Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University

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AACSB Accredited

Why Nottingham Business School?

Nottingham Business School (NBS) is a thriving part of Nottingham Trent University (NTU); we are internationally renowned as one of the best business schools in the UK, providing excellent education and research that has a powerful, positive impact on careers, businesses and the global community. Our postgraduate courses are an exceptional opportunity to discover who you can be, as you learn from expert academics and business leaders with outstanding international reputations. We have one of the largest, most diverse faculties of any business school, bringing you innovation theories, huge business experience and inspiring, supportive teaching.


Nottingham Business School joins the top 5% of business schools worldwide after Nottingham Trent University received accreditation for the quality of its business and management courses from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

Nottingham Business School (NBS) is proud to have achieved EQUIS accreditation – an international benchmark of excellence for business schools. Fewer than 1% of business schools worldwide have both EQUIS and AACSB accreditation, confirming the rigorous and innovative standards of our teaching and research, and the balance we consistently strike between academic quality and professional relevance. Reflecting our commitment to a professionally focused, hands-on business education – individually tailored to the needs, interests and ambitions of our students – these accreditations consolidate NBS’ reputation for excellence, both at home and abroad.

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Connections to industry

Nottingham Business School has 600+ connections with business and industry – in the UK and abroad – and regularly welcome specialists on campus to work with our students. Our Business Leader Lecture Series sees students learn from senior leaders of major organisations including IBM, Experian, Unilever, Santander, Ford, Alliance Boots, Toyota and the Chartered Institute of Marketing.

Create a unique, personalised course

Our courses are carefully structured to give you core skills, expertise in more specialist areas and valuable hands-on experience. Each course begins with a core element, which leads to several optional routes and, finally a choice of major projects. You also have the opportunity to gain even more experience by incorporating a yearlong work placement on your course*. Courses starting in January 2018:

  • MSc Management
  • MSc Management and International Business
  • MSc Marketing
  • MSc Branding and Advertising
  • MSc Finance
  • MSc International Business (Single Award)

Courses starting in September 2018:

  • MSc Management
  • MSc Management and Finance
  • MSc Management and Global Supply Chain Management
  • MSc Management and Innovation and Enterprise
  • MSc Management and International Business
  • MSc Management and International Publishing
  • MSc Management and Marketing
  • MSc Marketing
  • MSc Branding and Advertising
  • MSc Digital Marketing
  • MSc Human Resource Management
  • MSc Economics
  • MSc Economics and Investment Banking
  • MSc International Business (Single Award)
  • MSc International Business (Dual Award)
  • MSc Finance
  • MSc Finance and Accounting
  • MSc Finance and Investment Banking
  • MSc Entrepreneurship
  • MSc Project Management

*Restrictions apply depending on your chosen course. Individuals with more industry experience may be interested in our full-time MBA and Executive MBA programmes.

Our Students

Don’t just take our word for it – hear what our students have to say about studying and living in Nottingham as well as the courses and facilities.

Career enhancement

We are focused on your employability from the start, through a learning experience which integrates theory and practice. 96% of NBS postgraduate students have gone into employment, self-employed or further study six months after graduation (DHLE 2015/16)

  • Our full-time MSc students can choose to add a year's work placement.*
  • We have received global accreditation for the quality of our business and management courses from AACSB – joining the Top 5% Business Schools in the world.
  • We work with over 70 companies each year to provide consultancy opportunities for our students.
  • Our students have a choice of major project. Opportunities include a live consultancy project, a three-month internship, an international summer school, or a business research project.
  • We run industry speakers events, including our popular Business Leaders Lecture series and Masters-specific events.
  • You can get involved with Global Responsibility Week and Global Business Week.

*excluding MSc Entrepreneurship, MSc International Business, MSc International Business (Dual Award), and MSc Management and International Publishing. We also have a dedicated Employability Team, who offer tailored advice to inspire and enhance every stage of your career planning.

Course Accreditations

Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) We work in partnership with the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), giving students on our Marketing courses student membership of the CIM and the opportunity to gain highly valued professional qualifications through the CIM Graduate Gateway. Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Our MBA and all of our MSc Management courses are Dual Award accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). That means that when you graduate you will receive two qualifications:

  • MSc Management (and route); and
  • CMI Level 7 Diploma Management and Leadership

Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) Our MSc Human Resource Management course is approved by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). The professional body for HR and people development, CIPD is recognised worldwide, and a qualification approved by them can really boost your career prospects. Chartered Institute of Finance (CFA) Each one of our Finance courses have been created in collaboration with the Chartered Institute of Finance (CFA), so your modules also contribute towards the institute's own qualification, which you can work to complete after graduation.


Nottingham Business School offers a number of generous scholarships and discounts for our Full-Time Master's courses. These are available for students who have been offered and who have accepted a place on an eligible full-time master’s course at Nottingham Business School. Please visit our website for full details and an application form.

 Our International Development Office also has a number of scholarships available to International Students. 

Nottingham City Life

As a postgraduate student at Nottingham Business School, you will experience life in a lively, cosmopolitan city based in the heart of England. Nottingham is a vibrant cultural centre which boasts some of the best art galleries, theatres, museums, cinemas and live performance venues in the East Midlands. Nottingham is renowned for being a trendy, inexpensive place to live with bags of personality and culture and has plenty to offer. The city provides more sports facilities per head of population than anywhere else in Europe ( 

Take a look at the most recent edition of our School magazine LINK which includes stories of our recent successes and activities and should give you a taste of the range of exciting opportunities and events taking place here.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Nottingham Business School

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NG1 4BU Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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