As a student on this online Business and Management (Hons) Top-up Degree at the University of Derby you will develop a global view of the challenges and opportunities in the world of international business, giving consideration to multi-functional aspects of management across finance, human resources, marketing and sales activities.
Learning alongside a global online network of fellow students creates a fertile ground for the interchange of cultural ideologies, allowing you to develop the knowledge, skills and aptitude to work across local, regional and international boundaries, with an opportunity to attain unique cross-cultural insights from your peers.
Throughout this online business and management degree you will use sophisticated and authentic scenarios, industry employer participation events and applied case studies to critically evaluate creative and sustainable solutions to contemporary international business issues. Solutions are researched in association with key stakeholders and also consider cultural, legal, ethical and professional practice across a range of international contexts. Combined this will prepare you to plan for and react to issues regularly faced by multinational organisations.
In addition to the BSc (Hons) Business and Management, students will also be awarded with the CMI Level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership upon graduation. With a CMI professional qualification on top of a bachelors degree, you become more marketable - a dual qualification speaks volumes to prospective employers, giving you the advantage when looking for your next career move.
Obtaining this double qualification provides various advantages to your professional career such as CMI membership providing you access to professional development 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.
Learning, teaching and assessment of this programme is designed to provide highly engaging means of enhancing and refining your graduate employability skills and confidence. Working in groups and teams will challenge you to critically evaluate equality, diversity and inclusive practices that are embedded in international businesses and organisations.
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.
Studying this course online enables you to enhance your abilities through part-time, online learning while still focusing on whats important. This means you can fit your studies around any existing work or personal commitments. Alongside tutoring from our expert academics, who bring a wealth of experience and specialist knowledge to enrich your learning further, you will be assigned a dedicated online learner advisor who will assist with any non-academic queries, helping you to achieve a recognised university qualification and advance your career.
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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.
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English language qualification
If English is not your first language you will need an English language qualification. For this course you will need at least one of the following:
Application for exemption on the basis of prior academic study, professional qualifications or professional experience.
Entry to any other stage of the programme may be possible subject to the University’s Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) procedures which may give credit for prior skills, experience or learning. If a student has gained a qualification in a relevant subject prior, we may be able to reward this hard work with an exemption on the course.
An applicant’s significant life and work experience can be taken as the equivalent to traditional qualifications, but the Admissions Tutor reserves the right to interview an individual to ascertain the relevance of their work and life experience as an acceptable qualification for the programme.
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