Build a solid understanding of management practices and the skills and connections you need to launch your business career with our Business Management degree. You want a foundation in business, a place to launch your career from when the time is right and by studying Business Management at ARU you’ll get a thorough grounding in areas that underpin all successful organisations, including human resources, marketing and finance. But you’ll also look at current issues in the world of business, such as globalisation, sustainability and social change. As you’d expect from a Business Management degree, there’s a focus on advanced management training too. Our training is professionally accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), giving you a competitive advantage in the jobs market. As well as covering the basics, our course includes a number of optional modules. Choose to explore business innovation, financial management, leadership or intercultural management – and tailor your studies to suit your interests. We understand that while you’re here to learn, you’re also laying the foundations for your future career. We want to help you enhance your employability, and we do that in three ways. Firstly, by studying with us in Cambridge or Chelmsford you’ll be exploiting our links with local businesses. We host regular visits from employers, guest speakers and business events – helping you build a network for when you graduate. Throughout your Business Management degree you’ll also benefit from lectures and seminars on CV preparation, job-hunting, obtaining work experience, using social media to enhance your professional profile, and more. And finally, we work with employers to make sure you graduate with the knowledge, skills and abilities they look for. They help us review what we teach and how we teach it – so you can be sure you’re working on projects that reflect the needs and priorities of business. At ARU most of our business degrees also include an optional placement year, giving you the chance to spend a year working in industry and to add valuable work experience to your CV.
Level 4 modules: Introduction to Financial Analysis and Management, Global Business Environment and International Strategy, Introduction to Business Contracts and the Law, Digital Business and Principles of Marketing, Organisational Behaviour. Level 5 modules: The Entrepreneurial Journey, Project Management and Implementation, Ruskin Module. Level 5 optional modules - Financial Management, Foundations of Leadership Studies, Understanding the Consumer, Business Innovation, Developing Professional Practice and Using Information in HR, Applied Leadership and Communications Level 6 modules: Strategic Management, Sustainability and Responsible Business, Undergraduate Major Project. Level 6 optional modules - Cambridge: The Reflective and Empathetic Entrepreneur, Marketing Communications, Employment Law and Relations, International Intercultural Management. Level 6 optional modules - Chelmsford: Contemporary Issues in Leadership and Management, International Intercultural Management
You can expect an interesting mix of coursework, essays, exams and activity-based assignments. Your coursework could include problem-solving activities, consultancy projects, presentations and group or individual reports. You'll also be able to access support materials supported by materials accessed through our learning management system (Canvas). All assessment is designed to allow you to demonstrate what you’ve learned, and to make sure you’re developing the knowledge and skills you need to complete the course. This is a 3 year programme (or 4 years with placement) Alongside your core modules you will pick a number of optional modules. Please note that modules are subject to change and availability.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- Chartered Management Institute
How to apply
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Points of entry
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- Year 1
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We welcome applications from international and EU students, and accept a range of international qualifications.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250*||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.