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Part-time and Executive Education at Nottingham Business School

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As a 'Business School for Business', we have a long-standing reputation for our connections to business, professional bodies and experiential learning through work-based degrees, business development and professional programmes. We provide leadership and development opportunities for organisations to thrive and employees and individuals to succeed in their professional career.

We offer a range of professional programmes and apprenticeships which give you the chance to gain professional membership to accredited bodies including Chartered Management Institute (CMI), Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD) and Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM).

Many of these courses have been co-created to meet the specific needs of large organisations, SMEs and individuals, linked to professional standards and funding requirements; and delivered in modes that facilitate work-based learning. By collaborating with industry, we benchmark and learn from the best in the world, ensuring our courses, research and facilities are always at the forefront of positive change.

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Our portfolio of on-campus MBAs are designed to enhance management knowledge, leadership capabilities, provide a global perspective and develop professional careers.

Senior Leader Apprenticeship

Designed for specialists who want to or have moved into a managerial role and wish to propel their career. The apprenticeship offers the opportunity to consolidate your managerial and leadership experience so far to be able to work more effectively across functions.

Bespoke training and consultancy

Drawing on a wealth of research and expertise, we can work with your organisation to co-create bespoke leadership development programmes linked to your unique business challenges. The delivery of these programmes can be through a range of face to face, virtual or hybrid formats.

Contact Dr Mel Bull to discuss how we can help your business.

NBS designed and delivered a bespoke training and development programme for our procurement teams across the UK and Paris. The differentiator with NBS is the calibre and experience of the team, who are all seasoned practitioners and academics. They are ‘a business school for business’, and that focus really creates value for organisations that engage in their bespoke training programmes.

Jonathan Sims, Chief Procurement Officer at EQUANS UK & Ireland

Online short courses and microcredentials

If you’re a professional looking to build your skills and qualifications through a flexible and stackable approach, view our short courses and microcredentials on FutureLearn.

Our online short courses are free and involve around two hours of study over the course of three weeks and are developed by our sector leading academics.

Our online microcredentials give participants the opportunity to gain the knowledge, skills and attributes to support their career progression or change career direction by engaging in learning and reflection on leadership and management practice.

The microcredentials can be used as independent certification or stacked towards a Postgraduate Certificate in Leadership and Management Practice, giving you flexibility to stack Nottingham Business School credits and also up to 30 credits at Masters Level from another university as long as the modules studied were within the last 5 years and aligned with our course learning outcomes.

  • Through our microcredentials you will engage with the advanced foundational theories and conceptual frameworks used in leadership and management practice in organisations both nationally and internationally.
  • You will be encouraged to apply the learning to your own organisational context.
  • Our microcredentials are designed to upskill professionals without the time and cost commitment of a full degree and cover issues relevant to all modern workplaces.

Professional body programmes

Many of our courses offer you the chance to gain professional membership with the associated professional bodies in less than a year. Our courses focus on your employability, providing you with tailored support at every stage as you put theory into practice.

Higher Education Administration, Management and Leadership

Delivered in collaboration with the Association of University Administrators (AUA), we offer a range of professional courses in Higher Education Administration, Management and Leadership. You will deepen and test your knowledge and understanding of the HE sector whilst enhancing your skills as a reflective practitioner.

Support for SMEs

Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) can benefit from the vast range of expertise we have here at Nottingham Business School. We run several projects and funded short courses aiming to help entrepreneurs bring their ideas to life, helping them grow and providing access to resources.

Find out more.

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At Nottingham Business School we have worked with over 40 businesses and organisations in the public, private and not for profit sectors to deliver a suite of commercially and professionally relevant apprenticeships.

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