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BABusiness Management and Accounting and Finance

Nottingham Trent University
United Kingdom, Nottingham
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Our Joint Honours courses are ideal if you want a broad business base but also want to work in a specific function, such as accounting and finance.

Why choose this course?
This is a flexible degree, that will give you a blend of core management skills and subject-specific knowledge.
It will develop your understanding of the importance and relevance of finance in business.
By studying the role of accounting information and practices in corporate scandals that occur through time and continue to challenge modern society, you will develop core disciplines that are valued highly by employers.
The course can be studied over three years full-time or four years with a placement.
Opportunities to study abroad are available.
Full-time students can choose to complete a short internship, study abroad, set up their own enterprise, or run a community project, during the second half of Year Two.
Students on all BA (Hons) Business Management Joint Honours courses will also have the chance to use a unique interactive learning tool that helps them run their own virtual company.
Creating successful graduates
95% of graduates who studied our BA (Hons) Business Management Joint Honours courses (placement) are employed or engaged in further study six months after leaving (Latest DLHE Survey Undergraduate results 2012/13).

Graduates from this course have gone on to successful careers in both the private and public sectors, securing positions such as Financial Analyst, Budget Coordinator, Account Researcher, Retail Analyst, Project Manager and Key Accounts Manager.

Whether you choose to follow your specialist field or not, your degree will give you the skills, knowledge and experience to compete for graduate positions in a wide range of sectors.

Programme structure

What will I study?
Year One

Core modules:

Entrepreneurship and Business Development
Accounting and Finance for Managers
Economics for Business and Management
Foundations of Managing and Organising
Principles of Marketing
Quantitative Methods in Business.
Year Two

First six months

All students will study core modules:

Corporate Financial Analysis
Financial Management
Accounting in its Organisational Context.
Second six months

Full-time students choose one from:

Study abroad
Enterprise project
Community project
Taught modules (see below).
Placement students and full-time students that have selected taught modules above will study:

Marketing Management
Managing and Organising.
Plus one optional module from:

China and the Global Economy
International Business and Communication.
Year Three

Placement year for students on four-year course. Students can also choose to study abroad for the year with a partner institution, or combine studying abroad and working.

Final year

Research Project
Strategic Management and Accounting
Corporate Governance and Fraud Risk Management
Corporate Finance
Leadership and Employability (Accounting and Finance).
Plus one optional module from:

Managing Information and Knowledge Strategically
International Marketing Communications
Economics of International Trade.

This course can provide exemptions towards qualifications with professional bodies such as ACCA, CIPFA, CIMA and ICAEW.

The current exemptions that have been specifically negotiated with CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants) are:

Four out of five papers from the certificate level
Two out of three from the Operational level.
Other accounting bodies such as ACCA and ICAEW, may grant exemptions from lower level papers. Further details can be found by contacting the organisations directly.

How will I learn?
We use a mixture of teaching methods including traditional lectures and seminars, IT workshops, guest lectures, problem-based learning and group discussions.

In addition to this you will also be involved in a variety of practical work such as individual and group presentations, student-led seminars, role play, industry-sponsored competitions and project work.

These elements are included to help you develop a range of skills such as time management, effective presentation, communication, customer focus, entrepreneurial skills and team working.

Students on BA (Hons) Business Management courses will have the chance to use a unique interactive learning tool that helps them run their own virtual company.

Contact time
On average you will receive 12 – 15 hours of teaching per week from a combination of lectures and seminars. You’ll then be expected to increase your understanding of the subject area through independent study for each module.

Throughout your course the scheduled contact hours you receive will gradually decrease to undertake independent study and the research project in your final year. This will still remain at approximately 12 hours a week though and you will still have regular contact with your tutors.

You will also have time-tabled sessions for your induction, at the beginning of the year and sessions on employability and opportunities that you can get involved with whilst at university.

Learning from industry experts
89% of students on our BA (Hons) Business Management Joint Honours courses (placement) agreed that staff are good at explaining things (National Student Survey 2014).

Our tutors have industry experience in their specialist field, which means you will gain practical insight into these fields and how companies are run.

“The tutors have been excellent in providing both theory and practical experience from their research or previous roles in real-life organisations, which really helps to make sense of the subject.”

Daniel Thorpe, Business Management and Accounting and Finance

Personal tutor sessions
You will also have a number of one on one tutor sessions during each year, which will allow you to:

Discuss and gain feedback about your work.
Ask questions about the projects you’re working on.
Raise any difficulties you are experiencing relating to your work, personal circumstances or your University experience.
Where will I study?
All students will attend lectures and seminars at NTU’s City site, in the impressive Newton Building, home to Nottingham Business School.

Who will I study with?
The BA (Hons) Business Management Joint Honours is the most popular suite of courses in our undergraduate portfolio, meaning you will be studying amongst approximately 350 students. Seminars will be made up of around 18 students though making the teaching sessions more personal.

Virtual learning environment
You’ll also have access to our virtual learning environment, NOW, which is a flexible web-based system that gives you 24-hour access to module learning materials and reading lists. It allows you to discuss work with tutors and submit coursework electronically from anywhere in the world.

How will I be assessed?
Modules are assessed in a variety of ways. Examples of assessment include written examinations, reports, essays, individual and group coursework, presentations, and research projects. The degree classification is based on 25% of second year work and 75% of final year work.

In response to student feedback the University have introduced a policy that ensures you receive feedback on assessment within three weeks of submission.

Welcoming students from across the world
Nottingham Trent University has a diverse student community, with a significant number of international students choosing to study here from across the world. We provide specialist staff, services and facilities to help you through all stages of being a student. Find out more about our International Student Support Services.

Career opportunities

Your career development
95% of graduates who studied on a BA (Hons) Business Management Joint Honours course (placement) are employed or engaged in further study six months after leaving (Latest DLHE Survey Undergraduate results 2012/13).

Graduates from BA (Hons) Business Management have gone on to work in both the public and private sector, undertaking positions such as:

Financial Analyst
Budget Coordinator
Account Researcher
Retail Analyst
Project Manager
Key Accounts Manager.
In the last few years, our graduates have gone on to work for well-known organisations such as:

Severn Trent Water
Morgan Stanley
Balfour Beatty
Helping you find your feet after university
Throughout university and following graduation, we will continue to support you, by providing a number of services that will help kick-start your career.

Our Employability Team is here to inspire and enhance every stage of your career planning, and as a graduate of NTU, you will be able to access their services for three years after your course has finished.

Services they provide include:

finding placements, internships and part-time work
pursuing self-employment
taking gap years and time out
getting into volunteering
providing advice on further study.

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States