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Praise for personalised education as Nottingham Business School receives reaccreditation for global excellence

Nottingham Business School (NBS) has been praised for its best practice in personalised learning as part of a reaccreditation by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

Students working on a computer in front of a window with the NBS logo on
NBS personalises education for each of its 8,000 students

NBS was first accredited by AACSB in 2016 and has now been reaccredited for the maximum of five years. AACSB is the most recognised form of specialised accreditation that an in institution and its business programmes can earn.

NBS is also accredited by EQUIS, Small Business Charter, as well as being accredited by EFMD for its International Business courses. NBS is also an exemplar of sustainable and responsible business and management education and has held a UN PRME Champion role for more than four years.

Particular areas of excellence highlighted by the AACSB review team include the impact that NBS’ commitment to personalised learning has on the student experience and outcomes; the School’s connectedness to business and the opportunities this brings for experiential learning and employment opportunities for its students; and its culture of continuous improvement and a supportive and caring environment for students and staff.

The passion of all NBS stakeholders for research impact and sustainability was also noted, along with the impact that its research has on society – such as its work on measuring the impact of Covid-19 on the voluntary sector and involvement in a European project to minimise waste using Big Data and Internet of Things sensors.

Executive Dean of NBS, Professor Baback Yazdani, said: “I am very proud of all colleagues, students and stakeholders who have helped to achieve this reaccreditation. NBS is a truly unique business school with a philosophy of experiential learning, personalisation of our entire student experience, connected to the world business in everything we do and of course with a very strong research and education in responsible and sustainable business. These pervade every area of NBS, and not only do we personalise education to the learner’s individual needs and ambitions, but our international partnerships and connectivity to the world of business mean we can offer them a range of valuable and inspiring placements, internships, industry projects at a great scale.

“I am especially pleased that the panel noted our commitment to continuous improvement. Our mission is to provide education and research that combines excellence with a positive impact on business and society, and we are always striving to introduce new innovations to achieve this.”

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    About Nottingham Business School at Nottingham Trent University

    Nottingham Business School (NBS) at Nottingham Trent University (NTU) is a leader in experiential learning and personalisation of business, management and economics education and research, combining academic excellence with positive impact on people, business and society.  NBS has an unrivalled level of engagement with business, public and voluntary organisations. With more than 8,000 students, NBS is also one of UK’s largest business schools.

    NBS is accredited by EQUIS and AACSB, which are internationally recognised hallmarks of excellence and quality for business education. The School is one of only six UK business schools recognised as a PRME Champion and held up as an exemplar by the United Nations Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME).

    About Nottingham Trent University

    Nottingham Trent University (NTU) received the Queens Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education in 2021 for cultural heritage science research. It is the second time that NTU has been bestowed the honour of receiving a Queen’s Anniversary Prize for its research, the first being in 2015 for leading-edge research on the safety and security of global citizens.

    The Research Excellence Framework (2021) classed 83% of NTU’s research activity as either world-leading or internationally excellent. 86% of NTU’s research impact was assessed to be either world-leading or internationally excellent.

    NTU was ranked second best university in the UK in the Uni Compare Top 100 rankings (2021/2022). It was awarded Outstanding Support for Students 2020 (Times Higher Education Awards), University of the Year 2019 (Guardian University Awards, UK Social Mobility Awards), Modern University of the Year 2018 (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide) and University of the Year 2017 (Times Higher Education Awards).

    NTU is the 5th largest UK institution by student numbers, with nearly 39,000 students and more than 4,400 staff located across five campuses. It has an international student population of 7,000 and an NTU community representing over 160 countries.

    Since 2000, NTU has invested £570 million in tools, technology, buildings and facilities.

    NTU is in the UK’s top 10 for number of applications and ranked first for accepted offers (2021 UCAS UG acceptance data) It is also among the UK’s top five recruiters of students from disadvantaged backgrounds and was the first UK university to sign the Social Mobility Pledge.

    75% of NTU students go on to graduate-level employment or graduate-entry education / training within fifteen months of graduating (Guardian University Guide 2021).

    NTU is ranked 4th most sustainable university in the world and 1st in the UK for sustainability-themed Education and Research in the 2021 UI Green Metric University World Rankings (out of more than 900 participating universities).

Published on 30 June 2022
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