Nottingham University Business School
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The Nottingham full-time MBA

Our intensive, one-year MBA will help you develop key theoretical concepts, learn how to adapt and use your skills in a practical business environment, and stand out in the competitive job market.

We will enable you to develop your capabilities in:

  • leadership
  • strategic approaches
  • critical thinking
  • international perspectives
  • inclusivity
  • ethical perspectives
  • external focus / internal action
  • innovation



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International study tours

The international MBA study tour allows you to develop an expansive view of the global business landscape through a mixture of field visits to organisations in the destination country. Destinations include the USA, China and Malaysia where one location will be chosen in each year for the international tour. The tour gives you the opportunity to reflect on the application of theory to practical business management issues.

These study tours provide opportunities to take advantage of our unique campuses in China and Malaysia.

(While there are travel restrictions due to the Covid 19 pandemic, international study tours will be delivered virtually).

The MBA enabled me to use academic knowledge and approaches to explore strategic insights of any business.
 Yafei Yu MBA


Connect with business

Throughout your MBA, you will encounter and engage with senior business figures, practitioners and internationally renowned academics. They will challenge your approach and understanding of contemporary strategic business challenges.

You will take modules that will put you at the head of a management team, allowing you to develop innovative solutions to problems and crises that may threaten the operation and reputation of a business. 

For example, you will learn to manage a press conference with journalists and present strategic solutions to a board drawn from senior directors of major organisations.

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Business Practice week

The Business Practice week is an integral part of the MBA and provides valuable opportunities to visit a selection of international, national, small medium enterprise and a consulting community project with local not for profit community projects in association with Business in the Community.

It also introduces students to current business strategies, practices and challenges businesses face and provides a platform to enhance students understanding of the dimensions of business in the areas of Strategic Management, Operations Management, Managing People, Marketing, Business Economics Finance and consulting.

(Study tours are offered at an additional cost to students.)

Business Practice week was by far one of my favourite parts of the fall semester. I loved the exposure to different industries. Being able to further my education and learn while helping the community - there is no better feeling.
Jacquelyn Laughlin, MBA 2020


Companies and organisations we have worked with include:

  • Barclays
  • Bloomberg
  • Business in the community
  • Citi Bank
  • Co-operative
  • Experian
  • JCB
  • Jaguar Land Rover
  • Mondelez International
  • River Island
  • Royal Asset Management
  • Standard & Poors Global Ratings


Business challenges

You will also have the opportunity to enhance your learning through interactions with business competitions and university research centres and develop your innovation and entrepreneurship skills through engagement with the Ingenuity Lab.

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Ingenuity programme

For business start ups

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Business connections

How we work with businesses

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Ingenuity lab

Our business incubator




All our MBA graduates become members of the Business School alumni association and have access to a network of 19,000 graduates from all over the world.



Career progression

      Our recent graduates have developed careers in fields such as:
  • management consulting
  • finance and accounting
  • human resources
  • marketing and sales
  • information technology
  • operations and logistics

Some MBA graduates return to their previous employer in a more senior role. 



What business roles do our graduates work in?

Our graduates are likely to be employed in leadership or strategic positions where they bring contemporary insight to an organisation establishing principled, well researched modes of operation or ventures.

Marketing / sales
Human resources


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