content is reviewed regularly to ensure you are getting the most relevant and up-to-date marketing information possible. I look forward to welcoming you to the Arden University family.
When you graduate from a BA (Hons) Business (Marketing) with Foundation Year you’ll have a wide range of specialist skills including analytical and critical thinking, problem-solving, and strong interpersonal and communication skills. You’ll also understand the fundamentals of how businesses work, and the vital role marketing plays in any business function.
Once you graduate, you’ll have an internationally recognised undergraduate degree, which will help you progress your career in your chosen sector.
What can a business and marketing degree with foundation do for me?
After graduating, you’ll have some key transferable skills such as planning, organisation, researching, communication skills, and numeracy skills. You’ll also graduate with:
What can I do after Arden University?
Marketing is essential to the growth, performance, and profit of every organisation, so successful graduates from this programme will have several opportunities across private, public, and voluntary sectors. Some job roles you might want to explore include:
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’.