University of Derby, Ranked Top 50 UK University – Guardian University Guide 2017

Join UK Top 50 Ranked University Degree Programme


University-of-Derby-Black-2014-LogoRanked Top 50 in the Guardian University Ranking 2015, the University of Derby Final Year Business, Accounting and Finance degree programmes are designed for working executives, this accredited degree programme will reinforces your confidence to face new challenges and become a valuable asset to your organization and businesses.

University of Derby – Relevant, Respected, Rewarding


Aventis is an approved partner of the University of Derby.

The University of Derby provides students with the best possible start in their careers through excellent teaching, delivered in cutting-edge facilities by staff who are experts in their field. 96% of University of Derby students are in work or further study within six months of completing their degree (HESA 2016, graduating class over 2000).

Over 22,000 international students from over 121 countries worldwide

Law students working on a group project in the library at the University of Derby Kedleston road site.

Academic and industry experienced teaching staff combined with a wide range of accredited courses ensure you are taught to the highest standard. With over 22,000 students from across 121 countries, spread across five academic colleges and 3 campuses, the University of Derby is one of the UK’s leading modern and innovative universities with over 300 undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

High Impact Learning from a Top Business School

Is this Suitable for Me?

  • Tailored for working executives and professionals in Singapore, the University of Derby Bachelor of Arts (Hons) programme is specifically for Polytechnic and Private Diploma Holders.
  • Mature Candidates from non-business background may be considered on a case-to-case basis.

Coursework and Case Studies Focus

A truly transformational education experience, this programme is designed to strengthen your management and leadership capabilities using a myriad of assessment components including assignments, quizzes, presentation and case studies to reinforce practical skills and real life application of learning into the business world immediately.

Where does it lead?

With a recognized Direct Honors degree that is recognized internationally, you will be able to

  • Expand your career opportunities and career options beyond your diploma specializations
  • Gain industry-specific expertise and improve your job performance and personal growth.
  • Take on new responsibilities and roles within your existing organization and explore lateral or vertical promotion.
  • Equipped with knowledge of the different business functions such as business development, accounting, finance marketing, sales or operations to advance into senior management positions
  • Enhance your Professional standings, Credentials and gain immediate access to a valuable alumni network of over 2,000 business leaders across Asia.

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Business Management

BA (Hons) Business Management provides a clear understanding of the modern business world. Students will be taught a wide range of creative and problem solving skills to handle the dynamic and ever changing business landscape. >> Find Out More

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Accounting and Finance

BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance is the springboard to a career in finance. Theoretical approaches & practical application equip the aspiring finance professional to tackle a broad spectrum of industry roles & challenges.

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Bachelor of Science (Hons) Psychological Studies

Bachelor of Science (Hons) Psychological Studies Programme is design to equip you with a set of working knowledge, skills, and competencies to excel in business and psychology-related industries, including government ministries, social service sector, corporate consultancy firms, human resource departments and research institutions.

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Thousands of Singapore Success Stories

This business management degree programme truly develops and enhances my thinking skills academically in a wider perspective.  Armed with the newly acquired degree and coupled with my working experiences, my confidence level has improved greatly to assume a more dynamic role in the challenging work environment.


Mandy Woon

Alumni, University of Derby BA (Hons) Business Management (top up)

Manager (Business Solutions), Chesterton Singapore Pte Ltd

I chose University of Derby BA (Hons) Business Management programme under Aventis because the course structure, format and duration. It offers a practical approach which empowered me to effectively apply what I have learned into real-life scenarios and to succeed in my career. The modules are crafted to encourage students’ participation, critical assessment of theories and leading edge practices which in turn enables me to adopt more than 1 perspective and nurturing views of creating new concepts and practices for the future.  This is an excellent programme and I would highly recommend to any individual who is keen to obtain a Direct Honours Degree and the option to further pursue a MBA or specialised Masters thereafter.


Mr Alvin Wong

Alumni, University Derby BA (Hons) Business Management (top up)

SMRT Roads Division

Most courses that I have attended in the past usually place more emphasis on theoretical knowledge instead of real-world application. However, University of Derby focuses more on the real-world application aspect which is more relevant to what we do at work daily. Case studies, presentations and assignments are also often used to incorporate realism and practicality into the classroom. The faculty members are highly qualified and patient, making it ideal for working professionals.


