Course overview

Business Management is a highly practical course that 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.

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. Employability is at the heart of our Business Management course. You will 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 textbooks and apply your theoretical knowledge to practical business simulations set by executives from these global businesses.

Key features

  •  Gain real-time insights on the state of companies through integrated case studies and business simulations on our Global Strategic module.
  •  Benefit from our guest lecture series run by executives and CEO.
  • 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 coursemates.

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

We welcome applications from mature students with non-standard qualifications and recognize all other equivalent and international qualifications.

If English is not your first language, an IELTS score of 6.0 (including a minimum of 5.5 in each component) or equivalent is normally required.

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

Course modules

  • Foundations of Business Management
  • Human Resource & People Management
  • Accounting and Budget Management
  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Contemporary Issues in Sustainable Business
  • Finance and Reporting for Management Decision Making

Plus optional modules from the following indicative list:

  • Business Research and Analysis
  • Global Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • Work Based Management Project
  • Project Management Fundamentals
  • Ethical and Responsible Leadership
  • Business Strategy & Simulation

Plus optional modules from the following indicative list:

  • Digital Transformation and Innovation in Business
  • Business Analytics and Managing Data
  • Critical Issues in Global Business
  • Change, Innovation & Knowledge Management 
  • Crisis & Risk Management
  • Dissertation
  • Business Project

Teaching and assessments

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.

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