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Course overview

Do you want a career in the ever-changing world of business? Do you want to understand the complexities of specialist management areas such as marketing, human resources and business ethics?

On our BSc Management, you will learn about key principles including innovation, entrepreneurship and sustainability that underpin business and management across the globe. You’ll study real organisations to gain a strong business understanding and knowledge of management processes.

You can follow your interests and career aspirations by selecting from a wide range of optional modules alongside your core subjects. This course is also available as a four-year course with a placement year, giving you real business experience.

You have the option to take industry-recognised digital qualifications by Microsoft and SAP alongside your course, which will develop your digital skills and help you stand out to future employers.

There is also the opportunity to gain a global perspective by studying abroad at our campuses in China or Malaysia or at a partner institution in countries including Australia, Sweden and the USA.

You will graduate with specialist knowledge and the transferable skills and confidence you need to stand out to employers as you start your career.

Why choose this course?

Four-year option

Available as a four-year programme including a placement year

Recognised by

the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants - you will be registered as a CIMA student as part of your degree, gaining valuable workplace experience and certain exemptions from CIMA exams

Study abroad

Opportunities to study abroad at the university's campuses in China or Malaysia or in locations such as Australia, Sweden and the USA

Gain digital skills

We offer the opportunity to take industry-recognised Microsoft and SAP certifications at significant discounts from the open market rate

Triple accredited

Nottingham University Business School is EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB accredited and recognised as an ICAEW Partner in Learning


Entry requirements

All candidates are considered on an individual basis and we accept a broad range of qualifications. The entrance requirements below apply to 2023 entry.

UK entry requirements
A level AAA excluding general studies, critical thinking, and citizenship studies

Please note: Applicants whose backgrounds or personal circumstances have impacted their academic performance may receive a reduced offer. Please see our contextual admissions policy for more information.

Required subjects

We require GCSE Maths grade 6 (B) 

IB score 36

Notes for applicants

The school does not normally interview candidates. Our offers are made on the basis of the information contained in your UCAS application.

We welcome applications from mature candidates and consider academic and professional backgrounds on an individual basis. We also consider alternative qualifications.

Please note, we do not accept entry or transfer from another university into year two or above on any of our undergraduate degrees.

Mature Students

At the University of Nottingham, we have a valuable community of mature students and we appreciate their contribution to the wider student population. You can find lots of useful information on the mature students webpage.

Learning and assessment

How you will learn

You will be taught through a balanced mix of conventional lectures, small groups, project teams, and one-to-one tutorials.

Our teaching is underpinned by internationally recognised research and benefits from contributions by leading practitioners from industry.

As one of the first business schools to sign up to the UN’s Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME), our commitment to sustainable business practice is evident and integrated into all our programmes.

You will have many opportunities to broaden your skills and experience by attending talks and workshops, gaining new networks and by taking part in community projects, programmes and competitions while studying at Nottingham University Business School.

Visit our open days on demand to watch pre-recorded lectures and general talks and see some of our lecturers in action.

Digital professional skills certifications

We offer the opportunity for you to take industry-recognised Microsoft and SAP certifications alongside your degree programme at significant discounts from the open market rate. This will enhance your digital capability, differentiate your CV and help you stand out to future employers. Find out more on our digital professional skills website.

Teaching methods

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Tutorials
  • Workshops

How you will be assessed

Methods of assessment vary, with some modules assessed by formal exam, some by coursework and some by a combination of both. The nature of coursework also varies and includes individual essays, group and individual projects, case studies and assessed presentations.

Assessment methods

  • Coursework
  • Examinations

Contact time and study hours

You will have at least 8 to 12 hours per week of contact time at lectures, seminars and tutorials, depending on your programme and year of study. You will also be expected to undertake independent study, which is likely to increase as you progress through your programme.

Study abroad

On this course, you can apply to spend all or part of your second year studying abroad at the university's campuses in China or Malaysia or to take a semester at one of our partner institutions in locations such as Australia, Sweden and the USA.

Teaching is typically in English, but there may be opportunities to study in another language if you are sufficiently fluent.

This will give you the opportunity to broaden your horizons and enhance your CV by experiencing another culture. You can choose to study similar modules to your counterparts back in Nottingham or expand your knowledge by taking other options.

