Business Undergraduate Courses

Take your first step to becoming an outstanding business leader. Our practical and inspiring degrees will put you at the heart of the business action and in prime position for a high-flying career.   

Our courses are innovative and dynamic. You’ll take the theories off the page and devise solutions to real business problems. In a city with a pioneering past and a future full of potential, you’ll become immersed in the wider business community and inspired by our flourishing employer networks – from global corporates to SMEs.

We will ignite your enthusiasm in the classroom and then through consultancy projects, case studies, company visits, competitions, conferences, networking events and guest lectures you will develop your interest and expertise. You also have opportunities for work internships and placements. You’ll develop all the skills, knowledge, ambition, confidence and personal qualities you need to become the business professional you’ve always wanted to be.

When you graduate from Derby, you’re ready to do business.

Top10Business and Management at Derby ranked Top 10**The Guardian University Guide 2020
91%overall satisfaction for Business courses^**National Student Survey 2019
100%overall satisfaction - BA (Hons) Business Studies**National Student Survey 2019

^ includes BA (Hons) Business Management, BA (Hons) Business Management (Marketing) and BA (Hons) Economics for Business.

“Helpful and approachable lecturers”

“One of the reasons I chose to study Business Management at the University of Derby was the combination of academic challenge and teaching quality. The practical focus of the course makes the prospect of studying a business degree highly appealing for those attracted to the competitive yet collaborative business environment."

“Another reason was the close proximity of companies such as Rolls-Royce and PWC, local companies that work with the university to get students work ready through internships, summer placements and part-time roles."

Frederick Sawe, BA (Hons) Business Management and Human Resource Management Joint Honours

This video shows you how you can discover our innovative portfolio of Business Management courses that offer true flexibility and choice

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Ed Hollands

From Business Studies to Dragons' Den success

Graduate Ed Hollands went on the BBC's Dragons' Den TV show and used the skills he gained on our Business Studies course to win a £30,000 investment.

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What our Business Management graduates do

As a Business and Management graduate from Derby, you’ll be ideally placed to realise your ambitions. The scope for rapid career progression is enormous.

Career opportunities open to graduates include:

Our graduates have gone on to join companies such as:

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Book your Open Day

The best way to find out if studying at Derby is right for you is to experience an Open Day. Get a feel for the city and campus, tour our first-class facilities and see where you could be living.

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