BA (Hons) Business Management (Year 3)

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 - 1 year

Course Overview

You will build on and develop the knowledge you've already gained on your HND or foundation degree in business with a further stage of study which results in a full honours degree - BA (Hons) Business Management.

Covering global and strategic management issues, you'll study the specialist areas of management and leadership. The module Issues in Global Business and Strategic Concepts is a case study of current business issues. It takes a discussion approach and is very practical. You'll be looking at where things are going wrong, what could be done, what would you do?

Throughout the course you'll be using current case studies and examples, and will also benefit from guest lectures from industry speakers and professional bodies. We'll prepare you for the workplace as you develop the skills employers are looking for in their graduate employees, from report writing and analysis through to presentation skills.

Why choose this course?

  • Top up your HND or foundation degree in business to a full honours degree.
  • You will be prepared for a career in an international and dynamic business management environment.
  • Not only will you learn about business, we will prepare you for the workplace through developing your teamwork skills, presentation and report writing skills, and CV preparation and interview techniques.
  • Our lecturers and tutors are always available to help and support you throughout your studies.

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 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

  • Higher National Diploma in Business Management or business related major
  • Foundation Degree in Business Management or business related major
  • Successful completion of two years of a degree programme in Business with the equivalent of 240 credit points at levels 4 and 5

Note: All applications are subject to approval by the University of Derby

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.


Should you wish to apply, prior to completing the application form, please scan your supporting documents, such as a photo, passport, visa, qualifications, references, etc.. You will also need access to your email.