The Nottingham Business School MBA is designed to enhance your management knowledge, your leadership capabilities, your global perspective and your professional career. It has been awarded a Dual Award status by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).

Our MBA has three core principles at heart:

  1. The principles of responsible and sustainable management are central to our School and the programme. We’ll help you to develop the insights, capacities and skills to create and maintain responsible, efficient business practices, as well as to develop your sustainable mind-set, promote responsible leadership and influence organisational cultures.
  2. The learning style and opportunities are characterised by experiential learning, manifest in the two consultancy projects and a pedagogy designed to increase opportunities for experiential elements in each module.
  3. We offer a personalised pathway, with the freedom to specialise in the areas that interest you most and to shape your skills and experiences around the career you want.

The NBS MBA aims to prepare you to be more informed across all areas of business administration so that you are able to take up senior strategic management roles as part of your career progression.

We have designed a curriculum which will challenge your thinking, stretch the boundaries of your knowledge and demand reflection on your previous managerial decisions and actions. If you take the programme seriously and go beyond the minimum requirement to pass, it will help you to consider how to be an ethical and effective leader so that you can make a positive contribution to your future organisation, employees and society.

What you’ll gain from this degree?

  • we offer a more hands-on experience than most other UK business schools. You’ll complete two hands-on experience projects; one within the UK and the other one internationally. You can read our blog on previous trip to Stellenbosch University in Cape Town, South Africa.
  • our Personal, Professional and Leadership Development module will include opportunities for academic and industrial mentoring, careers support and individual personal and professional development based around your needs.
  • develop global management skills and immerse yourself in a multicultural atmosphere, with a dynamic community of staff and students from around the

Study Details:

MBA 1yr Full Time - 2yrs with a placement

Module Details:

 Semester One

  • Strategic Change and Consultancy
  • Managing Operations
  • Managing Marketing
  • Managing People and Organisations
  • Managing Finance

Semester Two

  • Elective module, you can pick one from below:
  • International Human Resource Management
  • Uncap Creativity and Innovation
  • Financial Modelling
  • Strategic Operations
  • Valuation of Investment Products
  • Corporate Governance and Accountability
  • Branding and Corporate Reputation Management
  • Digital Marketing Management
  • Strategic Renewal and Transformation


Semester Three

  • International Consultancy Experience
  • Business Research Methods and Data Analysis
  • Paid work placement (two-year route only)
  • Business Research Project

Student Destinations

At Nottingham Business School, we’re focused on your employability from the start of your degree. We provide you with a learning experience that integrates theory and practice.

Graduates from this course have gone onto roles within the public, private and third sector, undertaking positions such as:

– head of procurement
– project manager
– managing director
– finance director

98% of our postgraduates are in work or further study within six months of finishing their degrees (latest Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey 2016-17).


Home/EU and International - 1yr Full Time £18,000 Two years (with placement)* £19,385 (£18,000 in year one and £1,385 in year two)

Entry Requirements

You will need:

  • a undergraduate degree (2.1 or above) or an equivalent professional or academic qualification
  • a period of professional work experience incorporating operational responsibilities – three years minimum, preferably five
  • two academic or vocational references.

In exceptional circumstances applicants without a degree will be considered, if they can demonstrate in their personal statement that they have been in a senior management position, managing people and budgets, for more than eight years.

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