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BABusiness Management and Economics

Nottingham Trent University
United Kingdom, Nottingham
Course code NL21
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Why choose this course?
This is a flexible degree, that will give you a blend of core management skills and subject-specific knowledge.
The course will develop your knowledge on the ideas and methods used by economists to support successful business and management.
The approach to engaging with the business world will give you a distinctive perspective on decision making, a skill that is in demand by many 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 (placement) courses* are employed or engaged in further study six months after leaving (DLHE Survey results 2012/13).

Graduates from this course have gone on to successful careers in both the private and public sectors, securing positions such as

Customer Development Executive
Project Manager
Management Trainee
Business Analyst.
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.

(*of those available for work).

Programme structure

What will I study?
Year One

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
Year Two

First six months

All students will study core modules

Global Economic Issues
Intermediate Mircoeconomics
Intermediate Macroeconomics
Second six months

Full-time students choose one from:

study abroad
an enterprise project
a community project
an internship
taught modules (see options below).
Placement students and full-time students that have selected taught modules above will study:

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

Management Accounting for Decision Making
Exploring Strategy and Innovation.
Year Three

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 working.

Final year

Research Project
Industry Corporations and Governance
Investment and Portfolio Management
Economics of International Trade
Leadership and Employability (Economics)
Plus one optional module from:

Corporate Governance and Fraud Risk Management
Creativity Innovation and Design
Improving the Customer Supplier Relationship.

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

Students on BA (Hons) Business Management courses will also 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 will 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 as you undertake independent study and the research project in your final year. This will still remain at approximately 12 hours a week though and during this time 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.

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.

Virtual learning environment
You’ll also use our virtual learning environment, NOW, which is a flexible web-based system that gives you 24-hour access to module learning materials and resource 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 are given 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
Customer Development Executive
Project Manager
Assistant Merchandise Planner
Office Manager
Management Trainee
Business Analyst.
In the last few years, our graduates have gone on to work for well-known organisations such as:

Morgan Stanley
Morgan and Chase
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!
Application start
Aug 1, 2018
Application deadline
Aug 1, 2018 23:59
Europe/Tallinn time

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

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States