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  1. 1. Northampton Business SchoolFull time coursesAspire.Succeed.
  2. 2. Contents Northamptonshire is the perfect combination of bustling urban life and countryside.3. Introduction to NBS A warm With everything from premiership rugby, a purpose- built athletics stadium, motor racing and a white-water welcome to rafting centre, high energy living is on offer around the4. Student Experience Northampton clock in Northampton.6. Facilities Business8. NBS Centre for Employability School.9. Student Placement - Rochelle Buckseall10. Case Study - Milan Parmar Executive Dean, Dr. Ian Brooks Silverstone Race Circuit Royal & Derngate Theatre At the town’s leading arts centre an exciting line-up of For those of you who are considering choosing the11. Student Placement - Sarah Bayliss University of Northampton, I hope that this will give drama and dance, stand-up comedy, music and theatre attracts national audiences and media headlines.12. International Reach you a good insight into life with us. On stage at the Roadmender see some of the country’s14. History The articles throughout this brochure demonstrate the strength of our work with national employers, best, up and coming bands in action and as a perfect complement to the town’s leisure, sporting and cultural15. Company We Keep highlight the opportunities for work placements, show our commitment to internationalisation, prove the value facilities, the countryside of Northamptonshire offers a relaxing haven of cycle ways, canals, historic homes16. Course Information we place on celebrating student success and make evident the incredible possibilities for your future. and gardens. Getting here couldn’t be easier either - with both London and Birmingham less than an hour away @ianbrooks6 by road and rail. For more information, visit www.northampton.ac.uk2 NBS 3
  3. 3. Student International Welcome Event It can be daunting starting at a new university, let alone a new country! As part of the international induction week we have Experience a programme of events arranged to help international students find their way around campus and meet their fellow students. Programmes have included entertainment ranging from a Chinese dance to the traditional artBeing a student at university “The New York trip has of morris dancing!isn’t just about sitting behind inspired me to fulfilla desk taking notes. my goals, I have seen Xihui Chen commented “I am so pleased that our university and the Business SchoolWe strive to make your time what is achievable” value our international students’ experienceat university as valuable Business Entrepreneurship 2nd Year MBA Dinner Pop Up Markets so much! Last year a Chinese lady showed This annual event is held to recognise Pop up markets enable students to off the traditional Chinese dance and gongas possible and offer you a fu cha (tea), but this year, wow! It was a and celebrate the hard work and spread their entrepreneurial wings!variety of activities to not only dedication of those nearing completion All stall holders are student owned chance to experience the English culture- Morris dancing!help with your integration into of the MBA. The evening is a formal businesses, they are able to sell theiruniversity life but also with “We all had a good event with an after dinner speaker and products and gain some valuable market We all had a good time, in particular, the is a great opportunity for home and research. Stalls have included vintageyour employability prospects time, in particular, the international students to come together clothing, footwear and gifts along with interaction part! The atmosphere was soonce you graduate. interaction part! The and share their experiences. social enterprises which have been set good, we talked and laughed. All in all, this up by the students with tutor support. was an evening that I will hold in my mind atmosphere was so Guest Lectures for much time to come!”Annual Study Trip to New YorkEach year, undergraduate marketing good, we talked and The guest lecture series offers a wide Financial Times Visit range of external speakers from a variety MBA and Year One students fromstudents from NBS get the opportunity laughed. All in all, this of industries who share their experiences Northampton Business School, visitedto visit the big apple and see behind the was an evening that I in a one hour lecture. These lectures are The Financial Times head office and printscenes of major companies includingTommy Hilfiger, CNN, and NikeTown will hold in my mind for open to all members of the community, works. The group were pleased to meet employers, students and staff and Peter Whitehead, Editor of the Executiveto name but a few. much time to come!” are free to attend. Appointments section of the FT, who Visit www.northampton.ac.uk/ is from Northampton, at the FT’s head guestlecture office overlooking the City of London.4 NBS 5
