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Business Management and Economics BA (Hons)

Put your career ambitions front and centre on this flexible course with a wide range of optional modules covering key principles of business and economics.

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Overview

Study business theories and models present in contemporary organisations and discover how national and global issues can affect the performance of a business. On this course, you will learn to apply this knowledge to solve complex real-world problems.

In your second year you can choose from a variety of modules, such as Economics of Financial Markets and Institutions, which will provide you with a thorough understanding of financial systems. The analytical and critical evaluation skills developed alongside your studies of economics will deepen your understanding of how to support successful businesses.

During your time at DMU you will also have an opportunity to add an international dimension to your studies by taking part in a short-term overseas visit. Business Management and Economics students recently visited Berlin, which gave them the opportunity to apply economic theory to analyse the benefits and costs of European integration.

Key features

  • Develop a critical awareness of both economic markets and business policy and analyse key decisions taken by organisations in both subject areas.

  • Placement opportunities with local, national and global companies. Past students have landed roles with IBM, Office for Budget Responsibility, Walt Disney, the NHS and the Government Economic Service.

  • Our alumni are employed by leading brands in graduate jobs. Recent successes include a business analyst at Deutsche Bank, audit associate at KPMG, financial analyst at PwC and financial advisor at Deloitte.

  • Enjoy an international experience through our DMU Global programme, which will allow you to apply the theoretical side of your course to real-world settings. Previous course-related trips have seen students enhance their studies in New York, Berlin, Greece, Beijing and Hong Kong, where they were able to gain an understanding of the global markets and how they work in different countries, while extending their knowledge of other cultures.



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  • UK/EU
  • International

Key facts for UK/EU students

Institution code: D26

UCAS course code: NL21

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

Fees and funding: For 2020/21 tuition fees will be £9,250

Find out more about tuition 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.

Key facts for international students

Institution code: D26

UCAS course code: NL21

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

Fees and funding: For 2020/21 tuition fees will be £13,750

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

Entry criteria

  • A typical offer is 104 UCAS points. You need to study at least two subjects at A Level or equivalent (eg BTEC)
  • Five GCSEs at grades A–C including English Language and Maths
  • Pass Access with 30 Level 3 credits at Merit (or equivalent)

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

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

  • International Baccalaureate: 24+ 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: 35%
  • Coursework: 65%

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 be taught in 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 high-spec IT labs installed with professional software.

Students benefit from the Bloomberg Trading Room. Comprising of 21 Bloomberg terminals, the trading room is one of the largest in the UK and simulates what it is like to work in the financial industry and provides experience of a live trading floor environment. 

Library and learning zones

The Kimberlin Library is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and offers a range of print and online resources to support your studies. Our extensive online collection of resources, e-books and electronic journals can be remotely accessed from anywhere you choose.

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, available via email or telephone. In addition, we have space across campus for group or individual work and study, with computer stations, laptops, plasma screens and assistive technology available.

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

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Placements

During this course you will have the option to complete a paid placement year, an invaluable opportunity to put the skills developed during your degree into practice. This insight into the professional world will build on your knowledge in a real-world setting, preparing you to progress on to your chosen career.

Previous students have taken up placements in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors, including some international posts, with leading companies such as BMW, Rolls-Royce, the Government Economic Service, Warner Bros. Entertainment, the Walt Disney Company and Nike.

Our careers programme DMU Works can help to hone your professional skills with mock interviews and practice aptitude tests, and an assigned personal tutor will support you throughout your placement.

DMU graduate 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.

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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.

 

Our Business Management and Economics students have previously benefited from opportunities to visit Hong Kong, Berlin, San Diego and the financial district of New York, where they learned about the financial institutions in these locations and gained a global outlook on their studies, as well as enjoyed an exclusive tour of the Bloomberg headquarters in New York.

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Graduate careers

Our Business Management and Economics degree helps to open up a wide range of career opportunities for graduates in areas such business, finance and the civil service.

Since the global financial crisis of 2007/08, economics has been at the centre stage of policy analysis, with sound economic skills and competencies being sought-after in many areas.

Our graduates have gone on to careers in globally renowned organisations such as Goldman Sachs,  Deutsche Bank, KPMG, and  PwC, working in a variety of roles including operations analyst, business analyst, audit associate, and financial analyst.

Business Management and Economics student Hamza Zaheer landed a graduate job as a people and talent consultant while studying in his final year at DMU.

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How to apply

We welcome applications from students with a wide range of qualifications and experience.

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Case study: Hamza Zaheer

"The careers team helped me create a graduate CV and cover letter. Associate Professor David Gordon also worked alongside me as a mentor and gave me tips on how to help tackle assessment centres and interviews.”

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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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De Montfort Students' Union

Run by students for students, DSU offers more than 150 societies and almost 40 different sports clubs. You can also get involved in the award-winning Demon Media group, volunteer to help in the community, become a course or faculty rep, and take part in DSU’s annual elections. Find out more.

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