We will advise you of your study plan - the running order and availability of the modules - when you are invited to enrol.

If we have insufficient numbers of students interested in an optional module, this may not be offered. In addition, where demand is high, some modules may be subject to a cap.

To achieve the top-up degree you will need to compete a total of 120 credits made up from the core modules and optional 20 credit modules at Stage 3 only.

*To achieve the CMI Level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership, you will need to successfully pass these modules (subject to University of Derby and CMI External Moderation).

Credits will be made up from the following core modules and optional modules.

Module Descriptions


  • Applied Research Project*
  • Management and Leadership - Challenges and Practice*
  • Strategic Management*


  • Business Psychology.
  • Emerging Digital Trends
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Global Business Environment
  • Strategic Marketing Management*