Study abroad locations are based on existing destinations. Options may change due to, for example, curriculum developments, updates to partnership agreements or travel restrictions. Where changes occur, these will be reflected on our course webpages as soon as possible.

Year in industry

This course is also available as a four-year programme, including a placement year. If you apply for this route, you will have the option to spend your third year on placement with a relevant organisation, allowing you to gain essential industry experience before graduating.

Study Abroad and the Year in Industry are subject to students meeting minimum academic requirements. Opportunities may change at any time for a number of reasons, including curriculum developments, changes to arrangements with partner universities, travel restrictions or other circumstances outside of the university’s control. Every effort will be made to update information as quickly as possible should a change occur.

Digital professional skills

Gain valuable skills to help you succeed in today’s cloud-driven economy with industry recognised certifications to develop the real-world skills that make you more employable.

Modules

Your first year will give you a solid foundation to the study of a range of business disciplines. You will begin to build your knowledge in key areas such as business economics, financial and management accounting, consumers and markets and entrepreneurship.

Core modules

Business Economics

This module introduces you to the microeconomic theory of the market and the firm. Topics covered include:

  • market demand
  • supply and equilibrium
  • firm production and costs
  • market structure
  • perfect competition
  • monopolistic competition
  • oligopoly
  • monopoly
  • consumer theory and market failure
Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice

The module presents a formal analysis of entrepreneurship in theory and practice leading on to a consideration of creativity and business concept generation. The module concludes with the practical application of these theories and concepts in business planning and business concept presentation.

Environment Society and Governance

This module considers the impact of business upon the environment and society. It will evaluate governance approaches that support the organisation to become both responsible and sustainable.

Fundamentals of Financial and Management Accounting

This module covers:

  • key accounting concepts
  • the impact of accounting policy selection
  • the recording and collating of accounting information, including double entry bookkeeping
  • preparation of financial statement from accounting data
  • cost concepts and allocation of manufacturing overheads
  • absorption and variable costing
  • cost-volume-profit analysis
  • relevant costing
  • budgeting
Managing Operations in the Digital Enterprise

This module provides an integrated overview of operations management and information systems, covering the following:

  • Key technology trends: Web 2.0, cloud, mobile computing
  • Manufacturing systems design and management (process choice, layout, location)
  • Service operations design and management
  • Balancing capacity and demand
  • Information systems analysis and design
  • Operations planning and control, including inventory management
  • Operations excellence, lean thinking and business process re-engineering
  • Supply chain design and management
  • Customer relationship management
  • Knowledge management
  • Business intelligence and analytics
Organisational Behaviour

This module will introduce you to the basic ideas of organisational behaviour. The content will encourage you to develop an understanding of managing and developing people within business organisations.

The module will draw its primary material from the major theorists and theories of both organisational psychology and organisational behaviour. The module will also develop links with other aspects of the business school curriculum such as general management and international business.

Work and Society

This module explores the nature of work and society. It will look at the development of our understanding of work and society. The development of the industrial and the post-industrial society will be explored and its impact on the nature of work, organisation and management.

There will be a historical and critical review of the schools of thought and key writers. Examples of research into individual and group experiences of work, organisation and management will be discussed.

Optional modules

One of:

Professional and Academic Development

This module covers:

  • rules and regulations of studying at university, organisational skills and time management, and how to approach reflective work and skills analysis
  • essay writing, referencing and plagiarism, taking minutes and agendas
  • team working, listening skills, values, personal attributes, networking, cultural awareness
  • problem solving, critical thinking and decision making, SDGs and project - social enterprises
  • study abroad, careers insight days, CVs and applications
  • communication - personal brand, self-awareness values
  • project management
  • interviews and assessment days - careers and some external companies, commercial awareness
  • presentation skills
  • ethics in business and technology in relation to future careers
Quantitative Methods 1A

This module introduces you to:

  • numbers
  • algebra
  • functions
  • equations
  • exponents
  • logarithms
  • descriptive statistics
  • differentiation
  • optimisation
  • integration

One of:

Quantitative Analysis for Business

This module provides a grounding in practical aspects of quantitative analysis with an emphasis on understanding and analysis of data. You will learn to apply statistical techniques to formulate and solve quantitative business problems as well as develop skills in the use of spreadsheets for statistical analysis and in interpreting statistical results.

A group project forms part of the assessment allowing you to improve your team working and management skills. 

