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Nottingham Business School offering online ‘stackable’ qualifications

Online courses to help managers build their professional leadership skills in a flexible and ‘stackable’ way have been launched by Nottingham Business School, including qualifications on climate change, leadership resilience and ethical problem solving.

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The microcredentials build skills in leadership and problem-solving

Taught by sector leading academics and informed by real world research, the microcredentials showcase the expertise of NBS, which holds four globally recognised hallmarks of excellence and quality for business education.

Available on global platform, Future Learn, all the courses include a formal online assessment and lead to 10 Level 7 Postgraduate credits from Nottingham Trent University (NTU), which can be put towards a Postgraduate Certificate in Leadership and Management Practice.

They are designed to upskill professionals without the time and cost commitment of a full degree and cover issues relevant to all modern workplaces.

With an ever-increasing awareness of the need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, address climate change, and transition to a net zero society, the Climate Solutions for a Net Zero Future microcredential will fulfil the demand for climate literacy from managers and employees working at all levels in organisations across the public, private, and third sector.

It is designed and led by the team behind NTU’s globally recognised and acclaimed Carbon Literacy Training. Participants will develop their climate literacy and understanding of climate leadership, enabling them to make an impact in their own organisation, neighbourhood, and wider society.

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NBS holds four globally recognised hallmarks of excellence

For those looking to build resilience and grow their ability to respond to, and recover from, challenges, Leadership Resilience and Thriving During Turbulent Timesuses a research, evidence-based approach to explore the concept of resilience and its importance in leadership.

The course explores effective strategies for dealing with stress, adversity, and trauma to create supportive leaders of thriving teams.

NBS is also helping to develop ethical approaches to leadership with the Values-driven Problem Solving in Organisational Systems microcredential.

The course will help professionals to become better and more ethical leaders by learning how to leverage their values and solve problems through systems thinking – a more holistic approach which sees organisations as a series of connecting parts in a wider network.

Focusing on collaborative leadership, participants will be equipped with both a philosophical background and practical tools, strategies, and resources to assist them in tackling complex problems.

All courses last ten weeks, at a cost of £750, and begin on 8 May.

NBS already hosts four short courses on Future Learn; Climate literacy and action for all; SMART tourism and responsible travel; Leadership tools for ethical problem-solving; and Developing leadership resilience

Dr Alex Hiller, Head of Postgraduate and Executive Education at Nottingham Business School, said: “Middle and senior management can often find themselves wanting or needing to grow their skills for the benefit of their organisation, their team and their own career. However, this can be costly and difficult with a demanding job and a busy personal or family life.

“These courses are affordable and flexible. They allow people to develop skills which are sought after by employers in a way that is less intimidating but can lead to a recognised leadership qualification in the future.”

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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 Quadruple+ Accredited by EQUIS, AACSB, EFMD BA for International Business, which are globally recognised hallmarks of excellence and quality for business education. NBS is also accredited by Small Business Charter, providing support and development for SMEs. The school is also a PRME Champion and held up as an exemplar and beacon 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).

Nottingham Business School offering online ‘stackable’ qualifications

Published on 24 March 2023
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