Covering the same core areas as BA Management Studies, this course also offers you the opportunity to perfect your command of German. Combining the opportunity to develop your language skills to degree level with the fundamental principles and practices of business and management, this course prepares you for a wide range of careers in business.
The first year includes core modules in entrepreneurship, organisational studies, business economics, economic policy, business computing, quantitative analysis and German language.
The second year includes core modules in management and organisation, marketing, business economics, the economics of business decisions and German language. There are also four optional modules.
Spent in Germany or a German-speaking country, either studying or on an industrial placement.
The final year includes core modules in strategic management, human resource management, business ethics and German language. There are also five optional modules.
See also the Department of German Studies
A levels: AAB, including A level in German plus pass in fourth AS level; also GCSE maths grade B or above
English language requirements
GSCE/O level English language – minimum grade B
IELTS 7.0 (no less than 6.0 in any element)
TOEFL iBT 100 (minimum 19 with 20 in speaking)
Pearson Test of English 67 (minimum 55)
For details please see the alternative qualifications page
Flexible admissions policy
We may make some applicants an offer lower than advertised, depending on their personal and educational circumstances.
The modules we offer are inspired by the research interests of our staff and as a result, may change from year to year. The following list is therefore subject to change but should give you a flavour of the modules we offer.
Typical year-one modules
Entrepreneurship and Business
Computers in Business
German Language I
People and Organisations
Typical year-two modules
Contemporary Economic Policy
Designing and Managing Organisations
German Language 2
Economics of Business Decisions
Organising and Managing in Practice
Typical year-three modules
Year three is spent in Germany or a German-speaking country. Please see the Department of German Studies Introduction to the Year Abroad page.
Typical year-four modules
Human Resource Management I
Human Resource Management II
Strategic Management I
Strategic Management II
Typical optional modules
Managing Tourism and the Environment: Conflict or Consensus?
Insurance in a Risky World
Hitler and the Third Reich
Reading German Culture
Sex, Gender and Society in Modern Germany
Media in Germany
Law and Economics
Management Accounting and Decisions III
You will have perfected your command of German and developed a range of professional and practical skills that improve your immediate employability. Your international experience will recommend you to employers.
This course is accredited by EQUIS, the European Quality Improvement System for business schools.
Average starting salary
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, 2010/11.
Careers Support and Advice
Studying for a degree at The University of Nottingham will provide you with the type of skills and experiences that will prove invaluable in any career, whichever direction you decide to take. Throughout your time with us, our Careers and Employability Service can work with you to improve your employability skills even further; assisting with job or course applications, searching for appropriate work experience placements and hosting events to bring you closer to a wide range of prospective employers.
Have a look at our Careers page for an overview of all the employability support and opportunities that we provide to current students.
Key Information Sets (KIS)
KIS is an initiative that the government has introduced to allow you to compare different courses and universities.
This course contains a period of study abroad. Year 3 (the year abroad) can consist of either:
attendance at an approved higher education institution
an approved work placement with a written project of 5,000 words (for a full year), or 2,500 words (for a half year), on an approved subject (in English or the appropriate language).
a combination of the above, with a written project of 2,500 words.
Students require approval for their year abroad, granted from the Programme Director before departure. The total time spent abroad must be a minimum of 30 weeks.
To continue to part two of the degree, students must show satisfactory performance during their year abroad. Dependent on the nature of the year, 'satisfactory performance' is either:
pass grades in courses attended, in line with the institution's own requirements.
a pass grade (40+) for any placement related project.
a combination of the above.