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Study Tours

study tours

Our international business study tours offer a unique and invaluable business and cultural programme for Nottingham MBAs. You will gain direct experience of business and insights into current hot topics through meetings with executives, company visits, and cultural excursions.

These optional study tours are available to both full-time and part-time MBA students but there is an additional fee.

Lehigh University study tour

Continuing our long-standing partnership with Lehigh University in Pennsylvania, we offer a week-long business and cultural tour to the USA in April where you:

  • visit blue-chip companies in New York City and Washington DC including JP Morgan Chase, Bloomberg, Inter-American Development Bank, Fox News
  • spend an afternoon at Thomson Reuters in Times Square, learning about the fast-paced news environment and how this affects the ways companies manage their brand reputation
  • tour the White House and Capitol Hill in Washington DC
  • spend time on the Lehigh campus learning about leadership, US financial institutions, and some of the procedures of Wall Street trading

We ask students to contribute to travel and accommodation costs.

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Located in Pennsylvania's scenic Lehigh Valley, some 50 miles from Philadelphia, Lehigh University is ranked in the top tier of national research institutions in the US.

The MBA Fellowship Programme was developed to give students from Lehigh University and the University of Nottingham the opportunity to study business overseas via academic sessions, panel discussions, and corporate visits.

By working with Lehigh's Martindale Center for the Study of Private Enterprise, we have crafted a programme that allows both sets of students to learn from academic experts, executives and industry leaders on important current issues including corporate social responsibility, leadership, finance, and government involvement with business in the United States and the U.K.

The trip provides a unique opportunity for Nottingham students to explore the issue of financial leadership in the aftermath of the financial crisis. The students visit Lehigh's campus in Bethlehem, PA, government and private offices in Washington, D.C. and New York City.

The fellowship programme has provided an experience that the students could not get in any classroom or in any other setting, and helps build global perspective in our graduates.


Professor Andrew Ward, Charlot and Dennis E. Singleton '66 Endowed Chair in Corporate Governance- College of Business and Economics, Lehigh University


MBA study tour to China

A fantastic opportunity to take advantage of Nottingham's unique connections with China. We take seven MBA students to China for a week in June to learn about the essentials of doing business in China, where they:

  • visit the Nordic Industrial Park in Ningbo city – one of the first wholly foreign-owned and operated industrial and business parks in China
  • learn about logistics on a visit to the Bei Lun Deep Water Port - China's largest deep water port
  • visit General Electric headquarters in Beijing, the Summer Palace, and the Forbidden City
  • visit Arup Associates – a leading global architecture and engineering firm involved with iconic building projects in China including the Birds Nest Stadium in Beijing
  • tour Shanghai and visit AstraZeneca's headquarters
  • take a tour of the Great Wall at Mutianyu
  • meet members of the Chinese government

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David talks about his experience of studying an MBA.

I was delighted with the chance to participate in the Lehigh/Nottingham MBA Exchange, which was an intensive programme with valuable input in terms of leadership management. The warm welcome by our American hosts combined with outstanding organisation impressed me most.

This opportunity offered me a deeper understanding of the American way of doing business accompanied by priceless opportunities to build up network contacts and exchange points of view.

Benjamin Müller, Executive MBA

Bloomberg was undoubtedly one of the best and most inspirational visits. A fascinating insight into a company that provides essential financial and market information to institutions around the world.

David Teasdale, MBA



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