Course Overview

This course provides the practical skills and conceptual understanding required for managing in organisations. BA Business in Arden University UK will help you gain personal and management skills throughout your studies and in dedicated skills-related modules to help build your professional profile. As well as gaining an understanding of the world of business and management through practical case studies on a range of international organisations, you’ll also acquire research skills using academic and industry-focused texts, articles and reports.

Program Mission

All modules are strongly career-focused and have been designed with industry experts. All the basic functional areas that are deemed to comprise the business discipline, namely Marketing, Operations, Accounting, HRM, Business Strategy, Economics, and other Contemporary Issues, are included, and their relevance to the context of rapid contemporary change is covered in-depth. Therefore, in order to enrol in BA Business in Arden University UK, you don’t need to have a chosen career path in mind. However, when you graduate from this programme, you’ll do so as a well-rounded, highly employable and self-motivated individual ready to enter the work industry, in whichever pathway you choose.

Admission/Entry Requirements

We will consider you as an individual and take into account all elements of your application, not just your qualifications. We are looking for breadth and depth in your current studies and enthusiasm for the subject you wish to study. In order to achieve 16 years of education equivalence from Higher Education Commission Pakistan, it is essential to have completed 12 years of local education (Metric/Intermediate) or 8 O-levels and 3 A-levels. In other instances, you will normally need to have the following one of the following:

  • At least 50% in HSSC (intermediate)
  • At least 2 A level passes at C or above
  • At least Merit/Pass/Pass in the BTEC Extended Diploma
  • A completed Access to Higher Education Diploma Equivalent qualifications such as International Baccalaureate
  • Completion of a recognised access programme or equivalent

Non-standard entry is also considered. Contact the Admissions Team for additional guidance on whether the qualifications you currently hold or are taking would be suitable for entry: Admissions open for semesters commencing in January and September of every year. Ensure you allow adequate time for your application to go through the normal admission procedure of two weeks. Visit your nearest campus in time for securing a place in the programme.


Year 1 – Level 4

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

Year 2 – Level 5

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

Year 3 – Level 6

Contemporary Management Issues Compulsory Strategic Management Compulsory
Managing Self & Others Compulsory International Management Compulsory
Research Methods & Dissertation Compulsory


Assessment takes a variety of forms, including essays and reports, portfolios, individual and group presentations (individually assessed), case studies, research proposals and exams. Many of the assessments tend to be focused on employability thus tend to be based on real case studies, project work, and other employability focused activities. Most units include elements of individual and group work to reflect the type of work undertaken in business and management. The assessment focuses on tasks that develop vocational skills underpinned by subject knowledge, requiring higher levels of cognition in the later years of the course. Assessment becomes more nuanced and more demanding in Levels 5 & 6 with the expectation that students will be increasingly able to create their own subject-specific knowledge.

Fees and Funding

Arden University fee will be directly payable to the university on the given deadline, which will be communicated to the student in the Acceptance Letter when the student successfully secures a place in the programme. The fee will be due annually for the duration of the degree. IVY fee will be charged on a semester-wise basis. There will be two semesters in one academic year, starting in January and September of each year. Contact the admissions team at your nearest IVY campus:

We have a limited number of scholarships that we offer to different students on the basis of the categories they fall into. Fee waivers are offered on a first-come-first-serve basis. Please access the Scholarship Policy and Form for further details.

Career Prospects

BA Business in Arden University UK will prepare you with a range of transferable skills that will allow you to understand an organisation at all levels, so you can eventually decide wherein the business ecosystem you fit best. By covering a breadth of topics, you’ll have your pick as to which career path to choose upon graduating. Whilst studying, you’ll:

  • Gain an in-depth understanding of all business functions
  • Develop an analytical eye for important detail and sharp critical thinking abilities
  • Become an expert problem solver and a confident communicator in business scenarios
  • Understand all levels of organisational structure and how to evaluate the positives and negatives of these with real-life case studies
  • Begin to form a clearer idea of which aspects of the business you enjoy learning about the most, and develop ideas about where your career path might lie

Here are some of the professions our previous graduates have gone on to explore:

  • Brand Manager
  • Business Owner (Entrepreneurship)
  • Business Analyst
  • Digital Marketing Specialist
  • Project Manager

Further Study

On completing this course, you are well-placed to develop your academic knowledge by pursuing the following:

  • Post-graduate study, for example, Taught Masters courses in Business Administration, Business and Management, Human Resource Management, and Project Management
  • Professional courses, for example, CMI, CIPD, CIM, ACCA, CIMA, APM
  • PGCE Applied Business
  • Research degrees

Mode of Study

The BA Business in Arden University UK is taught using face-to-face learning. Students will have access to IVY tools and resources as well as Arden University’s iLearn/VLE to complete their studies/modules. Support will be provided by local and link tutors at IVY and AU.