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Business Management BA (Hons)

Develop the skills to understand what makes a business work. Tailor your degree to reflect your interests and career ambitions.

Winner: Best University Careers and Employability Service
NUE Awards, 2021
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Overview

Watch: Dr Louise Obara discusses the excellent opportunities Business Management students can enjoy at DMU.


Developed to give you the essential skills to understand all elements of what makes a business work, this highly practical course gives you an excellent grounding in how businesses are run and managed across a wide array of industries and sectors.

You can tailor your degree to reflect your interests and career ambitions by specialising in topics such as accounting and finance, human resource management or marketing.

The modules we offer are continually reviewed to make sure you are equipped with the knowledge and skills that employers need. Our Business and Sustainability module provides students with an understanding of the sustainability challenges facing business and explores how managers can successfully balance their economic, social and environmental impacts.

A Business Management degree at DMU can open up an exciting career path for you in a wide range of specialist areas. Previous graduates from this degree have gone on to successful careers in world-renowned organisations, including Amazon, Goldman Sachs, Caterpillar, HP and The Body Shop.

Key features

  • DMU is ranked Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework, the only UK government-endorsed measure of teaching quality in higher education. (Office for Students, 2017)
  • If you successfully complete certain modules you will be eligible for the award of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Level 5 Certificate in Management and Leadership, at no additional cost, upon completion of your degree.
  • DMU has a modern, fully resourced 24-hour library with access to thousands of online books and journals as well as study spaces. DMU also has subscriptions to Financial Times and WARC, which you can benefit from while studying your course.
  • Our DMU Fox’s Lair initiative helps prepare you for the business world. You will have an opportunity to generate a business plan in groups and present your idea to local entrepreneurs and business executives, competing for a financial investment prize. With the help of this initiative, you can develop and practice creative ideas, business awareness and communication skills – all of which are of vital importance for employability in today's dynamic environment. 
  • DMU’s careers and employability team has been named the Best University Careers/Employability Service at the National Undergraduate Employability (NUE) Awards 2021. The team can help you find experiences to develop the skills and qualities that today’s employers are looking for.
  • Students have recently secured placements at leading companies such as BMW, Jaguar Land Rover, Triumph, Caterpillar, Phillips 66 and Siemens, working in the areas of supply chain and logistics, digital marketing and purchasing.

Please note, the title for this degree programme has changed from Business and Management (Hons) to Business Management BA (Hons) for students starting in September 2021. 

 

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  • UK
  • EU/International

Institution code: D26

UCAS course code: NN12

Duration: Three years full-time, four years with a placement.

Fees and funding: 

2021/22 tuition fees for UK students: £9,250

Find out more about additional costs and optional extras associated with this course.

Contact us: For more information call us on +44 (0)116 2 50 60 70.

Institution code: D26

UCAS course code: NN12

Duration: Three years full-time, four years with a placement.

Fees and funding:

2021/22 tuition fees for international students: £14,250.

2021/22 tuition fees for EU students: £9,250 with our EU undergraduate transitional scholarship (T&Cs apply).

Find out more about available funding for international students.

Find out more about additional costs and optional extras associated with this course.

Contact us: For more information call us on +44 (0)116 2 50 60 70.

Entry criteria

Entry criteria

  • A typical offer is 112 UCAS points. You need to study at least two subjects at A Level or equivalent (eg BTEC)

Plus, five GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English Language and Maths

Alternative qualifications include:

  • Pass Access with 30 Level 3 credits at Merit (or equivalent)

English (Language or Literature) and Maths GCSE required as separate qualifications at grade 4

We will normally require students to have had a break from full time education before undertaking the Access course

  • International Baccalaureate: 26+ Points

Mature students

We welcome applications from mature students with non-standard qualifications and recognise all other equivalent and international qualifications.

English language

If English is not your first language, an IELTS core of 6.0 (including a minimum of 5.5 in each component) or equivalent is normally required.

UCAS Tariff changes

Students applying for courses starting in September will be made offers based on the latest UCAS Tariff. Find out more.

Structure and assessment

 

Course modules

Teaching and assessment

Teaching contact hours

 

Teaching and assessment

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, group work and self-directed study. Assessment is through coursework (presentations, essays and reports) and usually an exam or test, which is typically weighted as follows in your first year:

  • Exam: 33%
  • Coursework: 67%

These assessment weightings are indicative only. The exact weighting may vary depending on option modules chosen by students and teaching methods deployed by the academic member of staff each year. Indicative assessment weighting and assessment type per module are shown as part of the module information. Again these are based on the current academic session. 

Teaching contact hours

This is a full-time course and in total you should be prepared to devote approximately 38 hours a week to your studies. In the first year, you will typically have up to 14 contact hours of teaching most weeks. Teaching is through a mix of lectures, tutorials, seminars and lab sessions and the breakdown of these activity types is shown in each module description.

Other: In addition each module provides a two hour surgery each week for individual consultation with the lecturer. You will also have timetabled meetings with your personal tutor and careers and/or subject meetings scheduled throughout the year.

