BA (Hons) Business Management (CMI accredited)
Why choose this course?
- The BA (Hons) Business Management degree is CMI accredited enabling students to gain the CMI Level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership.
- Students will benefit from involvement with the CMI, have the opportunity to attend CMI events which are excellent networking opportunities.
- The course offers modules in Global Business Consultancy giving students a global perspective of the business world.
- Students who graduate can take advantage of a 10% discount to study a masters degree at University of Derby.
- You can opt to take your third year as a placement year. Spending a year in industry is great experience and really sets you apart as you graduate and enter the jobs market. It can also count towards your work experience requirements for entry in to your chosen professional body.
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
This course is available to international students
The BA (Hons) Business Management (CMI accredited) 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 develop your strategic skills, so you can spot and exploit opportunities that arise in your business career to the maximum potential.
The degree has been designed in close consultation with employers and professional bodies, so we are teaching you what industry requires in its business graduates, and so increasing your employability. It's also one of the few degrees in the UK where you will not only graduate with a BA (Hons) Business Management, but also a Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership. You won't even have to take extra exams or submit extra coursework to get the CMI qualification as, in close consultation with CMI, we have combined module and CMI assessments together. This extra qualification will really stand out on your CV when you're ready to look for your first graduate job.
The subjects you cover throughout this degree don't exist in isolation, in business you'll need to use elements of each in different situations. So throughout you'll combine everything you learn and apply it to various business simulations and case studies. For example you could be setting up a business, looking at identifying your target market, advertising, preparing business plans and cash flows, doing a feasibility study.
This experience and practical application of your knowledge is what sets this degree apart from others, and is what prepares you fully for a successful management career.
- Developing Professional Business Skills (Through*)
- Marketing in Action (Autumn)
- Finance and Business Performance (Autumn)
- Markets, Prices and Strategy (Spring)
- Managing Performance in Operations (Spring)
- Understanding People in Organisations (Spring)
- Data Analysis Skills (Through*)
- Employability and Personal Development (Autumn)
- Macroeconomics for Business (Spring)
- Business Simulation (Spring)
- Ethics and Social Responsibility (Spring)
And you will choose one option from:
- Law for Business Organisations
- Sales and Key Account Management
- Managing the Dynamic Organisation
- Business Accounting
- Enterprise Management
- Managing Personal and Professional Development
Stage three - Optional placement year
- Issues in Global Business and Strategic Concepts - double module (Through*)
- Developing and Managing Performance (Autumn)
- Principles and Practices of Leadership and Management (Spring)
And you will choose two options from:
- Brand Impact and Popular Culture
- Consumer Behaviour
- Consumer Law for Business
- Delivering Winning Projects
- Developing Employability from the Placement Experience
- Enterprise Strategy and Concepts
- Financial Statement Analysis
- Improving Business Performance
- Independent Study (double module)
- Information Systems
- International Entrepreneurship
- Global Talent Management
- International Purchasing and Supply-Chain Management
- Investing and Financial Markets
- Strategic Management of Human Resources
- Sustainable Development and International Business Law
* Through - this is a module that runs through the Autumn and Spring semesters
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.
- Full time students should apply for this course through UCAS.
- Part time students should apply directly to the University.
- If you want to start in September, you usually need to apply online through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).
Information for international applicants
Fees for 2013/14
This is a classroom based course.
- Full time: £7,700 (each year)
- £965 per module (you usually take 18 of these modules in total)
- Full time: £9,945 (per year)
*These fees apply if you're starting this course between September 2013 and August 2014. We recommend you check fee details with us though, as they can change. Costs can increase each year.
- The excellent grounding in business this degree gives you means you'll be ready 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 businesses, 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 on to any of our masters programmes in the Business School, and get a 10% alumni discount on fees.
"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."