Course Overview

Arden University’s online BA (Hons) Business & Law will provide you with the skills and knowledge to take your next professional step, and guide an organisation from a legal standpoint. Develop your understanding of essential business practices, and with it, the concepts, principles, and rules of English law.

Arden’s flexible study mode allows you to develop your business and legal knowledge around your existing commitments. This programme will equip you with the sound understanding required to become an asset to business leadership, and help take you closer to your career goals.

The full range of programmes offered by Arden features a strong focus on employability, practical skills, and career success. This programme has been developed to help you inspire and manage change within your business, with a particular focus on UK law and the legal system.

Course Modules

Level 4

Skills for Interdisciplinary Study
Develop your skills as a learner, and look at problems from different perspectives. After an introduction to your online academic community and the key skills needed for the programme, you will improve the personal skills sought by employers.

Understanding the Business Environment
Get to grips with business structure and stakeholder responsibilities. You'll begin to understand core business concepts such as supply and demand, competition, markets, and government effects with this module.

English Legal System
Learn the differences between case law and legislation, and analyse how Parliament and the legal system work in conjunction. You’ll also develop your legal vocabulary, in order to understand the judiciary, delegated legislation, and categories of law in England and Wales.

Law of Contract
In this module, you’ll begin to unravel the elements of English contract law, and how it came to be what it is today. You’ll develop the skills to apply principles of contract law to help solve legal problems.

Principles of Marketing
This module starts with basic definitions, after which, you’ll learn to analyse businesses and wider markets. You’ll learn to break markets down into segments and apply dynamic marketing tools to your marketing strategy.

People in Organisations
Successful organisations know how to lead and motivate their staff, and this module explores the things that make people tick. You’ll learn how teams work best, and how to effectively manage change.

Level 5

Research Ethics in Action
This module gives you the chance to showcase your abilities through a piece of work of your own design. You’ll determine the methodology, develop a range of skills, and consider the ethical issues of the work you are undertaking. Later, you’ll include this in a practical way as you work towards your final project.

Managing Across Cultures
Global business requires us to take into account national cultures. This module asks how our products will work in different markets, how to facilitate a multicultural workforce, and other issues critical to modern business.

Law of Tort 1 – Tort of Negligence
In the broad area of law known as Tort, the largest component is termed 'negligence'. You'll consider which responsibilities are owed to individuals or organisations, and the consequences for falling short.

Law of Tort 2 – Land and Other Torts
You will cover topics such as trespass, nuisance, and defamation in this second Tort module. Applying these rules to real-life problems, this module will develop your ability to deal with breaches of the law and protect people from risk.

European Union Law
Nobody knows how relations between the UK and EU will change in the coming years, though European Law has had a significant impact in the UK. This will not be wiped out overnight, and an understanding of EU law will be necessary for some years to come.

Enterprise & Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurs at all levels need certain tools and techniques to enable them to thrive. This module is about moving forward in big business, from initial innovation through to early growth and beyond.

Level 6

Company Law
Explore the essentials of modern company law, and consider how key theories and practices related to each other. Examining some of the contemporary ethical issues facing modern business, you will have the chance to gain hands-on experience, forming your own ‘mock’ company to explore the topic.

Employment Law
This module looks at the delicate balance between employee, employer, trade unions, the government and the EU. You’ll explore worker’s rights, global downturn, employee and child protection, and build plenty of transferable skills for the workplace.

Contemporary Management Issues
Using the most up-to-date thinking, this module probes the issues facing managers today, including sustainability, moral and ethical choices, and corporate values. You’ll reflect on the changing world, including globalisation, the communities we live in, and the ways our economic landscape is changing.

International Management
Delve into the ways international companies function with teams around the world. Learn to manage far-flung teams with cultural differences, using the most effective techniques.

Research Planning & Project
This final module gives you the opportunity to specialise in an area of the programme that has most interested you. With your supervising tutor, you will determine an interdisciplinary area related to your degree to research. You will need to incorporate all the skills acquired on the programme to complete this major work.

Industry Partnerships

When you enrol in the BA (Hons) Business & Law course, you will have the option to participate in the following business skill development programmes:


Cisco Networking Academy
Get a real world grounding in today’s most valuable technical skills. Use real equipment, software, and simulators to gain technical knowledge in at least 1 or 2 high demand job areas.


Salesforce Trailheads
There are 140 Trails and 520 badges to choose from, covering many aspects of business, computing and using Salesforce as a management tool.

How does it work?
Participation with our Industry Partners is completely voluntary. Your participation or decision not to study these additional extras won’t have any effect on your degree or the grades you receive.

What Our Students Say:


"I would definitely recommend Arden because you learn to research and solve problems on your own, and you have a backup with the tutors if needed."

Marcel Wahrhaftig,
BA (Hons) Business (CMI)


"Distance Learning has given me lots of flexibility which has been essential. I feel honoured to be studying whilst working and bringing up a family."

Laura Benson,
BA (Hons) Business (Marketing)
United Kingdom

Eligibility Requirements:

To be eligible for this course you must normally have:

  • Two subjects at GCE A-Level or equivalent, plus passes at grade C or above in three subjects at GCSE level or equivalent; OR
  • Completed a recognised Access Programme, or equivalent.
  • For students whose prior learning was not taught in English: IELTS 6.0 or equivalent (no less than 5.5 in any element).

If You Have Work Experience

We positively encourage and consider applications from those able to demonstrate their motivation to study the programme. We will ask for your personal statement, along with your CV and references in support of your application.


£13,500 (UK & EU), £13,150 (International)

Program taught in:
  • English

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Last updated September 30, 2019
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Jan 2020
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4,917 EUR
Fees Per Year: €4,917 (UK/EU), €4,790 (International)
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