About the course

This online course is ideal if you want a degree that can lead to a wide range of business careers. It closely follows our traditional business administration degree, but gives you the flexibility to learn from wherever you’re based and fit studying around other commitments. During the course, you’ll learn principles of accounting, economics and marketing as well as other relevant business modules that prepare you for a career in business and management. All teaching and resources are online and you’ll have plenty of support from and interaction with your tutors.

If you are interested in studying this course, take a look at our video to find out more from the course tutor. 

For more information about how to apply, funding and how online study works, please visit the UH Online webpages.

Fact sheets 2019 Course fact sheet 1 BA (Hons) Business Administration (Online) 2019 Course fact sheet 1 BA (Hons) Business Administration (Online)
Programme specifications 2019 Programme specification 1 BA (Hons) Business Administration (Online) 2019 Programme specification 1 BA (Hons) Business Administration (Online)

Why choose this course?

  • Gain a thorough understanding of business and management practices at local, national and international levels.
  • Preparation for a career in business and management.
  • Develop your practical transferable skills within a global context.

What our
students say

I absolutely enjoyed studying on the Business Administration online degree. It's been challenging and interesting and I've enjoyed all the modules for the course, the lecturers and administrators have equally been supportive too.

Akosua Amponsah

BA (Hons) Business Administration (online) alumni

Course details


Our graduates can be found in a wide range of careers, with many in senior positions in the UK and throughout the world. Typical job roles include Business Analyst, Marketing Executive, Human Resource Manager, Finance Officer, Trainee Manager, Operations Executive, Recruitment Consultant and Trainee Accountant. 

Teaching methods

Online distance learning gives you the flexibility of when and where to study. However, interacting with other students and tutors is still important, so this flexibility is combined with online discussion, podcasts and online synchronised, where possible. To keep you on track, assessments are also scheduled at specific times.

Study Rate

The BABA (online) course is studied part-time over 5-6 years, and you will need 360 credits to complete the qualification. A typical part-time study rate is 60 credits per year, students will be studying TWO (2) modules per study period (‘semester’). All modules on the Online course are worth 15 credit points. A 15-credit module indicates between 100 and 150 hours’ of work on the part of the student over a semester which includes reading, engaging with exercises and practical work, taking part in discussions online and completing assessments. For this reason it is essential that you prepare a study plan during the programme induction to set aside sufficient time for work, studies and assessments.

To find out more about online distance learning, please visit UH Online at go.herts.ac.uk/online


  • Level 4
    Module Credits Compulsory/optional
    Economics for Business 15 Credits Compulsory
    Principles of Marketing 15 Credits Compulsory
    Quantitative Methods for Business and Management 15 Credits Compulsory
    Global Perspectives in Business 15 Credits Compulsory
    The Business Professional (Part 1) 15 Credits Compulsory
    The Business Professional (Part 2) 15 Credits Compulsory
    People and Organisations 15 Credits Compulsory
    Accounting for Managers 15 Credits Compulsory
  • Level 5
    Module Credits Compulsory/optional
    Marketing Planning 15 Credits Compulsory
    Principles of Operations Management 15 Credits Compulsory
    Cross Cultural Management 15 Credits Compulsory
    Project Planning and Control 15 Credits Compulsory
    Exploring Business Ethics 15 Credits Compulsory
    Analysing Financial Statements 15 Credits Compulsory
    Enterprise 15 Credits Compulsory
    Enhancing Employability 15 Credits Compulsory
  • Level 6
    Module Credits Compulsory/optional
    Business Strategy 15 Credits Compulsory
    Contemporary Issues in Business and Management 15 Credits Compulsory
    International Human Resource Management 15 Credits Compulsory
    Leadership and Organisations 15 Credits Compulsory
    Business and Commercial Awareness 15 Credits Compulsory
    Global Marketing, Ethics and Culture 15 Credits Compulsory
    Issues in the Global Economy 15 Credits Compulsory
    Digital Economy 15 Credits Compulsory
  • Fees & funding

    Fees 2019

    UK/EU Students

    Part time
    • £720 per 15 credits for the 2019/2020 academic year

    International Students

    Part time
    • £720 per 15 credits for the 2019/2020 academic year

    For more details of fees and funding please visit UH Online's fees page

    Other financial support

    Find out more about other financial support available to UK and EU students

    Entry requirements

    2019 entry

    The normal entry requirements for the programme at level 4 are:

    • 72 - 168 UCAS points
    • Standard IB offer ie 72 points from a minimum of 2 HL subjects at H4 or above.
    • GCSE Maths and English Language at grade 4 (C) or above.
    • For applicants whose first language is not English a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each band is accepted instead of GCSE English Language Grade 4 alongside other qualifications recognised as equivalent by the University at go.herts.ac.uk/entry-requirements.
    • Access to computer equipment with this minimum specification.

    Find out more about International entry requirements.

    Plus either

    • 72-168 UCAS points
    • Standard IB offer ie 72 points from a minimum of 2 HL subjects at H4 or above. 
    • Additional (Bridging Programme)

    Students with GCSE English Grade C but no further formal academic qualifications, including Maths, may, at the discretion of the Programme Leader, apply initially to take three modules over four consecutive semesters as an alternative, preliminary admissions route. These modules must include ‘Quantitative Methods for Business (Online)’ and ‘The Business Professional 1 (Online)’ and one further module selected by the Programme Leader in liaison with the applicant. If these modules are all passed within the four semester period, at first attempt, then the student can then register to study on BA Business Administration (Online). This is a programme-specific regulation.

    Supporting documents required

    • Copies of your educational certificates (including results achieved for each subject) for examinations taken since the age of 16
    • Curriculum Vitae
    • English language GCSE at grade C or above (or equivalent - you should have a score of 6.0 overall if presenting an IELTS test)
    • Mathematics GCSE at grade C or above (or equivalent)
    • A substantial personal statement about why you want to study this programme, what you hope to gain from the course and where you see your future development taking your career.
    • A copy of the photo page of your passport
    • 1 academic or professional reference

    The University of Hertfordshire is committed to welcoming students with a wide range of qualifications and levels of experience. The entry requirements listed on the course pages provide a guide to the minimum level of qualifications needed to study each course. However, we have a flexible approach to admissions and each application will be considered on an individual basis.

    View our simple steps to a successful application

    How to apply

    Course length
    • Online - Part Time, 6 Years
    • University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield


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    20/01/202031/01/2021Apply online (Distance (Part Time))


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    23/09/202031/05/2021Apply online (Distance (Part Time))


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    23/09/202131/05/2022Apply online (Distance (Part Time))
    Study online
    We welcome applications from international and EU students