Bachelor of Arts (Hons) - Business Management (with Foundation Year)

4 years
5,500 GBP/year
Rolling admission
Rolling admission
Multiple Locations / United Kingdom , Germany
Arden University

Program description

You don't need to have a certain career route in mind before enrolling in the BA (Hons) Business Management with Foundation Year degree because it will give you a taste of all the business principles.

You'll begin to develop ideas for your future as you investigate business-related topics including finance, digital marketing, innovation, people management, and data analysis. This wide range of topics will assist you in recognizing and assessing the contributions and roles of the most important business functions relevant to modern company, enabling you to develop into a well-rounded professional with a deep understanding of how businesses operate.

Industry professionals built the BA (Hons) Business Management with your long-term future in mind. As a well-rounded, highly employable, and self-driven professional, you'll leave the program prepared to take on a variety of tasks and challenges.

This course is available for blended learning study (daytime classes) in London Ealing, London Tower Hill, London Holborn, Manchester, Birmingham, Leeds, and Berlin, Germany. The course is also available online, so you can study from anywhere in the UK or globally.

Your degree in business management will open up many opportunities across all aspects of the business sector. 

Program structure


Foundation year

  • Modules for July 2023
    • Research Skills and Using Information
    • Developing Academic Skills
    • Using Numeracy, IT and Data
    • Values, Ethics and Working Collaboratively
    • Structure of Business
    • Technology in Organisations
  • Modules from September 2023 onwards
    • Preparing for University Success
    • Exploring the Business Environment
    • Advancing your Academic Skills
    • Becoming an Effective Leader
    • Planning for Your Future Success
    • Investigation & Innovation Project

Level 4 

  • Digital Skills & Professional Development (20 credits)
  • Contemporary Business Environment (20 credits)
  • Marketing Dynamics (20 credits)
  • Introduction to Business Finance (20 credits)
  • People Management (20 credits)
  • Technology & Innovation (20 credits)

Level 5

  • Data Analytics & Management (20 credits)
  • Business Start-up (20 credits)
  • Sales Management (20 credits)
  • Digital & Social Media Marketing (20 credits)
  • Blockchain & Applications FinTech for Managers (20 credits)
  • Operations & Supply Chain Management (20 credits)

Level 6

  • Business Transformation (20 credits)
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation (20 credits)
  • Corporate Governance, Law & Ethics (20 credits)
  • Independent Study (20 credits)
  • Project Management (20 credits)
  • International Business Management (20 credits)


In Berlin Study Centre

  • Fee per Level - 10,500 EUR

Studying Online

  • Fee per level - 5,500 GBP
  • Foundation Year Fee - 4,000 GBP

Requirements for applicants

  • At least 3 x GCSEs OR 45 credits at Level 2 or equivalent – if your qualifications are older than 3 years we would also ask to see a professional CV.
  • Applicants may be considered based on a minimum of 12 months of professional work experience evidenced with a CV and Reference if they do not meet the qualification requirements. 
  • We also offer this course as a standard bachelor’s degree without foundation year. 

English proficiency

  • IELTS 6.0 (no less than 5.5 in any element); or TOEFL iBT 80; or equivalent
  • Alternatively, evidence you have previously studied in English, such as a letter to show that the Medium of Instruction was in English can be accepted.

About the university

Arden University provides flexible and accessible higher education. From our beginnings in 1990 as the online learning partner for British institutions, we've developed to provide both online and blended learning degree programmes that match the needs of modern living. We offer more than 90 career-focused degrees, many of which are recognised by the British Psychological Society, the Chartered Management Institute, the Chartered Institute of Marketing, the Agency for Public Health Education Accreditation, the Association for Project Management, and others.

Our mission is to shape business. You choose the self-development course and learning style, and we'll provide you the skills and insight to succeed.

Many of our students work, have families, and other commitments while studying, yet they require a Degree, Master's, or MBA to maximize their career. We love offering students the flexibility to study and attain their goals, even when they're too busy to visit a study center or be on a schedule. We hope you'll join.

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