University of Derby, BA (Hons) Business Management (CMI Accredited)

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Course Overview
Bachelor's Degree
HELP Damansara
3 years
Study Field

Course Overview

Why choose this course?

The University of Derby is the first UK University to deliver CMI accreditation through their international partners. Derby’s BA in Business Management is accredited to CMI Level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership which is also delivered through their partners EU Business School (Europe) and HELP Academy (Malaysia). The subjects you cover throughout this degree don’t exist in isolation – in business you will need to use elements from each subject in different situations, which means you will combine everything you learn and apply it to various business simulations and case studies. For example, you could find yourself setting up a business, identifying your target market, advertising, preparing business plans and cash flows, and carrying out a feasibility study. This experience and practical application of your knowledge sets this degree apart, and prepares you fully for a successful management career. 

About the course

Combine a Business Management degree with an internationally recognised professional qualification and open the door to a high-flying, high-achieving career. This degree shows the world you have what it takes to be an outstanding manager.

Ours is one of the few courses in the country where you will graduate with a highly regarded BA (Hons) Business Management as well as the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership. With these qualifications on your CV, you will gain instant recognition from potential employers and signal that you are suited for senior roles and rapid promotion. The Diploma is the benchmark qualification for full CMI membership and takes you a step towards the Chartered Manager status.

There is no need to take extra exams or coursework to achieve the CMI Diploma. This course offers combined module and CMI assessments to give you a smooth route to both qualifications.

How you will learn 

This course is assessed in a variety of ways including computer-based assessments, group and individual written assessments, portfolios, reflective diary and group presentations. You can also take an optional placement year, which will really enhance your employability prospects.

Career opportunities

Your qualifications will equip you for a rewarding career in any area of business and management, from sales and marketing to HR and operations. They will also mark you out as having the potential for rapid promotion to senior positions.

You could progress to roles such as operations manager, business analyst, business development manager, sales executive, marketing officer, HR advisor – the list is endless.

Some have gone on to use the skills and entrepreneurial spirit they gained during their degree to set up their own businesses after graduating.


Department of Management Studies

Entry Requirements

Applicants must have one of the following entry requirements:

  • STPM: Pass in any two subjects (Grade C, GP2.00)
  • A-level: Pass in any two subjects
  • UEC: 5Bs (Include Math & English)
  • HELP Foundation in Arts / Foundation in Science: Pass with minimum CGPA 2.0
  • HELP Diploma in Business* / Diploma in Information Technology*: Pass with minimum CGPA 2.0
  • CPU: Average of 70% in 6 subjects
  • SAM: TER 70%
  • TEE: University aggregate 50%
  • International Baccalaureate: Minimum score of 24 points
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma: Minimum average of 60% in 2 subjects
  • Equivalent Foundation / Matriculation Programme accredited by Malaysian government: Pass with a minimum CGPA 2.5
  • Equivalent Diploma* / Advance Diploma* / Degree* programmes accredited by Malaysian government: Pass with a minimum CGPA 2.5. (Exemptions are possible if academic transcripts and course syllabus are submitted for assessment together with application)
  • Malaysian Skill Diploma (DKM) Level 4, approved by Jabatan Pembangunan Kemahiran / Jabatan Tenaga Malaysia (JPK/JTM): Pass
  • Assessment of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL)* / open entry qualifications as recognized by the Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia (candidate should be of age 21 on 1st day of the year of application).

To be assessed by DOMS, HA. Qualifications are to be submitted for assessment together with application.

English Requirements

Applicants must have one of the following English requirements:

  • SPM English: C6
  • O-Level English: Credit
  • UEC English: B6
  • TOEFL: 550
  • IELTS: 6.0


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