What you will cover

The BA (Hons) Applied Business and Management encourages strategic thinking. It includes modules and areas of study such as:

You will develop your ability to:

  • Lead with confidence
  • Be a resilient leader
  • Be a connecting leader

In this module you will cover:

  • Organisational learning
  • Leadership and management
  • The nature of business organisations
  • The nature of governance and change
  • Power and politics in change
  • Organisational culture and change
  • Teams and organisational change
  • Structure and change
  • Change interventions
  • Management theory and strategy
  • Assess the various definitions and characteristics of a project
  • Explore why organisations in different sectors need to engage in projects and consider different types of project
  • Evaluate the implications of the ‘project management triangle’ of scope, time and cost
  • Demonstrate an understanding of external business environmental factors and how they may affect a project (PESTLE)
  • Appreciate the various stages of project management and understand the various stakeholders involved
  • Examine critical success factors and ways in which projects may fail
  • Evaluate current IT availability and its application to project management
  • Understand the nature of accounting: financial accounts, accounting statements, adjustments, cash flow
  • Understand the nature of company finance
  • Evaluate accounting information and service
  • The facilitation of operational and financial control
  • Analysis and interpretation of financial reports
  • Management accounting
  • The basis of management research and the different foundations for the development of knowledge
  • Methodology and research strategy in terms of research approach (inductive vs. deductive); types of data (qualitative vs. quantitative), access to data (e.g. sampling strategies) and quality of data (e.g. validity or situational)
  • Research methods: the tools and techniques used to identify data sources, capture data, record data, and analyse data

Through process of negotiation, you will identify a relevant area for investigation within your workplace related to your field of academic study. You will be expected to present the rationale, outline of methodological approach and any associated ethical issues.

How you will learn

The BA (Hons) Applied Business and Management (CIPP) is delivered by blended learning which is a mix of access to online core study materials and tools, with face to face tutorials. 

Each modules has a two day tutorial which takes place at the University of Derby Enterprise Centre (DE1 3LD).

Module interaction requires discussion, debate and application of real work based issues. The workshops and tutorials play a vital role in feedback and guidance, as well as providing an opportunity to have questions answered and areas of uncertainty clarified. They are held at the start of each module and help you to settle in to the course material. 

Your module tutor will offer assistance, guidance and feedback whenever needed throughout the duration of each topic.

See module dates under on the CIPP website.