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

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.

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.

Online business and management courses for future leaders

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

That's why each of our online business degrees are expertly designed to prepare you for diverse, demanding and exciting roles in today's challenging workplace in both the local and global context.

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.

Whether you want to be a manager or are already positioned and seeking to sharpen your leadership skills, our online business courses could be your passport to success.

Scroll down if you'd like to see our business and management courses or visit our about us page if you'd like to know more about distance learning with ARU. If you have any questions then please do not hesitate to get in touch.

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Our undergraduate business and management courses

We've received a Gold award – the highest possible rating – in a UK-wide review of teaching, learning and student support. Our course content and delivery, learning resources and approaches to supporting student success are all rated as ‘outstanding'.

Business Management BSc (Hons)

Advance your understanding of business management and develop the full range of core management skills that today's organisations need to be successful in competitive and ever-changing markets. From human resources to sustainability, you'll gain a critical understanding of business strategy and practices.

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.

Our Postgraduate business and management courses

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Our globally recognised, CMI accredited, 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 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 processes 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 Chartered 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, enhancing your leadership practice and advancing your professional skills.

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.

Flexible online learning for ambitious managers

We understand the challenges of studying around work and family responsibilities - that's why our business courses online have in-built flexibility. By studying business management online, you'll be able to learn on a schedule that suits your needs, keep in contact with your tutors and fellow students, and access your learning materials on the go.

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

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96% of our Alumni would recommend studying with ARU Distance Learning*

*2023 alumni survey with 158 respondents