Undergraduate Course

Business Management and Economics

Nottingham Trent University

Course Options
  • BA (Hons)Full-timeSeptember3 years
  • BA (Hons)SandwichSeptember4 years

Notes about fees for this course

Please see our applying and fees section.

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.

Course Information

The world's recent turbulent economic times have demonstrated that a new, deeper understanding of this subject is needed. Our Business Management and Economics course will provide you with an introduction to economic theory within a business and management context.

This course will train you to become an economist right from day one. You 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. All students will take part in a business simulation task, imitating the experience of running a business with a group of fellow students.

As an economics student you'll have access to our unique Trading Room facility. With 12 double-screen workstations, the room gives you a simulated experience of working in the fast-moving world of shares trading. You can access sophisticated analysis tools and data on worldwide financial markets.

During your second year you have a variety of unique opportunities to get involved in such as studying abroad, enterprise project, community project, internship or simply continue with your studies. The course can be studied over three years full-time or four years with a placement.

Today's businesses are more competitive than ever and are constantly looking for new ideas to keep them ahead of their rivals. Our Business Management Joint Honour degrees are perfect to hone your business skills and having the flexibility to specialise in areas of interest.

Careers and employability

Graduates from this course have gone onto working in both public and private sector, undertaking positions such as:

  • Account Manager
  • Accounts Assistant
  • Analyst
  • Business Development Executive
  • Consultant

In the last few years, graduates from this course have gone onto securing roles with well know employers such as:

  • Deutsche Bank
  • Nomura
  • Lindt & Sprungli UK
  • Bank of America
  • IRS Direct

Students on this course tend to earn the average salary of GBP21,800 after graduation.
(Latest DLHE Survey Undergraduate results 2014/15)

Employability Team

In today's competitive job market a work placement is a valuable addition to your education. You'll gain vital real-life work experience that will make you stand out from the crowd and enhance your employability. 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.

Visit the Employability Team website for further information.

Accreditation

Our BA (Hons) Business Management Joint Honour courses and BA (Hons) Business course have a Dual Award status with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). In addition to your degree you will also gain a CMI qualification.

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 site. The building was recently involved in a GBP90 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 seven of the Newton building.
  • 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 site Students' Union building giving you an exceptional array of social, leisure and well-being 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 site, 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 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 site also means that you have easy access to:

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

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 site, in the impressive Newton Building, home to Nottingham Business School.

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.

Personalisation

Through our personalised approach to learning we will provide you with a uniquely individualised experience to help you be the best you can be. We will help you to understand and reflect on your own experiences, to explore your aspirations and to create your own development plan. It's about supporting you to understand your needs through the use of diagnostic tools and to design and implement an approach to learning that is personalised to you. You'll also be able to take advantage of all of the fantastic opportunities associated with studying at our University. This includes volunteering, studying abroad, internships, placements, international summer schools and many more.

Realise your true potential at Nottingham Business School.

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.

Entry Requirements For This Course

International and EU students also need to meet the English language requirements. Also see the full list of alternative qualifications for EU and international students.

Are you an international student who does not meet the direct entry requirements for this course? You can prepare for it at Nottingham Trent International College. Their Foundation Certificate in Business, Law and Social Sciences offers students a guaranteed progression route to this degree on successful completion to the required level.

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.

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!

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Course Contact Details

Phone

+44(0)115 848 8175

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+44 (0)115 848 8221

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