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Business with Foundation Year Arden University Degree level: Undergraduate

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The Foundation Year will prepare you for success at undergraduate level, giving you the relevant skills and knowledge required for studying in Higher Education. The BA (Hons) Business degree will develop your management skills while exploring the internal and external business environment. Allowing you to study the basics of business, this degree is ideal for you if you’re interested in Management, Finance, Marketing and Human Resources. Take this ‘pure business’ route to get to grips with running an organisation. When you finish you will be an adaptable ‘all-rounder’ – essential in a modern, ever changing business world. With CMI accreditation and membership, this qualification is highly valued to many employers and will increase your employability prospects. You will also develop a range of transferrable skills that will aid you as you pursue a business career or further relevant study.

Blended Learning:

When you sign up for one of our compressed blended courses and become a student at an Arden University study centre, you get the best of both worlds. All the structure and personal tuition of a full time degree, coupled with the rich online resources and materials that our online students benefit from. This option is ideal for students who want the routine of a full time campus-based degree, without the full time commitment. This course is available to study at one of our study centres in Birmingham, Manchester, Tower Hill, Holborn and Ealing.

Online Distance Learning

Online Distance Learning is the flexible way of pursing a higher education qualification. You can study an international qualification without putting your life on hold. You will be able to watch online tutorials and access all of your learning materials online, you can study from any place in the world, on any device, at a time to suit you, as long as you can access the internet. If you don't want the huge expenses of going to a traditional university, or you are looking to gain work experience alongside gaining qualifications, online study may be the solution for you.

Course details

Modules

The modules you will study in your foundation year:
• Skills for Academic Study
• The Structure of Business
• Using Numeracy, Data & IT
• Using Information
• Working Ethically
• Research Skills
Year 1 (Level 4)
• Developing Personal and Management Skills
• Understanding the Business Environment
• Principles of Marketing
• Introduction to Finance
• People in Organisations
• Management Information Systems
Year 2(Level 5)
• Managing across Cultures
• Business Processes
• Enterprise & Entrepreneurship
• Business Analysis
• Managing Knowledge and Managing Change in Organisations
Year 3 (Level 6)
• Contemporary Management Issues
• Strategic Management
• Managing Self and Others
• International Management
• Dissertation

Assessment method

Assessments are designed to provide you an opportunity to demonstrate your strengths in a number of ways and so a variety of methods are used, these could include:

Assignment
Essays
Presentations
Case studies
Portfolios of work
To support your development and ensure you are on the right track with your studies we will provide you with tutor feedback on every assessment you submit.

If required, your tutor may be able to give you suggestions and tips for improvement and help you understand how to apply your newly acquired skills into real life settings.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Chartered Management Institute

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code N401
Institution code R25
Campus name Manchester Study Centre
Campus code M

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information

Candidates are required to submit a personal statement (of between 350-500 words) or attend an interview demonstrating an ability to study the programme, taking into account :

o their motivation for undertaking the programme
o relevant work experience
o prior qualifications
o references


English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 6.0 or equivalent

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £24,000 Whole course
Northern Ireland £24,000 Whole course
Scotland £24,000 Whole course
Wales £24,000 Whole course

Additional fee information

2019 Fee per level: £6,000 4-year degree total: £24,000 Please note, that from February 2020 our blended learning fees will be changing on our undergraduate programmes. The cost of our courses remains lower than the average UK degree qualification. For more information, please visit arden.ac.uk/blended-feb-2020-fees or arden.ac.uk/studying-with-us/fees-and-funding 2020 Fees: Fee per year - £7,750 3-year degree - £23,250 4-year degree (with foundation year) - £31,000

Provider information

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Arden University
Arden House
Middlemarch Park
Coventry
CV3 4FJ


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