Demand is high for international management know-how and for graduates with a broad-based international business education. This is due to the growing economic independence between nations and the efforts of many companies to build a global presence. At Nottingham Business School we offer International Business (with German) as a specialist dual award course to tackle these issues.
Accredited by both Nottingham Business School and EBS Universitat für Wirtschaft und Recht (just outside Frankfurt), with this intense dual award degree, you'll have in-depth understanding of the European and global business environment. This course will give you the opportunity to learn the German language and immerse yourself in the country's culture.
Our BA (Hons) International Business (with German) 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 German) from NTU, and a Bachelor in General Management – International Business Studies from our partner institution EBS Universität für Wirtschaft.
The course can be studied over three years full-time where you will spend 18 months at Nottingham Business School and 18 months at EBS Universität für Wirtschaft (including a three month placement in Germany or with a German-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 both Nottingham Business School and EBS Universität für Wirstschaft und Recht. Whilst 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 Germany you will be taught in both English and German.
All lessons during the first term are taught in English. Progressively over the 18 months your German language skills will be developed.
Whilst at NTU you will be typically assessed through a combination of coursework, projects and examinations. Your work in Germany will also 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 coursework (83%) and written (17%).
Year 3 coursework (62%) and written (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 (25%) and independent study (75%).
Year 2 lectures/seminars/workshops (52%) and independent study (48%).
Year 3 lectures/seminars/workshops (22%) and independent study (78%).
Careers and employability
94% 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:
- trainee merchandiser
- procurement coordinator
- international graduate trainee
- graduate trainee management
- graduate scheme.
In the last few years, graduates from this course have gone onto securing roles with well know employers such as:
- Tesco PLC
- Enterprise Rent-a-Car
- Comply Serve Limited.
Students on this course tend to earn the average salary of £21,500 six months after graduation. (DLHE 2015/16)
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 studying at EBS Universität für Wirtschaft und Recht.