We will advise you of your study plan - the running order and availability of the modules - when you are invited to enrol.

If we have insufficient numbers of students interested in an optional module, this may not be offered. In addition, where demand is high, some modules may be subject to a cap.

To achieve this degree you will need to complete 120 credits at each award stage, totalling 360 credits to achieve the BSc.

To achieve the top-up degree you will need to compete a total of 120 credits made up from the core modules and optional 20 credit modules at Stage 3 only.

Credits will be made up from the following core modules and optional modules.

Stage 1 (Level 4)

Core Modules:

  • Economics for Management (20 Credits)
  • Human Resource Management (20 Credits)
  • Management, Business and Society (20 Credits)
  • Marketing Fundamentals (20 Credits)
  • Management Theory and Practice (20 Credits)
  • Principles of Accounting and Finance (20 Credits)

Stage 2 (Level 5)

Core Modules:

  • Financial Analysis and Decision Making (20 Credits)
  • Management Research Methods (20 Credits)
  • Management and Organisational Behaviour (20 Credits)

Optional Modules:

  • Analysis of Business Data (20 Credits)
  • Sales and Marketing in the Digital Age (20 Credits)
  • Project Management Operations (20 Credits)
  • Macroeconomics (20 Credits)

Stage 3 (Level 6)

Core Modules:

  • Applied Research Project (40 Credits)*
  • Strategic Management (20 Credits)**
  • Management and Leadership – Challenges and Practice (20 Credits)*

Optional Modules:

  • Financial Statement Analysis (20 Credits)
  • Strategic Marketing Management (20 Credits)*
  • Global Business Environment (20 Credits)**
  • Emerging Digital Trends (20 Credits)
  • Business Psychology (20 Credits)

*To achieve the CMI Level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership, you will need to successfully pass these modules (subject to University of Derby and CMI External Moderation).

**As part of the ongoing revision of the programme,  the modules Strategic Management and Global Business Environment will be merged into a newly created module that will provide insights into the strategies that businesses can employ and the wider trends and events of the globalisation that need to be considered as part of the strategic decision-making. The modification is expected to be completed by July 2019 and will come into effect from September 2019.

Module Descriptions

Stage 1

  • Economics for Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Management Theory and Practice
  • Management, Business and Society
  • Principles of Accounting and Finance

Stage 2

  • Analysis of Business Data
  • Financial Analysis and Decision Making
  • Macroeconomics
  • Management and organisational behaviour
  • Management Research Methods
  • Project Management Operations
  • Sales and Marketing in the Digital Age

Stage 3

  • Applied Research Project
  • Business Psychology
  • Emerging Digital Trends
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Global Business Environment
  • Management and Leadership – Challenges and Practice
  • Strategic Management
  • Strategic Marketing Management