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Management BSc (Hons)

  • Level(s) of Study: Undergraduate
  • UCAS Code(s): N204
  • Start Date(s): September 2023
  • Duration: Three years full-time
  • Study Mode(s): Full-time
  • Campus: City Campus
  • Entry Requirements:
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Introduction:

This innovative, internationally focused programme will help you develop the necessary business acumen to pursue a successful career as an entrepreneur, or in a multinational organisation. We provide a diverse, dynamic, well-connected environment where you will learn from industry experts as you prepare to launch a global career in business and management.

You will learn about the building blocks of business and management alongside the specialist fields of marketing, accounting and finance, data analysis, economics and entrepreneurship. The course is delivered in a unique way using problem-based learning and innovative teaching and coaching methods, allowing you to experience the dynamics that define the world of business and management.

You will study three modules in each half year and use the insight from theories to develop your understanding in practice. You will learn how to leverage this insight to build powerful relationships in the corporate world.

Your first year of study will take a problem-based learning approach. You will work individually and in groups to solve challenges, alongside business simulations, data insight and project work, equipping you for your compulsory summer internship, where you will put your learning into practice.

In the second year of study the focus is on design-thinking, and using this approach to solve challenges and build a more entrepreneurial mindset. You will explore numerous techniques including the LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® methodology, an innovative process designed to enhance innovation and business performance. In the second half of the second year you can choose to study abroad at one of our partner institutions or to work on live business challenges in our unique business lab. You will then undertake a compulsory global summer internship.

The final year of study is future-focused and you, alongside your academic mentor, will undertake reverse mentoring with our NBS alumni, further personalising and deepening your insight and learning. You will also be involved in mentoring the first year students and setting up and running our unique NBS Challenge module.

Nottingham Business School have both EQUIS and AACSB accreditation.

Find out more about Nottingham Business School in our undergraduate course brochure.

  • NBS is third for number of sandwich undergraduates studying Business and Management (HESA 2019/20).
  • When you graduate you will leave with a set of practical skills and abilities designed to enhance your employability and enable you to perform effectively in your chosen role whether this is in the UK or internationally.
  • In your final year you, alongside your academic mentor, will undertake reverse mentoring with our NBS alumni, further personalising and deepening your insight and learning.
  • You will work individually and in groups to solve challenges, alongside business simulations, data insight and project work, equipping you for your compulsory summer internship, where you will put your learning into practice.

Course accreditation

  • EQUIS logo

What you’ll study

We are currently reviewing the content of our courses to ensure that they remain relevant and current to our students’ future ambitions and society. Please continue to check this course webpage for the latest developments.

The course begins in September 2023. Take a look at the academic calendar for term dates. The academic calendar will apply throughout your course, aside your placement year (if you have chosen to undertake one).

Personal and Professional Development I

Supports you to make the transition to university and lays the foundations for success in your degree studies and future career aspirations. The focus on this module is your learning and development and to enable you to acquire the core competencies and discipline-related skills to realise your full potential.

Business Analytics

Focuses on how organisations use data to develop their insight, product ranges and stay competitive. This module explores the role of information systems in organisations and their impact and contribution to competitive advantage


Marketing

Provides you with an understanding of the essential marketing concepts and frameworks, including the role of marketing within business segmentation, targeting and positioning, creating customer value, satisfaction and loyalty.

Principles of Management

Provides you with an understanding of organisations as human systems that underpin their operations. You will be introduced to the key applications, policies and practices involved in operations and management.

Accounting and Finance

This module will develop the skills and competencies necessary to make effective use of accounting information, especially for control and decision-making purposes. You will develop your skills in exploring, interpreting and summarising data.

Digital Literacy

This module will introduce you to programming tools and techniques and the potential for technology to be transformative in application. You will develop your digital literacy through web design, smart and mobile phones, and their applications.

Entrepreneurship and Innovation

This module develops an understanding of the nature, operations and business environment of small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and builds your entrepreneurial toolkit. You'll develop strategic thinking as you analyse business operations, business growth options and business environments.

Global Economic Forecasting

Introduces you to a range of key economic concepts, ideas and skills which allow you to understand how the international economy works. You will develop an understanding of the link between economics, finance, business and international development through trend analysis and forecasting techniques

Personal and Professional Development II

You will build and further reflect on your personal and professional skills, attributes and behaviours. You will begin to mentor others, as well as being mentored, alongside opportunities to explore your learning style and entrepreneurial mindset. The module will introduce you to the LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® methodology.