  4. 4. Facilities £1.7m Northampton Business School has had a £1.7 million extension and the two-storey business hub now boasts a social networking area complete with high-powered computers, soft seating areas, a mock boardroom and a range of smaller study spacesNorthampton Business School is based in a modern which can be booked out by students.building set in 74 acres of attractive parkland.The park setting on the edge of town The extension also offers new spacious Students can book these rooms throughcombines a campus community with a teaching rooms equipped with the latest the Business School reception. We alsorapidly growing town that blends its traditional technology and student breakout rooms have an additional computer suite andmarket square with a modern business sector. located on the first floor can be used for a boardroom which will be used by studentsWith over 35 years experience the school is group work and to practice presentations. to simulate industry style meetings andrenowned for high quality teaching supported agency presentations.by links with industry and commerce. The rest of the Business School has beenNorthampton Business School were refurbished with all teaching rooms havingdelighted to open the £1.7m extension to the visual displays connected to the internet,Cottesbrooke building in September 2011. newly equipped IT labs, and the wholeThe extension includes the Hub - a social building has wireless capability.learning space where students can utilisethe wireless network to undertake privatestudy, work in small groups or socialiseover a coffee.6 NBS 7
  5. 5. Northampton Business Student School Centre for Placement Employability (C4E) Development of The C4E aims to support NBS students in the development of key skills and attitudes that will enhance their graduate key skills and career prospects. Through the C4E students are offered a attitudes that range of skills development activities and because of our will enhance strong connections with the corporate learning agenda these our students workshops reflect the current expectations of graduate graduate recruiters and employers. career prospects The C4E is establishing strong relationships with employers Rochelle Buckseall to provide students with an opportunity to meet and work Joint Honours with employers through placements, mentoring schemes, BA (Hons) Accounting shadowing and mock interviews. and Advertising Rochelle is the Commercial and My role at Sloane Helicopters Ltd. is The experience is invaluable and is Marketing Assistant at Sloane incredibly varied and I am able to apply helping me to develop a high number Helicopters Ltd. which distributes the theory learnt in my first two years at of essential skills that recruiters look for. helicopters for the VIP and corporate University into practice. I assist with all market, operates an engineering facility of the marketing activities in the company The experience is something that could and a renowned flying school. as well as monitoring the progress of not be achieved from staying in the negotiations and preparation of tenders classroom, and will help me to stand “I was aware from early on that I wanted and proposals. out from other graduates when applying to undertake a placement year, and the for future job roles.” University of Northampton stood out Choosing to take for having a renowned placement a placement year programme with extensive industry links. was a great decision.8 NBS 9
  6. 6. Student “My life at the University of Northampton began back in September Placement 2004 when I started a HND in IT.” “I only committed to two years initially because I was unsure of how I would adapt to this new environment, and whether University was actually the place for me. Two years soon passed and I graduated with a HND in Information Technology for Business and was looking to learn more and more. It was a no-brainer for me when I snapped up the chance to top up my HND to a BA (Hons) Business Information Systems. I knew deep inside that with dedication and hard work I would pull through and bag myself a degree. I graduated in 2007– something I was immensely proud of. After my BA I was in the mood to learn more and more and wanted to do my Masters degree straight away - but to put it simply I just could not afford it. I went out to work full time for two and a half years and put the knowledge and people skills I had learned in University into the commercial environment. Sarah Bayliss I applied my knowledge and gained extremely valuable experience. BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance I took the decision to come back to university to study a MSc in IT Service Management in February 2010 - the best decision I have ever made. Things had started to fall into place, and my experience had actually benefitted me so much more than I would ever have expected “I’ve always wanted to do I am undertaking my placement year at Being offered this opportunity as part of - I started to achieve distinctions. I knew I was spending more time on a placement year as part Travis Perkins Plc. as an Interim Business my course at The University of Northampton assignments and thought this run of good fortune must come to an of my course