Business and Management (Hons) Top-up Degree, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    4500 GBP/year
    Tuition fee
    4500 GBP/year
    Tuition fee
  • English
    Language

About

This online Business and Management (Hons) Top-up Degree at University of Derby is designed for and with both learners and employers in mind. It will benefit learners who wish to pursue an enterprising business and management course to gain employment, enhance their career or achieve a qualification that recognises their experience.

This Chartered Management Institute (CMI) accredited online Business and Management course combines the latest research and thinking with the philosophy that future leaders of industry need a sound and broad-based business education. Structured to reflect todays ever changing business environment, it embeds key themes such as globalisation, sustainability, social change and stakeholder needs, allowing you to fully understand the factors affecting businesses.

Using innovative technologies that give you the opportunity to collaborate, discuss and debate issues in Business, Management and related fields, this course is designed to give you more confidence in your ability to lead a team, deal with complex situations and communicate effectively via written reports and presentations. Whilst being taught by academics who are industry leaders with direct influence and knowledge of the industry you are entering, you will network with mature and experienced peers who share real life and professional experiences with one another.

Graduate with a CMI accredited double qualification

Students will also be awarded with the CMI Level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership (providing successful achievement of CMI mapped modules: Applied Research Project, Management and Leadership Challenges and Practices, Strategic Management and Strategic Marketing Management (subject to CMI External Moderation)) upon graduation from this CMI accredited Business and Management BSc (Hons) degree, allowing you to pursue a route to becoming a Chartered Manager, a title desired by many employers.

Obtaining this double qualification provides various advantages to your professional development. CMI membership gives you access to events, networks, mentoring support, structured CPD and a Jobs Board showcasing the very latest management vacancies. You will also be supported in pursuit of becoming a Chartered Manager, a status coveted and prized by most employers.

Develop essential employability skills

The course has been designed with collaboration in mind and an underpinning aim to develop key attributes demanded by employers, including information and digital literacy skills, appreciation of equality, diversity and inclusive practices, and the ability to produce work ready solutions to complex problems. This is achieved through:

  • Learning, team working and innovation skills - Creativity, Critical Thinking, Communication, Collaboration.
  • Consciousness of multiple worldviews, cross-cultural awareness, global citizenship.
  • Life, Career and inter-disciplinary professional skills, self-direction and adaptability to change.

Cultivating your existing skills and competencies to become graduate level attributes will place you at a competitive advantage when seeking career progression opportunities and considerably augments your employability.

Flexible and Supported Learning

Learning in an online environment will equip you with the skills to research and question, and will nurture your desire to leverage new business ideas so that you can respond creatively to whatever the future holds. The flexibility afforded by online learning means you can fit your studies around any existing work or personal commitments. You will also be assigned a dedicated online learner advisor who will assist with any non-academic queries throughout your degree, helping you to achieve a recognised university qualification and advance your career.

Career Info

After graduating from this online business and management degree, you will be well prepared for a career in business and management, with both theoretical and practical knowledge that can be applied in any industry worldwide. 

Careers in management typically involve recruitment, training and organisation of staff, ensuring company standards are met, making strategic decisions that affect your department or the company as a whole, maintaining awareness of competitors and the macro environment, and communicating with business stakeholders such as customers, investors and staff. 

You may also be required to manage and oversee projects within your career. This degree will provide you with a sound knowledge of business concepts, enabling you to:

  • making sure that deadlines are met
  • meet financial targets
  • promote the business
  • conduct research and interviews
  • compile and present information
  • analyse statistics
  • write detailed reports
  • develop new procedures or training 

Accreditation

  • Chartered Management Institute (CMI)

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 12 months
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
    • Duration description

      1-2 years

  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
    • Time flexibility
      Fully structured
    • Attendance
      No Attendance
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions), Online group works/assignments

Programme Structure

    Modules:

    Core
    • Applied Research Project
    • Management and Leadership - Challenges and Practice
    • Strategic Management
    Optional
    • Business Psychology
    • Emerging Digital Trends
    • Financial Statement Analysis
    • Global Business Environment
    • Strategic Marketing Management
        For more info please visit the programme website.

        English Language Requirements

        You only need to take one of these language tests:

        • Minimum required score:

          6

          The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

        • Minimum required score:

          550

          The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

        • Minimum required score:

          80

          The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

        Academic Requirements

        You need the following GPA score:

        Required score: Pass

        Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Pass on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

        Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

        You will need to have a HND, Foundation degree or equivalent qualification in a Business related field or 240 credits from a business related qualification. Other professional business qualifications that equate to a HND level may be considered e.g. BTEC level 5, CMI level 5, Edexcel level 5, CIMA.

        Getting a Student Visa

        This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa! (Unless that chair you're sitting on is in a foreign country...)

        Tuition Fee

        • International

          4500 GBP/year
          Tuition Fee
          Based on the original amount of 4500 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
        • EU/EEA

          4500 GBP/year
          Tuition Fee
          Based on the original amount of 4500 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.

        Funding

        The Disabled Students Allowances (DSA) scheme is for undergraduate, postgraduate and online distance learning students, living in England, to help cover the extra study costs incurred as a result of a disability including long-term or mental health conditions or specific learning disabilities.

        For more information, please visit programme website.

        StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.