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BA (Hons) Business Management with Foundation Year

University of Derby
Program overview
4 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
Start dates
September 2021

September 2022

September 2023
University of Derby

Program description

BA (Hons) Business Management with Foundation Year

Join one of the best business management degrees in the UK — we've been ranked in the Top 20 for two years running (Guardian University Guide 2021).

We're looking for students who want to 'do' business, as well as learn about business — is that you? From the get-go, you'll be thinking about how to apply what you're learning, through topical case studies, business simulations, real consultancy projects and work placements.

Once you've completed your Foundation Year, you'll then join the honours degree and spend the first year covering all aspects of business management to find out where your passions and talents lie.

From year two, you can continue on a general Business Management pathway or choose one of the following:

  • Business Management (Business Technology)
  • Business Management (Enterprise)
  • Business Management (Finance)
  • Business Management (Human Resource Management)
  • Business Management (Marketing)
  • Business Management(Supply Chain and Logistics)

All pathways are accredited by the Chartered Management Institute, which means you gain an extra professional qualification on top of your degree as well as professional mentoring and access to CMI member benefits.

Most of the specialist pathways are also approved by other professional bodies — CIM, CIMA and CIPD — giving you extra credibility and exemptions from future professional exams.

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Admission requirements

  • UCAS points - 72
  • Specific requirements at GCSE -GCSE Maths and English are preferred, however if you don't have these qualifications you will be able to undertake Maths and English at Level 2 as part of your course of study.
  • IELTS -6.0 (with 5.5 in each skills area)
  • BTEC - MPP
  • Pass Access to HE Diploma with 60 credits: 45 at Level 3 and 15 at Level 2

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Program content

Topics include:

  • responsible management
  • business ethics
  • business analytics
  • digital media
  • innovation and globalisation

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Program delivery

Our teaching methods will be varied, interactive and engaging. You will take part in:

  • formal lectures, sometimes involving guest speakers
  • tutor-led and student-led seminars
  • one-to-one and small group tutorials
  • work experience and consultancy projects
  • self-directed study
  • optional placement and internship opportunities
  • joint projects with overseas students.

Tuition fees

  • UK students: £9,250 per year
  • International / EU students: £14,045 per year

Continuing studies

Once you've completed your Foundation Year, you'll then join the honours degree and all students take the same core modules in the first year of the degree to gain an important foundation in all aspects of business management, including finance and business performance, economics, understanding people, enterprise skills, marketing and developing a professional mindset.

After that, you can opt to transfer to one of our specialist pathways or continue on the core Business Management route. Whichever pathway you choose, you won't be closing any doors; you will still gain a solid grounding in all of the key business disciplines, such as strategy, finance, people management and development, marketing, operations, enterprise, supply chain and logistics.

You could continue your studies with one of our masters programmes, including the MBA Global and MBA Global Finance or MSc International Business.

Career opportunities

Because this is such a broad degree, lots of different job roles will be open to you, in areas such as project management, analysis, consultancy, accountancy, operations, human resource management, marketing, sales, logistics and finance. Previous students have gone on to work for prominent employers — including Deloitte, PwC, Capita, the BBC, DHL, Barclays, Tata, Mott MacDonald and IBM — while others have set up their own businesses.

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University of Derby

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University of Derby

Kedleston Road
DE22 1GB Derby

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