Derby Business School fieldtrips

Fieldtrips play a key role in our degrees. Derby Business School students have the opportunity to go on overseas fieldtrips to places like Copenhagen, Vienna and Dublin.


Derby Business School students travelled to China in September 2019. During the 10 day trip they visited Shenyang, Beijing, Hefei and Shanghai. Find out what the students did during the trip

Photo of China
Students in China


Course: All Derby Business School students currently have the opportunity to go to Copenhagen.

Students can apply for a place with flights, tours and accommodation included. A recent visit saw a group of business school students head to Copenhagen to explore issues surrounding international art fraud and money laundering. Business Management student Jonathan Storer talks about how this short study trip added a new dimension to his business thinking - read Jonathan's blog.

Students visit museum in Copenhagen
Students at Carlsberg Glyptotek art museum


Course: BA (Hons) Economics

On this two day trip to Vienna, students have visited the United Nations to get a better understanding of sustainable development as part of the Economics of Sustainable Business Growth module. Students have attended talks from the organisation and had opportunities to talk to speakers about internships. Preeya Kaur travelled to Vienna and wrote a blog about her experience.

Students visit the United Nations


Course: BA (Hons) Economics

An Economics study trip to Dublin has previously featured insights into the work of IDA Ireland, the inward investment promotion agency. Students have attended a talk at IDA Ireland headquarters by Breda O’Sullivan, Manager of Corporate Strategy and Planning, and toured the Guinness storehouse.

Students on fieldtrip in Dublin
Students and lecturers in Dublin

Single day trips

Courses: Accounting and Marketing

Students have visited Chatsworth House and had an interesting and informative talk from the Chief Executive of the Devonshire Trust and the Head of the Visitor Experience for the Chatsworth Group. They've also had time to explore everything Chatsworth has to offer to commence work on their coursework projects. Accounting students have been focused on price and value for money, whereas marketing students have created their own videos.

Course: BA (Hons) Business Accounting and Finance

Our final year Business, Accounting and Finance students have visited Bolsover District Council to learn about the association and importance of their work. Students described the day as intriguing, insightful and overall an excellent trip. They explored the departments forming the government-based organisation and the stakeholder challenges faced whilst decision-making. The trip has given students a fresh view and in-depth understanding of the association. The council delivered an excellent presentation, which the students described as engaging and informative. They then had a look around the council chamber and learnt about the history of the council. The trip has educated students on the leadership style and organisation's environment, duties and challenges. It was a great opportunity for students to experience the work that Bolsover District Council do for the community. Following the trip, students explained how interesting it was to explore the government sector and other public services in detail. One student stated that the trip has inspired them to work in the public sector to help the community.

Course: BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance

Accounting students have visited PKF Cooper Parry accounting firm in Castle Donington for an insight day, and to find out about placement opportunities. They've toured the offices and attended talks on tax and audit. Students are also tasked with completing group activities similar to those used at John Lewis assessment days.

Students on field trip at John Lewis
Students at Chatsworth House
Students visit Bolsover District Council