This intellectually stimulating degree course addresses broader aspects of the business organisation and management culture, while also providing an insight into corporate and consumer legislation, corporate regulation and other legal aspects of business enterprise. You will be equipped with a real understanding of how legal considerations impact virtually every aspect of management activity.
Employers look for business graduates with knowledge and awareness of current issues. This course will teach you about globalisation, sustainability
and social change - allowing you to fully understand the factors affecting business. When you graduate you will have a sound appreciation of management practice, this will include human resources, marketing, business law and information management. You will also learn the skills to analyse strategic consumer behaviour.

Structure and content

This degree is in the "business suite" of programmes at the university which all have a common first year:

This allows the student to gain a broad understanding of the key areas of business.
It can be difficult to decide the exact direction for a candidate to wish studies to take. The structure allows candidates to transfer to one of "business suite" degree courses, should the candidate wish to.
Students are not committed into an area of specialisation until after they have completed your first year of study.

See below for the modules you will study:

Year 1
  • Business Environment
  • Academic and Professional Skills
  • Economics for Business
  • Business Finance
Year 2
  • Legal Aspects of Business
  • Managing Human Resources
  • Law of Contract
  • Law of Business Organisations
Year 3
  • Commercial Law
  • Business Strategy
  • Law of International Trade
  • Undergraduate Major Project (Integrated Case Study)

Teaching and assessment

Students are will be assessed through a variety of methods from coursework, group assignments, activity-based assignments and exams. Students can expect to part take in on-going problem-solving activities, projects and presentations. Students will also be able to access support material through our  Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).
All assignments are designed with your career progression in mind and give you opportunities to develop and improve transferable skills employers look for.

Entry requirements

The standard offer is 104 UCAS tariff points from 3 A-Levels, e.g. BCC.
Alternatively, ARU London asks for:
Irish Leaving Certificate: BBCCC.
Scottish Highers: BBCCC.
BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma: DMM in a business-related subject.
International Baccalaureate Diploma: 24 points.

Students are also welcome applications from mature individuals who can demonstrate appropriate, relevant work experience.
All applicants are required to have at least 5 GCSEs at C/4 or above including English and Maths. Students whose first language is not English and who have not previously studied in the UK are required to have IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.

Entry requirements are a guide only and decisions will be based on our assessment of overall suitability for the course. Every application is considered on case to case, whole application including any relevant work experience and personal circumstances as well as your educational qualifications.


Students to consider their future when choosing what degree to study. We don't expect everyone to know what they want to do after university, but it is important that the associated jobs interest you.

  • Associated Jobs:
  • Barrister
  • Solicitor
  • Company Secretary
  • Data Analyst
  • Patent Attorney
  • Stockbroker
  • Civil Service
  • Advice Worker
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