BA (Hons) Business Management

Course Details

Course Title Business Management
Award Bachelor of Arts
Award Level 6
Awarding Body University of Derby
UCAS Code N200
Start Dates September 2024
Study Mode Full Time - 3 years

Course Overview

Combine a Business Management degree with an internationally recognised professional qualification – and open the door to a high-flying, high-achieving career.

One of our priorities is to foster a new generation of responsible business leaders with a strong moral compass – forward-thinkers who take decisions based on the interests not only of shareholders but also of other stakeholders. Throughout the course, you will therefore look at the role of business in wider society, exploring issues ranging from environmental sustainability to child labour, ethical governance to responsible innovation.

Developed in close consultation with the premier professional body for managers, the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), this course puts you on the fast track to success. You will graduate with a highly regarded BA (Hons) Business Management as well as the CMI Level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership.

With these qualifications on your CV, you will signal to prospective employers that you’re suited for senior leadership roles and rapid promotion. The Diploma is the benchmark qualification for full CMI membership and takes you a step towards Chartered Manager status. There is no need to take extra exams or coursework to achieve the Diploma: our combined module and CMI assessments give you a smooth route to both qualifications.

How you will learn

Teaching and learning

Our teaching methods will be varied, interactive and engaging.

You will take part in on campus lectures and live online lectures, tutorials, and academic support sessions. You will also access online learning content such as lecture notes, recordings, presentations, and handouts. You will also have access to our on-campus and electronic library.

When not attending lectures, you will also be studying independently. Independent learning plays a vital role in your studies and involves research, reading books and journals, preparing reports, presentations, and projects.


We mostly assess you through practical coursework assignments.

You will be involved in the sort of tasks you might undertake in a workplace. Sometimes these will be individual tasks and at other times, you will need to work in a group. Assignments could include essays, reports, individual and group projects, research and consultancy projects, presentations, and design of digital materials.

What you will study

Year 1

  •   4AG 500 Finance and Business Performance
  •   4EC 508 Business Economics
  •   4GN 501 Developing an Enterprising Mindset
  •   4HR 503 Understanding People in Organisations
  •   4LO 519 Operations, Supply Chain and IT
  •   4MK 514 Marketing Fundamentals

Year 2

  •   5AG 502 Managing Financial Resources
  •   5EC 511 Quantitative Skills for Business
  •   5HR 511 Managing People
  •   5IM 514A Sustainability and Responsible Management
  •   5LO 507 Applied Operations Management
  •   5MK 510 Digital and Social Media

Year 3

  •   6EC 513 Global Business and Strategy
  •   6GN 502 International Entrepreneurship
  •   6HR 510 Developing Leadership and Management
  •   6IM 511 Business Consultancy Project
  •   6MK 509 Marketing Across Cultures


When you graduate, you will be armed with an extensive understanding of all the key business disciplines and you will be prepared for a  range of careers in business management, finance, marketing, banking and retail sectors.

By strengthening your knowledge of business theory and research, the BA (Hons) Business Management studies is the ideal preparation for success. Developed in close consultation with the premier professional body for managers, the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), this course puts you on the fast track to success. 

This powerful combination gives you a real advantage when applying for opportunities such as graduate training schemes with major companies. University of Derby Business Studies graduates are now carving out fulfilling careers in consultancy and client-facing roles in areas such as accounts and finance, HRM, sales, marketing, project management and retail management.

Entry requirements

  • UCAS points: 104 (up to 16 from ASlevels)
  • Specific requirements at A-level:N/A
  • Specific requirements at GCSE:Five GCSEs at Grade C or above, including Maths and English

How to Apply

If you have questions about our courses or the application process, please complete the "Register your interest" form. A member of the admissions team will be in touch with you shortly.


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