BA (Hons) Business Management (CMI accredited)

Why choose this course?

Employable Graduates - We're ranked in the top 10 Universities in the country for employability with 96.7% of our graduates in work or further study within six months of completing their degree.

A course that makes business sense

  • this degree gives you a wide-ranging introduction to all aspects of business, developing your knowledge and skills in areas from managing performance through to operating ethically
  • you’ll build your strategic skills, so you can spot and exploit business opportunities to the maximum potential
  • designed in close consultation with employers and professional bodies, teaching you exactly what industry requires and increasing your employability
  • you’ll combine everything you learn and apply it to various business simulations and case studies - you could find yourself setting up a business, identifying your target market, advertising, preparing business plans and cash flows, and carrying out a feasibility study
  • the practical application of your knowledge sets this degree apart, and prepares you fully for a successful management career.
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UCAS code: N200

Start date: September

Course length: full time: 3 years, or 4 with optional placement year, also available part time

Campus: Kedleston Road site, Derby Campus

College: College of Business

About this course

Accredited by the Chartered Management Institute, this award not only offers a global perspective of modern business and entry to a privileged network of contacts, it also gives you, without further work needed, the CMI Level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership. True professional recognition and respect.

Relevant, respected, rewarding

One of the few degrees in the UK where you not only graduate with a BA (Hons) Business Management, but also a Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership.

No need for extra exams or coursework to get the CMI qualification, as we have combined module and CMI assessments together.

You benefit from close involvement with the CMI, whose events provide excellent networking opportunities.

The course offers modules in Global Business Consultancy giving you a global perspective of the business world.

An optional work experience year lends your studies a close view of the realities of modern business.

What you will cover

Stage one

You will study these modules:

Stage two

You will study these modules:

And you will choose one option from:

Stage three - optional placement year


Final stage

You will study these modules:

And you will choose two options from:

* Through - this is a module that runs through the Autumn and Spring semesters

Entry requirements

Our entry requirements are usually 260 UCAS points, of which at least 220 will be from your core A2s (full A levels) or equivalent qualifications such as BTEC Diploma, International Baccalaureate, Scottish Highers etc.

We'll accept up to 40 points towards the total from level 3 qualifications such as AS levels (where those AS levels are not taken on to A2 level), the Extended Project or Music qualifications.

We don't accept points from Key Skills Level 3. If you have any questions about what is or isn't accepted, please contact our Admissions team.

We also accept the Access to HE Diploma.

Your points at level 3 will be in addition to 5 GCSEs at grade C or equivalent level 2 qualifications.

The UCAS tariff points are a guide - we'll also consider all the information that you've included in your application. We'll also want to see that you're enthusiastic and motivated to take this course and that you have the potential to benefit from coming to university.

General undergraduate entry requirements

How to apply

UK/EU students

International students

Information for international applicants

Applying for an undergraduate degree

Fees and finance

2015/16 Fees

This is a classroom based course.

UK/EU students

  • Full time: £8,500 (each year)
  • £1,060 per module (you usually take the equivalent of 18 single modules)

International students

  • Full time: £10,900

These fees apply if you're starting this course between September 2015 and August 2016. We recommend you check fee details with us though, as they can change. Costs can increase each year.

Careers and employability

Setting sights on your future

This excellent business grounding fully prepares you for a career in any business area, from HR to marketing or operations. 

You could be an operations manager, business analyst, business development manager, sales executive, marketing officer, HR advisor - the list is endless.

Past students now work for a wide range of companies from Barclays and Shell, down to small or family-owned businesses. Some students have gone on to set up their own company on graduation.

If you wish to continue your studies further, you can progress to any of our Masters programmes in the Business School, and get a 10% alumni discount on fees.

What our students say

"Studying this degree at Derby has placed me in an extremely strong position in terms of my future career. It is taught in a manner that links the theory that you learn to the business world by using relevant case studies and current business issues. This vocational aspect has allowed me to understand how to apply the business management skills I have learned at Derby to my career, and my current position as a Sales and Marketing Executive." Dean Goodman

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