Quantitative Methods 1B

This module covers:

  • economic application of calculus
  • confidence intervals
  • introduction to hypothesis testing
  • partial differentiation
  • optimisation of two variables
  • probability
  • random variables
  • sampling distributions

In addition to the core and optional modules offered on your course, you may also choose from a range of modules offered by the Language Centre. These allow you to learn a language alongside your studies opening up career opportunities around the globe. You may start a new language as a beginner or improve existing skills, visit the Language Centre to explore your options.

The above is a sample of the typical modules we offer but is not intended to be construed and/or relied upon as a definitive list of the modules that will be available in any given year. Modules (including methods of assessment) may change or be updated, or modules may be cancelled, over the duration of the course due to a number of reasons such as curriculum developments or staffing changes. Please refer to the module catalogue for information on available modules. This content was last updated on Wednesday 10 August 2022.

Second year studies typically include core modules in human resource management, international business, marketing, and technology and organisation.

You can also choose to follow a specialist module theme:

  • Business and Society
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Marketing
  • Operations Management and Information Systems
  • Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management
  • Strategy

Core modules

Human Resource Management with International Perspectives

The module looks at theories of HRM, recruitment and selection, reward, training and development, performance appraisal and broader contextual issues.

International Business

Topic covered include:

  • environment
  • theory of multinational enterprises
  • entry strategies
  • international leadership
  • operating in international markets
Marketing Management

This module is designed to focus on the strategic and operational aspects of marketing management. It will examine:

  • understanding the marketing concept
  • the role of marketing within business and its contribution to business performance and enhancing value
  • developing marketing strategy
  • segmentation, targeting and positioning
  • managing the marketing mix
  • planning and implementation
Technology and Organisation

This module considers several of the transformations that have arisen in contemporary organisations as a result of the use of information systems. Topics include different ways to understand the relationship between technology and organisation and implications of technology for knowledge management and other management areas. 

Optional modules

You must also choose 20 to 50 credits of optional modules from:

Business, Human Rights and Sustainable Development

This module introduces you to the changing role of business in society. In particular, you will learn about the responsibilities of private actors to respect fundamental rights while fostering sustainable development. You will gain an understanding of emerging policy frameworks that try to manage global governance dynamics in global value chains.

Corporate Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management

The current business climate demands that companies, large or small, develop the capability to anticipate and respond to changes in their external environment. These changes may represent opportunities or threats for companies.

Entrepreneurship has been viewed as a means through which economic actors identify and pursue such opportunities. It is often assumed that large, established organisations are constrained by bureaucracy and are not as flexible and entrepreneurial as new small firms. There are, however, several examples of large companies (such as Sony, 3M and IBM), which have been able to create and sustain a competitive advantage by being consistently innovative and entrepreneurial.

This module explores entrepreneurship in larger companies. Corporate entrepreneurship is a term used to describe entrepreneurial behaviour inside established mid-sized and large organisations.

Human Resource Management in Service Work

This module covers:

  • service work definition and context
  • different theoretical perspectives on the nature of service work and service management
  • health care
  • emotional labour
  • distinctive HRM practices in service work
Intermediate Corporate Reporting

This module addresses the application of financial reporting principles in preparing financial statements in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards for a range of transactions and economic events. This module also develops your understanding of the role of external audit and audit theory and practice.

International Entrepreneurship

This module will develop your understanding of entrepreneurship in an international context through considering a range of key issues and topics. The module adopts a critical and broad-ranging social science approach to the subject and aims to provide you with the ability to analyse entrepreneurship from an international perspective within the context of a wide range of management, organisation studies and social science debates.

The module focuses on both the conceptual aspects of international entrepreneurship as well as practical elements in order to equip you with a valid grounding of both theory and practice.

Introductory Econometrics

This module will provide an introduction to the theory and practice of quantitative economic modelling at a basic level. The theoretical framework will be developed around the classical regression model and its extensions, with theoretical understanding being supplemented with computer-based practical examples of modelling and data analysis. 