In the second half year of the course you will have the opportunity to study abroad at one of our partner institutions or work in our unique business lab solving live business challenges.

International Management

Influences of culture on management, and managing within and across diverse cultures are integral to today’s business world. This module addresses the issues of cultural differences and practical implications of the internationalisation of management, the organisation and its’ people.

Transformative Business Models

Examines the factors that characterise transformative business models, drawing on examples of organisations who have successfully devised new business models and reshaped and disrupted the industries and sectors within which they operate. As a result of studying the module you will be able to critically evaluate the ways in which new business models transform customer experiences, supply chain relationships and work and employment.

Mastering Metrics

This module presents the role of metrics within the organisation, establishing how an understanding of measurement techniques can enable organisations to achieve insights and support strategic decision making.

#NBS Challenge

This unique module will see you working to solve business challenges within an international setting, drawing on the tools and techniques you have developed within your learning. You will challenge yourself and others in providing innovative solutions to the challenges set.

Personal and Professional Development III

As you have developed yourself and supported others you will now be encouraged to shadow a leader and /or undertake reverse mentoring so you can further own your professional and personal insight into management. This module will bring together your reflections and learning from your personalised academic journey.

Corporate Social Responsibility

Value-based and responsible leadership is at the heart of this course and in this module you will use this learning to develop your understanding of the key issues affecting global business, exploring unique insights into the most current and pressing business and managerial topics, specific to different regions.

Don’t just take our word for it, hear from our students themselves

Student Profiles

Andre Walters

Management

The business school value work based learning and acknowledge how much learning takes place in practice. I love the feeling of autonomy I have within the business school and the social student-faculty network here.

How you’re taught

On average you will receive minimum 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.

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. All students will attend lectures and seminars at NTU’s City Campus, in the impressive Newton building, home to Nottingham Business School. You can explore our facilities with our Virtual Tour.

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

  • discuss your personal and professional development
  • 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.

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 reading lists. It allows you to discuss work with tutors and submit coursework electronically from anywhere in the world.

Contact hours

Full time version of the course (3 years)

  • Year 1 lectures/seminars/workshops (24%) and independent study (76%).
  • Year 2 lectures/seminars/workshops (30%) and independent study (70%).
  • Year 3 lectures/seminars/workshops (20%) and independent study (80%).

Staff Profiles

Sarah Ward

Senior Lecturer

Nottingham Business School

Sarah Ward is currently Leader for the BA (Hons) Business Management (Accelerated) course and the BA (Hons) Business Management (in company), also teaching across the Management Division of NBS with…

Melanie Currie

Deputy Dean

Nottingham Business School

Melanie Currie

How you’re assessed

This course comprises a broad range of assessments including business reports, presentations/posters, digital outputs, theoretically focused papers, and reflective pieces. Class-based assessments might include individual or group presentations, phase tests and seminar tasks, while individual assessments will include on line self-tests, written responses to case studies, short articles and essays.

Many of your tasks will be experiential in nature, drawing on real world business issues and problems and some of them will relate directly to experience you undertake in the workplace.

Assessment methods:

This course is assessed with 100% coursework (with the exception of a 7% practical component in Year 1). Assessment figures are based on core modules and the most popular optional modules. Assessment for other optional modules may differ.

Careers and employability

This course has been specifically designed to ensure that when you graduate you will leave with a set of practical skills and abilities designed to enhance your employability and enable you to perform effectively in your chosen role whether this is in the UK or internationally.

You will complete two compulsory summer internships, one of which will be taken abroad. You will also have the option to study abroad or complete a business lab project in the second half of your second year, where you will work to solve real-life problems set by global organisations. Your practical experience and knowledge of the industry will prepare you for a career in business and management, consolidating your theory and understanding.

This course will prepare you for a wide variety of roles in business and management in the UK or internationally. Graduates build careers in specialist roles such as logistics, human resources, marketing and finance, as well as entering graduate training schemes in a range of multi-national organisations. Graduates also excel in small and medium enterprises (SMEs) due to their broad experience.

Campus and facilities

We are continually investing in our facilities, and transforming our learning and teaching environment to create an inspiring and innovative atmosphere.

