BA (Hons) Business Management (CMI accredited)

Why choose this course?

Employable Graduates - we're ranked 15th highest amongst all UK universities, and 12th for English institutions, with 96.9% of our graduates in work or further study within six months of completing a full-time degree.

A course that makes business sense

  • Accredited by the Chartered Management Institute, this award also gives you the CMI Level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership 
  • 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: three years, or four with optional placement year, also available part time

Campus: Kedleston Road site, Derby Campus

College: College of Business

About this course

True professional recognition 

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. 

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:

  • Enhancing Personal Leadership‌
  • Finance and Business Performance‌
  • Managing Performance in Operations‌
  • Marketing in Action‌
  • Markets, Prices and Strategy‌
  • Understanding People in Organisations‌

Stage two

You will study these modules:

  • Creative Business Solutions
  • Data Analysis Skills
  • Employability and Personal Development
  • Macroeconomics for Business

You'll choose two options from:

  • Business Accounting‌‌
  • Marketing Communication‌
  • Managing the Dynamic Organisation‌
  • Logistics‌
  • Enterprise Management‌
  • Managing Personal and Professional Development‌‌ (overseas direct entrants only)

Stage three - optional placement year

Final stage

You will study these modules:

  • Issues in Global Business and Strategic Concepts‌ - double module 
  • Developing and Managing Performance‌ (Autumn)
  • Principles and Practices of Leadership and Management‌‌

And you will choose two options from:

  • Brand Impact and Popular Culture‌
  • Consumer Behaviour‌
  • Delivering Winning Projects‌
  • Developing Employability from the Placement Experience‌
  • Enterprise Strategy and Concepts
  • Financial Statement Analysis‌
  • Improving Business Performance‌
  • International Entrepreneurship‌
  • Global Talent Management‌
  • International Purchasing and Supply-Chain Management‌
  • Investing and Financial Markets‌
  • Strategic Management of Human Resources‌

Entry requirements

September 2016 entry
UCAS Points 280 (up to 40 from level 3 qualifications)
Specific Subjects Required? N/A

The UCAS point requirements above will be made up primarily from your core A2s (full A Levels) or equivalent qualifications such as BTEC Diploma, International Baccalaureate, Scottish Highers etc.

We will accept a certain value of points (detailed above) 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.

2016/17 Fees

UK/EU students

  • Full-time: £9,000 (each year)

These fees apply if you're starting this course between September 2016 and August 2017. 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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