Course Overview

This Top-Up will enable you to achieve a full undergraduate honours degree in business if you have previously completed an HND in Business or equivalent. Arden University’s online BA (Hons) Business (Top-Up) will develop a broad understanding of the tools and theories essential to business success.

Arden’s flexible study mode allows you to develop your skills around your existing commitments. This programme will equip you with the ‘all-rounder’ knowledge required to take your next steps in the business world, and provide you with an excellent grounding for your future career.

The full range of programmes offered by Arden features a strong focus on employability, practical skills, and career success. This programme has been developed with a particular focus on the skills and knowledge to help you inspire and manage change within your organisation.

Course Modules

Contemporary Management Issues

  • Using the most up-to-date thinking, this module probes the issues facing managers today, including sustainability, moral and ethical choices, and corporate values. You’ll reflect on the changing world, including globalisation, the communities we live in, and the ways our economic landscape is changing.

Strategic Management

  • Learn how to design the roadmap to take your business to success in this module, by applying a range of strategic theories and techniques. You’ll look at mergers and acquisitions, working with partners, national and international planning, and the ways organisations deliver their plans by effectively managing change.

Managing Self and Others

  • This module continues the theme of supporting and developing yourself and others. Learn stress management techniques, positive thinking, and assertive development, alongside tools for creativity and decision-making. You’ll scrutinise everything from recruitment to team management.

International Management

  • Delve into the ways international companies function with teams around the world. Learn to manage far-flung teams with cultural differences, using the most effective techniques.

Research Methods and Dissertation

  • With your supervising tutor, you will determine an interdisciplinary area related to your degree to research, giving you the opportunity to specialise in an area of the programme that has most interested you.

What Our Students Say:

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"Distance Learning has given me lots of flexibility which has been essential. This is something I achieved and am very proud of."

Laura Benson,

BA (Hons) Business (Marketing)

Eligibility Requirements:

To be eligible for this course you must normally have:

  • An HND in Business, or equivalent, provided prior learning consistent with Level 5 of the functional area (finance, HRM, marketing, operations)
  • 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.

Fees

£4,500 (UK & EU), £4,384 (International)

Program taught in:
  • English

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Last updated August 13, 2019
This course is Online
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Fees Per Year: €4,917 (UK/EU), €4,790 (International)
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