Developing our students

We are proud to help our students become tomorrow's business leaders, combining a stimulating learning environment with real-world experience to make sure you stand out from the crowd. Nottingham Business School is AACSB accredited placing us in the top 5% of business schools worldwide and we were shortlisted for ‘Business School of the Year’ at the Times Higher Education Awards 2016.

We have also received four stars overall under the QS Stars Business Schools rating system – one of the world's most visible assessments of business school standards and quality. The School received five stars for facilities, internationalisation, teaching and student quality, engagement, and programme strength.

Placement Year

A vital component of our degree courses is the placement year. This time spent working in business provides our students with crucial work experience, which is highly prized and much sought after by employers upon graduation. We have links with a wide range of sectors, firms and organisations that offer student placements. If you have decided to undertake a placement year then this will last for a minimum of 48 weeks during your third year.

Employability Team

Our Employability Team is here to inspire and enhance every stage of your career planning and as a student of NTU, you will be able to access their services for three years after your course has finished.

Services they provide include:

  • Finding placements, internships and part-time work
  • Pursuing self-employment
  • Taking gap years and time out
  • Getting into volunteering
  • Providing advice on further study.

Visit the Employability Team website for further information.

Learn a new language

Alongside your study you also have the opportunity to learn a new language. The University Language Programme (ULP) is available to all students and gives you the option of learning a totally new language or improving the skills you already have.

Learning a new language can:

  • Enhance your communication skills
  • Enrich your experience when travelling abroad
  • Boost your career prospects.

Find out more about the University Language Programme.


Through our personalised approach to learning we will provide you with a uniquely individualised experience to help you be the best you can be. We will help you to understand and reflect on your own experiences, to explore your aspirations and to create your own development plan. It’s about supporting you to understand your needs through the use of diagnostic tools and to design and implement an approach to learning that is personalised to you. You’ll also be able to take advantage of all of the fantastic opportunities associated with studying at our University. This includes volunteering, studying abroad, internships, placements, international summer schools and many more.

Realise your true potential at Nottingham Business School.

Download our Personalisation Brochure for more information.


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