The Global Leadership and Management BSc is designed as a special honours programme for our highest achieving business and management students and provides you with an enhanced focus on the nature, role and processes of contemporary leadership, international relations and the global issues affecting businesses.
You will develop the skills required for careers in leadership and management positions across a range of international sectors and business. The global focus of this degree course can help you to stand out in today’s increasingly competitive job market where knowledge of global issues is becoming more and more important.
Reasons to study Global Leadership and Management at DMU:
- Dual accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) following successful completion of your degree
- CMI Affiliate membership during your studies with access to exclusive networking events
- Opportunity for an in-country experience with a leading international organisation
- Access to the Great Hall of Leicester Castle, which has recently undergone a £4.2 million refurbishment programme.
- Regular delivery from leading business figures
- Networking and peer support as a result of being part of a small tutor group
- Mentoring and 1-1 academic support
- Emphasis on the development of business-relevant cultural awareness, including optional language study
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.
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
The programme is based in the Great Hall of what was once Leicester Castle. Originally built in approximately 1150, and then extensively rebuilt in approximately 1523, the Great Hall has recently undergone a restoration project. Based in Leicester’s historical Castle Quarter adjacent to the university, the Great Hall will provide a prestigious and inspirational setting for students who have the passion and talent to change the business world.
Students will also be taught in the Hugh Aston Building, which was purpose-built at a cost of £35 million. Facilities include break-out spaces for group work; quiet study zones for individual work, high-spec IT labs and a café. Learning will be supported by access to DMU’s excellent facilities.
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, with a convenience store, a Subway and a Starbucks on the ground floor. There is also the DSU-owned charitable accommodation service Sulets, as well as 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.
As part of the Global Leadership and Management BSc you will have the opportunity to gain overseas work experience with a leading international organisation to develop relevant knowledge within a real business environment.
You will also have the opportunity to take a paid placement year in industry to enhance your understanding of the global finance sector.
We have a dedicated Placement Team who advertise over 1,000 placement vacancies each year in locations across the country in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors.
The Placement Team offers one-to-one CV and interview preparation sessions, advice on how to pass aptitude tests, and will assign you a placement tutor who keeps in regular contact during your placement.
A degree in Global Leadership and Management opens up a wide range of career opportunities as you develop a broad base of skills that are in great demand with employers. You may choose to specialise in a discipline that you enjoyed studying on the programme.
Recent graduates from the Faculty of Business and Law have progressed onto roles such as Accounts Manager at Red Bull, Assistant Manager at Lloyds Banking Group, Project Manager at Astra Zeneca, Corporate Business Development Manager at BMW and Management Trainee at Compass Group PLC.