Are you ready to get your business know-how up to speed with a degree designed to launch your career as an ambitious, forward-thinking professional? Arden’s undergraduate degree in business has been designed to equip you with the skills you need to demonstrate to employers that you can support real change in their organisations. And, the universal nature of the course syllabus means that you’ll graduate with a qualification that keeps your career options wide open.
This bachelor’s degree will provide you with a taste of all the fundamentals of business, so you don’t need to have a particular career path in mind to enrol. As you cover aspects of business such as finance, marketing, economics, and human resources, you’ll start to form ideas about where you want to go in the future. To be eligible for our BA (Hons) Business degree, all you need is a desire to learn and the hunger to do your best at every stage of the journey.
The BA (Hons) Business course 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 programme, 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.
By providing you with the knowledge of the fundamentals of business - and teaching you exactly how an organisation works - we’re preparing you to become a skilled and well-informed employee who can take on all manner of challenges in your professional life.
On this degree, you’ll develop a wider understanding of business strategies and operations in a range of exciting industries. You’ll also gain personal 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 management 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.
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.
You have 3-9 years to complete this course, which means you can take up to 3 years to complete each level. Most of our students, however, aim to complete the course within 3 to 6 years.
The way we assess our students provides you with the opportunity to demonstrate your academic strengths in a number of ways. That’s why we choose a range of methods to keep track of how well you are progressing. 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 eligible for our BA (Hons) Business CMI course, you must have either:
We also offer an internal English test for applicants. More information on this can be found here.
We’ll ask you for a personal statement that demonstrates your ability to study this course.
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 Arden business 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 degree, or perhaps you want to keep your career options open for now? Either way, don’t worry if you’re still a little unclear about what the future holds. This degree will give you a range of transferable skills that will help you understand how organisations work, no matter the industry they operate in. This gives you the freedom to take your time deciding where in the business ecosystem you’ll fit best.
So, what can a business degree do for you? In short, everything! By covering a breadth of topics, you’ll have your pick as to which career path to choose upon graduating. Whilst studying you’ll:
As mentioned above, you can do almost anything! Business degrees open up a world of opportunity across all aspects of the business sector. Here are some of the professions our previous graduates have gone on to explore:
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’.