BA (Hons) Business (CMI)


Program Description

This BA (Hons) Business (CMI) programme is designed specifically to enhance employability, practical skills, and career success. Gain the knowledge and skills that are necessary to navigate the modern world of business. During your programme, you will gain a wide range of skills, including finance, marketing, information systems, entrepreneruship, and much more.

Why study your BA (Hons) Business with us?

  • Accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI)
  • In addition to your Arden degree, graduates are awarded a CMI Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management
  • No fixed lecture times; continue to work alongside study
  • 24/7 access all study materials on any device
  • Fully funded master's offer: Complete your undergraduate degree with Arden, and you may go on to study your master's degree with us completely free of charge. We are dedicated to your success!

Course ModulesArden University Accredited Business Degree CMI

Level 4

Developing Personal and Management Skills
Understanding the Business Environment
Principles of Marketing
Introduction to Finance
People in Organisations
Management Information Systems

Level 5

Managing Across Cultures
Business Processes
Enterprise and Entrepreneurship
Business Analysis
Managing Knowledge
Managing Change in Organisations

Level 6

Contemporary Management Issues
Strategic Management
Managing Self and Others
International Management
Research Methods and Dissertation

Industry Partnerships

When you enrol in the BA (Hons) Business (CMI) course, you will have the option to participate in the following business skill development programmes:


Cisco Networking Academy
Get a real world grounding in today’s most valuable technical skills. Use real equipment, software, and simulators to gain technical knowledge in at least 1 or 2 high demand job areas.


Salesforce Trailheads
There are 140 Trails and 520 badges to choose from, covering many aspects of business, computing and using Salesforce as a management tool.

How does it work?
Participation with our Industry Partners is completely voluntary. Your participation or decision not to study these additional extras won’t have any effect on your degree or the grades you receive.

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Eligibility Requirements:

To be eligible for this course you must normally 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.
  • For students whose prior learning was not taught in English: IELTS 6.0 or equivalent (no less than 5.5 in any element).

If You Have Work Experience

We positively encourage and consider applications from those able to demonstrate their motivation to study the programme. We will ask for your personal statement, along with your CV and references in support of your application.

Last updated Dec 2020

About the School

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