Chin Wan Bing

Student, University of Derby BA (Hons) Accounting & Finance (top up)

Accountant, Menck Pte Ltd

My experience at Aventis through the University of Derby programme has been very beneficial to me. The courses were very interesting in both theoretical and practical aspects, and the professors were highly qualified. The knowledge acquired in several courses could readily be used in my real job responsibilities. I will definitely introduce University of Derby programmes and Aventis to my friends!


Mr Simon Zhou

Alumni, University of Derby BA (Hons) Business Management (top up)

Global Trust and Safety Specialist, LinkedIn

At my age of 55, I took up a Bachelor degree with University of Derby to motivate my son. He is currently serving National Service and deciding how to plan for his future. I wanted to be his role model, to demonstrate and encourage him in lifelong learning.

My learning journey has been great and it helps in my daily role at work. My professors are helpful and enthusiastic about sharing and imparting knowledge to us. This is a good programme and I will recommend to my friends.


Nelson Ng

Student, University of Derby BA (Hons) Business Management (top up)

Manager, Goldbell Engineering

The undertaking of Derby’s BA (Hons) Business Management have been enriching and rewarding. I am appreciative to my lecturers who have done a tremendous job in imparting knowledge and developing skill set in us for the business world.  Modules offered by University of Derby – Delivery Winning Projects and Improving Business Performance catered to working professionals’ needs to develop critical thinking and generate business solutions, it have been extremely helpful to my role as an Analyst at LTA. I enjoyed the sharing and interaction with my course mates where we supported each other along the journey and learned from each other. We look forward to our Graduation Trip at University of Derby!


Thong Loo Hock

Student, University of Derby BA (Hons) Business Management (top up)

Operations Analysis and Research Analyst, Land Transport Authority

“I am very happy with my result, with this, I would like to take this opportunity to thank Aventis and its faculty for all your efforts and especially your patience to guide us throughout the course.”

Ms Chean Sock Hoon

University of Derby BA (Hons) Accounting & Finance

General Manager, Chancellor Oil


10 Reasons Why We all Love University of Derby ♥♥♥

  1. Registered with The Council for Private Education (CPE), Ministry of Education Singapore
  2. Derby is at the heart of business and innovation in the United Kingdom
  3. Ranked No.1 for Student Support (International Student Barometer 2015)
  4. Ranked Top 50 UK University in The Guardian University Guide 2017
  5. Coursework focus and No Dissertation
  6. Strong Faculty Support and Passing Rate of over 90%
  7. Same Degree as Conferred On Campus.
  8. Flexible learning structure over weekdays evening.
  9. Strong partnerships across Europe and Asia including Germany, and Switzerland


Global Rankings and Accolades


  • Ranked among Top 50 Universities in the UK – The Guardian University League Table 2017


  • Scored 88 out of 100 for Overall Students Satisfaction (2015)
  • Scored 86 out of 100 for Overall Students Satisfaction (2014)



Times Higher Education

  • Winners of Knowledge Transfer Initiative of the Year Category – THE Awards 2015
  • Winners of Excellence and Innovation in the Arts and Outstanding Support for Students Category – THE Awards 2013


Professional Accreditation


Association of Chartered Certified Accountants

The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants is the global professional accounting body offered the Chartered Certified Accountant qualification.  ACCA had 170,000 members and 436,000 students in 180 countries. The University of Derby is approved by ACCA as a ‘Gold Standard’ institution which means that the curriculum covered is closely aligned with the ACCA Professional qualification. The University of Derby’s Accounting & Finance Degree is also designed to give you get Maximum Exemptions from ACCA professional qualifications.


Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM)

The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) is the world’s leading professional body for marketers, with 35,000 members worldwide. University of Derby’s Business and Marketing courses are accredited by CIM, and also offer students the opportunity to gain CIM professional qualifications and memberships through their Dual Award Pathway.


Chartered Institute of Management Accountants

CIMA is the largest management accounting body in the world, with more than 203,000 members and students in 173 countries. CIMA is also a member of the International Federation of Accountants. Graduates from The University of Derby’s Accounting and Finance Programmes will be entitled to maximum exemptions from CIMA Professional qualifications.


Chartered Management Institute (CMI)

The Chartered Management Institute (CMI) is the only chartered professional body in the UK dedicated to promoting the highest standards in management and leadership excellence. The University of Derby’s BA (Hons) Business Management, MBA Program and HND Business and Management Programmes are accredited by CMI. Graduates from the Programmes will be entitled to CMI Membership and Professional qualifications, granting them global perspective of modern business and entry to a privileged network of contacts


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