Management Accounting

This module will introduce the following topics:

  • Activity based costing
  • Process costing
  • Transfer pricing
  • The changing role of the management accountant
  • Curvilinear cost functions (for example, the learning curve)
  • Pricing decisions and strategies
  • The range of alternative approaches to performance measurement and their respective merits/problems
Managing and Marketing Tourism

The module examines the particular management and marketing issues affecting the tourism sector, using both relevant theoretical frameworks and applied cases from a range of different countries. The module covers topics such as:

  • the importance of tourism to the global economy
  • services marketing and management principles and the specific characteristics of tourism in the service economy
  • tourist consumer behaviour, including latest trends in travel patterns
  • strategic marketing tools for tourism
  • managing service quality and delivery in tourism
  • destination management and marketing, imagery and branding
  • tourism product development, marketing communications and pricing
  • ICTs, channel strategies and e-tourism marketing
  • mobile and social media marketing in tourism
  • crisis management and scenario planning
Managing Service Operations

This module will include topics that will help students to appreciate the growing importance of services, and understand the operations function in service industries. This module aims to illustrate the growing importance of services in today's economy and provide an appreciation of the issues involved in managing the operations function of service organisations. 

Managing Tourism and the Environment: Conflict or Consensus?

This module will examine and explore:

  • the interactions between and the management of tourism and the environment from the perspective of key stakeholders including business, government, non-governmental organisations, tourist and local communities
  • the emergence of environmentally concerned consumers and the implications of different environmental paradigms for tourism development
  • debates surrounding the environmental and economic impacts of tourism to highlight the potential for both conflict and consensus
  • the role played by pressure groups in influencing tourism development and the emergence of nature/eco-tourism
Marketing Analytics

In this module you will explore the role of data, information systems and metrics in marketing practice. The module covers the types of marketing data, the sources of marketing data, and the uses of marketing data. It explores contextual issues including the role of information systems and infrastructures, organisational decision making, and ethics and regulation of marketing data. 

The Psychology of Economic and Business Decisions

Much economic and business behaviour deviates from the traditional views of rationality - for example, utility and profit maximisation. This module provides an overview of alternative views of decision making from behavioural economics and the economic psychology of individual choice.

The focus is both on new methods of economic enquiry and the insights they have generated into economic and business decision making. These new approaches include: experimental and cognitive economics; neuroeconomics; economics of emotions and happiness; behavioural finance; cultural economics; social preferences and evolutionary psychology.

Quantitative Methods 2A

In this module you'll study further maths and statistics including topics such as linear algebra, constrained optimisation, difference equations and hypothesis testing. 

Risk Management Decisions

This module will introduce the different aspects of corporate risk and examine how the risk of fortuitous loss may affect the various stakeholders in the operations of firms.

Supply Chain and Operations Planning

This module will introduce you to:

  • supply chain fundamentals, including: the supply chain planning processes and the need for them
  • planning processes and methods, including: forecasting; aggregate planning; MRP; capacity management; theory of constraints (TOC); JIT (kanban); inventory management
  • IS/IT support for planning including ERP systems
  • planning through the supply chain, examining the challenges in different contexts through case studies
Tourism Futures: The Challenge of Sustainability

This module will survey the international tourism industry in the 21st century. Starting with lectures on the history and sociology of tourism and its broader cultural significance, it will analyse trends in tour operation management, sustainable transport practice, niche markets like eco-tourism, and investigate and evaluate the various social, cultural and environmental impacts which the tourist industry has on destinations. 

The above is a sample of the typical modules we offer but is not intended to be construed and/or relied upon as a definitive list of the modules that will be available in any given year. Modules (including methods of assessment) may change or be updated, or modules may be cancelled, over the duration of the course due to a number of reasons such as curriculum developments or staffing changes. Please refer to the module catalogue for information on available modules. This content was last updated on

Your final year typically includes core modules in business ethics, strategic management, human resource management and international business. You will also take part in a sustainable business challenge and choose optional modules.

This course is also available as a four-year programme including a placement year. If you apply for this route, you will have the option to spend your third year on placement with a relevant organisation and return to Nottingham for your fourth and final year.

Core modules

Business Ethics and Sustainability

This module explores the (inter)relationships between business, society and the environment through the theories and practices of business ethics and sustainability. You will be introduced to different ethical frameworks that can be used to understand a business' responsibilities to a broad range of stakeholders; ranging from investors and customers, to employees, communities and ecosystems.

The module equips you with the capacity to describe and address specific situations that enable and/or constrain ethical and sustainable decision-making in businesses. Ultimately, the module develops your 'moral imagination' - to become responsible managers of the future - in light of competing stakeholder expectations, situational factors, and broader challenges of sustainability.

