What is business and management?
All courses in the Business School involve a study of organisations, their management, and the changing external environment in which they operate. While the exact blend of subjects studied depends on the particular course, each degree prepares its graduates for a career in business and management, as well as developing skills in qualitative and quantitative analysis, critical thinking, oral and written presentation, information technology, group working and lifelong learning.
How will I study?
The Business School is located on the prestigious Jubilee Campus and includes dedicated teaching rooms, computer suites and a business library. The majority of our teaching is delivered through lectures, supported by tutorials, seminars, computer laboratory sessions, case study classes and online resources as appropriate. All our students are allocated an academic personal tutor who provides support and advice throughout their course. In addition, we employ a dedicated Student Support Officer and a Skills and Development Manager; the former offers confidential assistance to students who may experience personal problems, while the latter helps students to achieve their full academic and personal potential.
The first year of all our degrees is based on a range of disciplines and must be passed in order to progress into subsequent years. Final degree awards are based on marks obtained in the second and final years of study and weighted 30:70 respectively. In recent years, more than 75 per cent of our graduates have obtained an upper-second or first-class honours degree.
Methods of assessment vary considerably. Some modules are assessed by formal exam, some by coursework, and many by a combination of both. The nature of coursework also varies, and includes individual essays, group and individual projects, case studies and assessed presentations
All our programmes are accredited by the EQUIS. In addition, BA Management Studies and BA Finance, Accounting and Management are accredited by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), the Institute for Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), the Association of Certified and Chartered Accountants (ACCA) and the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII). BA Industrial Economics and BA Industrial Economics with Insurance are accredited by the CII.
Graduates of BA Finance, Accounting and Management and BA Management Studies can obtain exemptions from a number of professional examination papers set by the CIMA, ACCA and ICAEW.
We offer opportunities to study at the University's campuses in China and Malaysia, as well as other international partner institutions, for one or two semesters. Further information can be found on our study abroad web pages.
Career prospects and employability
We run an Employer Programme that connects top employers with our undergraduate students. Events run at least weekly, and improve student employability by developing professional and transferable skills. The programme may assist you if you are thinking of applying for internships between your second and final years of study. Major contributors to the Employer Programme currently include Deloitte, Ernst & Young, HSBC, KPMG, L'Oréal, Nestlé, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Unilever. Graduates from the Business School are highly sought after in the job market. Students gain employment in accountancy, banking and other financial services, while many others develop careers in management consultancy, personnel and marketing.
The average starting salary for 2010/11 full-time graduates of the Business School was £22,538.*
* Average starting salary from known destinations of first-degree leavers who studied full-time.
Application and interview
Offers are usually made without interviews. Applicants with non-A level backgrounds may be invited for an interview.
Visit days for students offered a place are normally held between February and April. You are welcome to visit at other times – please contact us or for details of University-wide open days, see www.nottingham.ac.uk/opendays