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Business Administration BA (Hons)

This one-year Business Administration programme is a final year top-up degree designed to strengthen your skills for a fast paced and continuously changing Business environment.

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Overview

Interested in a specialisation that will boost your career? Our top-up one-year BA (Hons) in Business Administration will help you to build up on your current business skills and knowledge by offering you a wide range of specialist areas.

You can tailor your degree to reflect your interests and career ambitions. In addition to a range of modules that will equip you with a wider vision of how to administer a business, we offer three streams of specialisation: Finance, Marketing and Strategy & Management.

This programme is designed to combine theoretical knowledge with a wide range of practical activities where you can apply and test your skills. Our research-led teaching will bring you up to date with the most innovative debates in Business. This will prepare you to enter the job market with a thorough understanding of what it takes to administer Businesses in our fast-paced global environment, while giving you a unique set of specialist skills if you wish to carry on your studies at postgraduate level.

You will also have the opportunity to experience student life at our global focused university, using our unique facilities like our Trading Room and exploring opportunities through our extensive links with local and national employers.

Key features

  • Graduates in our department have secured positions in globally renowned organisations such as Amazon, Goldman Sachs, Caterpillar and The Body Shop.
  • Achieve an internally recognised UK Higher Education BA degree in only one year.
  • Strengthen the global outlook of your career: with DMU Global you will have the opportunity to visit international businesses and learn directly from their insights.
  • Our Trading Room will give you access to a comprehensive and always up to date financial data.
  • Explore cutting-edge business innovation through a unique combination of research-led teaching and real-life industry experience.
  • Close links with national and local businesses with opportunities for on-field research.

Scholarships

At DMU, we are committed to helping our graduates enhance their careers and personal development through further study.

DMU Global High Flyers Award
The DMU Global High Flyers Award offers students a discount of up to £1,000 towards a DMU Global opportunity (subject to terms and conditions).

DMU Sports Scholarship
Find out more about the DMU Sports Scholarships worth up to £6,000.

International Scholarships
Find out about available scholarships and country specific fee discounts for international students.


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  • UK/EU
  • International

This course is only available to International students and is not open to UK or EU students.

Key facts for international students

Institution code: D26

Programme code: N10048 

Duration: 8 months full-time

Start date: January 2021

Fees and funding: For 2021/22 tuition fees will be £14,250

Find out more about course fees and available funding.

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

Contact us: For more information complete our online enquiry form or call us on +44 (0)116 2 50 60 70.

Entry criteria

This is a top-up programme only available to students who have undertaken the equivalent of 240 credits at levels 4 and 5.

UCAS Tariff changes

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

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.

Structure and assessment

 

Course modules

Teaching and assessment

 

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, workshops, case study analysis, audio-visual presentations, guest lectures and self-directed study. Assessment is through coursework (collaborative group work, such as presentations, phase tests, progress assessments and essays) and usually an exam.

Indicative assessment weighting and assessment type per module are shown as part of the module information. 

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. Teaching is through a mix of lectures, seminars and workshops.  Indicative breakdown of these activity types is shown in each module description.

Other: In addition each module provides two hours 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.

 

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 meters of extra space. The extension is designed to make your studies more comfortable, featuring classrooms, self-study spaces equipped with USB sockets to charge your phone or laptop, a large and airy student breakout space, a new Student Advice Centre and a balcony on the top floor overlooking our beautiful campus. 

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.

Campus Centre

The home of  De Montfort Students' Union, (DSU) our Campus Centre offers a welcoming and lively hub for student life. Conveniently located at the heart of campus, it includes a convenience store, a Subway and a Starbucks. Here you can find the DSU-owned charitable accommodation service Sulets and DSU’s shop, SUpplies, selling art supplies, stationery and clothing, and printing and binding services. The building is also home to the DSU officer team. 

Opportunities and careers

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DMU Global

Our innovative international experience programme DMU Global 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 DMU Global, we offer a wide range of opportunities including on-campus and UK-based activities, overseas study, internships, faculty-led field trips and volunteering, as well as Erasmus+ and international exchanges.

While overseas DMU Global opportunities are not currently possible, DMU will continue to review government advice and if travel is permitted, we hope to offer a small number of extra-curricular opportunities in the summer of 2021. 

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Placements

Work-based placements are one of the best ways to boost your skills and experience, and can often lead to your first graduate role.

They are the perfect means of discovering how your studies relate to the real world, and provide an opportunity to improve your confidence and make contacts to help you get ahead in the job market.

DMU’s dedicated Placements Teams can help you by providing access to hundreds of opportunities, giving one-to-one CV advice and interview preparation, and offering training sessions and support from a dedicated tutor.

DMU Open Days

The next DMU Open Day will take place on Saturday 14 November

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How to apply

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