Business Management BA (Hons)

Gain the essential skills to work effectively within a wide range of business organisations and corporate functions.


This highly practical course 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.

Employability is at the heart of our Business Management course. Alongside the opportunity of a year-long placement, you will also 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 text books and apply your theoretical knowledge to practical business simulations set by executives from these global businesses.

You will receive an excellent grounding in all aspects of business management, incorporating knowledge from a range of disciplines such as accounting, economics, finance, human resource management, marketing, and sustainability.

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. 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.

Key features

Gain real-time insights on the state of global companies. In the past students have worked with executives from companies such as Amazon and Apple, through integrated case studies and business simulations.

Our 'In Business With' initiative brings business leaders into your classroom to give you a better understanding of how business works in the real world. You’ll have the opportunity to learn about their successes and failures which you can then apply to your future career.

Benefit from our guest lecture series run by executives from popular blue-chip companies. In previous years we’ve had the likes of Amazon, Apple and contestants from the apprentice.

You’ll be provided with an excellent grounding in all aspects of business which will give you the ability to critically evaluate organisations in terms of their key areas of business management, structures, functions, and processes.

Develop the values, skills, knowledge, and behaviours that will enable you to contribute to the development of a just, peaceful, and sustainable world through the Contemporary Issues in Sustainable Business module.

Benefit from Education 2030, where a simplified ‘block learning’ timetable means you will study one subject at a time and have more time to engage with your learning, receive faster feedback and enjoy a better study-life balance.

Course modules

Year 1

Block 1: Foundations of Business Management

Block 2: Introduction to Marketing

Block 3: Accounting & Budget Management

Block 4: Human Resource & People Management

Year 2

Block 1: Finance and Reporting for Management Decisions

Block 2: Contemporary Issues in Sustainable Business

Block 3: Choose one from the below:

Business Research and Analysis

Block 4: Choose one from the below:

Ethical and Responsible Leadership

Global Operations and Supply Chain Management

Year 3

Block 1: Choose one from the below:

Digital Transformation and Innovation in Business

Business Analytics and Managing Data

Critical Issues in Global Business

Block 2: Choose one from the below:

Managing Business Projects

Change, Innovation and Knowledge Management

Crisis and Risk Management

Block 3: Business Strategy and Simulation

Block 4: Choose one from the below:


Business Project

Note: All modules are indicative and based on the current academic session. Course information is correct at the time of publication and is subject to review. Exact modules may, therefore, vary for your intake in order to keep content current. If there are changes to your course we will, where reasonable, take steps to inform you as appropriate.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching and assessment

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

Opportunities and careers

A degree in Business Management opens up a wide range of career opportunities as you develop a broad base of skills that are in great demand with employers.

After completing this course students will be prepared to go into many areas, such as:

General business management

Project management

Corporate responsibility


Supply chain management

Digital business

Business analysis

Innovation management

Strategic management

Crisis management

Risk management

Business consulting

Business operations

Programme delivery subject to academic approval