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Business Management BA (Hons)

Gain the essential skills to work effectively within a wide range of business organisations and corporate functions.

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Overview

Watch: Dr Natasha Katuta Mwila, Programme Leader for Business Management BA (Hons) talks about Education 2030, our new student-centred approach to teaching, as well as the benefits of studying Business Management at DMU.

 

This highly practical course has been designed with the future in mind. Taking into consideration growing disciplines such as artificial intelligence, you will study several defined business areas that reflect the ever-changing needs of the market. These include modules such as Digital Transformation and Innovation in Business and Ethical and Responsible Leadership.

Employability is at the heart of our Business Management course. Alongside the opportunity of a year-long placement, you will also work on integrated case studies, which will give you the opportunity to hear from and gain insight into global brands such as Apple and Amazon. You will step away from the confines of your text books and apply your theoretical knowledge to practical business simulations set by executives from these global businesses.

You will receive an excellent grounding in all aspects of business management, incorporating knowledge from a range of disciplines such as accounting, economics, finance, human resource management, marketing, and sustainability.

A Business Management degree at DMU can open up an exciting career path in a wide range of specialist areas such as project consulting, project management, and digital transformation. 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

  • Gain real-time insights on the state of global companies, in the past students have worked with executives from companies such as Amazon and Apple, through integrated case studies and business simulations.
  • Our 'In Business With' initiative brings business leaders into your classroom to give you a better understanding of how business works in the real world. You’ll have the opportunity to learn about their success and failures which you can then apply to your future career.
  • Benefit from our guest lecture series run by executives from popular blue-chip companies, in previous years we’ve had the likes of Amazon, Apple and contestants from the apprentice.
  • You’ll be provided with an excellent grounding in all aspects of business which will give you the ability to critically evaluate organisations in terms of their key areas of business management, structures, functions, and processes.
  • Develop the values, skills, knowledge, and behaviours that will enable you to contribute to the development of a just, peaceful, and sustainable world through the Contemporary Issues in Sustainable Business module.
  • Students have secured year-long placements in companies such as BMW, Jaguar Land Rover and Siemens, through our DMU Works careers and employability team who provide exceptional support that will help you plan your career path.
  • Through block teaching, you will focus on one subject at a time instead of several at once. This means that you will be able to focus closely on each subject and absorb your learning material in more depth, whilst working more closely with your tutors and course mates.

 

 

Scholarships

DMU offers a range of scholarships to support our students.

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

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

Visit our fees and funding page for more information.

 

  • UK
  • EU/International

Institution code: D26

UCAS course code: NN12

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

Fees and funding: 

2022/23 tuition fees for UK students: £9,250

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

Institution code: D26

UCAS course code: NN12

Start date: January 2022 and September 2022

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

Fees and funding:

2022/23 tuition fees for international students: £14,750.

Find out more about available funding for international students.

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

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 information

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

Structure and assessment

Education 2030

We want to ensure you have the best learning experience possible and a supportive and nurturing learning community. That’s why we’re introducing a new block model for delivering the majority of our courses, known as Education 2030. This means a more simplified timetable where you will study one subject at a time instead of several at once. You will have more time to engage with your learning and get to know the teaching team and course mates. You will receive faster feedback through more regular assessment, and have a better study-life balance to enjoy other important aspects of university life.

Find out more information about Education 2030.

 

Course modules

Teaching and assessment

Teaching contact hours

 

Year 1

  • Block 1: Foundations of Business Management
  • Block 2: Introduction to Marketing
  • Block 3: Accounting & Budget Management
  • Block 4: Human Resource & People Management

Year 2

  • Block 1: Finance and Reporting for Management Decisions
  • Block 2: Contemporary Issues in Sustainable Business
  • Block 3: Business Research and Analysis
  • Block 4: Choose one from the below:
    • Ethical and Responsible Leadership 
    • Global Operations and Supply Chain Management
    • Work Based Management Project

Year 3

  • Block 1: Choose one from the below:
    • Digital Transformation and Innovation in Business 
    • Business Analytics and Managing Data
    • Critical Issues in Global Business
  • Block 2: Choose one from the below:
    • Managing Business Projects 
    • Change, Innovation and Knowledge Management
    • Crisis and Risk Management
  • Block 3: Business Strategy and Simulation
  • Block 4: Choose one from the below:
    • Dissertation
    • Business Project

See detailed module information


Note: All modules are indicative and based on the current academic session. Course information is correct at the time of publication and is subject to review. Exact modules may, therefore, vary for your intake in order to keep content current. If there are changes to your course we will, where reasonable, take steps to inform you as appropriate.

See pre-Education 2030 version of this course.

Teaching and assessment

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, group work and self-directed study. Assessment and how assessments are weighted is varied across modules. Assessment may include, but is not limited to, portfolios of learning, essays, reports, presentations, or exams. Our assessment practices reflect the best practices in teaching methods deployed by 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. Each module is worth 30 credits. It is expected that student will spend a total of 300 hours of study for each module. You should be prepared to devote approximately 10 contact hours a week to your studies and additional independent hours of study in order to succeed. 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.

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. 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

You'll benefit from Education 2030 DMU’s new way of delivering courses, focusing on ensuring the best possible experience for our students. You will study in a ‘block’ mode, focusing on one subject at a time instead of several at once. A focused block approach allows you to better manage your studies around your other life commitments, whether that is work, caring responsibilities, sport, or hobbies and socialising. The streamlined approach supports your study/life balance. 

Block learning and teaching benefits include:

 

  • Achieving better outcomes/grades
  • Focused learning
  • Dedicated teacher contact time
  • Regular assessment and quicker feedback
  • A stronger learning community
  • Supports study life balance and wellbeing needs
  • More opportunities to develop your skills

We also 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

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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 DMU Works 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.

Hear from our students that have secured placements with some of the biggest firms in the world. Find out more.

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DMU Global

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 DMU Global, 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.

After completing this course students will be prepared to go into many areas, such as:

  • General business management 
  • Project management
  • Corporate responsibility
  • Sustainability
  • Supply chain management
  • Digital business
  • Business analysis
  • Innovation management
  • Strategic management
  • Crisis management
  • Risk management
  • Business consulting
  • Business operations

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