The overall aim of the Arden University BA (Hons) Business with Foundation Year is to enable students to acquire knowledge, understanding and a range of practical skills relating to key and inter-connected business and management disciplines which are applicable to a range of commercial and non-commercial sectors, local, national and global, and in a variety of geographical and cultural settings. Simultaneously students will develop a range of transferrable skills that will assist them as they pursue business and management careers or further relevant study.
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Do you want to excel in business and management, but you’re not sure if you qualify for university study? Arden’s BA (Hons) Business Degree is available to study with an Integrated Foundation Year. Studied online, this integrated foundation year is perfect to prepare you for success at the Undergraduate level. This programme is fully accredited by the Chartered Management Institute and is delivered 100% online with a flexible learning schedule.
The foundation year will equip you with the essential skills needed to embark on your Undergraduate Degree in Business, including basic numeracy, academic and research skills. You'll study via our Distance Learning model, which allows you to access your studies 24/7 via our online portal, iLearn.
You’ll develop the management skills needed for success in the workplace while exploring both the internal and external business environments on this online business course. Our modules cover the basics of business, management skills, principles of marketing, analysis and crucially, managing change. When you complete your online BA (Hons) Business degree with a foundation year, you will be prepared for the modern business world.
Foundation Year Modules
Developing Academic Skills
Using Numeracy, Data & IT
Research Skills and Using Information
Values, Ethics & Working Collaboratively
Structure of Business
Technology in Organisations
Developing Personal and Management Skills
Understanding the Business Environment
Principles of Marketing
Introduction to Finance
People in Organisations
Management Information Systems
Managing Across Cultures
Enterprise and Entrepreneurship
Managing Change in Organisations
Contemporary Management Issues
Managing Self and Others
Research Methods and Dissertation
Candidates for our online Business Degree with Foundation Year are required to submit a personal statement (of between 350-550 words) or attend an online interview demonstrating an ability to study the programme at Arden University, taking into account:
Your motivation for undertaking the programme
Relevant work experience
If your previous study was not in English, you will also need to have IELTS 6.0 or equivalent (no less than 5.5 in any element).