Business Management BA (Hons) Level 6

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    Full Time

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    Three Years

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    September 2023


The BA (Hons) Business Management (International Business) is a University of Derby validated course which provides an excellent progression route for those who have studied Business or related subjects at level 3 or A Levels. Our BA (Hons) Business Management (International Business) gives you the insights, skills and credibility to succeed. You’ll learn how to take strategic decisions in today’s multi-cultural business arena and explore how consumer behaviour is influenced by the social, political and cultural differences between countries.

This is a broad-based degree looking at all the key business functions in an international context. You will, for example, cover the laws relating to international business transactions and taxation, the complex nature of global supply chains and their environmental impact, and the challenges facing international marketers.

Covering global and strategic management issues, you will study the specialist areas of management and leadership. Through case studies, discussions and practical learning styles, you will study current business issues and analyse where things are going wrong, what could be done, and discuss what you would do. Throughout the course you will use current case studies and examples, and will also benefit from specialist lectures by guest speakers from the business industry and professional bodies. We will prepare you for the workplace as you develop the skills employers are looking for in their graduate employees - from report writing and analysis through to presentation skills.

The Business Management BA (Hons) Level 6 is a University of Derby approved course.

What will I do?

In year 1 you will cover modules such as:

  • Finance and Business Performance
  • Business Economics
  • Developing an Enterprising Mindset
  • Understanding people in Organisations
  • Understanding the Global Business Environment
  • Marketing Fundamentals

In year 2 you build on your previous studies and will cover modules such as:

  • Managing Financial Resources
  • Qualitative Skills for Business
  • Managing People
  • Applied Operations Management
  • Digital and Social Media
  • Principles of Resource Management

Your final year will cover the following modules:

  • Global Business and Strategy
  • Developing Leadership and Management
  • The Business Consultancy Project
  • Marketing Across Cultures
  • International Entrepreneurship

Each module will require you to undertake up to 140 hours of independent learning.

The entry requirements for the Business BA (Hons) are 120 credits - a Business or related L3 qualification or A Levels.

GCSE Maths and English Grade C/Grade 4 (or above) or equivalent qualification.

Students from the EU need to have the basic requirement of IELTS Level 6.0 or be able to evidence the equivalent, for undergraduate degree level. For students outside the EU, academic qualifications are assessed on an individual basis by the admission team and the subject area’s academic coordinator. Academic qualifications are equated to UK entry requirements using the UK NARIC qualifications database to ensure academic quality. Students must also meet the minimum English language requirement which is IELTS 6.0, or be able to evidence the equivalent, for undergraduate degree level.

Your offer to study with us will be conditional as all applications are to be approved by the University of Derby.

All applications are subject to approval by the University of Derby (UoD). In order for the University to approve your application we are required to share your personal information. This includes sharing the application form that you have completed to study this course, and in some instances, copies of your maths, English and highest-level qualification certificate.

The Business BA (Hons) will take you three years to complete. You will attend College for two days per week, plus independent study.

The Business BA (Hons) will cost £7600per year, for three years.

Fees may vary depending on personal circumstances, please enquire for further information.

You can apply for a student loan to cover the costs of course fees. You may also be able to apply for various grants and loans to support your learning. Specific advice regarding student loans and other benefits can be obtained from

The careers team based in College can also assist your application. Please contact them via the Information Line on 01205 313218.

International and EU Students, please contact the International Office on +44 (0)1205 313212 or for details on fees.

Please note that all fees are subject to change.

You will be assessed via written assignments, presentations and projects. You will benefit from an innovative variety of assessment modes.

Assessment is mainly via coursework which can take forms such as traditional essays and reports, group project work, research and consultancy projects, presentations, posters, and design of digital materials. There are also in-class tests and computer-based assessments.

This course will prepare you for the workplace as you develop the skills employers are looking for in their graduate employees.

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