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The award
BSc (Hons)

How long you will study
1 - 2 year

Domestic course fees
GBP 4500

How you will study

Course starts
September, January, May

International course fees
GBP 4500

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About Business and Management Top-Up degree at University of Derby Online Learning

Programme code: OLUAQ

The online BSc (Hons) Business and Management Top-Up degree equips you with the expertise needed to lead, change and understand business and management on both a national and global perspective. This programme 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 today's 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.

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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.

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