Nottingham Trent University

Business Administration

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) is the most coveted and internationally recognised postgraduate management degree in the world, and there's a good reason why. It is widely recognised as a passport to a successful management career, enabling managers with a functionalist role to take on a more senior, strategic position, and empowering senior managers to gain the in-depth, strategic knowledge they need to climb even higher.

Here at Nottingham Business School, we are proud to have developed an innovative and rigorous MBA, rich in real-world experiences, international perspectives and opportunities to personalise your learning around your ambitions. Significantly strengthening your management knowledge, leadership capabilities and understanding of global business. In addition to the full-time MBA, we also offer three specialist full-time MBA:

  • finance;
  • global supply chain management; or
  • digital marketing

Our innovative, intensive courses prepare you for a wide range of challenges inherent in managing organisations, enabling you to see the interconnectedness of your actions. Whichever you choose, you will acquire the knowledge you need to work effectively at a senior, strategic management level, empowering organisations to achieve their objectives.

Work Placement Opportunity

You can choose to add a year's work placement, making your MBA into a two-year course. It's a great way to put your learning into practice and gain career-enhancing real-world experience. We have extensive links with corporate partners who may be able to offer placements, and we'll work with you to help you find the right opportunity.

Entry requirements

You will need:

  • a first degree (normally 2.1) or an equivalent professional or academic qualification
  • a period of professional work experience incorporating operational responsibilities – three years minimum, preferably five
  • two academic or vocational references.

In exceptional circumstances applicants without a degree will be considered, if they can demonstrate in their personal statement that they have been in a senior management position, managing people and budgets, for more than eight years.

Course modules

Internationally renowned, supportive staff

With one of the largest, most diverse teaching faculties of any UK business school, we offer you a world of business insights, perspectives and experience. our internationally acclaimed teaching staff are dedicated to raising standards, as well as inspiring and supporting our talented students,

The way we teach

We've developed a cycle of learning based on theory, practice, experience and observation, and reflection and improvement. So, you'll not only be taught the latest strategies, but also given every opportunity to put your learning into action in real business settings. We structure our courses to encourage constructive learning, self directed study, critical thinking and team work. You'll spend much of your time in small groups workshops and tutorials, discussing and analysising your experience of business practices and behaviours.

Consultancy projects

A unique feature of the Nottingham Business School MBA is the opportunity to put your skills into practice during two hands-on business consultancy projects. The first, part of your Strategic Change and Consultancy module, is a team project for a UK business. The second is in an international context, giving you the chance to internationalise your experience and develop your global business mindset while tackling fascinating, real-world challenges with a critical impact on organisational performance.

The Team Consultancy Project in the UK

You will take an integrative and critical approach, in a UK location, to applying the perspectives and disciplines covered during the course, and experience a strategic management perspective.

You'll also complete a consultancy report and give a formal executive board presentation. Projects have been completed for companies such as 3M, Boots, The Red Cross, Experian, CISCO, and British Telecom

The International Consultancy Experience

This module culminates in an international study tour, including attending workshops hosted by one of our prestigious international partners, going on company visits, and presenting to your client organisation.


  • Full-time one year: £16,500.
  • Full-time two years (with placement): £17,885 (£16,500 in Year 1, £1,385 in Year 2)


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MBA Full-time £ 16,500 (Academic year) Home/EU 1 Years

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