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.
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.
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.
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
|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|
|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|
|Enhancing Employability||15 Credits||Compulsory|
|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|
For more details of fees and funding please visit UH Online's fees page
The normal entry requirements for the programme at level 4 are:
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.
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.