De Montfort University Kazakhstan

Business & Law Faculty

Business Management BA (Hons)

Overview

This highly practical course has been designed with the future in mind. Taking into consideration growing disciplines such as artificial intelligence, you will study several defined business areas that reflect the ever-changing needs of the market. These include modules such as Digital Transformation and Innovation in Business and Ethical and Responsible Leadership.

Employability is at the heart of our Business Management course. Alongside the opportunity of a year-long placement, you will also work on integrated case studies, which will give you the opportunity to hear from and gain insight into global brands such as Apple and Amazon. You will step away from the confines of your text books and apply your theoretical knowledge to practical business simulations set by executives from these global businesses.

Key features

  • Gain real-time insights on the state of global companies, in the past students have worked with executives from companies such as Amazon and Apple, through integrated case studies and business simulations.

  • Our 'In Business With' initiative brings business leaders into your classroom to give you a better understanding of how business works in the real world. You’ll have the opportunity to learn about their success and failures which you can then apply to your future career.

  • Benefit from our guest lecture series run by executives from popular blue-chip companies, in previous years we’ve had the likes of Amazon, Apple and contestants from the apprentice.

  • You’ll be provided with an excellent grounding in all aspects of business which will give you the ability to critically evaluate organisations in terms of their key areas of business management, structures, functions, and processes

  • Develop the values, skills, knowledge, and behaviours that will enable you to contribute to the development of a just, peaceful, and sustainable world through the Contemporary Issues in Sustainable Business module.

  • Students have secured year-long placements in companies such as BMW, Jaguar Land Rover and Siemens, through our DMU Works careers and employability team who provide exceptional support that will help you plan your career path.

  • Benefit from Education 2030, where a simplified ‘block learning’ timetable means you will study one subject at a time and have more time to engage with your learning, receive faster feedback and enjoy a better study-life balance.

Year 1

  • Foundations of Business Management
  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Accounting & Budget Management
  • Human Resource & People Management

Year 2

  • Finance and Reporting for Management Decisions
  • Contemporary Issues in Sustainable Business
  • Business Research and Analysis
  • Choose one from the below:
    • Ethical and Responsible Leadership
    • Global Operations and Supply Chain Management
    • Work Based Management Project

Year 3

  • Choose one from the below:
    • Digital Transformation and Innovation in Business
    • Business Analytics and Managing Data
    • Critical Issues in Global Business
  • Choose one from the below:
    • Managing Business Projects
    • Change, Innovation and Knowledge Management
    • Crisis and Risk Management
  • Business Strategy and Simulation
  • Choose one from the below:
    • Dissertation
    • Business Project
Overview

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, group work and self-directed study. Tutorials, seminars and workshops are less formal and students will be expected to contribute to the session. Lectures are formal teaching periods that provide key content and assessment material. Group work helps to embed employability skills and it provides an opportunity to learn from each other. Blackboard is used as a virtual learning environment to support study. Each module will have its own shell and will incorporate material such as; lecture slides, tutorial solutions, assessment material, announcements and pilot examination papers.

Assessment will be through a mix of coursework and examinations. Coursework will include: presentations, academic essays, professional reports, multiple-choice tests, reflective reports and numerical computations. Some assessments will be prepared by students individually and others will be prepared in groups. Assessment is typically weighted as follows in your first year:

Exam: 42%

Coursework: 58%

These assessment weightings are indicative only. The exact weighting may vary depending on option modules chosen by students and teaching methods deployed by the academic member of staff each year. Indicative assessment weighting and assessment type per module are shown as part of the module information. Again these are based on the current academic session. 

Contact hours

This is a full-time course and in total you should be prepared to devote approximately 38 hours a week to your studies. In the first year, you will typically have up to 14 contact hours of teaching most weeks. Teaching is through a mix of lectures, tutorials, seminars and lab sessions and the breakdown of these activity types is shown in each module description.

Other: In addition each module provides a two hour surgery each week for individual consultation with the lecturer. You will also have timetabled meetings with your personal tutor and careers and/or subject meetings scheduled throughout the year.

Self-directed study: In order to prepare for, and assimilate, the work in lectures and seminars you will be expected to use our on-line resources, participate in flipped or virtual classroom discussions on our virtual learning environment (VLE) and engage in personal study and revision for approximately 25 hours per week.

Subsequent years follow a similar pattern, however, the contact time will vary depending on your subject mix and options chosen, and the teaching methods appropriate to the module. Further details are contained in each module description.

