Resource Development International (RDI) started life in 1990, giving learners worldwide an opportunity to further their education through flexible distance learning. In April 2014, RDI was awarded Taught Degree-Awarding Powers, meaning that alongside providing higher education qualifications through its University Partners, it could also award its own degrees. In August 2015 RDI officially became Arden University – the only specialist distance (online) learning university to launch in the UK in the last 50 years.
Arden University offers a wide range of Higher Education courses endorsed by professional bodies such as the Chartered Institute of Marketing, Chartered Management Institute and the Association of Project Managers.
BRADFORD UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT
As one of the world’s leading business schools, Bradford University School of Management is recognised for the quality and flexibility of its programme and career progression of its graduates. That’s why Bradford University School of Management has the ‘Triple Crown’ of accreditations and is ranked within the Financial Times Top 50 European Business Schools.
Bradford University School of Management has been providing students with an opportunity to study for an MBA via distance learning since 1998. At Bradford they appreciate that many of their students have to juggle work and family commitments alongside their studies. As such, they allow their students to develop their managerial skills and knowledge at a pace which suits their individual needs.
UNIVERSITY OF DERBY ONLINE LEARNING
The University of Derby Online Learning (UDOL) is the thriving distance learning division of the University of Derby.
Since 2001, the University of Derby has offered online distance learning to students who required more flexible study options. As demand for these popular online distance learning courses increased, we learned to tailor course content specifically for online delivery. And in 2011, based on the increasing success of our distance learning courses, we launched the University of Derby Online Learning (UDOL).