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Business schools collaborate to add value for MBAs

The first Midlands MBA Career Fair is being held on June 4th at Aston Villa conference centre. It is a collaborative event, organised by four of the UK’s leading Business Schools all based in this region, Aston, Birmingham, Nottingham & Warwick.

This new initiative is designed to increase employment opportunities for our MBA students and build stronger relationships with regional, national & international employers. The event will also act as a showcase for a highly skilled, adaptable workforce capable of supporting growth in the UK economy.

With over 300 students in attendance the event will prove a great opportunity for employers to identify new talent. All have been subjected to a demanding selection process, have attained at least one first degree, bring with them an average of six years work experience and are looking for their next employment opportunity.

Throughout their MBA studies they have expanded their management knowledge through first rate academic teaching, practical project work and also benefitting from the wide range of skills from within their MBA group. Coming from over 30 different countries spanning the UK, EMEA, Americas, Oceania and Asia, these are the people who will become the business leaders of tomorrow.

Professor Leigh Drake, Director, Nottingham University Business School commented. “As a founder member of the Midlands Business School Careers Group, we are delighted to collaborate in this first regional event to present our MBA talent to leading employers. The Nottingham MBA was the first in the UK to integrate education in business ethics and sustainability, while our programme also emphasises skills in innovation and entrepreneurship—all areas that are much in demand by employers. We offer our MBA in Nottingham, Malaysia, and Singapore and students have opportunities to take part of their MBA overseas, giving them exposure to new ideas and cultures that is especially valuable for anyone wanting to work in multinational businesses”.

Further information.

The CBI's Stronger Together ( ) report recognises the need for businesses and universities to work together to secure each other's success and competitiveness. When universities and businesses do support each other the impact on the regional, national and global economy can be significant.

Julie Blant
Postgraduate Careers Service Manager
Tel +44 (0) 115 8466478


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