An MBA experience from the horse’s mouth

An MBA is an incredibly personal journey. Everyone chooses to take on such a challenge for their own reasons, and in the same way each person gets something slightly different out of it.  We spoke to Wendy Furness, partner at Scarsdale Veterinary Group, about her own MBA journey and how she is putting it into …

Attitudes toward innovation

The triumph of progress In the last century or so the notion of progress through economic development has proved so popular that governments positively encourage it. The mindset has moved from suspicion to imperative. Innovation has become a buzz word: sometimes it’s “innovation for its own sake” and sometimes it’s “innovation as rhetoric” and these …

Nottingham named third most entrepreneurial city in the UK

Nottingham has been ranked third in a list of the UK’s most entrepreneurial cities according to a new study from global office broking service Instant Offices. Analysis of vast amounts of Companies House data and comparisons of population estimates with business growth helped determine an ‘Entrepreneurial Index’. While Brighton and Manchester held the first two …

Global experience on the MBA

Gaining global experience is an essential part of any MBA and something highly prized at Nottingham. A key way of getting that experience is through study tours and the partnerships we have built with other universities across the world. As members of our cohort return from our latest trip to our partners in China, this …

Enterprise education must reflect the before, during and after of entrepreneurship

The provision of finance to small, entrepreneurial firms is a vital element of any dynamic economy. Such businesses constitute one of the traditional links between radical innovation and economic development, yet they are also unusually susceptible to market failure. Many years ago, when much of my teaching was in the area of finance, I faced …

Reflections on US Study Tour

If like me you’ve ever wondered what makes an MBA so special, as Business Schools are continually telling us, then my recent visit to the east coast of the United States may provide part of the answer. Having been invited to attend the annual US Study Tour, I jumped at the opportunity, curious to learn more …

Navigating your MBA

Taking on an MBA is a big deal. At Nottingham, we get that. You might wonder what you can gain from an MBA? Or what attributes you might need to complete the course? And what does that course even entail? In this blog Paul Caulfield, director of the Nottingham MBA, gives the lowdown on everything …

Sustaining finance for the future

The world of business doesn’t stay static, which means it doesn’t make any sense for an MBA course to either. That’s why at Nottingham we pride ourselves in keeping up with the times. For an MBA to stay relevant, it’s vital that we innovate and keep up with changing agendas and the demands of our …

Exploring modern slavery

The Modern Slavery Act 2015 is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It is designed to tackle slavery in the UK by establishing a Commissioner for Anti-Slavery, and requiring businesses to publish a statement that identifies the actions taken to ensure that slavery and human trafficking are not taking place in the …

It shouldn’t all be about the money

The logic guiding the career choices of many business school students is often comparable to the infamous American hold-up man Willie Sutton, who when asked why he robbed banks – an activity reported to have earned him approximately $2m before his final arrest in 1952 – allegedly replied: “Because that’s where the money is.” Unsurprisingly, …