to give me Risk Analyst. I help the Business Risk, has opened so many doors for me. Security and Internal Audit teams with their Doing this placement year has allowed end at some stage. Yet it didn’t and I continued to surprise myself and more workplace experience reporting, and help to improve work flows. me to see that there are so many jobs out it culminated in achieving an A Grade for my dissertation and an MSc before I graduated. I have also been getting involved in there that I might enjoy more than a pureCase Qualification at Distinction level. If I had not maintained the highest concentration and dedication levels I do not think I would have got the I had previously worked in a small charity Business Continuity Planning, Corporate finance role. The people that I have met have grade and classification I did end up with. helping with the day to day finance so Governance and I am currently running provided me with so many opportunities toStudy I graduated February and thoroughly enjoyed the day. I really do appreciate the support given to me academically, I wanted something in a larger company with a variety of jobs. a project to streamline the Auditing Process within the business. improve and better myself, and I have really grown throughout the year in confidence.”Milan Parmar, MBA professionally and personally through my years at the University all the way through from HND to MSc.”10 NBS 11
  7. 7. International International connections From research to partner organisations, NBS is continually strengthening its NBS were the first to align and embed Skills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA) into the curriculum. As a result of this academics Reach international connections to give the from the field of Information Sciences were school a truly international flavour approached to provide consultancy to the and global perspective. Technological University of Chile INACAP, the largest university in Chile, on the Here’s a snapshot of the activities implementation of SFIA across their we’ve been involved with: IT degree provision.At the University Teaching local students at Eastern Some of our courses offer the opportunityof Northampton we are Asian University (EAU) in Bangkok to travel overseas on study trips as part of continued efforts to internationaliseproud of the multi-cultural Presenting postgraduate research on the curriculum.community we have nurtured Spiritual Capitalism: The co-evolution ofon our campuses. an ethical framework based on Abrahamic Values, at Al-Akhawayn University,Being a truly international university benefits Ifrane, Morocco. Weeveryone, giving all our students the The agreement to deliver the MBA are delightedunique opportunity to develop internationalrelationships by learning alongside peers in partnership with Vietnam National to welcome over 1000 University highlights anotherfrom other countries and cultures. successful step in our ongoing internationalisation strategy.A dedicated international team are availableto help guide students through theapplication process and ensure thattheir time at the university is successful. overseas students to NBS eachFor more information about applying to The Courses forUniversity of Northampton as an international International Students year.student, please contact the InternationalOffice on +44 (0)1604 892412/2017 or email Pre-sessional English (ESL) www.northampton.ac.uk/courses/137international@northampton.ac.uk International Foundation Programme www.northampton.ac.uk/courses/15212 NBS 13
  8. 8. History We are a young vibrant university which has changed significantly The Company since our establishment in the early 20th Century - not only in We Keep the number of students we teach, but also in the range and level of Whether it’s a guest lecture, work placement, research project, bespoke courses offered and in the quality qualifications or a guided tour of business premises we ensure that our of performance in nationally students and staff can interact with employers on a variety of levels. Thank you to everyone who has helped to support the university and its students. benchmarked assessments of Here are just a few of the organisations we’ve had the pleasure of working with. both teaching and research. The Monarch Group Travis Perkins plc Silverstone Circuits Ltd Where did it all begin? Gorgeous Media Group Age UK The Castle Theatre Autopa Historical records date back to 11 March 1867 when a free public Working Transitions Northampton Borough Council Tingdene lecture on science and art was held in Northampton Town Hall. As a result of its popularity, evening classes were started Homes IBM Microsoft The Bank of England Financial Times in October of the same year and the journey to today’s Grant Thornton BMW Bovey Castle Michael Jones Jeweller University of Northampton began. Swarovski Estee Lauder Companies Sloane Helicopters 1924 saw the establishment of Northampton Technical College and in 1975 the first Faculty of Management and Business was created. Carlsberg Nationwide Lowe Brindfors LK Bennett Northampton Business School was formed in 2004. Firetrap The Mansion Northampton Town Football Club The In 2005 The University of Northampton Saints Leicester City Football Club Russell HR Consulting was given full university status and British Bankers Association Hope Centre Royal and Derngate research degree awarding powers.14 NBS 15