Self-directed study: In order to prepare for, and assimilate, the work in lectures and seminars you will be expected to use our on-line resources, participate in flipped or virtual classroom discussions on our virtual learning environment (VLE) and engage in personal study and revision for approximately 25 hours per week.

Subsequent years follow a similar pattern, however, the contact time will vary depending on your subject mix and options chosen, and the teaching methods appropriate to the module. Further details are contained in each module description.

Facilities and features

Hugh Aston Building

You will have access to our purpose-built Hugh Aston Building, equipped with lecture theatres and classrooms, break-out spaces for group work, quiet study zones for individual work and IT labs. Wherever possible, students will be given home access to specialist software.

You’ll also have access to the building’s new £5.5 million extension called The Yard, which provides more than 22,000 square metres of extra space. This is designed to facilitate your learning experience with large and airy breakout spaces, a new Student Advice Centre, and a balcony on the top floor overlooking our beautiful campus. The Yard also features more comfortable classrooms and self-study spaces, allowing you to carry out independent study as well as group work.

Library services

On campus, the main Kimberlin Library offers a space where you can work, study and access a vast range of print materials, with computer stations, laptops, plasma screens and assistive technology also available. 

As well as providing a physical space in which to work, we offer online tools to support your studies, and our extensive online collection of resources accessible from our Library website, e-books, specialised databases and electronic journals and films which can be remotely accessed from anywhere you choose. 

We will support you to confidently use a huge range of learning technologies, including Blackboard, Collaborate Ultra, DMU Replay, MS Teams, Turnitin and more. Alongside this, you can access LinkedIn Learning and learn how to use Microsoft 365, and study support software such as mind mapping and note-taking through our new Digital Student Skills Hub. 

The library staff offer additional support to students, including help with academic writing, research strategies, literature searching, reference management and assistive technology. There is also a ‘Just Ask’ service for help and advice, live LibChat, online workshops, tutorials and drop-ins available from our Learning Services, and weekly library live chat sessions that give you the chance to ask the library teams for help.

More flexible ways to learn

We offer an equitable and inclusive approach to learning and teaching for all our students. Known as the Universal Design for Learning (UDL), our teaching approach has been recognised as sector leading. UDL means we offer a wide variety of support, facilities and technology to all students, including those with disabilities and specific learning differences.

Just one of the ways we do this is by using ‘DMU Replay’ – a technology providing all students with anytime access to audio and/or visual material of lectures. This means students can revise taught material in a way that suits them best, whether it's replaying a recording of a class or adapting written material shared in class using specialist software.

Opportunities and careers

Winner: Best University Careers and Employability Service
NUE Awards, 2021
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Placements

As part of this course you will have the option to complete a paid placement year which offers invaluable professional experience.

Our students have taken placements with companies including BMW, Rolls Royce, Triumph, Warner Bros, Walt Disney and Nike.

Our exciting careers programme #DMUworks can help you secure a placement through activities such as mock interviews and practice aptitude tests, and you will be assigned a personal tutor to support you throughout your placement.

We advertise posts in all locations in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors, including some international posts.

Luke did a placement at EY, one of the top four Audit firms. They were so impressed, they offered him a graduate role after completing his degree. Find out more here.

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#DMUglobal

This is our innovative international experience programme which aims to enrich your studies and expand your cultural horizons – helping you to become a global graduate, equipped to meet the needs of employers across the world.

Through #DMUglobal, we offer a wide range of opportunities including on-campus and UK activities, overseas study, internships, faculty-led field trips and volunteering, as well as Erasmus+ and international exchanges.

Business Management has a strong international focus: you learn about global business issues, International Marketing and global strategic management and are tutored by a diverse set of people. Students have taken opportunities to visit Hong Kong, Berlin, San Diego and New York.

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Graduate careers

A degree in Business Management opens up a wide range of career opportunities as you develop a broad base of skills that are in great demand with employers.

You may choose to specialise in a discipline that you enjoyed studying on the programme.

Recent graduates have progressed onto roles such as Operations Analyst at Goldman Sachs, General Management Graduate at Network Rail and Business Process and Design Analyst at Vodafone.

Business Management student and entrepreneur Merissa Gidden achieved her goal of working with Goldman Sachs - while still studying at DMU. Merissa received a graduate job offer before returning to campus for her final year. Find out more here.

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Sofia Lucchini

"The prospects that DMU offers are endless, such as academic trips across the world with #DMUglobal, volunteering opportunities with the Square Mile team assisting with social issues in Leicester".
Sofia Lucchini, Business and Management BA (Hons) 

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Accommodation

We offer a range of high-standard accommodation for our students, with 13 halls of residence and around 4,100 rooms, all of which are a short distance from our campus. There is a choice of mixed or same-gender flats, shared kitchen and laundry facilities, furnished bedrooms (some with en suite facilities) and internet access. Find out more.

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Student support

We have a dedicated team to help deal with any issues you may have before, during and after your studies. From finding accommodation and settling in, to arranging academic support during your studies — our support team can help directly or point you in the right direction of someone who can. Find out more.