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Nottingham Business School

Nottingham Business School’s (NBS) purpose is to provide research and education that combines academic excellence with positive impact on people, business and society.

In Education NBS is a world leader in experiential learning and personalisation and in Research is committed to excellence which combines academic rigour with beneficial impact on social, economic and societal welfare, as well as informing the design and delivery of all its degree, masters and doctoral programmes. NBS has an unrivalled level of engagement with business, public and voluntary organisations and thus is known as the business school for business.

NBS is accredited by EQUIS and AACSB, which are internationally recognised hallmarks of excellence and quality for business education. Our courses are ranked in the Top 20 for Accounting and Finance and for Economics in The Guardian Good University Guide 2021. 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).

Our Subject Areas

Our Research Groups and Centres

Centre for Behavioural Sciences

Centre for Behavioural Sciences

The Behavioural Science Centre employs methods from various disciplines to gain deeper insights into human behaviour and decision making.

Accounting and Finance Research Group

Accounting and Finance Research Group

The Accounting and Finance Research Group undertakes research across a broad spectrum of accounting and finance related disciplines and across a range of sectors and geographical boundaries.

Marketing and Consumer Studies Research Centre

Marketing and Consumer Studies Research Centre

Marketing and Consumer Studies Research Centre (MACS) includes academics with a wide range of interests and expertise across consumer behaviour, branding and brand identity, services research, and tourism experiences, amongst others.

Centre for People, Work and Organizational Practice

Centre for People, Work and Organizational Practice

The Centre for People, Work and Organizational Practice is the research group within Nottingham Business School (NBS). The research within the Centre explores the ways in which leadership and HR practices influence employees’ attitudes and behaviours at work.

Responsible and Sustainable Business Lab (RSB Lab)

Responsible and Sustainable Business Lab (RSB Lab)

The Responsible and Sustainable Business Lab (RSB Lab) was founded in 2015, with the goal of supporting income generation, publication and business impact within the business school and across disciplines at NTU.

Innovation, Digitization, Entrepreneurship and Operations Research Group

Innovation, Digitization, Entrepreneurship and Operations Research Group

The Innovation, Digitization, Entrepreneurship and Operations Research Groups aim is to promote international, intersectoral and interdisciplinary research and collaboration, bringing together academia and practice in the areas of digital innovation; innovation, organization and strategy; operations and supply chain management; and entrepreneurship and small business management.

Centre for International Business Strategy and Decisions

Centre for International Business Strategy and Decisions

The Centre for IBSD investigates research phenomena of international importance for individuals, groups, organisations, cultures, and nations. Global challenges and opportunities ask for interdisciplinary international collaborations to find solutions regarding global sustainability (from nutrition to microfinance), sustainable cultures (migration, cultural adaptation, decision-making), multinational corporate strategies and transnational entrepreneurship decisions. Our Centre explores new avenues with a diverse set of theories and methods (qualitative, quantitative, and mixed) to identify configurations and reconfigurations in international business, global sustainability and geo-political settings.

Work, Informalisation and Place Research Centre

Work, Informalisation and Place Research Centre

The Work, Informalisation and Place Research Centre (WIP) provides methodologically innovative interdisciplinary studies with a specific focus upon the spatial dimensions of contemporary work and employment in sectors such as hand car washes, nail bars, and small-scale garment manufacturing. Work in these sectors tends towards casualisation and informalisation where workers operate under business models that embed patterns of labour market exploitation. Exploitation includes wage theft, under payment of the national minimum wage through to modern slavery where employer coercion centres on work for favours, labour bondage and tied labour in unsafe workplaces.

Centre for Economics, Policy and Public Management

Centre for Economics, Policy and Public Management

The Centre for Economics, Policy and Public Management (CEPPM), within Nottingham Business School, brings together research on economic and policy issues and public management across the whole public sector at international, national, regional and local scales. Collectively, the members of CEPPM contribute to the full range of research activities in NBS, including a significant number of research outputs of internationally excellent and world-leading quality and several Impact Case Studies, reflecting members’ long-established interest in applied research. There is also a strong commitment from members to inter-disciplinary research and research-informed teaching, at UG and TPG levels, and to doctoral research supervision.

Featured Facility

Business Lab

Our Bloomberg software contains real-time data on financial markets as well as the latest business news and developments. It's the perfect resource to help our students become business professionals, particularly those aiming for a career in the finance and investment industry.

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