Undergraduate Course

Course details

Study options

Full-time: 3 years

UK fee

£9,250 per year (2024/25)

International fee

£14,900 per year (2024/25)

UCAS points

112-120 (September 2024 entry)

UCAS code

NN24

Course level

Undergraduate

Qualification

BA (Hons)

Start date

September

Location

Kedleston Road, Derby Campus

Course description

The best bits

  • Combining two subjects boosts your employability and gives you the opportunity to develop knowledge and expertise in two subject areas, making you a more versatile graduate
  • The course is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) **
  • You'll gain an extra professional qualification in Management and Leadership on top of your degree **
  • Receive professional mentoring and access to CMI member benefits **
  • Have the opportunity to achieve Accounting accreditations depending on your module choices
  • You'll be challenged to apply real-world business, management and accounting scenarios through your learning. On this course, everyone gets to do business as well as learn about business
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Why study Business Management and Accounting? 

BA (Hons) Business Management and Accounting prepares you undertake a variety of roles within business, management or accounting industries, as well as bring business acumen to other non-business roles. We place a great emphasis on practical, real-world learning through industry projects, links with our overseas partners, and the chance to take a placement year between your second and third year.  

We use our academic expertise to make the links between theoretical business frameworks, and the practicalities of the real Business and Accounting industries.

Four students working in the Bloomburg suite.

Financial Markets Lab

Our students can gain hands-on experience using the same information and technology relied on by financial professionals all over the world, in our Financial Markets Lab.

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Tailor your degree 

With a range of optional modules across areas such as logistics, human resource management, marketing, enterprise and finance, you’ll be able to tailor your studies to your area of interest and your career goals.  

Professionally approved ** 

Chartered Management Institute accreditation means the CMI has independently assessed that the course meets its own high standards and priorities. The CMI is a UK professional body dedicated to promoting excellence in management and leadership. CMI accreditation is, therefore, a sign of a high-quality degree.

Students receive this accreditation if they pass the Business Management modules in their first year and select and pass required modules in their second year. 

Two students working on a computer in our Financial Markets Lab.

Optional placement year or internships

You can choose to take a placement year between years two and three of your degree, which would super-charge your employability and improve your prospects after graduation. We can help you to find a placement and provide support throughout your year away. If that's not for you, you can choose to complete internships during the summer breaks instead.

Choose your pathway 

In order to provide you with the best experience, this course is available through a Joint pathway only. You cannot choose to major or minor in a subject, but you can choose to study certain modules in your second and third year. 

What is a Joint Honours degree?

A Joint Honours degree offers students the opportunity to study two subjects.

A Joint Honours degree is a great option if:

What you will study

The modules below indicate the range of modules you may study as part of this combination, however prescribed and optional modules will vary depending on whether you choose to study both subjects equally, or choose to major or minor in a subject. To find out exactly which modules you would study as part of your chosen combination please contact jhs@derby.ac.uk.

Please note that our modules are subject to change - we review the content of our courses regularly, making changes where necessary to improve your experience and graduate prospects.

Kedleston Road, Derby Campus entrance

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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How you will learn

You’ll be taught through several learning and teaching methods, such as formal lectures, which will at times include expert speakers, and seminars. 

Seminars can be tutor-led or student-led and can include critical analysis of reading, presentations, group work, debates and general problem solving, interaction with real businesses, case study analysis, computer lab work, practical analysis and formative assessment.  

In addition to direct teaching by faculty staff the University also makes use of blended learning through which students will be able to enhance and progress their learning. Through the university’s online portal; University of Derby Online (UDO) students can access the university virtual learning environment which forms an important part of the delivery of the programme and provide a facility through which tutors can supply lecture notes and presentations, links to learning resources and information and announcements pertinent to studies. 

How you are assessed

You will be assessed through a variety of methods, including coursework assignments, business reports, presentations, research projects, design of materials, examinations and portfolios. 

Who will teach you

You will be taught by our team of engaging, passionate and inspiring subject experts. 

