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Nottingham University Business School reaffirmed as one of the world's top business schools

AMBA logo, stacked, in black, accredited

Nottingham University Business School is delighted to announce its re-accreditation by the Association of MBAs (AMBA), placing it among the top 2% of business schools globally.

The prestigious accreditation covers all MBA programmes across the University of Nottingham’s UK and overseas campuses.

Members of AMBA’s visiting accreditation panel, representing senior management at AMBA-accredited international business schools, commended the collegial culture of the faculty at the School, as well as its engagement and commitment, after their discussions with faculty, staff, students and alumni.

A leader in entrepreneurship

The panel commended entrepreneurship as a key strength of the School with its start-up incubator on campus, student access to ‘surgery’ consultations for entrepreneurs, the Haydn Green Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and the Ingenuity Process and the Ingenuity Online (IOL) platform for creative problem-solving.

Commitment to sustainability and community

The School’s commitment to sustainability and community also impressed the panel, with examples including the School’s status as a champion of Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) and its MBA cohort teaching high-school students and volunteering at food banks.

Nottingham University Business School Dean, Professor Duncan Angwin, said, ‘I am delighted and proud that AMBA have re-accredited all our MBA programmes in the UK and Malaysia. It is particularly pleasing that the AMBA team have recognised the School’s leadership in cultivating a broader ethical and societal perspective on business practice among our MBA students internationally, which is fundamental to creating a sustainable future.

The School is also well-known for its pioneering work in entrepreneurship education and its dedication to supporting small and medium enterprises in the Nottingham area. We look forward to continuing to support regional businesses and involving them in what the School has to offer.'

The accreditation is international in scope and reach, and AMBA works under the belief that accredited programmes should be of the highest standard and reflect changing trends and innovation in post-graduate management education.

Its accreditation process reflects this commitment to fostering innovation, and demanding business schools to perform at the highest level continually.

About AMBA

AMBA's accreditation service is the global standard for all MBA, DBA and master’s degrees, currently accrediting programmes from the top 2% of business schools in more than 75 countries.

More information is available from Dr Sophia Taylor in Nottingham University Business School at the University of Nottingham, at; or Katie Andrews, Media Relations Manager in the Press Office at the University of Nottingham, at

Posted on Friday 24th April 2020




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