Looking to enhance your existing qualification? Shape and accelerate your career with our business (finance) top-up degree. Suited to anyone who wants to maximise their opportunities in the world of business and finance, this specialist course will get you exactly where you need to be for a successful future in your chosen industry.
Good financial management is key to achieving strategic business goals. If you have previously completed a HND in Business (or equivalent) and you want to develop your skills further, then this is the next step for you. On this course, you’ll gain a wider understanding of business environments, financial decision making and strategic management – within just one year of study.
By teaching you the fundamentals of business and finance, this course will encourage you to examine the possibilities of improving the performance of a business through sound financial decisions. Mastering skills like this will help you to take the step from confident graduate to respected professional.
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.
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 measure 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 for this BA (Hons) Business (Finance) top-up 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 and 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.
After graduating, you’ll be ready to hit the ground running across a wide range of sectors such as retail, manufacturing, banking, accounting, or finance. This solid grounding and understanding of business and financial management will put you at a real advantage when it comes to finding employment in our current job market.
By getting to grips with the diverse transferable skills that this degree teaches you, you’ll be geared up to start your career in a variety of exciting industries. Some of these skills include:
By completing a finance and business top up degree, your CV is guaranteed to stand out from the rest. Not only will you have a wide range of skills to showcase, but you’ll also have the knowledge and experience to thrive in any career path of your choice. Some job 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.
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:
Arden University is a member of the prestigious Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Founded in 1916, the AACSB is the oldest and largest international accreditor of business schools in the world.
This membership reflects the fact that Arden University has successfully matched the high standards required by the AACSB, and enables the sharing of ideas and the exchange best practises between global business schools. Membership also gives our faculty members access to in-depth data and research to support the development of our courses and teaching methods, ensuring that we are able to provide you with the best possible university experience.
The BGA is a membership and quality assurance body. As a member, Arden University have signed up to the BGA Charter, committing their institution to responsible management practices and lifelong learning, positively impacting their students, communities, and the economy. This shows our students that we are demonstrating responsible management ourselves, as well as it being a central theme that runs through our own courses.
As Arden University is a member of the Business Graduates Association (BGA), students will receive complementary BGA student and graduate membership. Through this membership, current students will have access to the BGA Career Development Centre, packed with interactive tools, e-learning content, partner discounts and the latest job opportunities. This is a lifetime access, which means students will continue to have access to these services even after they graduate.