Business and Management
Combining academic study with a real-world insight into the world of business and management, this course equips you with the skills to succeed.
The IFY in Business and Management will give the knowledge and ability to continue into the second year of your degree in Leicester Business School, a £45million facility.
Focusing on developing a broad understanding of business principles, marketing, strategy and management, the IFY will teach you the critical perspective necessary for successful academic study.
Develop leadership skills and a range of skills which are designed to boost your career prospects such as presentation, team work, decision making and research.
You can put what you learn into practice on your degree course at DMU. Business students are given the option of a placement year which includes the chance to work with internationally-renowned companies such as IBM, Disney and the MOD.
Academic and Professional Practice
This module is designed to help you develop personal and study skills needed to be successful. Time management, organisation and presentation skills and development of effective learning styles are taught along with academic integrity, critical thinking and business ethics.
Financial Decision Making
This module is intended to give a very generalised introduction to Accounting. It concentrates on the use of financial data within business, rather than theory. It covers items and themes for Financial and Management Accounting with a specific reference to the needs of managers when making decisions.
Global Business Issues
This double module introduces current global economic and business issues and the challenges these pose to managers. There is a focus on real situations set against the backdrop of contemporary economic and business events, but by drawing upon a sound foundation of theory
Introduction to Work and Organisations
This module aims to introduce students to the concepts and theories relevant to an understanding of the behaviour of people in organisations. It distinguishes between formal and informal organisations, considers the principles and role of management, the influence of technology and motivating staff at work.
Principles of Marketing
This module provides a basic grounding in and understanding of the theory and practice of marketing as a business management discipline. Through exploration of relevant theories, underpinned by their practical application, you will be able to work with core marketing concepts such as market research and buyer behaviour.
Introduction to Accounting *
The module is designed as a 'non-technical' introduction to the basics of Financial and Manangement Accounting. It will look at various types of organisations from an information needs point of view, as well as consideration of the management uses of accounting data.
Introduction to Law *
This module will help to facilitate an understanding of the principal legal issues relevant to people in business. As an introductory module available to students who have not previously studied law, information will be provided on the major sources of law, namely; case law, statute, and delegated legislation and will provide an overview of the court structure. This module will also consider the law of contract including rules of contract formation; contract terms and representations; discharge of contract and remedies for breach of contract. Brief consideration will also be given to principles of company law including company formation, company operation, the contractural capacity of companies and statutory books, records and forms. This module also considers briefly the nature of liability in neglience, with particular reference to liability for professional advice.
Quantitative Methods *
This module introduces the ideas of statistics and financial mathematics within a business and organisational context. This module aims to provide students with the basic quantitative techniques to be able to summarise and present data in a meaningful way. To assist with this, appropriate computer software will be used. In addition, it aims to enable students to apply financial mathematical techniques to simple, but realistic problems.
* These modules are taken by students continuing to BA (Hons) Accounting and Business Management only.
Additional modules include:
English for Academic Purposes