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BA (Hons) Business (CMI) 
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Delivered 100% online with the aim of developing your industry expertise, this degree will enrich your versatility and readiness for a changing business world.
Created with the wide-ranging aspects of modern business in mind, the BA (Hons) Business programme is ideal for those interested in acquiring knowledge of topics related to management, finance, marketing and human resources. With 17 core modules, this is the next step in your journey towards greater business understanding and, what is takes to run a successful organisation.

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.

    • Two subjects at GCE A level or equivalent, plus passes at grade C or above in three subjects at GCSE level or equivalent; or
    • Completed a recognised Access Programme or equivalent
    • For students whose prior learning was not taught in English, IELTS level 6.0 is required
  • The BSc (Hons) Business (CMI) is comprised of the following modules:

    Stage 1

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

    Stage 2

    • Managing Across Cultures
    • Business Processes
    • Enterprise & Entrepreneurship
    • Business Analysis
    • Managing Knowledge
    • Managing Change in Organisations

    Stage 3

    • Contemporary Management Issues
    • Strategic Management
    • Managing Self and Others
    • International Management
    • Research Methods and Dissertation

    The final module is an independent research and planning project, where you’ll have a chance to specialise in an area of your interest. It will be an opportunity to apply the skills you have learned during the programme, and showcase your understanding to potential future employers. 

  • Graduates of the BA (Hons) Business (CMI) progress with the transferrable managerial skills and knowledge necessary to embark upon one of many rewarding careers. Prospective employers will be attracted to the in-depth understanding of business functions and the ability to apply this knowledge when solving problems. This programme nurtures analytical and critical thinking, cultivates interpersonal and communication skills, and offers insight into organisational behaviour and structures.

    In general, graduates of this programme move forward with a wider range of options available to them than just the subject matter of their degree. These career options include:

    • Human Resources Manager
    • Business Development Executive
    • Business Analytics and Modelling Consultant
    • Business Performance & Transformation Consultant
    • Marketing Executive
    • Operations Manager
    • Retail Manager

    Many graduates of this course have gone on to become:

    • Brand Manager
    • HR Manager
    • Business Analyst
    • Project Manager
    • Communications Consultant
    • Digital Marketing Specialist
  • 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.


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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.
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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.
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