This highly practical course gives you an excellent grounding in how businesses are run and managed. You’ll develop vital employability and communication skills, explore creative ideas, and gain a deep awareness of business.
You can tailor your degree to reflect your interests and career ambitions by specialising in topics such as accounting and finance, human resource management, and marketing.
The modules we offer are continually reviewed, considering contemporary issues, to make sure you are equipped with the knowledge and skills that employers need – such as our Business and Sustainability module, which covers sustainability challenges and explores how managers can successfully balance their economic, social and environmental impacts.
A Business Management degree at DMU can open up an exciting career path in a wide range of areas. 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.
- Our DMU Fox’s Lair initiative will help to prepare you for the business world, with an opportunity to work in groups to generate and present a business plan to local entrepreneurs and executives, competing for a financial investment prize.
- Benefit from DMU’s careers and employability team, who have been named the Best University Careers/Employability Service at the National Undergraduate Employability (NUE) Awards 2021.
- Students have recently secured placements at leading companies such as BMW, Jaguar Land Rover, Triumph, Phillips 66 and Siemens, working in areas such as supply chain and logistics, digital marketing, purchasing, and research and development.
- DMU has a modern, fully resourced 24-hour library with access to thousands of online books and journals, including news, analysis and commentary from leading global business publication the Financial Times, and marketing insight from WARC.
- Financial Decision Making
- Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Enterprise
- Global Business and Finance
- Introduction to Work and Organisations
- Understanding Business
- Principles of Marketing
- Academic Development and Professional Practice
- Contemporary Management
- Business and Sustainability
Plus option modules from the following indicative list:
- Performance Measurement in Organisations
- Business Research Issues and Analytics
- European Business Issues
- The Creative Art of Selling and Negotiation
- HRM in the Workplace
- International Marketing
- Government and Business
- Business and Finance Essentials
- Progressive Franchising
- Global Operations and Supply Chain Management
- Business Law
- Global Contemporary Business Issues
- Global Strategic Management
Plus option modules from the following indicative list:
- International Developments in Accounting
- Service Operations Management
- Crisis and Business Continuity Management
- Creative Management and Marketing
- Globalisation and International HRM
- Managing Change and Innovation
- Critical Analysis of Organisations*
- Customer Management
- Corporate Social Responsibility and Business Ethics
- Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship
- Reflective Business Practice*
- Strategy and Management Dissertation
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: 33%
- Coursework: 67%
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.
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.
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.