College of Business

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The College of Business is made up of three Departments.

Derby Business School

Derby Business School is based in a city with a living history of thinking, making, and communicating that's influenced the world. It feeds into your learning and enriches everything we do.

You will be inspired to learn and achieve by tutors who make time for you and your education; who will encourage you to succeed.

Our Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses cover subjects including Business and Management, Marketing, Human Resource Management, IT Management for Business, and Accounting and Finance. Many are accredited by leading professional bodies including; ACCA, CIMA, and CIM, and we are one of the few universities in the UK where you can achieve an MBA which is CIM accredited, to help you achieve Chartered Manager status.

Department of Hotel, Resort and Spa Management

We offer Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses including; Events Management, Hospitality, Culinary Arts, Tourism, and Spa Management. All are studied in our specialist facilities located at our beautiful Buxton site on the edge of the Peak District.

With a commercial spa, hair and beauty salons, a fine dining restaurant, and professional kitchens; not only will you learn your subject, but apply your learning to the real-world in a commercial environment, maximising your employability. That's why we've been ranked No.1 in the Guardian League Table for the subject area of Hospitality, Event Management, and Tourism.

Department of Corporate Learning

We are one of the UK's leading providers of work-based learning solutions. We work closely with a wide range of employers to develop, nurture and sustain the higher level skills within their organisations that are identified as a critical success factor in improving organisational performance.

We provide comprehensive solutions that are designed to meet the specific requirements of our clients. This also references our partnership approach, working closely with company representatives over time to embed learning and the ongoing development of higher level skills.