Are you ready to get down to business? Study with Derby Business School and you’ll gain the skills, knowledge and confidence to excel in today’s fast-paced global business arena. Whether your ambitions lie in accounting, business management, international business, economics and finance, marketing, event management, tourism management or hospitality management, we deliver a quality education where you not only learn about business but also get to do business. 

Our portfolio of courses offers quality, flexibility, choice and meaningful practical experience for the aspiring business leader. From day one, you’ll be tackling real business challenges and devising innovative solutions for real companies. Our experienced, research-active staff promise you a dynamic learning experience, one which helps you meet rigorous standards and motivates you to aim high and achieve more in your business career.
In a city founded on enterprise, we’re networked into the business community. Our partnerships span global corporates, SMEs and the leading professional bodies. You’ll mix with the region’s brightest business minds through work placements, consultancy projects, professional mentoring, real-world case studies, industry visits, guest speakers and networking events.

New Derby Business School in the city centre

Set to open in September 2024: a new Derby Business School, serving as an international centre of excellence. The superb new teaching facilities will build on our established reputation for inspirational teaching and research excellence, as we shape the next generation of qualified business leaders.

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Derby Business School has become the latest business school to be awarded the Small Business Charter. This national accolade awarded by the Chartered Association of Business Schools is in recognition of the business school’s high standard of support for small businesses and the local economy, as well as the work it does in developing entrepreneurial skills in students. 

Derby Business School is also a full member of the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) - a network of business schools and corporations dedicated to enhance excellence in management education and development globally.

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Help to Grow: Management

Help to Grow: Management is an executive development programme designed to support managers and leaders of small and medium sized businesses to boost their business’s performance, resilience, and long-term growth.

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Business, Law and Social Sciences academics ranked among most cited researchers

Our research team are in the top 2% of the most highly-cited researchers in the world. They have been featured in the top 160,000 cited researchers out of seven million researchers worldwide.

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Real world learning

Our culture of real world learning means we work with employers to make sure your time here will give you the best possible start to your career.

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Derby Business School fieldtrips

Derby Business School students have the opportunity to go on fieldtrips in the UK, Europe and Overseas.

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