Business and Management MBus

About the course

This highly innovative course allows you to graduate with a master’s level degree by studying a minimum of four years.

A career focused and practical course, the Business and Management (MBus) allows you to study a range of subjects from different disciplines within the Business School.

You can choose to follow a general pathway or you can choose specialist modules in accounting and finance, human resource management or marketing. This flexibility allows you to tailor your degree to reflect both you interests and your future career ambitions.

Reasons to study Business and Management at De Montfort University:

  • You can study an integrated undergraduate and master's programme
  • We offer outstanding opportunities for you to undertake a full paid placement year with world leading organisations such as VW; Microsoft; Bosch; IBM; Pfizer; HSBC and Siemens

Key facts

UCAS course code:  NN1F

Duration: Four years full-time, five years with a placement

Institution code: D26

Entry and admission criteria

  • Typical offers at 320 UCAS Points. You need to study at least two subjects at A Level or equivalent (eg BTEC)
  • Five GCSEs grades A–C including English Language and Maths
  • Pass in Access to HE Diploma including 30 credits at Merit or above Level 3
  • International Baccalaureate: 30+ Points.

We welcome applications from mature students with non-standard qualifications and recognise all other equivalent and international qualifications.

International students:

If English is not your first language, we require an English language level of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

Teaching and assessment

Lectures, tutorials and seminars, group work and self-directed study are used for teaching and learning. Assessment will include coursework (eg presentations, essays and reports) and normally an exam.

You will normally attend around 15 hours of timetabled taught sessions (lectures, tutorials etc) each week, and are expected to undertake at least 15 further hours of independent study to complete project work, research etc as required

Course modules

First year

  • Financial Decision Making
  • Employability, Professionalism and Academic Study Skills
  • Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Enterprise
  • Global Business Issues
  • Introduction to Work and Organisations
  • Principles of Marketing

Second year

  • Contemporary Management 

Plus options from the following:

  • Performance Measurement in Organisations
  • European Business Issues
  • The Creative Art of Selling and Negotiation
  • Developing Enterprise
  • HRM in the Workplace
  • Brand Management
  • Advertising and Promotion
  • Government and Business
  • Business Research Issues and Analysis
  • Progressive Franchising
  • Financial Markets and Institutions
  • Business Law
  • Buyer Behaviour
  • International Marketing
  • Retail Marketing

Third year

  • Contemporary Business Issues
  • Strategic Management

Plus options from the following:

  • Strategy and Management Dissertation
  • Organising HRM
  • Issues in Internet Sales Law
  • Managing the Environment
  • Forensic Accounting
  • International Developments in Accounting
  • Service Operations Management
  • Crisis and Business Continuity Management
  • Creative Action in Organisations
  • Greening Business
  • Reflective Practice in Business*
  • Managing Equality and Diversity
  • Globalisation and International HRM
  • Marketing of Services
  • Retail Marketing

Fourth year

  • Critical Perspectives in Management
  • Research Methodology
  • Dissertation

Plus options from the following

  • The Creative Art of Selling and Negotiation
  • Brand Management
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Issues in Internet Sales Law
  • Leading, Managing and Developing People

*: only applicable to those students who have undertaken a placement year

Programme/Module Information Handbooks:

Business and Management MBus|

Work experience and placements

An optional paid placement year offers invaluable professional experience. For further details visit our business placements page|.

Gain international experience through #DMUglobal and the Erasmus scheme

Fantastic opportunities are available throughout Europe and further afield for up to one year to gain invaluable educational, work-related and cultural experiences through our #DMUglobal| and Erasmus| schemes.

Fees and funding

UK/EU Fees:  £9,000

International Fees:  £10,750

Learn more about fees and funding information|


Students are taught in the state-of-the-art £35 million Hugh Aston Building, complete with a selection of purpose built lecture theatres with capacities ranging from 50 to 250.

The building also features breakout spaces for group work, quiet study zones for individual work, high spec computer labs and an integrated bookshop.

An onsite coffee shop is also situated in the building for students to meet with friends and classmates.

How to apply

Applications for undergraduate courses from UK/EU applicants must go through UCAS, you can fill out an application form through their website|. If you do not have regular access to the internet or find it difficult to fill out applications online you can request an alternative format from UCAS either through their website or via the contact details below.

International students can apply to study at DMU using our online applications portal|.

Customer Service Unit
PO Box 28 
GL52 3LZ, UK

T: 0871 468 0 468

Contact details

Faculty of Business and Law
Admissions Team
De Montfort University
Hugh Aston Building, 0.30
Leicester, LE1 9BH

Online enquiry form|
T: 0116 2 50 60 70

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