Study Patterns: Business and Management BSc (Hons) (online)

On this page you will find the study patterns for our BSc (Hons) Business and Management (online) programme.

These study patterns highlight the module(s) that you will need to study and select for the upcoming academic year. The scheduled modules for the remainder of your programme, outlined below, are based on the current plan, however, please note that the order of these may be subject to change. Should any changes be made, we will communicate this to you as soon as possible. Should you have any concerns regarding this, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Any optional modules are subject to viable group sizes. Should you choose a module that is deemed to be non-viable, you will be notified of the alternative available options. Please contact us on +44 (0)1332 594000 (option 4) or UDOLenrolment@derby.ac.uk to discuss your options.

Please note: The CMI Level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership will be awarded if the following modules are passed:

For our students completing the programme at the standard rate of study, we recommend that you study 20 hours per week. For our students completing the programme at the accelerated rate of study, we recommend that you study 40 hours per week.

Business and Management, BSc (Hons) (online) - standard (6 years) with autumn (September) start

Study PatternAutumnSpringSummer
Year 1 Economics for Management
(4EC507)
20 credits
Management, Business and Society
 (4BM501)
20 credits
Introduction to Marketing
 (4MK515)
20 credits
Year 2 Human Resource Management
 (4HR502)
20 credits
Principles of Accounting and Finance
 (4AG508)
20 credits
Management Theory and Practice
(4BM502)
20 credits 
Year 3 Financial Analysis and Decision Making
 (5AG520)
20 credits
Management and Organisational Behaviour
(5BM501)
20 credits 
Project Management Operations
(5BM503)
20 credits 
Year 4 Sales and Marketing in the Digital Age
(5MK518)
20 credits
Management Research Methods
(5BM502)
20 credits
Macroeconomics
(5EC508)
20 credits
Year 5

Management and Leadership - Challenges and Practice
(6BM502)
20 credits

Option B Module*
20 credits
Option C Module*
20 credits
Year 6

Strategy in the Global Marketplace
(6BM505)
20 credits

Applied Research Project
(6IM995)
40 credits

Applied Research Project
(6IM995)
40 credits continued

*Option A Modules: Level 5 - Sales and Marketing in the Digital Age (5MK518); Level 6 - Financial Statement Analysis (6AG512)

*Option B Modules: Level 5 - Analysis of Business Data (5BM500); Level 6 - Business Psychology (6BM500); Strategic Marketing Management (6MK517)

*Option C Modules: Level 5 - Project Management Operations (5BM503); Macroeconomics (5EC508); Level 6 - Emerging Digital Trends (6CC532); Financial Statement Analysis (6AG512); Strategic Marketing Management (6MK517)

Business and Management, BSc (Hons) (online) - accelerated (3 years) with autumn (September) start

Study PatternAutumnSpringSummer
Year 1 Economics for Management
(4EC507)
20 credits 

Human Resource Management
(4HR502)
20 credits
Management, Business and Society
(4BM501)
20 credits

Principles of Accounting and Finance
(4AG508)
20 credits
Introduction to Marketing
(4MK515)
20 credits

 Management Theory and Practice
(4BM502)
20 credits
Year 2 Financial Analysis and Decision Making
(5AG520)
20 credits

Sales and Marketing in the Digital Age
(5MK518)
20 credits
Management and Organisational Behaviour
(5BM501)
20 credits

Management Research Methods 
(5BM502)
20 credits
Project Management Operations
(5BM503)
20 credits

Macroeconomics
(5EC508)
20 credits
Year 3 Management and Leadership - Challenges and Practice
(6BM502)
20 credits

Strategy in the Global Marketplace
(6BM505)
20 credits
Option B Module*
20 credits

Applied Research Project
(6IM995)
40 credits
Option C Module*
20 credits

Applied Research Project
(6IM995)
40 credits continued

*Option A Modules: Level 5 - Sales and Marketing in the Digital Age (5MK518); Level 6 - Financial Statement Analysis (6AG512)

*Option B Modules: Level 5 - Analysis of Business Data (5BM500); Level 6 - Business Psychology (6BM500); Strategic Marketing Management (6MK517)

*Option C Modules: Level 5 - Project Management Operations (5BM503); Macroeconomics (5EC508); Level 6 - Emerging Digital Trends (6CC532); Financial Statement Analysis (6AG512); Strategic Marketing Management (6MK517)