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36 - 72 months
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BA (Hons) Business
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Arden University
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Receive free CMI membership while you study your BA (Hons) Business (Finance) degree.
This online programme prepares you for a business career with essential principles in managing people and finances within an organisation. The fully CMI-accredited course provides CMI membership throughout your studies, and instils tools and advanced theories to be applied to real-life business situations.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the BA (Hons) Business (CMI) will gain career-ready skills in:

  • Understanding and applying the principles of marketing and finance
  • Research and management methods across cultures
  • Managing change in organisations
  • Strategic and international management
  • The tools and techniques required in enterprise and entrepreneurship
  • With Arden University, you’ll have access to an engaging and easy to navigate online learning platform called ilearn. Available on desktop and mobile devices, ilearn supports and encourages you to take control of your studies. Providing everything you need to complete your programme in one accessible place, ilearn features:

    • A virtual classroom, library, diary, and lecture theatre rolled into one
    • All of your modules, study materials, career support, and schedules
    • Downloadable module materials so you can access the course when offline
    • Access to an online library containing thousands of e-journals, e-books, podcasts, and videos
    • Engaging forums where you can interact, debate, and discuss ideas with your tutors and fellow students
  • Arden University are happy to consider an application from you if you can show them you have the motivation to study the programme.

    • A high school diploma or equivalent qualifications in two subjects at GCE A level plus passes at grade C or above in three subjects at GCSE level.
    • If you are not an English native speaker, you will be required to provide us with a proof of English language level equivalent to IELTS 6.0 or above.
  • Gain trusted financial management experience with a course designed to equip you with theories of financial decision making, and management of both finances and personnel.


    Year 1

    • Developing Personal and Management Skills
    • Understanding the Business Environment
    • Principles of Marketing
    • People in Organisations
    • Introduction to Finance
    • Management Accounting

    Year 2

    • Managing Across Cultures
    • Business Processes
    • Enterprise & Entrepreneurship
    • Business Analysis
    • Financial Reporting
    • Financial Auditing

    Year 3

    • Contemporary Management Issues
    • Strategic Management
    • Managing Self and Others
    • Financial Decision Making
    • Research Methods and Dissertation

    Please note that the modules listed are indicative and may be subject to change

  • This degree will open up a range of professional opportunities such as:

    • Stockbroker
    • Business analyst
    • Buying assistant
    • Business development executive
  • If you’d like to apply, please click on the Apply Now or Start Application button on the page. Please fill in the form and provide as much detail as possible so we can properly advise you on the next steps. Once you’ve submitted your application form, one of our dedicated course advisors will contact you within 48 hours.


Val Bishop
I feel that I want to tell the world that this is what I’m doing and to say to people to try it yourself. If I can back to learning at 75 with Arden, anyone can whatever their age. I would have to say you owe it to yourself.
— Val Bishop, Arden University
Detloff Rump
The course material was well structured and straightforward, making it easy to understand. I have found myself working through the modules and taking on additional reading about specific topics that interested me – that was fun.
— Detloff Rump, Arden University
Just three months into my course and I'm already getting the chance to make important business planning decisions.
Emma, Arden University
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