• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Do you want to excel in business and management, but you’re not sure if you qualify for university study? Business with Foundation Year (Hons) at Arden University Online is available to study with an Integrated Foundation Year.
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Studied online, this integrated foundation year is perfect to prepare you for success at the Undergraduate level. This Business with Foundation Year (Hons) at Arden University Online is fully accredited by the Chartered Management Institute, and is delivered 100% online with a flexible learning schedule.


The foundation year will equip you with the essential skills needed to embark on your Undergraduate Degree in Business, including basic numeracy, academic and research skills. You'll study via our Distance Learning model, which allows you to access your studies 24/7 via our online portal, iLearn. 

You’ll develop the management skills needed for success in the workplace while exploring both the internal and external business environments on this online business course. Covering the basics of business, management skills, principles of marketing, analysis and crucially, managing change. When you complete your online BA (Hons) Business degree with a foundation year, you will be prepared for the modern business world. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 48 months
    • Duration description

      4 to 12 years

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

Programme Structure

Foundation Year Modules    
  • Developing Academic Skills
  • Using Numeracy, Data & IT
  • Research Skills and Using Information
  • Values, Ethics & Working Collaboratively
  • Structure of Business
  • Technology in Organisations

Year 2    

  • Developing Personal and Management Skills
  • Understanding the Business Environment
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Introduction to Finance
  • People in Organisations
  • Management Information Systems
Year 3    
  • Managing Across Cultures
  • Business Processes
  • Enterprise and Entrepreneurship
  • Business Analysis
  • Managing Knowledge
  • Managing Change in Organisations
Year 4    
  • Contemporary Management Issues
  • Strategic Management
  • Managing Self and Others
  • International Management
  • Research Methods and Dissertation

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

Candidates for our online Business Degree with Foundation Year are required to submit a personal statement (of between 350-550 words) or attend an online interview demonstrating an ability to study the programme at Arden University, taking into account:

  • Your motivation for undertaking the programme
  • Relevant work experience
  • Prior qualifications
  • References

If your previous study was not in English, you will also need to have IELTS 6.0 or equivalent (no less than 5.5 in any element).

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    4995 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4995 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5125 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5125 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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