Master of Business Administration

    • Full or part time
      On campus & Full time available
    • Course fees
    • Course Disciplines
      Business Management Studies Business & Management - Other
    • Course Start
      September
    • Course Duration
      One year full-time or two years with a placement
    • MBA Program Type
      MBA

    Course Description

    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.
    • 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 world.
    • articulate a critical understanding of the contemporary issues, theories and conceptual frameworks used to explain and guide management and leadership activities in organisations.
    • critically appraise the range of tools and techniques required to transform the culture and capabilities of organisations to meet the challenges of a turbulent and dynamic business environment.

    Nottingham Business School have both EQUIS and AACSB accreditation. We're also ranked in the top 95 European Business Schools in the Financial Times (FT).

    Placement Opportunities

    You can choose to add a year's work placement, making your MBA a two-year course. It's a great way to put your learning into practice and gain career-enhancing real-world experience. Your placement year will last up to 48 weeks (minimum 36 weeks). If you are unable to take a full year's placement, but have completed the minimum 36 weeks you can qualify for a Placement Diploma in Industrial Experience.

    Please note that placements are not guaranteed and you will need to work hard in securing one during your first semester. We have a dedicated Employability team who are here to help and support you during the placement process with CV writing, creating a LinkedIn page, interview tips, where to search for a placement etc. You can visit the Employability team’s page for further information.

    Teaching and Learning

    Nottingham Business School adopts a distinctive approach to the design of student learning opportunities. Your learning is structured around theory, practice, experience & observation, and reflection & improvement. You’ll not only be taught the latest strategies, but also will be given every opportunity to put your learning into action in real business settings. We structure our courses to encourage constructive learning, self-directed study, critical thinking and team work. You’ll spend much of your time in small group workshops and tutorials discussing and analysing your experience of business practices and behaviours.

    Careers and employability

    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).


    Visit the Master of Business Administration page on the Nottingham Trent University web site for more details!

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    Mei-Ling (Melanie) Chen

    "My managerial skills and attitudes changed at NTU. I became more respectful and accepting of different opinions and ways of doing things. There is no doubt about it, NTU was a worthwhile investment in terms of my career outcomes.

    "NTU is friendly and supportive to students. I really appreciated the pre-sessional (PEAP) English course I did before the MBA started. Those lessons and those teachers on the English course helped me to quickly adapt my study skills for doing the MBA.

    "My advice to other students would be don’t forget that personal development is as important as academic achievement. In the work place, professional skills are the criteria for a job position but personal attributes such as good 'EQ' (emotional intelligence), interesting hobbies and a good attitude differentiate one person from another.

    "Here is another top tip for you: 'Opportunity favours the prepared mind. Failure to prepare is preparing to fail'."


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    Entry Requirements

    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.

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