Want to go to University but don't want to study a typical course?
Then our Business Management (2 Year In-Company) course is for you!
Nottingham Business School created this distinctive course to offer a unique work-based learning experience, which will enhance your employability and enable you to have impact in the workplace.
This course will enable you to develop your self-confidence, self-reliance and independence and enable you to take responsibility for your own learning and career development. It will help develop your professionalism and ability to work as part of a team and as an individual.
During your first year you will be studying at Nottingham Business School and will be introduced to the basics of business and also prepare you for employment by adopting a professional approach to learning and work. During Year Two and Year Three, you will complete work-based learning whilst on placement.
Due to the nature of the course you will pay attention to problem solving and explaining how things occur rather than simply knowing more.
In some circumstances students choosing this course may have the opportunity to switch to the BA (Hons) Business Management (1 Year In-Company) course after their second year and complete their final year back at University.
This route is ideal if your approach to learning is more practical. Subject to securing a two-year placement you will learn in the work-place during your second and third year. This course will challenge and test you, but ultimately provide you with the opportunity to develop skills and experience that will give you a distinct advantage over other graduates.
Nottingham Business School is in the 1% of business schools worldwide to have both EQUIS and AACSB accreditation.
How you're taught
The assessment methods we use reflect the work-based nature of the course. Most assessments are practical focused and will include individual and group coursework and presentations; investigative and problem focused reports; learning and development portfolios, journals and reports; showcase events and consultancy project; case studies and action-orientated research projects.
When learning in the workplace the course and assignment design provides benefits for both you and your placement company, and unlike traditional four-year placement degrees, learning during this time will count towards your final degree.
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.
- Year 1 coursework (83%) and written (17%).
- Year 2 coursework (100%).
- Year 3 coursework (100%).
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 (23%) and independent study (77%).
- Year 3 lectures/seminars/workshops (19%) and independent study (81%).
Careers and employability
100% of our undergraduates were in employment, or further study, just six months after graduating from NTU. (DLHE 2015/16)
Graduates from this course have gone onto working in both public and private sector, undertaking positions such as:
- Commerical Officer
- Marketing and Sales Assistant
- Project Leader
- Senior Events and Enquiries Assistant
- Procurement Manager
In the last few years, graduates from this course have gone onto securing roles with well know employers such as:
- Rolls Royce
- Tesco PLC
- Toyota (GB) PLC
- North Midlands Construction
- Nottingham City Hospital
Students on this course tend to earn the average salary of £28,300 six months after graduation (DLHE 2015/16)
Our partnership with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) means that when you graduate you'll also receive the CMI Level 7 Diploma in Management and Leadership.
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 £90 million regeneration project on the site. The Grade II* listed building was transformed into an ultra-modern complex while keeping its historic beauty.
- 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).
Our IT resource rooms and PC clusters are distributed across the City site, with PCs providing access to:
- Microsoft Office
- 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
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.
The location of the City site also means that you have easy access to:
- Sports facilities
- Student accommodation
- Music venues