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    I'm interested in studying a joint honours degree: Business Management with Entrepreneurship at Nottingham Trent University.

    Just interested to know what the chances of getting a job are with a business degree. I have heard that a degree in business is 'looked down upon' and is 'too general'.

    Also, would a joint honours degree be more or less work and would a joint honours degree be more attractive for future employers?

    Many universities offer 'a year in industry' is this worth doing? any experience?

    Cheers x
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    A year in industry does help as you will be graduating with some work experience / exposure which is an advantage over those without.

    A Business Mgmt degree is broad and general but prepares you for most jobs which do not require specialist degrees, such as an economist, an actuarist, or a lawyer. The question only you can answer is what do you think you want to be in future? Are you aiming to be a professional economist? If not, it is unlikely an economics degree is going to be more useful than a business management degree in your future career. In fact, you may be better prepared for the real world than someone with an economics degree because of the broad exposure of the business degree.

    A business management course is similar in breadth as an MBA, if that is an indication for you of its relevance to industry.
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    Not good if that is the best institution you can get to.

    If you can't get A's and B's in A levels you would be better off saving your £££ and going and joining a business, learning a specialism and then looking to add specialist education if you find you need it to progress later on.

    Why on earth are you considering a joint honours degree ?
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    (Original post by GandalfWhite)
    A year in industry does help as you will be graduating with some work experience / exposure which is an advantage over those without.

    A Business Mgmt degree is broad and general but prepares you for most jobs which do not require specialist degrees, such as an economist, an actuarist, or a lawyer. The question only you can answer is what do you think you want to be in future? Are you aiming to be a professional economist? If not, it is unlikely an economics degree is going to be more useful than a business management degree in your future career. In fact, you may be better prepared for the real world than someone with an economics degree because of the broad exposure of the business degree.

    A business management course is similar in breadth as an MBA, if that is an indication for you of its relevance to industry.
    I'm currently considering a career in the charity sector. In September i'll be going to Bangladesh to work with VSO and local startups. I would like to be a business mentor/ work for charities with a cause i believe in. I don't really want to work for a corporate company but i understand this will be needed as experience and that the charity sector has high competition.

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    Not good if that is the best institution you can get to.

    If you can't get A's and B's in A levels you would be better off saving your £££ and going and joining a business, learning a specialism and then looking to add specialist education if you find you need it to progress later on.

    Why on earth are you considering a joint honours degree ?
    What's so bad about doing a joint honours? Is it more work? I just thought entrepeneurship would be quite interesting and relevant to my future career.
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    If it is so interesting what is stopping you buying a book and reading that, watching a few series of Dragons Den and getting yourself heavily involved with Crowdfunding etc ?

    Of course a joint honours degree is more work unless it is some Mickey Mouse course which TBH it sounds to me like it is as I have no idea how you can fill up a three year degree with "entrepreneurship" ....

    I don't agree with the fella above.

    Bright people with good interpersonal and reasoning skills get jobs relatively easily. There is no way the vast majority of employers would automatically favour a Business/Management degree over and above an Economics degree.
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    (Original post by Baldness)
    If it is so interesting what is stopping you buying a book and reading that, watching a few series of Dragons Den and getting yourself heavily involved with Crowdfunding etc ?

    Of course a joint honours degree is more work unless it is some Mickey Mouse course which TBH it sounds to me like it is as I have no idea how you can fill up a three year degree with "entrepreneurship" ....

    I don't agree with the fella above.

    Bright people with good interpersonal and reasoning skills get jobs relatively easily. There is no way the vast majority of employers would automatically favour a Business/Management degree over and above an Economics degree.

    I already do those hobbies listed and have started a number of small businesses. I would like to learn more about the entrepeneurship side of business, not only because it's interesting but this is my passion. Just done some research and found that joint honours is the same amount of work as a normal degree. Instead of studying whole of business management course,you're studying half and half.


    So what do you study/ have studied?
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    (Original post by cdude)
    I already do those hobbies listed and have started a number of small businesses. I would like to learn more about the entrepeneurship side of business, not only because it's interesting but this is my passion. Just done some research and found that joint honours is the same amount of work as a normal degree. Instead of studying whole of business management course,you're studying half and half.


    So what do you study/ have studied?
    I did a Business degree at Aston.

    IMHO "entrepreneurship" should simply be an elective course module within a business degree but hey students are being shafted by the system so what do you do ?
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    So im doing Business management and Japanese.

    Can someone also explain to me the general prospects to this course. Im asking because I want a more human answer and not one of those copy and paste answers on other websites if you know what I mean
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    (Original post by cdude)
    Hi

    I'm interested in studying a joint honours degree: Business Management with Entrepreneurship at Nottingham Trent University.

    Just interested to know what the chances of getting a job are with a business degree. I have heard that a degree in business is 'looked down upon' and is 'too general'.

    Also, would a joint honours degree be more or less work and would a joint honours degree be more attractive for future employers?

    Many universities offer 'a year in industry' is this worth doing? any experience?

    Cheers x
    same situation as you and i looked around nottingham trent and i love it
    i currently have an offer from newcastle for business management and although it is a 'russel group' and considered a 'better uni' tbh i would rather be more practical, happier and more at home than struggling along. The business/entrepreneurship degree is like 65% coursework and i love that in comparison to a higher uni which require A A B and it is literally 80% exams. So the guy who is saying 'why not go to a better uni' needs to consider that it isn't for everyone! good luck with your decision and future its all v exciting
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    (Original post by cdude)
    Hi

    I'm interested in studying a joint honours degree: Business Management with Entrepreneurship at Nottingham Trent University.

    Just interested to know what the chances of getting a job are with a business degree. I have heard that a degree in business is 'looked down upon' and is 'too general'.

    Also, would a joint honours degree be more or less work and would a joint honours degree be more attractive for future employers?

    Many universities offer 'a year in industry' is this worth doing? any experience?

    Cheers x

    Hi there, I am finishing a business degree at Nottingham Trent and I have loved every minute. I am very confident in getting a job when I leave. I would highly recommend the placement year. Everything you learn during this year will help you in your final year, will make you some contacts and will make you more employable when you do graduate as you will have already had some solid, good, relevant experience. NTU have a very good employability service and throughout your time at the university, you are encouraged to take part in extra-curricular activities like volunteering, for example, to help you develop your soft skills for employment. If you want a career in business then a business degree is not frowned upon. They show you have some focus in what you want to do when you graduate and try to think that wherever you work will be a business of some sort. The employability team offer so many support services like guest speakers from industry, mock assessment centres, drop-in sessions for developing your CV, etc. Business degrees do not have the same reputation they did a few years ago. Even the best universities in the world like Oxford and Imperial have business schools as they recognise the importance of them in a globalising world. When you are looking at different universities, most publish (on the website) the percentage of graduates who gain full-time employment 6 months after graduation. This will give you a good indication of how well-received the course is in the real world.

    I hope this helps.
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    (Original post by Baldness)
    I did a Business degree at Aston.

    IMHO "entrepreneurship" should simply be an elective course module within a business degree but hey students are being shafted by the system so what do you do ?
    Looking down on OP when you did a Business degree at a **** uni, that's nice of you. Why not offer some GOOD advice instead of looking down on them?
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    (Original post by Baldness)
    IMHO "entrepreneurship" should simply be an elective course module within a business degree
    I'm in Y12 now looking at business degrees and have been given this advice - to avoid anything with 'entrepeneurship' in the title.
 
 
 
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