Nottingham University Business School

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Nottingham University Business School
Nottingham University Business School.JPG
South Building, Jubilee Campus
DeanDuncan Angwin
United Kingdom
ColoursBlue and White
AffiliationsAssociation of MBAs
European Quality Improvement System
NUBS logo.jpg

Nottingham University Business School (NUBS) is the business school of the University of Nottingham, United Kingdom situated on the university's Jubilee Campus. The current dean of the business school is Professor Duncan Angwin.[1]

The business school was formed from the university's departments of industrial economics, accounting and insurance and its Institute of Management Studies. The school was originally known as the School of Management and Finance.


The 2019 Times Higher Education World University Rankings’ ranked the School 7th among UK business schools and 87th in the World for business and management subjects.[2] The 2018 Times Higher Education World University Rankings’ ranked the School 11th among UK business schools and 75th in the World for business and management subjects.[3] NUBS MBA program continuously gets into top 100 global MBA ranking by the Economist and in the year 2017 the programme has been ranked 84th globally and 14th in the UK.[4] NUBS also ranks overall 45th in the world and 1st in the UK in the Aspen Institute's 2011–2012.[5] Financial Times consistently ranks its MSc Finance and Investment programme among the top Global Masters in Finance programmes.[6] The Research Excellence Framework 2014 ranks the school 6th in the UK by "research power".[7]

Times Higher Education and the Wall Street Journal business school report put the School`s Master in Finance program at the top 10 program in the World.[8]

The Corporate Knights 2018 Top 40 Better World MBA ranking rated Nottingham University Business School among the global top 20 for sustainability education. In this ranking the school is on a par with business schools like Harvard, LBS, Stanford and MIT Sloan.[9]

Academic Divisions[edit]

Research and teaching in the Business School is organised within the following seven academic divisions:

  • Accounting
  • Finance, Risk and Banking
  • Industrial Economics
  • Marketing
  • Operations Management and Information Systems
  • Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management
  • Strategy and International Business

Both within and across academic divisions academic staff are also members of the Business School's research centres and institutes which indicated below.

Research centres and institutes[edit]

The University of Nottingham Business School is home to the following research centres and institutes:

  • The Centre for Risk, Banking and Financial Services (CRBFS)
  • The Global Centre for Banking and Financial Innovation (GCBFI)
  • The Haydn Green Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (HGI)
  • International Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility (ICCSR)
  • The Centre for Research in the Behavioural Sciences (CRIBS)
  • Centre for Health Innovation, Leadership and Learning (CHILL)
  • China Research Group (CRG)

Degree Programmes[edit]

The Nottingham University Business School (NUBS) offers a number of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, including the one-year Master's of Business Administration (MBA), MBA for Executives, and PhD degrees. The programmes are offered not only in the NUBS UK campus, but also in their campuses at Ningbo, China and at Semenyih, Selangor, Malaysia. NUBS Executive MBA is also available in Singapore.

Almost all programs and courses are accredited or supported by business (PwC, NHS, ICAEW Deloitte, Ernst and Young, HSBC,) or by professional institutions like CFA, ACCA, CIM.

BSc Hons Accountancy (PwC Flying Start degree program)[edit]

The four year program at an undergraduate level is run collaboratively by the Nottingham University Business School, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).[10] The program covers the modules in financial accounting, assurance, principles of taxation, business law, microeconomics, macroeconomics, quantitative methods, organisation studies and business computing.[11]

MSc Business Analytics[edit]

The top-notch specialist course that has been developed by the N-LAB (Neo-demographic Laboratory for Analytics in Business). It is offered purely in collaboration with multinational business (World Bank, Experian, IBM, NHS, Tesco, Boots UK) in order to provide the exact skillset that they are looking for.[12]

MSc Banking and Finance[edit]

The program is accredited by the Chartered Banker Institute and has the focus on the modern knowledge about banking, financial markets and risk management in the financial institutes.[13]

MSc Finance and Investment[edit]

The program covers the modern topics and approaches in corporate finance including modern financial instruments, financial modelling, capital markets and financial security valuation. The University of Nottingham is participating in the CFA Institute University Affiliation Program. MSc Finance and Investment is recognised by the Chartered Financial Analysts (CFA) Institute as the curriculum covers significant portion of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK)—including the Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct. [14]

MSc Risk Management[edit]

The program is accredited by the Chartered Insurance Institute and covers the areas of risk analysis, risk and society, management of risks in banks and in insurance companies, quantitative risk management, and the strategic use of insurance in risk management.[15]

Business School exchange programme[edit]

Exchange programme at Nottingham University Business School is open to all full-time undergraduate students. Successful applicants can study at a partner institution for a semester as part of their degree.

The institutions available through the University-Wide Programme are :

  • Oregon State University, USA
  • Ohio State University, USA
  • University of Illinois, USA
  • University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
  • University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Lund University, Sweden
  • University of Hong Kong, China


NUBIZ magazine is published by Nottingham University Business School particular for alumni. It contains topical business articles as well as news and interviews with fellow alumni.


  • Professor David Paton
  • Professor Bart L. MacCarthy[16]
  • Professor Anna Soulsby[17]
  • Professor Bob Berry[18]
  • Professor Ken Starkey[19]
  • Dr Alison Sinclair
  • Professor Jane Frecknall-Hughes
  • Professor Heidi Winklhofer
  • Professor Laurie Cohen


  • Professor Leigh Drake (2007-2010),
  • Professor Martin Binks (2010-2015),
  • Professor Alistair Bruce (2015-2017),
  • Professor James Devlin (2017-2019),
  • Professor Duncan Angwin (2019- up to now)


  1. ^ "Nottingham MBA program soars in global rankings". University of Nottingham. 14 October 2016. Retrieved 19 August 2017.
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  3. ^ "World University Rankings 2018 by subject: business and economics". 12 September 2017. Retrieved 29 November 2018.
  4. ^ "2017 MBA & Business School Rankings - Which MBA? - The Economist". The Economist. Retrieved 29 November 2018.
  5. ^ "Aspen Institute's 2011-12 'Beyond Grey Pinstripes' Top 100 ranking of business schools and MBA programmes". Aspens. Retrieved 2013-06-15.
  6. ^ "Financial Times Masters in Finance Rankings 2013". Aspens. Retrieved 2013-06-15.
  7. ^ "REF 2014 results: table of excellence". 18 December 2014. Retrieved 29 November 2018.
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  10. ^ "Flying Start degree programmes". Retrieved 29 November 2018.
  11. ^ "The Flying Start Degree Programme at Nottingham University Business School" (PDF). Retrieved 29 November 2018.
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  13. ^ "MSc Banking and Finance, Nottingham, United Kingdom 2019". Retrieved 29 November 2018.
  14. ^ "Finance and Investment MSc at University of Nottingham". Retrieved 29 November 2018.
  15. ^ "MSc Risk Management, Nottingham, United Kingdom 2019". Retrieved 29 November 2018.
  16. ^ "Bart L. MacCarthy - EurOMA 2018". Retrieved 29 November 2018.
  17. ^ "Anna Soulsby". Retrieved 29 November 2018.
  18. ^ "Professor Bob Berry - The University of Nottingham". Retrieved 29 November 2018.
  19. ^ "Ken Starkey". HuffPost UK. Retrieved 29 November 2018.

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Coordinates: 52°57′06″N 1°11′12″W / 52.9517°N 1.1866°W / 52.9517; -1.1866