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, …

Managing effective media communications

One of the most challenging modules of the MBA is Sustainable Decisions and Organisations. This module challenges our students to run a business over the course of the week and to retrieve the strategic direction of Wearing Well. A failing fashion retailer with considerable ethical and sustainability challenges. During this module students will face an …

Developing competencies and transforming lives

At Nottingham, the MBA isn’t just about adding a qualification to your CV but about developing great managers, team players and business leaders. To do that, the programme is about more than academic knowledge but about helping students identify their strengths and weaknesses and achieve their transformation into visionary business leaders for the 21st Century. …

‘Business Practice Week’ marks Nottingham MBA from competitors

There are many elements that mark Nottingham’s MBA out from others on the market – one of those is Business Practice Week. This unique opportunity gives our students a week out of the classroom to get a rare insight into a range of businesses and valuable face-to-face access to the people running them. Over the …

Tread carefully when reporting operational losses

How a company’s announcement of its operational losses is reported by the media can affect the market value of the business, with a study showing more negative stories about such losses led to more dramatic declines in value. The study by researchers at the University of Plymouth Business School and Nottingham University Business School analyzed …

Lessons about leadership

You might expect business schools to know all there is to know about leadership. As the former dean of just such an institution, I would warn against delusions of omniscience. One of the best ways to progress is to make mistakes and learn from them, and in this regard, business schools are no different from …

Highlight123 It All!! MBA US Study Tour 2016

Commonly referred to as the “MBA Journey” or the “MBA Experience” by the cohort, study tours form the epitome of learning, development and the experience. Complementing a really well sought off Business Practice Week (UK) and Semester 1, the timing of the US study tour is well-placed in Semester 2, located at the business end …