BA (Hons)

Business Management (Accelerated)

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  • UCAS code(s): N203
  • Level(s) of study: Undergraduate
  • Study mode(s): Full-time
  • Location: City Campus
  • Starting: September 2020
  • Course duration: Three years full-time

This course is designed to provide you with a broad range of knowledge, understanding and skills relevant to business and management that will enable you to excel in a wide range of jobs once you graduate.

This course allows you to learn more about the broad area of business and management and the specialist occupations such as marketing, operations management, human resource management and finance and so is readily adaptable and flexible to a wide range of business and management orientations.

Your first year of study will incorporate traditional modes of learning such as lectures and seminars, alongside business simulations, enterprise and project work, company projects and development plans and reports.

During the second half of your second year, you’ll complete modules predominantly through distance learning alongside working full-time.

You will attend study support days at NBS and will be supported face-to-face and at distance by tutors. You’ll have access to resources and feedback throughout and will be further supported by an academic mentor. When in-company, the majority of your assignments will be based on your own work, learning and development and the activities and practices of your placement company.

In Year Three you will return to Nottingham Business School and, in addition to core project and subject-based modules, you will be involved in mentoring first year students and running a student-led conference.

Nottingham Business School have both EQUIS and AACSB accreditation.

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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 2020. 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).

  • Year One

    Personal and Academic Development

    Supports you to make the transition to university and lays the foundations for success in your degree studies and future graduate career. Throughout the module, a focus on continuous personal and academic development will enable you to acquire the core competences and discipline-related skills to realise your full potential.

    Accounting and Finance for Managers

    Designed for non-accounting managers, this develops the skills and competencies necessary to make effective use of accounting information, especially for control and decision-making purposes.

    Economics and Data Analysis for Managers

    Raises your awareness and proficiency of economic and quantitative techniques to instil a confident and positive approach to using economic principles and quantitative tools in your future studies and career.

    Foundations of Managing and Organising

    Focuses on the management of work in organisations, introducing you to key applications, policies and practices involved in the management of human resources.

    Principles of Marketing

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

    Business Management in Practice

  • Year Two

    Managing Human Resources

    Develops your understanding of the human aspects of managing and organising work, considering the nature of the changing context of managing and organising.

    Business Analytics for Managers

    This module explores the role of information systems in organisations and provides an analysis of their impact on marketing, the management of information, and their contribution to competitive advantage.

    Marketing Management

    This module explores the role of marketing management and its interaction with other business functions. You will study marketing management concepts that are used during the development of sound marketing strategies, and will develop effective group and personal skills that are valued highly by organisational employers. You will learn about the application of marketing tools to different contexts, as well as segmentation, targeting and positioning.

    Business Management Extended Internship

  • Final year

    Managing Change

    This questions how change and difference can be achieved, and this is done through the conduction of a consultancy project.

    Leadership and Employability

    Helps prepare you for future employment by critically reflecting on your time at university, and develops your knowledge and understanding of leadership as well as your consultancy and project management skills.

    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.

    Research Project

    You will undertake a purposeful, individual, in depth study of a relevant topic, developing your independent learning, critical thinking and knowledge of research techniques.

    Plus one optional module from:

    Strategic Marketing

    You will examine key concepts and frameworks that are involved in the strategic marketing process, as well as challenges encountered in the implementation and control stages.

    Managing Creativity, Design and Innovation

    The development of successful products and services is dependent on how well the research, design and innovation activities are integrated within an organisation.

    Managing Information and Knowledge Strategically

    Explores the nature of strategy and knowledge, looking at areas such as the neglect of data, the role of information and communication technology (ICT) today, and the organisational responses to the changing needs in this area.

    Corporate Governance and Risk Management

    Highlights the importance of control and risk management when implementing strong governance measures by studying current recommendations and developments in corporate governance, in both the UK and overseas.

