|Study location||United Kingdom, Nottingham|
|Type||Bachelor courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||3 years|
High school / secondary education (or higher)
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
At least 1 reference(s) should be provided.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
Why choose this course?
This course will equip you with an understanding of business theory and practice in today’s domestic and international business environments.
It is a highly relevant course that covers a broad range of management functions, processes and techniques, making it an excellent gateway to a variety of careers.
It will enable you to rise to the challenge of being a manager of the future.
94% of graduates from this course, are employed or engaged in further study six months after leaving (DLHE Survey 2012/13).
The course can be studied over three years full-time or four years with a placement.
Opportunities are available to study abroad while doing this course.
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.
Creating successful graduates
94% of our graduates who studied BA (Hons) Business (placement) are employed or engaged in further study six months after leaving (Latest DLHE Survey Undergraduate results 2012/13)
Graduates from BA (Hons) Business have gone on to work in both the public and private sector, undertaking positions such as Campaign Planner, Corporate Sales Executive, Marketing Assistant, Junior Buyer and HR Coordinator.
What our students say
“I applied to NTU because of its great reputation and employability rate. Although it wasn’t my first choice on UCAS, I have had no regrets in coming to study here!”
Grace Chung, BA (Hons) Business
What will I study?
Economics for Business and Management
Foundations of Managing and Organising
Entrepreneurship and Business Development
Accounting and Finance for Managers
Principles of Marketing
Quantitative Methods for Business.
First six months
All students will study core modules:
The Financial Environment
Managing and Organising for Human Resources
Survey Research and Analysis for Business.
Second six months
Full-time students choose from:
Taught modules (see below).
Placement students and full-time students that selected taught modules above will study:
Management Accounting for Decision Making
Plus one optional module from:
Managing the Global Supply Chain.
Placement year for those on four-year course. You can also choose to study abroad with a partner institution for the year, or combine studying abroad and a work placement.
Managing Creativity Design and Innovation
Comparative and International Management
Leadership and Employability.
Plus one optional module from:
Managing Information and Knowledge Strategically
Global Supply Chain Strategy
Corporate Governance and Risk Management.
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 are included to help you develop a range of practical skills such as time management, effective presentation, communication, customer focus, analytical, entrepreneurial and team working.
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 while at university.
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?
You will be amongst approximately 200 students. The seminars though will be made up of around 18 students making the teaching sessions more personal.
Virtual learning environment
You’ll 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?
Each module on the course is assessed in a variety of ways including written examinations, reports, essays, group work, presentations, and research projects. The second year mark counts for 25% of the degree award and the final year counts for the remaining 75%.
In response to student feedback the university have introduced a policy that ensures marked work is returned to you electronically within three weeks of submission.
Welcoming students from across the world
Nottingham Trent University offers a diverse student community, with a high 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.
Your career development
94% of our graduates who studied BA (Hons) Business (placement) are employed or engaged in further study six months after leaving (Latest DLHE Survey Undergraduate results 2012/13).
Graduates from BA (Hons) Business have gone on to work in both the public and private sector, undertaking positions such as:
Corporate Sales Executive
In the last few years, our graduates have gone on to work for well-known organisations such as:
Leicester City Council.
On graduating, you will have a full range of management skills that are relevant to a modern business environment. Inspirational alumni from this course include:
John Farrell, former president and CEO for Publicis Groupe
David Lewis, Chairman for Unilever Plc.
Helping you find your feet after university
Following graduation, we will continue to support you, by providing a number of services that will help kick-start your career.
Our Employability Team are 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
taking gap years and time out
getting into volunteering
providing advice on further study.