  9. 9. Full Time BA/BSc Single Honours Undergraduate Courses Single Honours degrees are three years full time and can be extended to four years with an optional Sandwich Placement in Year 3.Higher National Diplomas / Foundation Degrees - Two years Accounting and Business Computing Marketing and LeisureWith qualifications designed around proven theoretical principles BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance BA (Hons) Advertising www.northampton.ac.uk/courses/6 www.northampton.ac.uk/courses/8and courses led by academics with significant industry experience, BSc (Hons) Banking and Financial Planning BA (Hons) Marketing www.northampton.ac.uk/courses/109 www.northampton.ac.uk/courses/176at Northampton Business School you can be sure of a study BSc (Hons) Business Computing Systems BA (Hons) Fashion Marketing www.northampton.ac.uk/courses/302 www.northampton.ac.uk/courses/183programme that balances theoretical understanding with BA (Hons) Events Management Business and Management www.northampton.ac.uk/courses/313vocational application. BA (Hons) Travel and Tourism Management BA (Hons) Business Studies www.northampton.ac.uk/courses/425 www.northampton.ac.uk/courses/34HND Business BA (Hons) Sports Marketing BA (Hons) Business Entrepreneurship www.northampton.ac.uk/courses/373www.northampton.ac.uk/courses/56 www.northampton.ac.uk/courses/25HND Business Computing Systems BA (Hons) Economicswww.northampton.ac.uk/courses/314 www.northampton.ac.uk/courses/527HND Travel and Tourism Management BA (Hons) Human Resource Managementwww.northampton.ac.uk/courses/238 www.northampton.ac.uk/courses/268FdA Business Entrepreneurship BA (Hons) International Businesswww.northampton.ac.uk/courses/140 www.northampton.ac.uk/courses/522 BA (Hons) Management www.northampton.ac.uk/courses/172 BA (Hons) International Development www.northampton.ac.uk/courses/38516 NBS 17
  10. 10. Full time BA/BSC Full time MastersJoint Honours Top up degrees CoursesChoose any two subjects as long as they are in different blocks What is a top up degree? Full time Masters courses run A top up degree allows you to on a two semester basis with top your HND / Advanced Diploma dissertation. Most offer the option A B C D qualification up to a full to start in September or January. Business Computing Systems Advertising Biological Conservation Accounting Creative Writing Computing Business Business Entrepreneurship Honours degree. Courses are between 12 and 15 months Economics English Drama Criminology duration, depending on how long you Equine Studies* Law Education Studies Dance take to complete the dissertation. Physical Geography Marketing Events Management Fine Art Painting and Drawing Politics Media Production Film and Television Studies French BSc (Hons) Business Computing Systems Master of Business Administration (MBA) Psychology Sport Studies Health Studies History www.northampton.ac.uk/courses/303 www.northampton.ac.uk/courses/23 Wastes Management International Development Management Human Bioscience BA (Hons) International Accounting MSc IT Service Management Web Design Travel and Tourism Sociology Human Geography www.northampton.ac.uk/courses/108 www.northampton.ac.uk/courses/154 Human Resource Management BA (Hons) International Business Communications MA Human Resource Management (CIPD) www.northampton.ac.uk/courses/540 www.northampton.ac.uk/courses/444 Journalism BA (Hons) Business and Management MA International Marketing Strategy Social Care www.northampton.ac.uk/courses/24 www.northampton.ac.uk/courses/437 BA (Hons) Marketing Management MA Management (International)*available as minor only www.northampton.ac.uk/courses/177 (Human Resources) (Marketing) (Tourism) www.northampton.ac.uk/courses/175 BA (Hons) International Logistics and Trade Finance www.northampton.ac.uk/courses/424 MSc Management (Financial Analysis) (Logistics) (IT Service)Find out more about joint honours: www.northampton.ac.uk/joint-honours www.northampton.ac.uk/courses/544 BA (Hons) Travel and Tourism Management www.northampton.ac.uk/courses/239 MA International Tourism and Hospitality Management www.northampton.ac.uk/courses/494 MSc International Banking and Finance www.northampton.ac.uk/courses/442 MSc Corporate Governance and Leadership (ICSA) www.northampton.ac.uk/courses/498 MSc Accounting and Finance www.northampton.ac.uk/courses/2618 NBS 19
  11. 11. Northampton Business SchoolPark Campus, Boughton Green Road, Northampton, UK, NN2 7ALContact details:United Kingdom enquiriesTelephone: 0800 358 2232Email: study@northampton.ac.ukInternational enquiriesTelephone: +44 (0)1604 735500Email: international@northampton.ac.ukwww.northampton.ac.ukLet’s get social: facebook.com/NBSUniNorthants twitter.com/NBSUniNorthants linkedin.com/in/NBSUniNorthants