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CertHE Business Management


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We offer a wide range of flexible undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in both our online and blended study modes.

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We’re also proud to offer non-standard entry, meaning your work experience and previous qualifications are taken into account when assessing your application.

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You will gain in-depth subject knowledge and transferable skills that employers from a huge range of industries will value. Many of our courses at Arden are also accredited by leading professional bodies in the UK.

Course overview:

Do you want to develop the knowledge and skills to break into today’s digital-first world of business management? 

Arden University’s CertHE Business Management will introduce you to the latest business and technical skills needed to lead and manage in today’s modern business environment. The CertHE is a recognised qualification in its own right and provides an entry route to degree-level study. This is a great option if you feel ready to study a degree course but don’t have the necessary qualifications usually required, such as GCSEs or A levels.

Exploring business areas such as finance, digital marketing, innovation, and people management, you’ll graduate from your CertHE Business Management with the foundations you need for future study or work in a thriving field.


Course details and modules

This CertHE will provide you with knowledge of the fundamentals of business alongside how modern organisations work. During your studies, you’ll gain a wider understanding of business functions and develop practical skills in business management and leadership.

Course Modules:

This is a 1-year course available through full-time blended learning, which gives you additional study support and is ideal if you’re still unsure about committing to a full 3-year degree course. Once you’ve completed your CertHE, you’ll be able to continue onto Level 5 (year two) of the CMI and ILM accredited BA (Hons) Business Management course if you wish to do so. To find out more about the Cert HE 

Level 4 core modules (20 credits each)

  • Digital Skills & Professional Development
  • Contemporary Business Environment
  • Marketing Dynamics
  • Introduction to Business Finance 
  • People Management
  • Technology & Innovation

Entry requirements

At Arden University we consider applications on a case by case basis. If you have significant work experience, have qualifications you have gained elsewhere, or a degree or qualification that isn’t a clear pathway to this degree – we are more than happy to discuss your application.

Course Eligibility

CertHE Business Management

We welcome anyone onto our CertHE course who can show us their determination to complete the qualification. You’ll just need to complete our one-week Introduction to Higher Education which mirrors the timetabled hours of your programme. Once you’ve passed this, you’ll be able to start on your CertHE.

English proficiency

  • IELTS 6.0 (no less than 5.5 in any element); or equivalent
  • If English is not your first language we’ll provide one and a half additional hours of subject-specific academic English support each week.
  • Alternatively evidence that you have previously studied in English at the appropriate level can be accepted.

We’ll give you all the support you need to succeed. Then, when you graduate from the CertHE course, you’ll be able to progress on to the rest of the degree course if you decide it’s right for you.


Unlike on more traditional courses, you won’t need to sit any exams on the CertHE Business Management. Instead, your assessments have been designed to help you apply your learning to real-world business scenarios. That means you’ll be better prepared to apply the skills you’ve gained on the course to your professional role once you graduate.

Course fee breakdown

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