Our in-house Postgraduate Careers Team provides expert advice and guidance so that you can make an informed decision about the right career path for you.
Prior to commencing your MBA, you can take part in pre-course careers discussions and take advantage of remote and online support through an online assessment tool which helps you to evaluate your business interests and motivations.
Once on the programme, the MBA Personal and Professional Development Programme combines career exploration and skills development. This is complemented by one to one career coaching.
Increasingly, graduates are required to be cloud and data-ready for the workplace with 66% of employers wanting to see graduates achieve professional qualifications as well as their main degree (CMI 21st Century leaders report). The school works with some of the world’s leading business software providers including SAP and Microsoft, integrating their systems into our courses, as well as offering the option to take their globally recognised professional digital qualifications alongside your course. Our Digital Centre of Excellence will support you so that you can develop the digital skills necessary to pursue your chosen career and stand out to future employers.
Our support continues throughout your time at Nottingham and after you graduate. Business School postgraduates also have access to events and resources provided by the Careers and Employability Service.
Our MBA provides an excellent platform for career enhancement, career change or entrepreneurial activities.
Graduate destinations include:
- management consulting
- finance and accounting
- human resources
- information technology
- operations and logistics
Companies and organisations our graduates have gone on to work for include Accenture, Apple, Bosch, Credit Suisse, Deloitte, EY, Fidelity Bank, HSBC, JP Morgan, Red Cross and Santander Group.
Some MBA graduates return to their previous employer in a more senior role. Our Ingenuity Lab has also supported a number of our MBA graduates in starting their own company.
87.6% of postgraduates from Nottingham University Business School secured graduate level employment or further study within 15 months of graduation.* Average salary uplifts for our full-time MBA graduates have ranged from 40% to 64% (2015- 2018 period).
Our MBA programme has enabled many of our graduates to experience career enhancements and career changes, and some have gone on to start up their own business or onto PhD studies.
We are 1st in the UK for salary increase and top 10 in the UK for salary and potential to network, as well as 12th in the world for personal development and educational experience in The Economist MBA 2021.
* Data from University of Nottingham graduates, 2017-2019. HESA Graduate Outcomes. Sample sizes vary.