You are realistic, practical, industrious, focused, curious, a self-starter. You know that further study is going to be worth it. Our top-up is designed for students like you who already have some qualifications, allowing you to reach full honours status in just a year. A degree will help you stand out to employers, improve your skill set, open yourself up to new ideas and opportunities and learning the language that dynamic businesses speak.
We know that you want to build on your current knowledge so our course has been designed by selecting the core modules you need from our School of Management. You might not be sure which path in business to take yet but this course aims to expose you to the breadth of roles possible, to help you figure out which could be right for you. Core modules cover advanced components of modern business and the wide range of optional modules enable you to specialise and develop your own unique approach.
You need to be economical with your time. Studying has to fit around your work and life commitments. We’re realistic about your position, so we approach the course in a way that maximises the value of both in-class sessions and home study. You can expect Team Based Learning in class, where live tasks are set to be solved within your teams to develop your critical thinking and communication skills. Theory comes to life as you collaborate with your teammates to complete challenges, and the learning becomes more meaningful and relevant as you reflect on your performance together. This is designed alongside assessments that ensures your individual capabilities and successes get the credit they deserve. You can be confident that what you’re learning is relevant and will be taught by specialists.
Our students and academics come from all over the world, so you’ll learn to operate in a multicultural environment – highly valuable preparation for today's global marketplace.
Graduating with a degree in Business Administration will provide you with the foundation and skills to take off in a career that can cross any sector or industry. Graduates can be found working in the private, public, or third (voluntary) sector – and in industries as diverse as aerospace and defence, beverages, construction, health, pharmaceutical, retail, telecoms, travel and leisure.
Alternatively, you could choose to continue your studies at postgraduate level. We offer a variety of business Masters courses including our ever-popular MBA, MSc Management or MSc International Business.
Through our Business School Intern programme, around 35 students each year get exclusive training and development, a business mentor, work experience, and a reference from our Dean.
We regularly host employer visits and business events, giving you opportunities to speak with employers and receive guidance on the career paths open to you.
We'll assess your work in a variety of ways including exams, coursework, essays and activity-based assignments. So expect, for example, problem-solving activities, consultancy projects, presentations and group or individual reports. You'll also be able to access support materials through our learning management system (Canvas).
Alongside your core modules you will pick a number of optional modules. Please note that modules are subject to change and availability.
You have a highly active mind and see opportunity everywhere. Now you need theory and life-changing skills to sharpen your approach to management. At the Faculty of Business & Law, you will immerse yourself in a multicultural environment where technology blends with teaching to create a dynamic and innovative learning environment. An environment to help you gain those skills.
During the year, you’ll have the opportunity to attend lectures and workshops on career-relevant subjects such as CV preparation, job-hunting, finding work experience and using social media.
Our placements and employability team will help you access information that’s relevant to business graduates, and help you with your career plans.
You can take out a tuition fee loan, which you won’t need to start repaying until after your graduate. Or alternatively, there's the option to pay your fees upfront.
We offer a fantastic range of ARU scholarships, which provide extra financial support while you’re at university. Some of these cover all or part of your tuition fees.
You must pay your fees upfront, in full or in instalments. We will also ask you for a deposit or sponsorship letter. Details will be in your offer letter.Paying your fees
Most new undergraduate students can apply for government funding to support their studies and university life. This includes Tuition Fee Loans and Maintenance Loans. There are additional grants available for specific groups of students, such as those with disabilities or dependants.
We also offer a fantastic range of ARU scholarships, which provide extra financial support while you’re at university. Find out more about eligibility and how to apply.
Important additional notes
Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on your overall suitability for the course as well as whether you meet the minimum entry requirements. Other equivalent qualifications may be accepted for entry to this course, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
We don't accept AS level qualifications on their own for entry to our undergraduate degree courses. However for some degree courses a small number of tariff points from AS levels are accepted as long as they're combined with tariff points from A levels or other equivalent level 3 qualifications in other subjects.
We welcome applications from international and EU students, and accept a range of international qualifications.
If English is not your first language, you'll need to make sure you meet our English language requirements for undergraduate courses.
If you don't meet our English language requirements, we offer a range of courses which could help you achieve the level required for entry onto a degree course.
Full-time, full-time with placement year undergraduate (3 years, 4 years with placement)
Full-time undergraduate (2 years)
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