Arden University is a distance and blended learning university, with its head office in Coventry, England. Formerly a family-owned business known as Resource Development International it was awarded university status by the British government in 2015. Since August 2016 it has been owned by Global University Systems.
Arden University started as a family owned business in 1990, trading under the name of RDI. In 2011, it became part of Capella Education Company. After gaining taught degree awarding powers in April 2014 and being awarded university status, Arden University was re-launched in August 2015 under its current title. It is the only specialist distance learning university to launch in the UK in the last 45 years. In August 2016, Capella Education sold the university to the Netherlands-based company Global University Systems, which also owns the University of Law, St Patrick’s College, London and the London School of Business and Finance in the UK.
Arden University’s head office is based in Brandon Lane, Coventry. Arden currently has three London based study centres (one at Ealing, one at Tower Hill and third at Holborn) whereby a blended learning schedule is delivered to students, combining both on-line studying with face-to-face seminars. The university has two further study centres in Manchesterand Birmingham.
As of 2016, Arden University has taught over 50,000 students over 25 years, from more than 150 countries. It provides taught higher education qualifications via both blended learning (a combination of face-to-face seminars with online work) and fully online instruction.
Arden offers a range of higher education courses, some endorsed by professional bodies, including the Chartered Institute of Marketing, Chartered Management Institute, British Psychological Society, Association for Project Management as well as a qualifying law degree.
BA (Hons) Business
BSc (Hons) Computing
BA (Hons) Healthcare Management
BA (Hons) Business (HRM) (CMI)
BA (Hons) Business (Tourism)
BA (Hons) Criminology & Psychology
BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance
Degree with integrated foundation year
BA (Hons) Business (Top-Up)
BA (Hons) Healthcare Management (Top-Up)
BSc (Hons) Computing (Top-Up)
MSc Project Management (APM)
MA Strategic Marketing (CIM)
MSc Data Analytics and Marketing (CIM)
MSc IT Security Management
MBA (Master of Business Administration)
Master of Business Administration (Finance)