    Global Supply Chain Strategy

    Working at a strategic level, this module clarifies how marketing, design, distribution, logistics and project management may be integrated, and help you to develop a broader and deeper understanding of how supply chain performance can be strategically improved.

    Comparative and International Management

    Influences of culture on management, and managing within and across diverse cultures, have become increasingly relevant in today’s business world. This module aims to address the issues of cultural differences, and practical implications of the internationalisation of management.

Ranked 11th in the UK for Business, Management and Marketing (The Guardian League Table 2020)

How you’re taught

Assessment methods

This course comprises a broad range of assessments including examinations, 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 in the form of case studies, workplace simulations and other work-like experiences such as consultancy exercises. Whilst you are on your internship the majority of assessment points are work-based in nature.

Assessment methods:

Year 1 coursework (52%), written exams (35%), practical exams (13%).

Year 2 coursework (85%), practical exams (15%).

Year 3 coursework (86%), written exams (7%), practical exams (7%).

Contact hours

A full-time student on average can expect to spend 1200 hours a year learning which will typically be broken down as follows:

  • Year 1 lectures/seminars/workshops (25%) and independent study (75%).
  • Year 2 lectures/seminars/workshops (24%) and independent study (76%).
  • Year 3 lectures/seminars/workshops (22%) and independent study (78%).

Careers and employability

Through your internship, industry interventions such as guest lecturers, project work and national competitions, and a vocational curriculum, you will leave with practical skills to enhance your employability. 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.

Entry requirements

You will need one of the following:

  • A-levels – AAB, excluding General Studies; or
  • BTEC Extended Diploma – DDD; or
  • 136 UCAS Tariff points from three A-levels or equivalent qualifications, excluding General Studies; and
  • GCSEs – English grade B / 6 and Maths grade C / 5.

We will consider equivalent qualifications and combinations, please see UCAS Course Search for details.

The UCAS Tariff

We have created this calculator to help you work out how many UCAS points your qualifications relate to.

Getting in touch

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

International qualifications

We accept qualifications from schools, colleges and universities all over the world for entry onto our UG and PG degrees. If you’re not sure how your international qualification matches our course requirements please visit our international qualifications page.

Pre-masters and foundation courses

If you need to do a foundation or pre-Masters course to meet our course requirements please visit Nottingham Trent International College (NTIC). If you are already studying in the UK at a school or college and would like to know if we can accept your qualification please visit our foundation and pre-Masters courses page.

English language entry requirements

If English is not your first language you need to show us that your language skills are strong enough for intensive academic study. We usually ask for an IELTS test and we accept some alternative English Language tests.

  • For a list of our language requirements please visit our English language page.
  • If you need to do a pre-sessional English language course to meet the English requirements please visit our pre-sessional English course page.

Help and support

If you have any questions about your qualifications or about making an application to the University please contact our international team for advice.

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.

Please read our notes on the University's commitment to delivering the educational services advertised.

You can apply directly to the University for an Undergraduate Course if you’re not applying to any other UK university in the same year. If you are applying to more than one UK University you must apply through UCAS.

Apply as early as you can so that you have time to prepare for your studies. If you need a visa to study here you need to plan this into your application.

  • For a step-by-step guide on making an application to the University please visit our how to apply page.
  • For advice on applying for a visa please visit our visa information page.
  • For advice on how to write a good personal statement please visit our personal statement page.

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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.

Good luck with your application!

Please read our notes on the University's commitment to delivering the educational services advertised.

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

While we aim to keep any extra study costs to a minimum, please see our page on additional costs and optional extras to find out about any additional expenses you may incur on your course.

International fees and scholarships

For international and EU fees for all courses together with advice on how to pay, please visit our international fees information.

We offer prestigious scholarships to our international students holding offers to study here. For details and an application form please visit our international scholarships information.

While we aim to keep any extra study costs to a minimum, please see our page on additional costs and optional extras to find out about any additional expenses you may incur on your course.

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