A degree in Business Management opens up a wide range of career opportunities as you develop a broad base of skills that are in great demand with employers.
After completing this course students will be prepared to go into many areas, such as:

  • General business management
  • Project management
  • Corporate responsibility
  • Sustainability
  • Supply chain management
  • Digital business
  • Business analysis
  • Innovation management
  • Strategic management
  • Crisis management
  • Risk management
  • Business consulting
  • Business operations
WHO CAN APPLY?

Students in the final year of secondary education institutions;

Students in the final year of technical, vocational, post-secondary and higher education institutions;

Graduates from secondary, post-secondary or higher education institutions.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

As part of the selection process the Admissions team will consider the following

Your Qualifications + English Language ability + Personal Statement

1. Qualifications

Kazakhstan Qualifications

  • Diploma of Secondary Vocational Education

OR

UK Qualifications

  • 5 GCSE/IGCSE’s at A*- E, or two GCE A levels (grades A- E), or three GCE AS levels (grades A-E)

OR

  • International Baccalaureate
  • International Baccalaureate IB – a minimum of 20 points
  • International Baccalaureate IB – Middle Years Programme – 28 points with a minimum grade of 3 in each component

2. English Language

We care about your success.

Having a good foundation in English that you will further develop and enhance during your studies with us will give you the confidence and skills that will set you up for success.

The standard entry requirement is IELTS 5.0 (no component below 5.0)

3. Personal Statement

As part of the selection process we will ask you to submit a short statement in English to describe your ambitions, skills, and experience. Your personal statement supports your application to study at the university. It’s a chance for you to say why you’d like to study a particular course or subject, and what skills and experience you possess that show your passion for your chosen field. It is an opportunity for you to write about YOU!

4. Letter of Recommendation from your last education institution

You will need to provide a reference letter from your previous school or college’s teacher, counsellor, or principal.   

Undergraduate
For September 2023/24 entry, our tuition fees for full-time undergraduate local and international students are 12,500$.

We are committed to supporting students and firmly believe that finance should not be a barrier to accessing world class university education

We will be offering a large number of discounts and scholarships as part of our offering.

Our Admissions team are here to provide you with advice on all aspects of money matters, including tuition fees, financial help and on funding your studies.

  • Early Bird Discount
  • Apply and pay your security deposit by 15th January 2023 and take advantage of the following offer:
    - receive early bird discount by paying of 8% for your first year’s tuition fees
    - you pay 11,500 USD

    Apply and pay your security deposit by 15th May 2023 and take advantage of the following offer:
    - receive early bird discount by paying of 5% for your first year’s tuition fees
    - you pay 11,875 USD

    Your tuition fee is fixed at 12,500 USD for the remaining 3 years of study
    - no fee increases!

  • Pay in Advance Discount
  • Apply and pay full payment in advance and take and advantage of the following offers:
    - 5% discount by paying for 1 year in advance
    - 7% discount by paying for 2 years in advance
    - 8% discount by paying for 3 years in advance
    - 10% discount by paying for 4 years in advance

    The Family Loyalty Discount is for local and international students. When 2 or more family members enrol at the same time a further 5% discount will be given off your course fees for each family member for each year they are enrolled on a full-time course, whether that is an undergraduate degree, graduate degree or English language course. The discount will be offered for a maximum of 2 family members and the family discount will be applied after any discount is applied.

    You must be the sibling, spouse or child of someone who is either currently studying on, or has graduated from, a full-time course here at DMU Kazakhstan. That relative must also be (or have been) classified as a local or international student.

    Siblings: you and your sibling can have one or both parents in common.

    Children/parents: you can be related by blood or by marriage.

    Spouses: You can become eligible for this discount by marrying someone who is currently studying at the University.

    Future great leaders and changemakers can come from anywhere. Financial challenge and limitations should not prevent the next great business CEO, entrepreneur, lawyer, future diplomat from gaining the tools, skillsets and networks to bring positive change and create impact.

    We are proud to offer a range of income based and merit-based full and partial scholarships that will enable the most promising and talented young students from across the region to join our leading innovative university, despite financial adversity or economic hardship.

    Early bird 2023 discount

    Contact our Admissions team for further details on funding.

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    • admissions@dmuk.edu.kz (Admission)
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    • Almaty City, Medeu District, 120/48, premises 4, Al-Farabi Ave., 050044, Almaty, Republic of Kazakhstan
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