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.
- 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.
Structure and assessment
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 mainly be taught in the Hugh Aston Building, which was purpose-built at a cost of £35 million.
Students benefit from The Bloomberg Trading Room Comprising of 21 Bloomberg terminals, the Trading Room will provide simulation of what it is like to work in the financial industry and provide experience of a real life trading floor environment.
Facilities also include lecture theatres and classrooms with capacities ranging from 50 to 250 people, break-out spaces for group work, quiet study zones for individual work and a large number of high-spec IT labs, some of which are installed with professional software.
The Newarke café in Hugh Aston provides Costa Coffee as well a range of snacks and refreshments.
The main Kimberlin Library is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year (other than in exceptional circumstances) and offers a huge range of online resources, all of which can be remotely accessed from anywhere you choose.
The library is run by dedicated staff who offer additional support to students, including help with academic writing, research strategies, literature searching and reference management and assistive technology, and mathematical skills for non-maths students. There is also a Just Ask service for help and advice, available via email or telephone.
The current home of De Montfort Students’ Union (DSU), Campus Centre, has been completely refurbished to create a state-of-the-art environment for DSU improving the student experience.
The new-look Campus Centre is the hub for student life, on the ground floor is a convenience store, a Subway and a Starbucks. There is also the DSU-owned charitable accommodation service Sulets and SUpplies, DSU’s shop, selling art supplies stationary and clothing, and offering printing and binding services.
Opportunities and careers
This is our innovative international experience programme which 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 #DMUglobal, we offer a wide range of opportunities including on-campus and UK activities, overseas study, internships, faculty-led field trips and volunteering, as well as Erasmus+ and international exchanges.
Our #DMUglobal High Flyers Award offers students a discount of up to £1,000 towards a #DMUglobal opportunity (terms and conditions apply).
An optional paid placement year offers invaluable professional experience.
We can help you secure a placement through activities such as mock interviews and practice aptitude tests, and you will be assigned a personal tutor to support you throughout your placement.
We advertise posts in all locations in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors, including some international posts.
Our students have taken placements with companies including the Government Economic Service, IBM, the NHS and Vauxhall.
The course will prepare you for a career in business in the public or private sectors.
Recent graduates have progressed onto roles such as Financial Analyst at PwC, Graduate Consultant at IBM and Revenue Management Analyst at TNT.
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