In an increasingly interconnected world, studying business from an international perspective makes sense for all those that seek a management career within a business, whether it is a start-up microenterprise or within a global multinational company. In today’s international market, businesses need employees who understand globalisation, sustainability and intercultural communication. Learn more about these complex issues and their management through real-world case studies, market researched pedagogy and a strong theoretical backbone at ARU London. The taught modules cover all the major functional areas of business from finance and marketing to human resources and information systems. Building on this essential core knowledge, this degree examines and develops an understanding of the cultural, ethical and interpersonal challenges that arise within today’s multicultural global business environment, from SMEs and how they compete on a global level; ethics and social responsibility; to technology and how organisations use information to support global operations and deliver competitive advantage. The final year “Major Project” encourages you to utilise both the skills and knowledge learnt during the course and combine them with current academic research that will further develop your professional expertise and career prospects.This allows you to gain a broad understanding of the key areas of business which will enable you to appreciate the importance of the different functions. The extended degree course has been specifically designed to ensure that candidates gain the skills needed to succeed at degree level. For students who do not meet our standard entry requirements for admission to one of our undergraduate degree courses, ARU London offers the option of an extended four year degree course. Modules help to develop skills in writing assignments, mathematics, computing, public speaking and presenting, whilst developing an understanding of the modern business world. Prospective students should expect to undertake significant amounts of reading and independent study outside of the classroom (approximately 12 hours per week during term time). This course has particular appeal for candidates who want a change in career and candidates wanting to return to education. Our innovative courses ensure that what you learn can be practically applied to the business world as well as preparing you to tackle the academic workload of a full degree course.
Year 1 Sustainable Business in the Contemporary Environment Academic and Professional Skills Economics for Business Business Finance Year 2 Legal Aspects of Business Managing Human Resources Principles and Practice of Marketing Business Technology Sustainability in Career Development Year 3 Critical Perspectives on Cross-Border Business Managing Business Operations Executing Business Strategy Undergraduate Major Project
Assessments are varied and take the form of written essays, reports, and business correspondence, as well as tests in mathematics and presentations. The Building a Business module is worth double credits and is assessed by a semester-long group project ending in delivering a business pitch in front of a panel. The best performing groups also then present their ideas to senior management. Students should expect to work on written assignments of 1000-3000 words for most modules, due in at the end of the semester.
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Applicants studying for other qualifications should contact ARU London to discuss their circumstances. We also welcome applications from mature individuals who can demonstrate appropriate, relevant work experience. All applicants are required to have at least 5 GCSEs at C/4 or above including English and Maths. Students whose first language is not English and who have not previously studied in the UK are required to have IELTS 6.0 or equivalent. Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on our assessment of your overall suitability for the course. We treat everyone as an individual which means we will look at your whole application including any relevant work experience and personal circumstances as well as your educational qualifications. Please contact [email protected] for more information.
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