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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Why should we be responsible in business? Lessons from the Playground

Why be a responsible business? Isn’t “doing good” down to not-for-profit organisations, community interest companies or social enterprises? Not if you want to have a sustainable future. We are a peculiar species. We have achieved the incredible and continue to confound ourselves with new, improved and advanced developments. Proportionally, I don’t know if there are …

British obsession with the weather can be a nice ice breaker

British people like to talk about the weather….a lot! If you’re looking for a nice ice breaker when you’re starting a module or waiting for change at Tesco, just comment on the colour of the sky. “Bit grey today.” If someone makes such a comment to you, know it is an overture of friendship and …