Unsure whether to go to University like all your friends to go straight into work? How about doing both? Our BA (Hons) Management and Leadership course is a unique course which offers you the opportunity to study for a degree while working full-time with a sponsored company.
Nottingham Business School (NBS) are working with various companies such as Rolls-Royce and First Response Finance to offer in-company sponsorship degree opportunities. You can either apply for a role at their company or find your own.
During the three years, the company allows you to attend lectures at NBS through study days. We'll provide you with the opportunity to combine contemporary theory with real-world application, allowing you to add value to your organisation as you go through the course.
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. Sponsorship packages vary by company but generally companies will pay a salary and cover tuition fees.
Nottingham Business School has over 20 years' experience in the delivery of in-company work-based learning degrees in business and management and will deliver this innovative programme in partnership with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).
Nottingham Business School is in the 1% of business schools worldwide to have both EQUIS and AACSB accreditation.
How you're taught
The course structure and design is based upon integrated and thematic approach, over three years for the honours degree.
As you will be in full-time employment during this degree you will be called back to Nottingham Business School for study days for each module. These can last between 3 and 5 days. You will also be expected to complete independent study outside of University as well.
The programme uses a variety of teaching, learning and assessment methods, including group work, written assignments and presentations. You will be working on work-based projects to complete your assignments, which allows you to add value to your organisation as you go through the course.
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.
In addition, you'll find lots of professional support here, whatever your needs.
Year 1 coursework (10%), written (70%) and practical (20%).
Year 2 written (78%) and practical (22%).
Year 3 coursework (20%), written (52%) and practical (28%).
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 (24%) and independent study (76%).
Year 2 lectures/seminars/workshops (24%) and independent study (76%).
Year 3 lectures/seminars/workshops (24%) and independent study (76%).
Careers and employability
Graduates from this course have gone onto working in both public and private sector, undertaking positions such as:
- trainee area manager
- assistant branch manager
- commercial officer
- procurement manager.
Our partnership with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) means that when you graduate you'll also receive the CMI Level 6 Certificate in Management and Leadership.