BA (Hons) Business Management and Economics

Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University

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BA (Hons) Business Management and Economics

Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University


BA (Hons) Business Management and Economics

The world's recent turbulent economic times have demonstrated that a new, deeper understanding of this subject is needed. Our Business Management and Economics course will provide you with an introduction to economic theory within a business and management context.

This course will train you to become an economist right from day one. You will develop your knowledge on the ideas and methods used by economists to support successful business and management.

The approach to engaging with the business world will give you a distinctive perspective on decision making, a skill that is in demand by many employers. All students will take part in a business simulation task, imitating the experience of running a business with a group of fellow students.

As an economics student you’ll have access to our unique Trading Room facility. With 12 double-screen workstations, the room gives you a simulated experience of working in the fast-moving world of shares trading. You can access sophisticated analysis tools and data on worldwide financial markets.

During your second year you have a variety of unique opportunities to get involved in such as studying abroad, enterprise project, community project, internship or simply continue with your studies. The course can be studied over three years full-time or four years with a placement.

Today’s businesses are more competitive than ever and are constantly looking for new ideas to keep them ahead of their rivals. Our Business Management Joint Honour degrees are perfect to hone your business skills and having the flexibility to specialise in areas of interest.

How you’re taught

On average you will receive minimum 12 - 15 hours of teaching per week from a combination of lectures and seminars. You'll then be expected to increase your understanding of the subject area through independent study for each module.

We use a mixture of teaching methods including traditional lectures and seminars, IT workshops, guest lectures, problem-based learning and group discussions. In addition to this you will also be involved in a variety of practical work such as individual and group presentations, student-led seminars, role play, industry-sponsored competitions and project work.

These are included to help you develop a range of practical skills such as time management, effective presentation, communication, customer focus, analytical, entrepreneurial and team working. All students will attend lectures and seminars at NTU’s City site, in the impressive Newton Building, home to Nottingham Business School.

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.


Through our personalised approach to learning we will provide you with a uniquely individualised experience to help you be the best you can be. We will help you to understand and reflect on your own experiences, to explore your aspirations and to create your own development plan. It’s about supporting you to understand your needs through the use of diagnostic tools and to design and implement an approach to learning that is personalised to you. You’ll also be able to take advantage of all of the fantastic opportunities associated with studying at our University. This includes volunteering, studying abroad, internships, placements, international summer schools and many more.

Realise your true potential at Nottingham Business School.

Careers and employability

Graduates from this course have gone onto working in both public and private sector, undertaking positions such as:

  • Account Manager
  • Accounts Assistant
  • Analyst
  • Business Development Executive
  • Consultant

In the last few years, graduates from this course have gone onto securing roles with well know employers such as:

  • Deutsche Bank
  • Nomura
  • Lindt & Sprungli UK
  • Bank of America
  • IRS Direct

Students on this course tend to earn the average salary of £21,800 after graduation.

(Latest DLHE Survey Undergraduate results 2014/15)

Employability Team

In today's competitive job market a work placement is a valuable addition to your education. You'll gain vital real-life work experience that will make you stand out from the crowd and enhance your employability. Our Employability Team is here to inspire and enhance every stage of your career planning and as a graduate of NTU, you will be able to access their services for three years after your course has finished.

Services they provide include:

  • Finding placements, internships and part-time work
  • Pursuing self-employment
  • Taking gap years and time out
  • Getting into volunteering
  • Providing advice on further study.


Our BA (Hons) Business Management Joint Honour courses and BA (Hons) Business course have a Dual Award status with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). In addition to your degree you will also gain a CMI qualification.

Entry requirements


You will need one of the following:

  • A-levels – BBC, excluding General Studies
  • BTEC Extended Diploma – DMM
  • 112 UCAS Tariff points from three A-levels or equivalent qualifications, excluding General Studies.

You will also need GCSEs – English and Maths grade C.

We will consider equivalent qualifications and combinations, please see our website or UCAS Course Search for details.

If you are unsure whether the qualifications you have, or are currently studying for, meet the minimum entry requirements for this course, please contact us before submitting an application through UCAS.

Getting in touch

If you need any more help or information, please email our Admissions Team or call on +44 (0)115 848 4200


International and EU students also need to meet the English language requirements. Also see the full list of alternative qualifications for EU and international students.

Are you an international student who does not meet the direct entry requirements for this course? You can prepare for it at Nottingham Trent International College. Their Foundation Certificate in Business, Law and Social Sciences offers students a guaranteed progression route to this degree on successful completion to the required level.

Help and support

If you have any questions about your qualifications or about making an application to the University please contact our international team for advice.

Keeping up to date

After you’ve applied, we’ll be sending you important emails throughout the application process - so check your emails regularly, including your junk mail folder.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated January 29, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
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Sept. 1, 2018
3 - 4 years
Full time
12,900 GBP
United Kingdom - Nottingham, England
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Sept. 1, 2018
United Kingdom - Nottingham, England
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£9,250 UK/EU £12,900 Int (per year)