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About the Nottingham MBA

The Nottingham MBA

Learn the skills that make a real difference in business - creativity, entrepreneurial thinking, problem solving and innovation - on the Nottingham MBA.

The Nottingham MBA is for you if you’re:

  • a graduate with management experience 
  • currently in a management role and want to give your career a boost 
  • starting or growing a business

"In addition to the high standard of teaching, you'll be studying with a diverse group of students from all over the world, representing all business sectors - from accounting to zoology.

Nottingham University Business School has far exceeded my expectations. The course is demanding but highly rewarding and it gave me a tremendous sense of achievement." John Murphy (MBA)


Adrian Hayes (MBA, 1994) talks about his time at Nottingham University Business School and how it inspired him in his life and career.

Benefits of a Nottingham MBA

You will:

  • be taught and mentored by leading experts in business management, responsible and sustainable business practice, finance, ethics, and entrepreneurship
  • be offered opportunities to do a management project with an organisation to undertake research on specific business issues
  • increase your chance of employment with a qualification from the University of Nottingham
  • engage with business, build your network and study alongside like-minded people
  • discover and develop your leadership potential
  • take advantage of our business start-up facilities and meet and share ideas with entrepreneurs
  • combine your study with existing work and other commitments
  • enjoy flexible and tailored learning – you choose modules to suit your needs
  • be supported by a dedicated MBA office
  • enjoy a truly global experience studying with people from all over the world who bring a wealth of skills and insights
  • have the opportunity to visit businesses overseas

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Rankings and reputation

Rankings and reputation

  • AMBA (Association of MBAs) has accredited our MBA programme since 1993, which ensures that all Nottingham MBAs meet rigorous quality standards
  • Our full-time MBA programme ranks in the 2015 Economist's 'Which MBA Top 100' and The Economist Executive MBA (2015) ranks us in the global top 40
  • 2014/15 QS Top MBA ranks the Nottingham MBA 31 in the top 200 European business schools
  • 2013 Global Green MBA ranks Nottingham University Business School 5th globally and 2nd in the UK.  This ranking measures how effectively business schools integrate sustainability issues into their MBA curriculum
Tailoring your MBA

Tailoring your MBA

We offer choice. In addition to the core modules which all students take, you can choose from a wide selection of elective modules to meet you career and business aspirations. You can also select courses to help your ongoing professional development. 

Flexible learning

Flexible learning

You can study a Nottingham MBA full time over 12 months or, if you want to combine it with your day job, we offer an Executive MBA which can be completed within two to four years.


The Business School is situated at the beautifully landscaped Jubilee Campus. MBA students have 24/7 access to exclusive rooms and facilities. Our library and teaching rooms are all conveniently located within the same building.  


As an MBA student you are well-supported. We have a dedicated MBA office which assists you with all your needs – from employment and skills advice through to arranging meetings and visa applications. 


Our teaching is inspiring and refreshing and students are encouraged to challenge conventional wisdom. The role of academic staff is to guide discovery and learning.

There are many opportunities to put theory into practice. The chance to work on projects with real companies is invaluable. A desk-based research project includes creating a proper business plan for an existing or a new company.



Our focus on entrepreneurship is unique.

If you run your own business or are setting one up, there is no better place to share and develop ideas.

Students have access to some of the brightest business minds, mentors and entrepreneurs plus the facilities to incubate a business at the Enterprise Lab.

Much of the work involved in setting up or developing a new or existing business counts towards the MBA.

Globalise your MBA 

Globalise your MBA

Our international business study tours offer a unique and invaluable business and cultural programme for MBA students.

You will gain an insight into the global challenges facing the world today by meeting executives, visiting companies and taking part in cultural excursions. 

This option is available to both full-time and part-time Executive MBA course members but there is an additional fee. 

Business connectivity

Business connectivity

Studying an MBA with us will help you grow your network of key contacts. You will meet and study alongside business leaders and senior managers with diverse backgrounds.

Some of our MBA students have been recruited by fellow students.


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Nottingham University Business School

Jubilee Campus

telephone: +44 (0) 115 846 6602
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