Business (Top-Up) (Hons), Certificate | Part time online | Arden University Online | United Kingdom
12 months
5500 GBP/year
4500 GBP/year
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Gain key skills in business strategy and management in this short Business (Top-Up) (Hons) course from Arden University Online. This is a shorter and more affordable path to your bachelor's degree, for those that already have some work or academic qualification in the field.

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The BA Business (Top-Up) (Hons) programme from Arden University Online will develop your management and strategic skills while helping you better understand the internal and external business environment. After graduating, you will be an adaptable ‘all-rounder’ – essential in an ever changing business world.

This top-up is equivalent to your final year of undergraduate study. You’ll be brought up to speed with the issues managers face in today’s business world, whilst developing your strategic and management skills. You’ll explore the internal and external business environment, gaining an in-depth understanding of business functions.

Syllabus Content

During this course, you’ll gain the skills to become an effective manager in a wide range of business environments. By helping you understand modern business functions and hone strategic business skills, you’ll graduate with the groundwork to fulfil your career aspirations.

Accreditation and Partnerships

Chartered Management Institute (CMI) accreditation means graduates will be automatically awarded the CMI Foundation Chartered Manager (fCMgr) status. This professional status recognises that you have the foundation skills needed to be an effective manager, helping you to stand out from the competition and start your management career journey - with a clear pathway to achieving full Chartered Manager status.

You'll also gain a Level 6 Certification in Strategic Leadership and Management alongside your degree at no additional cost, and receive free CMI membership throughout your studies, which permits access to exclusive resources, mentoring services, as well as networking events.

Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) membership reflects the fact that Arden University has successfully matched the high standards required by the AACSB, and enables the sharing of ideas and the exchange best practises between global business schools.


CMI Accredited

This course is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute. As an Arden student, you’ll have free CMI Membership during your studies, giving you access to a range of additional resources including a mentoring service and career networking opportunities.

Programme Structure

Course modules

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

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

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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

  • To be eligible for this course you should have: a relevant HND or an equivalent qualification.
  • For students whose prior learning was not taught in English, you must have IELTS 6.5 or equivalent (no less than 6.0 in any element).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

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

    4500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4500 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.

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