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TEF Gold - we're rated gold for teaching excellence


£150 million invested in facilities in the last 10 years
number 1 university in the East Midlands for graduate employment


The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017 Top 20 university for teaching quality

Give yourself a head start in the competitive world of business with our practical and inspiring degrees.

We take the theories off the page and place you at the heart of the business action. You’ll work with Business employers on live projects and gain meaningful hands-on experience. You’ll be inspired by some of the region’s brightest business minds.

Our innovative portfolio of courses offers true flexibility and choice. In a city founded on enterprise, we draw on strong employer networks – from global corporates to SMEs and micro-businesses.

When you leave us, you’ll be business ready – with the skills, attitude, ambition and confidence to succeed in a graduate-level career.

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“Helpful and approachable lecturers”

“The lecturers at the University were always very helpful and approachable. The course material was easily accessible through the University website and therefore anything that you felt you may not have understood in the lecture you could look over again.

“In my final year we were all assigned a personal tutor to support us with anything that may have been a concern. Having this support network in place was vital for me.”


This is Business

  • Business Studies at Derby was ranked Top 3 for overall satisfaction and No.1 for academic support in the UK, in the National Student Survey 2017
  • Business Management at Derby was ranked in the Top 10 for overall satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2017
  • Work placements, real world case studies, consultancy projects, student competitions, conferences, enterprise networks and guest lectures – these opportunities will ignite your enthusiasm and help you become the business person you want to be
  • Our unique Business Management degrees are all about flexibility – study a broad-based first year and then either continue on this pathway or choose to specialise in Marketing, HRM, Finance, Enterprise or International Business, while also earning a CMI Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management
  • You’ll tackle business challenges with your fellow students and our teaching team who have a wealth of business experience
  • Business students will have access to our brand-new Bloomberg Financial Markets Lab.
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What our Business graduates do

Business is an area with lots of potential for ambitious graduates in the global business world.

Career opportunities open to graduates include:

  • business management
  • human resources
  • logistics
  • marketing.