New Venture Creation

This module will engage you in the more practical elements of innovation and enterprise activity, in terms of creating new businesses and entrepreneurship within the corporate environment. You will become prepared for enterprise activity across a variety of contexts. 

Strategic Management

This module examines the managerial and organisational factors that influence the formation and subsequent realisation of strategy. It enables you to develop skills in the analysis of strategic processes and practice with particular reference to the role of organisation in strategy development and execution, strategic leadership, strategic change, internationalisation and stakeholder management in strategic management.

Optional modules

40 to 60 credits of optional modules from:

Advanced Management Accounting

This module will discuss some or all of the following topics:

  • Pricing decisions and profitability analysis
  • Measuring business performance
  • Strategic management accounting (including strategic cost management)
  • Issues in management accounting and control
  • Current issues in management accounting
Applied Econometrics

This module will provide an introduction to econometric techniques for modelling data. Topics to be covered include:

  • panel data modelling (difference-in-difference models; regression discontinuity designs; experiments)
  • qualitative response models
  • time series models
Behavioural Economics and Finance

This module will provide you with an understanding of methods, results and models of behavioural economics and behavioural finance. We will talk about experiments and their importance in several fields. Within this context we will cover topics such as:

  • how to design an experiment
  • asset markets
  • labour markets
  • social dilemmas
  • bargaining
  • contests
  • behavioural finance
  • market structure
  • risk

You will learn how to design your own experiment and how to interpret empirical results.

Business School Dissertation

This module is an opportunity for you to work largely independently and in depth on a subject of your choice to be approved by staff from the Business School.

Business, Government and Public Policy

You will be encouraged to understand the political and institutional frameworks within which business operates. Businesses do not simply react to policies set by government however; they are intimately involved in the processes of policy formation and decision making will be examined. You will be encouraged to think critically about policy formation and the role of business in this process.

Consumer Behaviour

This module introduces and develops frameworks which enable businesses to understand the buying behaviour of consumers.

Contemporary Developments in Human Resource Management and Organisations

This module introduces you to key contemporary debates and practices, giving you a chance to engage with these debates and practices. You will gain an understanding of the human resource management approaches managers take as you grapple with the challenges of the global economy and a demanding and diverse workforce within an international context.

Corporate Restructuring and Governance

This module examines the antecedents and consequences of corporate restructuring. Factors triggering corporate restructuring are considered in a number of alternative organisational settings. In particular, the role of corporate governance in inducing and shaping corporate restructuring receives special attention (in particular, executive compensation and the market for corporate control).

The process of restructuring is discussed against a background of resource-based, agency and behavioural theories of the firm. The impact of corporate restructuring on the size, complexity, incentive systems and ownership structure of large firms is examined. Finally, the evidence relating to the effects of corporate restructuring on performance, employment, R&D and corporate governance is examined.

Entrepreneurship for Social Change

The module includes lecture content to consider the background, need for, and potential of ‘entrepreneurship for social change’. This includes reviewing

  • the fundamentals of the business and society relationship
  • the emergence and potential of social and environmental entrepreneurship
  • the organisational forms where entrepreneurship for social changes takes place, for example, Cooperatives, Charitable Foundations, Social Enterprises, B-Corps
  • the ecosystem that supports entrepreneurship for social change, for example, social venture capitalists, institutions, networks

Further, the module introduces a series of concepts and engages you in using practice tools/ frameworks for entrepreneurship for social change, at times these will be anchored by the UN’s SDGs.

Financial Economics

This module will offer an introduction to some theoretical concepts related to the allocation of risk by financial institutions. Then it will apply these concepts to the analysis of financial and banking crises.

Law and Economics

This module covers:

  • introduction to law and economics: the Coase theorem, property rights and transaction costs
  • economics of corporate law: ownership, agency and governance structures
  • economics of contract law: efficient breach and efficient remedies
  • economics of tort law: efficient liability rules
  • economics of criminal law: fines and imprisonment
  • economics of legal processes: litigation, settlement and trial
  • competitive markets: products liability
  • non-competitive markets: economics of antitrust law and regulation
Logistics and Supply Chain Management

The module provides an introduction to logistics and supply chain management (LSCM) within the international context. It examines how LSCM strategies contribute to businesses' competitive advantage, the relationship aspects between business partners in delighting end-customers and supporting operational activities and the international transport of goods. The module is taught by reference to academic literature and management practice, including case-studies and application to special topics such as humanitarian logistics and international trade.

