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NBS Research

Nottingham Business School is committed to excellent research which combines academic rigour with beneficial impact on social, economic and societal welfare, as well as informing the design and delivery of the School’s degree programmes.

From innovation and knowledge transfer to consumer and organisational behaviour, we collaborate with universities and commercial partners globally to deliver innovative solutions and make a positive impact on communities world-wide.

NBS continues to underpin its strong and positive trajectory in research capacity and performance by further strengthening its infrastructure of support for researchers at all levels. This is a school where researchers can reach their full potential and where the alignment of individual and collective success is fostered and celebrated.

We continue to invest in the recruitment of internationally-recognised scholars and to develop distinctive areas of research excellence as we build  beyond the 2021 Research Excellence Framework.

Research Centres

The School has six designated research centres.  Working with the University’s Research Office to secure external research funding, Nottingham Business School seeks to build on the success of recent bids, which has seen awards from a range of sources, including Horizon 2020, DfID and the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development.

Research Degrees

We offer opportunities to read for an MPhil, PhD degree by research and Doctor of Business Administration (DBA).

We have a range of PhD opportunities currently available in the School. Our projects have been prepared by academics in areas closely related to their research interests to provide additional guidance when choosing your own PhD research area or topic.

We are proud to have one of the longest established DBA programmes in the UK, which celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2018 with over 100 completions. Offering a unique balance of industry and academic practice, the NBS DBA is designed for senior professionals to leverage their careers and/or make the transition into the highest levels of academia.

Research Reimagined

To us, research is about more than writing papers and proposing new ideas. By daring to think differently, we’re disrupting the research landscape and finding the answers to the questions that really matter. From ethics, innovation and entrepreneurship to behavioural science, we’re inspiring the brightest minds to rise up and find solutions to some of the most significant global challenges facing society.

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