Our Business Management 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 (small and medium-sized enterprises).

Getting you ready for business

Our Business Management degree is for people who want to do business as well as learn about it. From the get-go, you'll be thinking about how to apply what you're learning, through topical case studies, business simulations, real consultancy projects and work placements.

You’ll spend the first year covering all aspects of business management to find out where your passions and talents lie. Then from year two, you can continue on a general Business Management pathway with plenty of optional modules, or choose a more specialist pathway that combines Business Management with: Entrepreneurship, Finance, Human Resource Management, Marketing, or Supply Chain and Logistics.

Top20for assessment and feedback - Business and Management subject areaNational Student Survey 2023
Top20for learning opportunities - Business and Management subject areaNational Student Survey 2023
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New Derby Business School in the city centre

We're building a new Derby Business School, serving as an international centre of excellence. The superb new teaching facilities will build on our established reputation for inspirational teaching and research excellence, as we shape the next generation of qualified business leaders.

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Business Management – your questions answered

In the below video, Senior Lecturer, Olivia Ramsbottom, answers some of the most frequently asked questions about Business Management at the University of Derby. 

Olivia Ramsbottom, Senior Lecturer in Business Management, talking to camera.

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Small Business Charter

Derby Business School has become the latest business school to be awarded the Small Business Charter. This national accolade 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. The Small Business Charter (SBC) award is a national Kitemark awarded by the Chartered Association of Business Schools to recognise business schools which demonstrate excellence in supporting student enterprise, small businesses and the local economy.

Professionally accredited

Whichever pathway you choose, you won't be closing any doors; you will still gain a solid grounding in all of the key business disciplines. All pathways are also accredited by the Chartered Management Institute, which means you gain an extra professional qualification on top of your degree as well as professional mentoring and access to CMI member benefits. Most of the specialist pathways are also approved by other professional bodies — the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). These accreditations give you extra credibility and exemptions from future professional exams.

Preparing you for your career

Our graduates

As a Business Management graduate from Derby, you’ll be ideally placed to realise your ambitions. Our broad Business Management degree could lead on to a wide variety of careers, such as in project management, consultancy, accountancy, operations, human resource management, marketing, sales, logistics and finance. Our graduates have gone on to join companies such as Barclays, Jaguar Land Rover, IBM, DHL, PWC and Mott MacDonald.
Business Management graduate Joel Boulter speaks about his placement year at Wincanton, the skills that he was able to develop on his placement, and how this helped him land his first graduate job.
Business Management graduate talks about his placement year

View Business Management graduate talks about his placement year video transcript

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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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Undergraduate Open Days

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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