With today's challenging market you will need something different to stand out from the other graduates. At Nottingham Business School we offer International Business (with French) as a specialist dual award course.
Accredited by both Nottingham Business School and KEDGE Business School (Marseille Campus), this dual award course provides you with an exciting four year course with a fully internationalised curriculum. This course gives you an understanding of European and global business environments, and the structure will allow you to immerse yourself in French culture and language.
This course will develop you into an attractive graduate with excellent prospects by providing you with strong academic foundations, real-world experience and outstanding language skills.
Our BA (Hons) International Business (with French) course has been accredited by EPAS for a five year period. This accreditation means that the course has been recognised for its international quality and content.
As the course is dual award you will graduate with a BA (Hons) International Business (with French) from NTU, and a CESEMED Bachelor of International Business from our partner institution KEDGE Marseille.
The course is four years full-time where you will spend two years at Nottingham Business School and two years at KEDGE Marseille, with a half year internship in France or in a French-speaking company.
Nottingham Business School is in the 1% of business schools worldwide to have both EQUIS and AACSB accreditation.
How you're taught
This course is taught at Nottingham Business School and KEDGE Marseille in France.
While you're at NBS, a wide range of teaching methods are employed including lectures, staff and student-led seminars, IT workshops, case studies, role plays, group discussions, project work, group and individual presentations, and problem-based learning.
In France, you will be taught in both English and French. All lessons during the first term are taught in English and then from the second term you will being to take more and more classes in French as your language skills develop.
Whilst at NBS, you will typically be assessed through a combination of coursework, projects and examinations. Your work in France will be assessed through a mixture of coursework and exams. These marks will be converted back to contribute towards your overall degree award.
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 (60%), written (35%) and practical (5%).
- Year 2 Partner Institution (100%).
- Year 3 coursework (40%), written (40%) and practical (20%).
- Year 4 coursework (73%), written (22%) and practical (5%).
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 (26%) and independent study (74%).
- Year 2 Partner Institution (100%).
- Year 3 placement (100%).
- Year 4 lectures/seminars/workshops (22%) and independent study (78%).
Careers and employability
Graduates from this course have gone onto working in both public and private sector, undertaking positions such as:
- English teacher
- supply chain management trainee
- marketing assistant
- account executive
- commercial graduate
In the last few years, graduates from this course have gone onto securing roles with well know employers such as:
- TEFL Academy
- The Body Shop
- LUMO Clothing
This course has been accredited with EPAS a quality management assessment which means it joins a group of just 75 institutions worldwide. The process aims to evaluate the quality of any business and/or management programme that has an international perspective and, where of an appropriately high quality, to accredit it.
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.
- You can take advantage of the Link Lounge, a space dedicated to Business School students, located on floor zero 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 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).
Our IT resource rooms and PC clusters are distributed across the City Campus, 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 Campus also means that you have easy access to:
- sports facilities
- student accommodation
- music venues
Find out more about the KEDGE Marseille campus.