Business Management

Whether you want to be a manager or are already positioned and seeking to sharpen your leadership skills, an online management degree from ARU could be your passport to success.

Our flexible range of online courses fit any stage of your career and include certificates and foundation degrees as well as honours and postgraduate qualifications.

You benefit from the same high teaching standards as campus-based students and qualifications that provide the latest management knowledge and the confidence to lead from the front.


Online Business and Management degrees for future leaders

What does an online management degree cover?

Our online management degrees are developed to meet today's leadership demands and are highly relevant for aspiring, developing or experienced managers in any sector.

They cover the full range of business skills - including people management, marketing finance, planning and strategy, decision making, organisational change and sustainability.

Topics covered vary depending on course level and specific subject area, so please look at the individual course information pages for specific content.

Flexible online learning for ambitious managers

We understand the challenges of studying around work and family responsibilities - that's why our online management degrees have in-built flexibility.

You'll study through Canvas, our world-class online Learning Management System (LMS), which can be accessed from your phone, tablet or computer, at home or on the move.

Canvas provides instant access to study materials, forums, and support from tutors and classmates. It's also where you'll submit your assignments and receive feedback.

Meet Alumni Paul

Watch Paul’s video to see how he realised his potential with a distance learning degree in Business Management. The degree provided the theory and knowledge to strengthen his on-the-job experience. The result – a First Class Honours and a promotion.

Watch Paul’s story

Global vocational value

Leading people, managing resources and delivering projects are complex tasks.

That's why each of our business and management qualifications are expertly designed to prepare you for diverse, demanding and exciting roles in today's challenging workplace.

By balancing the flexibility of distance learning with UK teaching quality and accreditation from internationally-recognised industry bodies, we ensure your qualification has global vocational value.

Wherever you're based, we're here to help advance your career.

Our online management degrees in detail

Our core management degrees are Business Management BSc (Hons), Master of Business Administration (MBA) and our Project Management MSc which cover management skills relevant to any sector and organisation. We also offer management degrees in health and social care, education and the built environment.

Business Management BSc (Hons)

Advance your understanding of business management and develop the full range of business and management skills that today’s organisations need to be successful in competitive and ever-changing markets.

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Our globally recognised online MBA is designed to develop world-class managers with futureproof skillsets and the insight and resilience to deliver dynamic projects in challenging environments.

This master's level degree is ideal if you've already studied at degree level or have practical hands-on experience, but without a formal qualification.

Project Management MSc

Our Association for Project Management (APM) accredited online Master's degree will help you develop a rich knowledge and understanding of the role of Project Manager.

Covering the broad range of management process and practices required for modern project management, it will advance your career as a project leader in any industry. This internationally recognised degree is suitable for students who are already qualified at degree level or with experience in a relevant role.

Construction and Civil Engineering Management MSc

Our Charted Institute of Building (CIOB) accredited online Master's degree will give you the expert knowledge, skills and confidence to lead and manage teams in a variety of roles in the construction sector.

Ideal if you’re a civil engineer looking for a management qualification, you’re new to a construction management role or looking to advance to a management position. You’ll gain a complete understanding of the role of a construction manager throughout the whole construction process.

Healthcare Management MSc

This Master’s course is a good fit if you’re a leader or manager in a health or social care setting and want to polish the relevant skills for progression. You’ll explore the key factors which influence managing and leading individuals and organisations.

Management and Leadership in Health and Social Care (top-up) – BSc (Hons)

Our online (top-up) is a great way to gain a full honours degree if you’ve already completed our foundation course or an equivalent. The Chartered Management Institute (CMI) accredited top-up expands on your prior learning, enhances personal and professional development and provides the tools you need to achieve your career potential.

Educational Leadership and Management MBA

If you’re new to educational management, moving into a teaching leadership role or are an experienced leader who wants to bolster their management toolkit, the Master’s degree in Educational Management is an excellent choice.

Your course modules and assignments will align with your current role —creating a tailor-made course that’s completely relevant to you and your employer.

Get in touch

If you’d like to talk to our experienced team about our business and management degrees, ARU or any aspect of studying via distance learning then please do not hesitate to contact us.