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The Nottingham Business School Experience

What makes us different?

Simply, it’s the way we think about business. It’s the way we explore and embed it, as we develop brave, innovative, well-connected graduates. Because for us, business isn’t just something to be taught — it’s something to be lived.

We’ve built our School, curriculum and culture around the same principles we cover in our courses. That means a focus on sustainability, a commitment to personalisation and choice, and plenty of hands-on, collaborative business opportunities. Study with us, and you’ll be immersed in the practice of business — not just its theory.

Exceptional facilities. Experiential learning. Multiple accreditations, a thriving entrepreneurial community, prestigious guest speakers, and a teaching staff drawn from business leaders around the world. This is the confident, contemporary approach to degree-level business education: this is the NBS Experience.


Learn, grow and excel with experiential education

We bring business off the page and into the real world. Our courses are built around a comprehensive learning cycle of cutting-edge theory, practice, applied experience, observation and reflection. It makes for an insightful, exciting, and rigorous learning experience.

Explore choices, options and opportunities

We’ll help you to tailor your learning experience. Thrive and excel by customising your path — from the choice of specialisms and professional experiences, to the support you need to develop as a leading and responsible business professional.

Learn to think globally — not just locally

NBS is a diverse and global family. You’ll have the opportunity to work and study with our worldwide network of top business schools; to connect and collaborate with staff and students from around the world; and to undertake a range of international opportunities and projects.

Access our unrivalled connections to business

Hone your skills in the real world of business, through live collaborative briefs, enterprise projects, internships, and well-paid placements. Our industry relationships guide the scope and structure of our courses, ensuring that what you’ll learn is what employers expect to see.

Become a better, more responsible business leader

As one of the world leaders in applying the UN Principles of Responsible Management Education, we believe in ethical and sustainable business. At NBS, you’ll become a responsible business leader — the kind the world needs.

A transformative learning experience

We don’t just build knowledgeable graduates — we develop innovative, forward-thinking human beings, who stand out in a highly competitive world. With our sector-leading approach to business education, you’ll be well-placed for a great career in a fast-changing world.

Work with business

Each year we have around 600 students work on 140 consultancy challenges, 450 undergraduate placements, and 75 internships – all working directly with companies on live business problems.

Study abroad

Opportunities to study abroad at 87 partner universities across the world.

Join the NBS community

A community of more than 30,000 alumni, representing 140 countries.

Network with business leaders

A programme of guest lectures from business leaders - previous speakers have represented companies including Toyota, Diageo, Unilever, Ford, The RAF, NHS and Boots.