Our School is based in the impressive Newton building on NTU's City Campus. The building was recently involved in a £90 million regeneration project on the site. The Grade II* listed building was transformed into an ultra-modern complex while keeping its historic beauty.

Fantastic facilities

  • You can take advantage of the Link Lounge, a space dedicated to Business School students, located on floor zero of the Newton building.
  • Access industry-standard software in our specialist Business Lab facility, as you work with live financial data from across the global markets.
  • Explore your career prospects with the help of the University's Employability Team.
  • You will benefit from spacious teaching rooms and lecture theatres and a variety of social spaces.
  • Our Student Services Centre will also be on-hand should you need support.
  • A new City Campus Students' Union building giving you an exceptional array of social, leisure and wellbeing facilities. Our SU has been named Higher Education Students' Union of the Year 2015 by the National Union of Students (NUS).

IT resources

Our IT resource rooms and PC clusters are distributed across the City Campus, with PCs providing access to:

  • Microsoft Office
  • email
  • web browsing
  • networked file storage
  • high-speed online printing services
  • the University’s main resource room in the library which is available 24 hours a day.

Book and library resources

In our library you will have access to an extensive and diverse range of books and periodicals that focus on specialist areas within business, Marketing, Finance, Economics and HRM. The library's OneSearch system provides access to all our:

  • electronic resources
  • journals
  • Books.

We have a liaison librarian who is available to give you detailed help in finding and using print and electronic resources. They can also help you with things such as Harvard referencing and research skills.

City location

The location of the City Campus also means that you have easy access to:

  • sports facilities
  • shops
  • student accommodation
  • music venues
  • cafés.

Entry requirements

You will need one of the following:

  • A-levels – AAA, excluding General Studies; or
  • BTEC Extended Diploma – DDD; or
  • 144 UCAS Tariff points from three A-levels or equivalent qualifications, excluding General Studies; and
  • GCSEs – English and Maths grade B / 5.

Other qualifications and experience

We consider equivalent qualifications and combinations, please see UCAS course search for details and use our calculator to help you work out how many UCAS points your qualifications relate to.

We may also consider credits achieved at other universities and your work/life experience through an assessment of prior learning. This may be for year one entry, or beyond the beginning of a course where applicable, for example, into year 2. Our Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer Policy outlines the process and options available for this route.

Contextual offers

As well as assessing your application and qualifications, we use contextual data and information to make offers for this course. Depending on your circumstances, we may make you an offer up to two grades below the standard entry criteria. Find out how we assess your application.

Getting in touch

If you need any more help or information, please email our Admissions and Enquiries Team or call on +44 (0)115 848 4200.

International qualifications

For this course, you will need one of the following:

  • A-levels – AAA, excluding General Studies; or
  • BTEC Extended Diploma – DDD; or
  • 144 UCAS Tariff points from three A-levels or equivalent qualifications, excluding General Studies;

and

  • GCSEs – English and Maths grade B / 5.

We accept qualifications from all over the world – check yours here:

Undergraduate preparation courses (Foundation)

If you don’t yet meet our entry requirements, we offer Foundation courses through our partner Nottingham Trent International College (NTIC), based on our City Campus:

English language entry requirements

You can meet our language requirements by successfully completing our pre-sessional English course for an agreed length of time, or by submitting the required grade in one of our accepted English language tests, such as IELTS:

Advanced standing (starting your undergraduate degree in year 2 or 3)

You may be able to start your undergraduate course in year 2 or 3 based on what you have studied before.  This decision would be made in accordance with our Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer Policy.

Would you like some advice on your study plans?

Our international teams are highly experienced in answering queries from students all over the world. We also have members of staff based in Vietnam, China, India and Nigeria and work with a worldwide network of education counsellors.

Fees and funding

Preparing for the financial side of student life is important, but there’s no need to feel anxious and confused about it. We hope that our fees and funding pages will answer all your questions.

Getting in touch

For more advice and guidance, you can contact our Student Financial Support Service.

Tel: +44 (0)115 848 2494

Additional Costs

Your course fees cover the cost of studies, and include loads of great benefits, such as the use of our library, support from our expert Employability team, and free use of the IT equipment across our campuses.

