Are you interested in studying for a business and computing course, but need a little extra preparation? Arden University’s BA (Hons) Business and Computing with Foundation Year course will first help you gain the core knowledge required to progress to degree-level study. These key skills will continue to be built and developed throughout the remainder of your programme – from basic numeracy and research skills to IT and fundamental business and computing topics.
The foundation year of this course gives you a structured pathway to the higher education you deserve. Once completed, your computing and business degree will help you to understand how an organisation’s information systems adapt to change, while also gaining highly relevant hands-on experience that provides immediate appeal to potential employers after graduation.
Having the foundation year under your belt will give you a valuable head start on your degree programme, giving you everything you need to progress in your dream career.
Computing in business has never been more important, with companies around the world seeking talented graduates who demonstrate a good grasp of both disciplines. If you’re looking to stay ahead of the curve and analyse the latest technologies in computing and business, then this online business and computing course is for you.
We believe that everyone deserves the opportunity to study a degree, no matter your academic background. That’s why we offer this computing business degree with an integrated foundation year. The foundation year has been designed to provide you with the toolkit you need to succeed on an undergraduate degree course, as well as in the workplace and beyond it.
"I was already in the working world and running two businesses. Not to mention I also have a young family, so the freedom online learning offered, and the cost effectiveness of the course, was a big draw for me."
You have 4-12 years to complete this course, meaning that you can take up to 3 years for each level – however, many of our students complete the course in 4-8 years.
At Arden University, we use a range of methods to assess your progress and strengths, providing you with the opportunity to demonstrate what you’ve learnt. These could include:
To ensure you have the support and resources needed to successfully complete your module assessments, we’ll provide you with feedback for every piece of work you submit – from suggestions for improvement to applying your newly acquired skills to real-life settings.
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.
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.
The specialist skills you’ll have after graduating include analytical and critical thinking, problem-solving, strong interpersonal and communication skills and an appreciation of organisational behaviour and structures – all of which are highly valued by employers and validate your potential for future development your chosen sector.
Our business and computing graduates acquire a wide range of versatile and transferable skills that can be applied in the professional workplace, opening up a range of career opportunities – whatever your goals! The modules taught on this course will provide you with:
The world is reliant on computers - and business skills are relevant to almost any sector. So, for a skilled business and computing graduate, the variety of employers is vast! Designed to enhance your employability factor, some of the jobs you might consider following your business and computing foundation degree are:
Thinking about continuing your academic development? Stand out from the crowd with postgraduate study with Arden University.
If you're looking to gain some additional skills as you study, you can take an industry-certified online course while you’re studying your Arden degree, at no extra cost.
You can choose to become certified on Salesforce Trailhead, gain certification through Cisco’s Networking Academy, or take courses on Amazon’s cloud-based learning platform, AWS Educate. All of these courses complement our degree modules and are highly valued by employers worldwide.
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