Degree in Business: LOC ATHE Level 4/5 & Top-Up with Arden Univ BA (Hons)

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Degree in Business: LOC ATHE Level 4/5 & Top-Up with Arden Univ BA (Hons)

£15,750    * The Level 4 Fees is £4000 and Level 5 Fees is £4000.00. Arden University fees is £7750 for Top up Level 6 paid directly to University.

About this course

The Degree in Business from Arden University, can be done with LOC Level 4/ Level 5. The Undergraduate Level 4/5 Extended Diploma in Management maintain the 240 credit course intended to quick track the students of the last year that related to completed the Undergraduate degree in Business and Management, which will be completed at a Arden University.

The Level 4 modules and assignments of this course are proportional to the main year of a University Degree and the Level 5 modules and assignments are equal to the second year of a University Degree. This course is comprised of 10 Level 4 modules (120 credits) and 10 level 5 modules (120 credits), each level likewise incorporates 8 composed assignments. If the Students chooses to just examination at Level 4 they will get 120 credits and can apply for an exception from the main year of a University Degree course.

Every module comprises of around 40 guided learning hours of material with an extra 30-50 hours of discretionary learning material. These materials contain suggested works out, prescribed readings and web assets.

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About Arden University

At Arden University, we make it our business to help you achieve your potential

We believe that everyone, everywhere has a right to a Higher Education. It’s a path that leads to both personal progress and enrichment. For some though, there are hurdles along the way – whether its geographical constraints, financial concerns, family commitments or just not quite believing you can do it. Our ambition is to make Higher Education more accessible, engaging and beneficial to people everywhere and our flexible online and full-time study programmes and supportive learning experience make us experts in online Higher Education. With Arden University you can study for Foundation, Degree, Master’s and MBA programmes and when you study is up to you. We deliver Distance Learning programmes where all of your study is done online or face-to-face study in centres across the UK in London, Birmingham and Manchester, and also in Berlin, Germany.

So whether you are looking for full-time or part-time study programmes, at Arden University we believe we can offer a course to suit you. Here at Arden University we believe everyone, everywhere should be able to study. Whether you are constrained by location, cost, life commitments or just by time, we are passionate about giving you access to Higher Education that fits with your hectic, modern life. We offer access to DegreesMasters Degrees and MBA programmes to name but a few, in both online Distance Learning and flexible Blended Learningmodes. Our students range from 18 to 80 years old and we support them both on-site (at our UK and Germany study centres) and online. We are also proud to offer non-standard entry which means your work experience and previous qualifications are taken into account. All our courses at Arden come with a strong focus on employability – many of which are accredited by professional bodies. As experts in online learning, we’ve seamlessly moved all of our face to face teaching online, ensuring all our existing and new students are supported during the current COVID-19 situation. So in these extraordinary times you can trust us to keep doing what we’ve always done.

Course Fees

The Level 4 Fees is £4000 and Level 5 Fees is £4000.00. The tuition fees for the 2020/21 academic year for Arden University is £7750 for Top up Level 6 paid directly to University. The fees is subject to change every academic year.

What is Included in The Cost Of My Course?

All Course Material, including online modules and written assignments. Access to an online Social Learning Forum. Assignment marking and feedback.

Am I Eligible For This Progamme?

To enrol onto the Level 4 course, you must be at least 18 and have a full secondary education. Before enroling onto the Level 5 course, you must have attained a Level 4 or equivalent.

Level 4 Module Listing
Developing Personal Skills

Develop a range of personal skills vital to the world of business. Concentrating on communication, leadership and decision making techniques.

Effective Communication

Communication is the key to effective operations and working effectively with others. Throughout this module, learners will grasp a range of communication techniques used for a variety of commercial purposes.

The Business Environment

Explore issues outside of the business that may affect the business and its operations. Looking into economics, international dimensions, nature and competition.

The Marketing Mix

Exploring and using the marketing mix as part of the business planning process.

Strategic HRM

This module looks at employees and people as a business’ most valuable asset. Recruit the best, reward the best and retain the best.

Managing Ethically

Explore the various theories and models of management and their different contexts.

Culture and the Organisation

What is meant by culture? Why is it important? How does it differ between organisations?

Customers and Customer Service

This module looks at customers as the fulcrum of any business.

Fundamentals of Accounting

On completion of this module, learners will understand accounts and how they can be used to give insight into the health of the organisation.

Financial Management and Control

In this module, learners will compare and contrast some examples of good and bad financial decision making and the impact on the business.

