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About the Programme

The Nottingham University Business School offers one of the largest choices of MBA programmes in the UK with seven AMBA accredited MBAs.

All our MBA programmes consist of a set of core subjects, a menu of optional courses, and a management project. The core subjects ensure that all students study key areas of management. The optional subjects and the business project allow a student to build on these core areas and tailor-make his or her own version of the University of Nottingham MBA.

For the full-time programme, students follow a 12-month course of full-time study. The programmes consist of seven core modules which are compulsory for all candidates, five elective modules, (between two and three for the Risk and Insurance Management MBA, MBA Entrepreneurship and MBA Corporate Social Responsibility). Each module is normally examined by assessed course work and/or a two hour written examination held after the end of the relevant semester. The list of available modules may be modified from time to time. Students may select up to two electives from the modules of other MBA programmes.

Students must also undertake a group consultancy project with an individualmanagement report, with opportunities to apply for internship placements. In addition, allcandidates are required to participate in a management and interpersonalskills programme.

A fundamental part of your development is participation in group work. Working with talented peers from many different professional and cultural backgrounds, and close interaction with the academic staff, accelerates learning and management development far more than is possible on purely distance learning programmes.

Our programmes are designed to provide the means for acceleratingprogression and promotion, as well as for strategic direction changes inyour career path. We can provide you with a stimulating, challenging andcontinuously improving programme where we will strive to provide the verybest learning environment. We are confident that the very high quality ofyour fellow students will also provide an excellent contribution to yourprogramme.

About the School and University

Nottingham University Business School (NUBS) is one of the UK's leading centres for management education and the University is the most popular in Britain.

The Nottingham MBA is:
  • Among the few UK business schools to rank in the Financial Times MBA 2007, where we rate in the top 20 for career progress and value for money and score highly for international experience.
  • First in the UK and 12th globally in the Aspen Institute 2005 Beyond Grey Pinstripes ranking of the world's most innovative MBA programmes.
  • Ranked in the world's top 100 by the Economist Intelligence Unit (Which MBA?) 2005.

    The Business School occupies a purpose-built, state of the art building on the £50 million Jubilee Campus. The School was designed to keep Nottingham at the forefront of business education in the 21st century. The campus is close to the centre of Nottingham, the thriving commercial and cultural capital of the East Midlands, and is one mile from the main University Park campus. Nottingham is unique among British business schools in having a campus in Malaysia, the University of Nottingham in Malaysia (UNiM).

    The School's mission is to be a top ranked international business school, excellent in both research and teaching. NUBS boasts internationally renowned professors among our sixty-strong academic staff. Many of our staff has worked in industry, commerce, or the public sector before joining the School, and consequently possess a wide range of management skills and experience. We have faculty members with established reputations in areas such as economics, strategy, entrepreneurship, risk and insurance, international finance, marketing, human resource management, and venture capital. Within the Business School are many sponsored chairs including the Boots Chair of Accounting and Finance, the Worshipful Company of Insurers Chair in Insurance Management, the Norwich Union Chair in Insurance Studies, and the Swiss Re Chair in the Management of Risk.

    Nottingham University Business School received a Grade 5 rating in the 2001 Research Assessment Exercise, which means that the School's research is of international excellence. The high quality of this research informs the content and design of the MBA programmes, so that theory is combined with practice.

    Research at NUBS encompasses most areas of management and includes ten research centres and institutes:

    ¨ University of Nottingham Institute for Enterprise and Innovation (UNIEI)
    ¨ Christel DeHaan Tourism and Travel Research Institute
    ¨ Centre for Management Buyout Research (CMBOR)
    ¨ Centre for Research into Enterprise in Emerging Markets(CREEM)
    ¨ Centre for Risk and Insurance Studies (CRIS)
    ¨ Cyber Business Centre
    ¨ International Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility
    ¨ University of Nottingham International Business History Institute
    ¨ Centre for Asian Business Research
    ¨ Centre for Public Leadership and Management

    The School's teaching was rated "excellent" by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), with the MBA programmes receiving particular praise.

  • Address Information:

    Address Nottingham University Business School
    Nottingham University
    Jubilee Campus, Wollaton Road,
    Nottingham NG8 1BB, England.
    Tel. No. +44 (0)115 951 5500
    Fax No. +44 (0)115 951 5503
    E-mail address
    Courses General MBA (full-time and part-time)
    MBA in Financial Studies (full-time and part-time)
    MBA in Risk & Insurance Management (full-time and part-time)
    International MBA (full-time)
    Executive MBA (part-time)
    MBA in Corporate Social Responsibility (full-time and part-time)
    MBA Entrepreneurship (full-time and part-time)
    MBA in Singapore (part-time)
    Financial MBA in Singapore (part-time)
    Length of programme 1 year-full time. 2-4 years part-time.
    Dates of commencement September full-time.
    Application deadlines Rolling
    Class size 60 full-time
    Cost / Fees (overseas/national) £17,500 UK and EU students.
    £18,500 Overseas students.
    Student accommodation Available
    Top recruiters of graduates
  • BMW
  • Next
  • Pepsi Co
  • Siemens
  • Unilever
  • Royal Bank of Scotland
  • The British Council
  • Exchange Partner Schools University of Nottingham in Malaysia (UNiM)
    WHU Koblenz, Germany
    Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, USA
    University of Queensland, Australia
    ESC Rennes, France
    Course Director Bob Berry, Director of Postgraduate Programmes
    Admission requirements Applicants must normally have a second class honours degree, or equivalent professional qualification and at least four years' business experience.
    Applicants whose first language is not English and who do not have a degree from a UK institution require:
    Either: An IELTS score of at least 7.0 with a minimum score of 6.0 in each of the four elements of the test.
    Or: A TOEFL score of at least 600, with a TWE score of 5.0, or computerised test equivalent of 250 with a TWE of 5.0, together with a GMAT of at least 600 with a minimum Analytical Writing Assessment score of 5.0.
    Student profile Countries of origin (number) 30
    Age Range 27-45
    Average Age 32
    Average Work Experience 6
    Contact details for application MBA Office. +44 (0)115 951 5500

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