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 …

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 …

How do crisis and opportunity work in unison?

“Only a crisis – actual or perceived – produces real change,” wrote Milton Friedman, economist and Nobel Prize winner, in his highly influential Capitalism and Freedom, first published more than 50 years ago. Was he right? Not really. Granted, crisis does produce change, if only because crises tend to be situations in which staying the …

Life as an MBA in Corporate Social Responsibility student

I came to the MBA in CSR at Nottingham to find answers. I had spent the last ten years working in the non-profit sector, and the last four in Tanzania. As I had acclimatized to the humidity and culture, I had become increasingly discouraged by international aid. Sometimes it wasn’t enough. Sometimes it was mistaken. …