Barbara Sargent

Barbara Sargent

Principal Lecturer

Nottingham Business School

Staff Group(s)
Department of Accounting and Finance


Barbara has been at Nottingham Business School for over 30 years undertaking a variety of roles. Most recently she has been involved in corporate and executive education designing our first in-company undergraduate degree and running it for 15 years. She has run several modules on our postgraduate in-company programmes and been involved in many company consultancies both in the UK and in countries such as Dubai, Australia and South Africa. More recently she has been involved in the design and delivery of the trailblazer work-based degree linked to apprenticeships and sponsored by the British Government.

Barbara is currently employed for two days a week in preparation for her retirement. She is Programme Leader for the Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship (CMDA) degree programme with apprentices at Boots UK. She is Module Leader for the Aaccounting and Finance module on the CMDA and the consultancy module on the same programme. She mentors in-company students across all three years on their skill development and also supervises both undergraduate and Masters students on their dissertations.

Career overview

Barbara is a qualified accountant. On leaving university in the 70s she undertook a variety of accounting jobs while undertaking the ACCA professional qualification. Prior to joining Nottingham Business School she was an accountant with Raleigh Industries undertaking financial analysis and project evaluations.

External activity

Barbara is assistant examiner for a professional module on the ACCA syllabus. She is also a non-executive director with responsibility for the finance for a local dance charity.