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January, April, July, October
36 – 72 months
From £14,150
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This degree is perfect for motivated individuals who want to learn how to apply advanced computing skills and knowledge to everyday business scenarios
Stay ahead of the curve with this modern bachelor’s degree programme, in which you’ll analyse the latest computing technologies and develop a broad understanding of business theory and the issues organisations face when developing and integrating new IT systems. Alongside this, you’ll learn how to design, build, and maintain computer systems to achieve organisational objectives across a range of industries.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Applying information technologies to improve business functions
  • Understanding wider considerations such as business environments, markets, and processes
  • Designing, building, and maintaining computer systems to achieve strategic objectives
  • Using data sources and tools to improve business performances
  • Managing computing and IT change in organisations
  • 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
  • This course has standard entry requirements. To be eligible for this course through the standard entry requirements you must have either:

    • 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 6.0 or equivalent is required

    Arden University are happy to consider an applications from students who are highly motivated to study the programme. This will require a personal statement that demonstrates your ability to study the course, and evidence of relevant work experience.

  • The BA (Hons) Psychology & Sociology syllabus is divided equally between the two disciplines, and is comprised of the following modules:

    Stage 1

    • Skills for Interdisciplinary Study
    • Computer Technology
    • Information Systems in Organisations
    • Understanding the Business Environment
    • Principles of Marketing
    • People in Organisations

    Stage 2

    • Research Ethics in Action
    • Data Communications
    • Quality Systems in IT
    • Strategic Information Systems
    • Managing Across Cultures
    • Enterprise & Entrepreneurship

    Stage 3

    • Current Trends in Networking
    • Management in IT
    • Contemporary Management Issues
    • International Management
    • Research Planning and Project

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

  • Very few aspects of modern life are untouched by computers, the internet, or information technology. Qualified experts in this field are able to use their skills to work in almost any sector they choose. Furthermore, business skills taught on course supplement the computing skills to open up a huge range of career opportunities for graduates, who will possess a transferable skill-set sought by companies worldwide.

    Some of the jobs graduates of the programme might consider are:

    • IT Solutions Specialist
    • IT Manager
    • Business Manager
    • Business Development Executive
    • Business Analytics and Modelling Consultant
    • Business Performance & Transformation Consultant
    • Operations Manager
    • Retail Manager
  • 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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