Management of Quality

This module aims to develop your understanding of quality management. It begins by introducing you to the ways in which thinking about quality has developed historically. You’ll discuss different definitions and concepts of quality and the specific quality management needs in the manufacturing and service sectors.

Managing Business Compliance

Compliance is concerned with the process by which an organisation seeks to ensure that employees and other stakeholders conform to applicable internal and external norms, regulations and expectations. This module provides you with the key elements to implement an effective compliance management strategy in your organisations. It places them in the shoes of both corporate decision-makers and external stakeholders seeking to influence corporate policies and practices.

During the module you will develop knowledge about soft and hard regulation at national and international level and learn how to design compliance strategies. Besides an overview of the regulations proposed by organisations such as the UN and the OECD, you will also analyse the relevant ISO standards, and the current development about corporate liability frameworks to prevent employees and senior’s executives’ misconducts.

Managing Diversity

This module covers:

  • social, political, and legal context of managing diversity
  • concepts used in diversity management, including equality and inclusion
  • stereotyping and unconscious bias
  • intersectional approaches to understanding inequalities
  • business case approaches and their limits
  • organisational practices and interventions in diversity management
  • trade unions and diversity
Managing Information Technologies and Systems

This module provides a broad-based introduction to the theory and practice of using computer and communication systems to solve problems in organisations.

The module is designed to provide the theoretical knowledge and technology-based insights needed in order to manage effective problem solving with information technologies and systems (IT&S), and to extract the most value from an actual or potential application of IT&S.

Specific domains include the strategic management of IT&S; the development, implementation and use of IT&S; the impacts of specific IT&S on organisational forms and activities.

Marketing and Society

An overview of marketing and society, macro-marketing issues, responsible and sustainable marketing, consumer response to marketing activities, marketing's impact on society and consumption.

New Product/Service Development Management

The ability to develop and manage new product and services is crucial for the long-term survival of the firm and lies at the heart of the marketing concept. This module is designed to develop an appreciation of the latest theory and practice in the management and development of new products and services.

This module aims to develop an understanding of new product and service development (NPSD) as a strategic process and will explore and apply a variety of approaches to its management. In particular it pays attention to the role of market research/marketing analytics, and new approaches to using the Internet and social media. The NPSD process models will be evaluated and this will include critiques of the ideation process/creativity, design, new product launch management and marketing communication strategies.

In addition, contemporary themes around user innovation, co-creation, sustainability and international NPSD will be explored.

Organisational Theory and Practice

The module covers examination of key forms of social theory, both classical, and more contemporary versions and consideration of the applicability of these theories in relation to organisations and work.

Risk Management Processes

This module will discuss the processes utilised by corporate enterprises to manage the risk of fortuitous loss. Once corporate risks have been identified and their impact on the firm measured, risk management attempts to control the size and frequency of loss, and to finance those fortuitous losses which do occur. 

Plant Location and Design

This module provides an understanding of the factors which influence a company's choice of location, and of how to approach the design of layouts to support a company's strategic objectives and maximise the efficiency of its operations.

Purchasing Strategies and Techniques

This module covers:

  • introduction to purchasing - its importance, role and impact in organisations
  • strategic sourcing decisions and approaches
  • the stages of a typical purchasing process and introduction to various tools buyers use
  • internal organisation of the purchasing function such as centralisation vs decentralisation
  • supplier evaluation and selection issues, total cost of ownership (TCO) and quotation analysis
  • portfolio and segmentation approaches to supplier management
  • incentives and behavioural issues in managing suppliers
  • negotiations
  • special issues in purchasing: service sourcing and public procurement
  • industrial case studies
Risk, Information and Insurance

This module examines individual decision-making under conditions of risk and uncertainty, and investigates the effectiveness of insurance as a means of controlling risk.

Strategic Innovation Management

This module introduces you to key strategy and innovation concepts and tools which are relevant to dynamic markets in which there is rapid change in knowledge and skills, technologies, products, and services. Topics covered include:

  • creating and sustaining competitive advantage in dynamic markets
  • dynamic capabilities
  • first and second mover advantages in innovation
  • industry life cycles
  • new product development and technology lock-ins
  • innovation in services (public and private sector) 
Technology Entrepreneurship in Practice

This module aims to provide you with the skills, knowledge and practical experience required to respond to the challenges involved in managing, commercialising and marketing technological innovation and new business development.

