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MBA applications and admissions

Entry onto the MBA programme is dependent not only on your qualifications and experience but also your drive and enthusiasm.

We consider applications from graduates with good approved university honours degrees as well as those with significant professional experience or qualifications that have the potential to enhance the diversity of the MBA class.


Please follow the online application process. Your application will be acknowledged by us.

The School reserves the right to ask for additional information or evidence to support your application. Applications are treated in confidence and your details will not be sent to organisations outside the University without your consent.

It is not our normal policy to make conditional offers. It is therefore important that you send all necessary information to us as soon as possible if you want to receive an early offer from us.


Two references should be enclosed with your application or sent directly to our MBA office. We prefer referees who have direct experience of your management abilities (e.g. employer or business contact) or your career or performance (e.g. your company training or personnel officer).

Professional experience

Admission to our full-time MBA requires at least three to five years of post-graduation full-time work experience that includes some management experience.

For entry to our Executive MBA, we usually expect you to have at least five years of post-graduation full-time work experience.

The application process may include additional tests and a competency based interview.

Apply and admission

English language requirements

If your first language is not English and you do not have a degree from a UK institution, we require evidence of your competence in English. We will normally require one of the following combinations of test results for an immediate entry to the MBA Programme.

More information

You will be expected to fulfill certain English language and other academic requirements.

If your first language is not English, we may require evidence of your competence in English. If evidence of competence is required we will accept either:

  • IELTS 7.0 with 6.0 in each element


  • the academic Pearson test of English 68 (minimum 55)

IELTS is administered through British Council offices in many countries. For information about your local test centre contact the British Council in your own country.

Information is available at or telephone the UK helpline on +44 161 9577755.

Please note that you should apply to do the Academic version of the test.


Nottingham University Business School

Jubilee Campus

telephone: +44 (0) 115 846 6602
fax: +44 (0) 115 846 6667