Gaining a degree doesn't have to mean getting into debt. Work and study through a sponsored degree with Nottingham Business School's in-company, fully sponsored degree programme. Nottingham Business School is working with various companies to offer in-company sponsored degree opportunities.
The BA (Hons) Management and Leadership degree, which is awarded by Nottingham Trent University is offered as part of a sponsored company package. Interested students should visit the NBS Sponsored degrees webpage to see what company schemes are available.
Why study the BA (Hons) Management and Leadership
Studying via this route allows students to work full-time within the company and study for a degree at the same time. Sponsorship packages vary by company, but generally companies will pay a salary and cover tuition fees. The huge financial savings are an obvious benefit, but being fully employed helps to improve your learning and the experience you develop over the period will be invaluable to your future career.
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What will I study?
The degree will commence with an induction week including team building exercises at Nottingham Trent University. This will begin to develop effective study skills, ensure you are able to use the wide range of online resources available and let you meet other students on your course. Prior to this you will have had an induction with your sponsoring company.
As students will be studying whilst working, the four modules below will be studied over four one week study blocks with several weeks in-between where you will be working with the company and completing coursework.
- Markets and Customers
- People and Organisations
- Introduction to Accounting and Finance
- Corporate Elective Module (to be decided by the company)
The two modules below are studied with some supervisory contact, but mainly through independent learning and reflection over the first year.
- Business Enterprise Project
- Professional Development
Your learning in Year one will be supplemented by tutor visits and online-support.
The two modules below will again be studied over week long study blocks.
- Competitive Strategy and Innovation
- Corporate Elective 2 (to be decided by the company)
- Business Improvement Project
The other module will be delivered with some supervisory contact throughout the year, as well as visits and online support.
- Personal Management and Leadership Development
Students in year three are able to use the knowledge and skills developed in earlier modules to pursue areas of interest specific to their own roles and areas of business.
There is one taught module which will be studied over a week long study block:
- Strategic Leadership and Change Management
The modules below commence with an initial briefing study block, followed by supervisory contact throughout the year, with the main emphasis on independent learning and reflection.
- Strategy in Practice
- Professional Management and Leadership
How will I learn?
Over the three years you will work full-time for your sponsoring company. During this time, the company will release you to attend Nottingham Trent University's intensive study blocks of 3-16 days duration depending on the module.
The programme uses a variety of teaching, learning and assessment methods, including:
- group work
- written assignments
- presentations and extended projects.
These methods are designed to not only assess your critical understanding of theory and concept but to develop your professional capabilities, skills and abilities to apply these in real work situations.
A range of teaching methods will be used, including lecturers and seminars activities which students can relate to their own roles and organisation.
One key element of each stage of the BA(Hons) Management and Leadership is the commitment towards participants' personal effectiveness and development. For most undertaking the programme it is essential to personal and career development.
Nottingham Business School is continually investing in our facilities and transforming our learning and teaching environment to create an inspiring and innovative culture. Based in the City site, we have recently moved back to the prestigious Newton and Arkwright building following its extensive transformation into a brand new complex.
All the support you need
Each student will have a mentor or personal tutor for the duration of their studies. In addition, you'll find lots of professional support here, whatever your needs, plus plenty of people to turn to if things aren't going too smoothly.
Making you feel right at home is our top priority. As well as academic and pastoral support from your tutors, as a fully enrolled NTU student you can also tap into a range of services, any time you need them.
View the full course specification
- financial support services
- disability support
- international student support
- mature student support
- mental health support
- access to health centres.
Please note that course specifications may be subject to change
The course is a perfect gateway to a management career. Nottingham Business School have over 15 years experience of delivering in-company courses, as a guide our BA (Hons) Business Management (In-Company) course graduates have been extremely successful upon graduation, with 100% securing employment or deciding to undertake further study*.
Source: DHLE Survey 2009/10
We offer a wide range of postgraduate courses including Masters degrees and PhDs that allow you to study your chosen field in much greater depth and gain higher qualifications.
As you will be studying whilst working full-time, you are getting an abundance of on the job experiences and industry connections to ensure your career gets a head start. Therefore, placements are not needed to be incorporated into the programme.
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Prospective students are recruited by the sponsoring company and should fulfil their entry requirements. Alternatively, you may have been working with the company for a while and as part of your development looking to study for a degree. In terms of previous study the below academic requirements are required for entry onto the programme.
- 300 UCAS Tariff points minimum achieved from three A-levels or equivalent – excluding A-level General Studies
- Five GCSEs including Maths and English at minimum Grade C. Equivalences accepted
Vacancies and applications
Firstly, check the NBS sponsored degrees webpage to see what vacancies are available.
Rolls Royce are now recruiting students for the 2014/15 intake. Visit their website to find out more.
Secondly, if any of the company schemes are of interest to you, visit the sponsoring company website to find out how to apply for the programme and to check entry requirements.
If you would like to find out more about sponsored degrees in general and to register your interest for future company sponsored schemes then please contact us on +44(0)115 848 8139 or via email.
See the English language entry requirements for courses at Nottingham Business School and a full list of all English language qualifications accepted by the University.
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