New Derby
Business School
In City Centre

Welcome to the future of business, in the very heart of Derby.

We are working to make our vision a reality - a brand new, future-focused Derby Business School, serving as an international centre of excellence.

Superb new teaching facilities will build on our established reputation for inspirational teaching and research excellence, as we shape the next generation of highly qualified business leaders. Our vision is of a thriving community of business thinkers at all levels, from students to academics and researchers, all collaborating to support new ideas and strategies for global business.

In a prime city centre location, the new Business School will also be a focal point for Derby’s business community, providing a place where our talented students and expert academics can network with, learn from, and inspire local business leaders and entrepreneurs. Start-ups and small businesses will be able to access the expertise and facilities on their doorstep to support and nurture their growth.

It will make a significant contribution to the vision of a vibrant Central Business District in the city, and will support Derby’s plans for growth and regeneration. At the same time, students will have the city’s range of social, leisure and retail facilities within easy reach.

We take our responsibility to the environment seriously too, and are working towards net zero carbon construction and operation for the building. Its location close to halls of residence means that students can walk or cycle easily, creating healthier commuting options as part of our overall goal of an active campus.

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As the new Derby Business School develops, we will be sharing regular updates on this page. Learn more about Derby Business School and the courses that we offer.

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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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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