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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.

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.

The Chartered Institute of Marketing

Progress your marketing career and keep ahead of the competition by studying a programme with The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM). As an accredited study centre, we deliver a range of courses developed by the CIM for each skill level.

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)

The role of people management has developed dramatically over the years and business leaders recognise that people are the biggest drivers within their organisation, providing the biggest risk and value. In response to this, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) have developed numerous courses to help you as a HR professional to enhance your skills and progress your career.

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.

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 flexibly, view our short courses on global platform Future Learn. Our online short courses involve around two hours of study per week, over the course of three to four weeks, and are taught by our sector leading academics.

Courses include:

  • Climate Literacy and Action for All.
  • How to Build Leadership Resilience.
  • SMART Tourism and Responsible Travel.

Visit Nottingham Business School on Future Learn.

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.

Work-Based Programmes: Apprenticeship Degrees

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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Supporting your business

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Support for SMEs

Nottingham Business School is looking to give SMEs the support they need to thrive. We run several projects aiming to help entrepreneurs bring their ideas to life, helping them grow and providing access to resources.

Talent Pipeline

Making sure you have the team you need to grow your business means not filling vacancies as they arise, but building a talent pipeline that continuously grows and provides you with the latest skills in the industry.

Help to Grow Management Course

Give your business a boost by signing up to the government backed #HelpToGrow Management Course. The course will support senior managers of small and medium sized businesses to boost their business’s performance, resilience, and long-term growth.

NBS Bright

#NBSBright is an innovative Nottingham Business School (NBS) business challenge designed to help businesses of all sizes to prosper.

Apprenticeships at Nottingham Business School

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.

NBS Business Leaders Series

Our popular Business Leaders Series welcomes many renowned business leaders to share their knowledge and expertise.

Accreditations and Rankings

Find out more about Nottingham Business School's accreditations from a range of professional bodies.

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