The Assignment unit titles for the level 4 course are:
  • Applying Promotional Techniques
  • Business Environment
  • Communication Skills
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Customer Relationship Management
  • Finance for Managers
  • People in Organisations
  • Resources Management.
Level 5 Module Listing
The Entrepreneurial Manager

What is an Entrepreneur? Examine the skills and qualities of entrepreneurship.

Organisation Structures

Why are organisations structured in the way they are? What determines the optimum structure and how does it differ between organisations? In this module, learners will look at the numerous models and theories that make up organisational structure.

Practical Accounting Analysis

Learners will complete exercises in accounts throughout this module to understand what they are telling us and the actions that analysis can precipitate.

Business Planning and Goal Setting

What is the business trying to achieve? What will it do? How will it do it? This module focuses on the creation of clear goals and clear plans to achieve a clear objective.

Politics and Business

Impact of politics on business and how it may help or hinder business. This module will educate learners on economic impact, exports and government support.

Business Law

Explore the statutory responsibilities of managers as learners look into the legalities of business and business executives.

Managing in Today’s World

Business in the modern world. This module focuses on governance and equality as a means to do right in business.

Performance Management

Understanding how your people and your business can continually improve together, learners will review reward structures, CPD, training and development to ensure high performance in business.

Marketing and Sales Planning

Learners will analyse how markets, customers, competitors and products can come together in a cohesive plan.

Quantitative Skills

On successful completion of this module, learners will have knowledge of numeric exercises and will understand their use within the context of the business.

The Assignment unit titles for the level 5 course are:
  • Managing Communications
  • Business Organisations in a Global Context
  • People Management
  • Finance for Managers
  • Research Project
  • Marketing Principles and Practice
  • Planning a New Business Venture
  • Business Law

More information about the Level 5 units can be found here

Arden University BA (HONS) Business (TOP-UP) Level 6 Modules

If you have previously completed a HND in Business (or equivalent) then this Top- Up will enable you to achieve a full undergraduate honours degree in Business in one year.  If you want a seat at the board room table or to run your own business, take this business Top-Up to get to grips with broad business practices. 

Modules are:

Contemporary Management 

Issues You’ll get right up to date with the latest thinking in this module, probing the issues facing managers today, including sustainability, corporate values and moral and ethical choices. You’ll ponder how the world is changing – from the communities we live in to globalisation and the way the world economic landscape is evolving.

Strategic Management 

Where is this business headed? What is your key goal? To get there we’ll need a road map. Here, you’ll explore how to design that map, by applying a range of theories and techniques and build a strategy. You’ll also look at how organisations deliver that plan by effectively managing change. We’ll include a look at what happens in mergers and acquisitions, how to work with partners and national or international planning.

Managing Self and Others 

You’ll learn how to be at your best with stress management techniques, positive thinking and assertiveness. Can certain tools help creativity and decision making? You’ll be able to decide. You’ll scrutinise everything from recruiting, to managing teams and individuals – and getting the best out of them.

International Management 

How do international companies work with teams all over the world? You’re about to find out. Delving into cultural differences and how to motivate far flung teams, you’ll find the most effective tech and techniques to manage and work with people in different countries.

Research Methods and Dissertation

We’ll help you every step of the way with your dissertation. Starting by deciding what topic you want to research and how you’re going to approach it, next you’ll be gathering your own data and analysing it alongside books and other resources. Eventually, you’ll bring it all together in a dissertation and presentation, by which time you’ll be quite the expert!

Course duration and hours of study 

This Top-Up is taught in one year. Your course will be delivered through a blend of online and face-to face teaching, compressing the number of days you need to be at the study center.

Entry requirements 

To be eligible for this course you must have: A HND in Business or equivalent, provided that your prior learning is consistent with Level 5 of the functional areas of business (Finance, Marketing, HRM and Operations Management). The LOC ATHE progression certificates of Level 4/5 is an route.

Career Path

Successful completion of the full Level 4/5 Extended Diploma in Management and final year of an accredited Undergraduate Degree programme will give students the right credentials to go on and apply for a job in marketing, accounting, human resources, management or business consultancy.  A business management degree prepares you for a career in business, which can apply to any sector or industry. Try to decide on the area you want to work in and aim to get relevant work experience. Industries as diverse as chemicals, utilities, fashion, health, grocery and construction all require functional managers with a clear understanding of systems, efficiency and operational issues. Opportunities exist in management and analysis roles with employers in the private, public and voluntary sectors. Graduate training schemes offered by large employers frequently focus on commercial roles.


Our course begins with the first step for generating great user experiences: understanding what people do, think, say, and feel. In this module, you’ll learn how to keep an open mind while learning.

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