Rob Moon

Rob Moon
Senior Lecturer in Enterprise and Entrepreneurship

Rob Moon is a Senior Lecturer in Enterprise and Entrepreneurship. Rob was a design engineer with over 20 years’ experience within the global manufacturing industry, and has lectured extensively in Southern Africa, Europe and Bangladesh. Current research focusses on embedding work-related learning in the curriculum.

Email
r.j.moon@derby.ac.uk
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David Thompson

David Thompson
Lecturer in Accounting

Lecturer in Accounting

Email
D.Thompson@derby.ac.uk
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Personal academic tutoring

Your personal academic tutor will work with you to help you get the most out of your time at university. Having someone to talk to about your academic progress, your university experience and your professional aspirations is hugely valuable. We want you to feel challenged in your studies, stretched but confident to achieve your academic and professional goals.

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Entry requirements

2024 entry

These are the typical qualification requirements for September 2024 entry. Contextual offers may apply to students who meet certain criteria.

RequirementWhat we're looking for
UCAS points112-120
A LevelBBB-BBC
T LevelMerit
BTECDDM-DMM
GCSEGCSE Maths and English Grade 4/Grade C (or above) or equivalent qualification
Access to HEPass Access to HE Diploma with 60 credits: 45 at Level 3 with a minimum of Distinction: 15, Merit: 24, Pass: 6

English language requirements

IELTS: 6.0 (with at least 5.5 in each skills area)

Fees and funding

2024/25

 Full-timePart-time
UK

£9,250 per year

N/A

International

£14,900 per year

N/A

Further information about our fees and support you may be entitled to.

Additional costs and optional extras

How to apply

Please look at our application deadlines before you apply.


UK students

If you are in Year 13 and applying for a full-time undergraduate course (including our joint honours courses), we recommend that you apply through UCAS.

Apply through UCAS

If you are applying to study part-time, or already have your qualifications, or wish to join at Year 2 or 3, you should apply directly to the University.

Apply directly to the University

Careers

Business Management and Accounting graduates are in demand all over the world, so you will have the opportunity to work in many diverse fields.   

This degree sets students up for a range of future careers in the Business or Accountancy field, past graduates have gone on to work for employers such as Nationwide Building Society, Jaguar Land Rover Ltd, Pennine Health care, Rolls Royce, Greenwood Dale Foundation, Nottinghamshire County Council, and Derby City Council.  

Our links with major employers in the area offer the students opportunities to network, build contacts and develop their confidence which adds to their employability. Students are encouraged to gain work experience through the Derby Internship Programme and offered networking opportunities at the many events through the year such as the recruitment fair, Network of Entrepreneurs, and Business Showcase.

Because this is such a broad degree, lots of different job roles will be open to you, in areas such as: 

This course would also set you up for a range of postgraduate study, including: 


Careers and Employment Service  

Our Careers and Employment Service can help you boost your employment skills by connecting you with employers for work placements, part-time jobs, and volunteering. They can also offer guidance on career options, CV writing, or starting your own business. 

Contact us

If you need any more information from us, eg on courses, accommodation, applying, car parking, fees or funding, please contact us and we will do everything we can to help you.

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Additional information about your studies

You will typically study your two subjects equally at stage one, before choosing whether you want to major in one subject at stages two and three.

Teaching hours

Like most universities, we operate extended teaching hours at the University of Derby, so contact time with your lecturers and tutors could be anytime between 9am and 9pm. Your timetable will usually be available on the website 24 hours after enrolment on to your course.

Additional costs and optional extras

We’re committed to providing you with an outstanding learning experience. Our expert teaching, excellent facilities and great employability prepare you for your future career. As part of our commitment to you we aim to keep any additional study costs to a minimum. However, there are occasions where students may incur some additional costs.

The information provided on this page is correct at the time of publication but course content, costs and other individual course details do change from time to time and are updated as often as possible, so please do check these pages again when making your final decision to apply for a course. Any updated course details will also be confirmed to you at application, enrolment and in your offer letter.

Included in your fees
Optional costs not included in your fees

Please note: Our courses are refreshed and updated on a regular basis. If you are thinking about transferring onto this course (into the second year for example), you should contact the programme leader for the relevant course information as modules may vary from those shown on this page.

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