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Business Management and Finance BA (Hons)

Improve your commercial awareness, understand organisational behaviour and structure, and learn how to be a critical thinker with the ability to interpret and use financial data, increasing your employability prospects within a wide variety of industries. 

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Overview

Our Business Management and Finance programme is a career-focused course that will enable you to combine business and financial knowledge to critically understand business strategy and acquire a range of skills such as financial accounting techniques and research skills necessary for evaluation, synthesis and analysis, sought by many employers.  

You’ll be able to gain a broad understanding of business concepts, models and methods, with an increased focus on strategic management as you progress through the course. You’ll also be equipped with a critical and comprehensive understanding of the nature and meaning of corporate strategy, to master your ability to assess the strategic position of corporations operating in complex global markets where the economic outlook is not looking good.  

The finance element of this course will help develop your analytical and problem-solving skills with a strong focus on investments and financial markets, including an introduction to some of the main principles of corporate financial decision-making and their impact in real-life financial settings. 

Key features

 

  • This programme provides the opportunity to gain exemptions from some professional accounting body exams, including the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants  (please note this is subject to your module choice).
  • Our Trading Room, one of the largest in a UK university, is a dedicated trading room that will give you a simulated experience of industry-standard software that is used by leading decision-makers in finance, business and government. Through real-time share price and company performance, this will help you to prepare for the real world of business and finance.
  • You’ll be taught and informed by our expert lecturers who will bring real-world experience into the classroom thanks to first-hand experience of industry. Their guidance and knowledge will help you enhance your creative, organisational and communication skills, all of which are highly sought-after skills in many jobs.
  • Our DMU Works team will help you gain the skills and qualities that today’s employers are looking for through placement opportunities with local, national and global companies. Our placement students have previously secured placements at companies such as Cummins, Vauxhall, Siemens, Ernest Young, the NHS and Pfizer.
  • Graduates have previously been employed by leading brands in graduate roles such as Commercial Finance Analyst at Red Bull, Auditor at KPMG, Cost Technician at PepsiCo, Tax Processor at Grant Thornton and Financial Criminal Analyst at Barclays.
  • Gain global insight and understanding with our international experience programme DMU Global. Previously, students on our business courses have benefited from trips to destinations including Copenhagen, Berlin, San Diego and Toronto. During these visits, they enjoyed the opportunity to visit sites linked to their studies, such as learning about the financial institutions on New York’s famous Wall Street, as well as experiencing a tour of the Bloomberg headquarters. (Please note that future trips are subject to worldwide restrictions' and 'we hope to offer similar trips as soon as worldwide travel is less restricted.) 

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Scholarships

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

Postgraduate Alumni Scholarship
Find out more about our Postgraduate Alumni Scholarship, offering up to 30% off tuition fees for DMU alumni.

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

Key facts for UK/EU students

Institution code: D26

UCAS course code: NN31

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

Fees and funding: 

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

2021/22 tuition fees for EU students: TBC - Learn more

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: NN31

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

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

Entry criteria

  • Normally 112 UCAS points from at least two A-levels or equivalent, including one A or AS Level of the following subjects: Mathematics, Physics or Statistics
  • Normally BTEC Extended Diploma at DMM in Mathematics, Physics or Statistics
  • A Level General Studies is accepted. Points from AS Level study not taken to A Level study are counted
  • Five GCSEs at grades A*–C including English Language plus Maths at grade B
  • International Baccalaureate: 26+ points including a quantitative subject at SL or HL level
  • QAA Access to Higher Education course not normally accepted as applicants will need to have studied a quantitative subject at A or AS Level equivalent in Maths, Physics or Statistics

 

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: 53%
  • Coursework: 47%

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.

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.

Student benefit from The Trading Room, which can provide simulation of what it is like to work in the financial industry in roles such as trading, portfolio management, investment banking, corporate finance and financial or economic analysis.

Library and learning zones

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

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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. Previously, students on our business courses have benefited from trips to destinations including Copenhagen, Berlin, San Diego and Toronto. During these visit, they enjoyed the opportunity to visit sites linked to their studies, such as learning about the financial institutions on New York’s famous Wall Street, as well as experiencing a tour of the Bloomberg headquarters. 

 

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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 onto 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 Warner Bros., the Walt Disney Company, Nike, Government Economic Service, and Rolls-Royce. 

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. 

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Graduate careers

A degree in Business Management and Finance opens up a variety of career opportunities and helps you acquire financial management skills that are highly sought-after by employers in a range of sectors, meaning a wide choice of career paths are available. 

This includes careers in the public, private or voluntary sectors, where you can deliver a clear understanding of systems, efficiency and operational issues, in areas such as investment, banking, and insurance organisations. 

Recent graduates have secured careers in the areas of commercial finance, audit, and tax, working in roles such as cost technician and financial criminal analyst. 

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“I feel my placement has helped me grow into a young professional rather than just a student and has helped me gain some skills that I will carry with me for the rest of my life. There are so many resources available to students to help them develop, such as the Business and Law Placement Unit, we just need to use them!” Hannah Tipping, Business Management and Finance

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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.

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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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