Library books

Most study modules will recommend one or more core text books, which most students choose to purchase. Book costs vary and further information is available in the University’s bookshop. Our libraries provide a good supply of essential text books, journals and materials (many of which you can access online) – meaning you may not need to purchase as many books as you might think! There may also be a supply of second-hand books available for purchase from previous year students.

Field trips

All essential field trip costs will be included in your course fees. There may be the opportunity to take part in optional field trips, which do incur additional costs.

Placements

During the summer periods of the course you will undertake two mandatory summer internships, for which there may be travel and accommodation costs, depending on your location. This is not included in the fee.

Print and copy costs

The University allocates an annual printing and copying allowance of £20 depending on the course you are studying. For more details about costs for additional print and copying required over and above the annual allowance please see the Printing, photocopying and scanning information on the Library website.

Tuition fees for September 2022 entry

Tuition fees are payable for each year that you are at the University. The level of tuition fees for the second and subsequent years of your undergraduate course may increase in line with inflation and as specified by the UK government. Visit our fees page for more information.

Scholarships

We offer scholarships of up to 50% of your tuition fee. You can apply for your scholarship when you have an offer to study at NTU.

Living costs

Get advice on the cost of living as an international student in Nottingham and how to budget:

Paying fees

Find out about advanced payments, instalment plan options and how to make payments securely to the University:

Would you like some advice on your study plans?

Our international teams are highly experienced in answering queries from students all over the world. We also have members of staff based in Vietnam, China, India and Nigeria and work with a worldwide network of education counsellors.

Additional Costs

Your course fees cover the cost of studies, and include loads of great benefits, such as the use of our library, support from our expert Employability team, and free use of the IT equipment across our campuses.

Library books

Most study modules will recommend one or more core text books, which most students choose to purchase. Book costs vary and further information is available in the University’s bookshop. Our libraries provide a good supply of essential text books, journals and materials (many of which you can access online) – meaning you may not need to purchase as many books as you might think! There may also be a supply of second-hand books available for purchase from previous year students.

Field trips

All essential field trip costs will be included in your course fees. There may be the opportunity to take part in optional field trips, which do incur additional costs.

Placements

If you're undertaking a placement year, you'll need to budget for accommodation and any travel costs you may incur whilst on placement. Many of our placement students do earn a salary whilst on placement which can help to cover these living costs.

Students completing the four year degree may choose to apply for a study abroad option instead of a work placement (or a mixture of study abroad and work placement) during the third year of the course. If successful, students will be expected to pay for accommodation, travel and living costs whilst on study abroad/placement. Travel grants and Erasmus funding may be available to help fund international travel costs.

Print and copy costs

The University allocates an annual printing and copying allowance of £20 depending on the course you are studying. For more details about costs for additional print and copying required over and above the annual allowance please see the Printing, photocopying and scanning information on the Library website.

How to apply

Ready to join us? Then apply as soon as you can. Just click the Apply button at the top of the page and follow the instructions for applying. Make sure you check the entry requirements above carefully before you do.

Writing your application and personal statement

Be honest, thorough and persuasive in your application. Remember, we can only make a decision based on what you tell us. So include all of your qualifications and grades, including resits or predicted grades.

Your personal statement is a really important part of your application. It’s your chance to convince us why we should offer you a place! You’ve got 4,000 characters to impress us. Make sure you use them to show how your skills and qualities are relevant to the course(s) you’re applying for. For more hints and tips, take a look at our page on how to write a good personal statement.

Keeping up-to-date

After you’ve applied, we’ll be sending you important emails throughout the application process – so check your emails regularly, including your junk mail folder.

You can get more information and advice about applying to NTU on our Your Application page. Good luck with your application!

Getting in touch

If you need any more help or information, please email our Admissions Team or call on +44 (0)115 848 4200.

You can apply for this course through UCAS. If you are not applying to any other UK universities, you can apply directly to us on our NTU applicant portal.

Application advice

Apply early so that you have enough time to prepare – processing times for Student visas can vary, for example.  After you've applied, we'll be sending you important emails throughout the application process – so check your emails regularly, including your junk mail folder.

Writing your personal statement

Be honest, thorough, and persuasive – we can only make a decision about your application based on what you tell us:

Would you like some advice on your study plans?

Our international teams are highly experienced in answering queries from students all over the world. We also have members of staff based in Vietnam, China, India and Nigeria and work with a worldwide network of education counsellors.

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