The above is a sample of the typical modules we offer but is not intended to be construed and/or relied upon as a definitive list of the modules that will be available in any given year. Modules (including methods of assessment) may change or be updated, or modules may be cancelled, over the duration of the course due to a number of reasons such as curriculum developments or staffing changes. Please refer to the module catalogue for information on available modules. This content was last updated on

Fees and funding

UK students

£9,250
Per year

International students

To be confirmed in 2022*
Keep checking back for more information

*For full details including fees for part-time students and reduced fees during your time studying abroad or on placement (where applicable), see our fees page.

If you are a student from the EU, EEA or Switzerland, you may be asked to complete a fee status questionnaire and your answers will be assessed using guidance issued by the UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) .

Additional costs

All students will need at least one device to approve security access requests via Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA). We also recommend students have a suitable laptop to work both on and off-campus. For more information, please check the equipment advice.

As a student on this course, you should factor some additional costs into your budget, alongside your tuition fees and living expenses.

You should be able to access most of the books you’ll need through our libraries, though you may wish to purchase your own copies of more specific titles, which could cost up to £600. The library will hold only a limited number of copies of core texts and these are in high demand during term and revision periods, so purchasing your own copy is advisable.

Please note that these figures are approximate and subject to change.

Scholarships and bursaries

The University of Nottingham offers a wide range of bursaries and scholarships. These funds can provide you with an additional source of non-repayable financial help. For up to date information regarding tuition fees, visit our fees and finance pages.

Home students*

Over one third of our UK students receive our means-tested core bursary, worth up to £1,000 a year. Full details can be found on our financial support pages.

* A 'home' student is one who meets certain UK residence criteria. These are the same criteria as apply to eligibility for home funding from Student Finance.

International students

We offer a range of international undergraduate scholarships for high-achieving international scholars who can put their Nottingham degree to great use in their careers.

International scholarships

Careers

We actively seek to develop your practical business, leadership and management skills through a range of professional development programmes.

Increasingly, graduates are required to be cloud and data-ready for the workplace with 66% of employers wanting to see graduates achieve professional qualifications as well as their main degree (CMI 21st Century leaders report). The school works with some of the world’s leading business software providers including SAP and Microsoft, offering the option to take their globally recognised professional digital qualifications alongside your course. Our Digital Centre of Excellence will support you so that you can develop the digital skills necessary to pursue your chosen career and stand out to future employers.

Our employer programme enables you to network with top employers throughout your degree, with many of these companies choosing to sponsor prizes for high-performing students.

This course is also available as a four-year programme including a placement year, giving you a competitive edge and helping you stand out to employers.

Graduate destinations

Graduates from the Business School are highly sought after in the job market, going on to work in accountancy, banking and other financial services. Many others develop careers in management consultancy, marketing and human resource management.

Recent graduates have gone on to work at organisations such as Accenture, Amazon, Apple, Barclays, Deloitte, HSBC, Lloyds Banking Group, Morgan Stanley, PwC, RBS, Samsung, and Santander.

Average starting salary and career progression

85.8% of undergraduates from Nottingham University Business School secured graduate level employment or further study within 15 months of graduation. The average annual salary for these graduates was £32,026.*

*HESA Graduate Outcomes 2019/20 data published in 2022. The Graduate Outcomes % is derived using The Guardian University Guide methodology. The average annual salary is based on graduates working full-time within the UK.

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.

The University of Nottingham is consistently named as one of the most targeted universities by Britain’s leading graduate employers (Ranked in the top ten in The Graduate Market in 2013-2020, High Fliers Research).

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants

This course is accredited by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.

Chartered Institute of Management Accountants

The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) has awarded University Partnership status to Nottingham University Business School. On this course, you will be registered as a CIMA student as part of your degree, gaining valuable workplace experience, access to a wide variety of learning resources, and certain exemptions from CIMA exams.

Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales

The school is recognised as an ICAEW Partner in Learning.

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" Looking through the module listing was extremely motivating, I found a wide variety of options that catered to my interests in consulting and finance throughout the degree. The plethora of career services and extra-curricular opportunities on campus was also a major plus point. "
Suhani Agrawal, BSc Management

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