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Business Management and Entrepreneurship

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

120 UCAS Tariff points from three A-levels or equivalent qualifications, excluding General Studies.

Pass your Access course with 60 credits overall with a minimum of 45 credits at level 3.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE English grade C/4 or equivalent. GCSE Maths grade C/4 or equivalent.

120 UCAS Tariff points from your BTEC Level 3 National Diploma and one A-level or equivalent qualification excluding General Studies.

120 UCAS Tariff points from your BTEC Level National Extended Certificate and two A-levels or equivalent qualifications excluding General Studies.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDM

We will consider T Levels for entry to this course, either as stand-alone qualifications or in conjunction with other Level 3 qualifications, in accordance with the specified course tariff points.

UCAS Tariff

120

excluding General Studies

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Sandwich | 2022

Subjects

Management studies

Business studies

Are you a budding entrepreneur keen to develop your enterprising skills? This sandwich course equips you with the knowledge and skills to do so. You'll not only gain a broad understanding of business theory, but be able to put it into practice with a valuable placement year. This time spent working in business provides you with crucial work experience, which is highly prized and much sought after by employers upon graduation.

Whether you want to end up working for a successful business or running your own, this degree will give you the knowledge and skills you need.You’ll gain an understanding of the theories and practices of entrepreneurship and innovation in a variety of contexts. You’ll explore the nature of entrepreneurship across new business ventures and small businesses to not-for-profit organisations and large established corporations.

All students can access The Hive, our purpose built centre for entrepreneurship. This facility helps students turn their business ideas into a reality, with experience, expertise and great contacts. They’ve helped to bring over 400 business ideas to life.

Our Business Management Joint Honours courses are all built on a common first year of study, which means you have the option to transfer to a different Joint Honours course after the first year.

Our BA (Hons) Business Management Joint Honours courses have Dual Award status with the Chartered Management Institute. Nottingham Business School at NTU is accredited by EQUIS and AACSB, which are internationally recognised hallmarks of excellence and quality for business education. We are one of only six UK business schools recognised as a PRME Champion, and held up as an exemplar by the United Nations Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME). NBS is also recognised by the Small Business Charter, as we play an effective role in supporting small businesses, local economies and student entrepreneurship.

Modules

Year One: Six core modules.

Year Two: Three core modules, plus two specialist modules and one optional module. Full-time students have the option to replace the specialist and optional modules with a unique half-year opportunity, which include studying abroad, setting up an enterprise, and an industry internship.

Year Three: Placement year for students on the four-year course.

Final Year: Five core modules plus one optional module.

Throughout the course you will study a wide range of modules covering all areas of Business Management, as well as modules more specific to Entrepreneurship, including Enterprise in Practice, Managing Creativity, Design and Innovation, Competitive Strategy and Innovation, Dynamic Entrepreneurship and Contemporary Issues in Strategy and Entrepreneurship.

The Uni


Course location:

City Campus

Department:

Nottingham Business School

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

83%
med
Management studies
71%
med
Business studies

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Management studies

Teaching and learning

70%
Staff make the subject interesting
89%
Staff are good at explaining things
81%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
83%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

69%
Library resources
72%
IT resources
74%
Course specific equipment and facilities
63%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

94%
UK students
6%
International students
68%
Male students
32%
Female students
86%
2:1 or above
13%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
C

Business studies

Teaching and learning

63%
Staff make the subject interesting
81%
Staff are good at explaining things
72%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
71%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

69%
Library resources
77%
IT resources
75%
Course specific equipment and facilities
62%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

84%
UK students
16%
International students
65%
Male students
35%
Female students
77%
2:1 or above
12%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Management studies

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£25,000
med
Average annual salary
99%
high
Employed or in further education
87%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

38%
Architects, town planners and surveyors
16%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
10%
Business, finance and related associate professionals

Business studies

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£22,000
med
Average annual salary
98%
med
Employed or in further education
65%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

26%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
19%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
11%
Public services and other associate professionals

The number of business studies graduates fell significantly last year after a long period of increase. But there were still more than 14,000 degrees awarded and this is the third most popular subject for new graduates. Because so many graduates get business studies degrees, you can find them everywhere in the economy, and very few jobs are completely out of reach for a good business studies graduate. Around 40% go into jobs in finance, sales, recruitment, management (particularly retail) or marketing. There is also a small (but well paid) group who take their technical skills into computing and IT. Thousands of graduates from this subject go into professional jobs every year, and average starting salaries are above the average for all subjects and particularly healthy in London where they top £25k. Graduates with good degree grades in business studies are much more likely to get good jobs, so don’t be complacent, and keep a close eye on your grades.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Business and management

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£23k

£23k

£29k

£29k

£32k

£32k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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