Business (Finance) (Top-Up), Certificate | Part time online | Arden University Online | United Kingdom
12 months
5500 GBP/year
6935 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This CMI accredited online course is a shorter, more affordable pathway to your degree qualification in Business (Finance).  

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Arden's short course in business (finance) will give you a comprehensive understanding of well-established and emerging financial practices. This course is ideal for anyone who has completed a Higher National Diploma (HND) or equivalent in business, as it allows you to convert your experience into a university level qualification in just one year.

This course is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute, which means that you'll have free CMI membership throughout your studies, and access to professional development and career networking resources.

Upon completion of your course you will receive a Bachelor of Arts honours degree.

Arden University’s Early Bird Offer gives international students studying one of our foundation year, undergraduate, or postgraduate courses online the opportunity to receive £1,000 off their tuition fees. All you have to do is be accepted onto your eligible course and pay the holding fee before the deadline. It’s as simple as that. Please note that the Early Bird Offer cannot be used with top-up programmes or short courses, and cannot be combined with other offers. Terms and conditions apply, please enquire for dates and details.


CMI Accredited

The Chartered Management Institute is an internationally recognised professional body.  You will receive free CMI membership during your studies, as well as access to mentoring services, invitations to career networking events, and professional development opportunities.

Programme Structure

Course Modules

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

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines





Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A relevant HND or equivalent, provided that the total of your learning experience allows you to achieve the aims of the programme.
  • 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.

Tuition Fee

To always see correct tuition fees
  • International

    5500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5500 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    6935 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6935 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.


  • Early Bird Offer
You can receive £1,000 off your tuition fees if you are accepted onto your course and pay the holding fee in far enough in advance of the intake. Please note that the Early Bird Offer cannot be used with top-up programmes or short courses and cannot be combined with other offers. Enquire for current dates and deadlines.
  • Regional Offer
Our Regional Offer for Online Study allows residents and nationals of more than 115 countries around the world to receive a 25% tuition fee reduction for undergraduate programmes, or 40% fee reduction for postgraduate. Offer valid from July 2022 intake to October 2023 intake. Enquire for full details. Terms and conditions apply.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Business (Finance) (Top-Up)
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