Taught course

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Nottingham Trent University · Nottingham Business School

Entry requirements

You will need the following:

  • A good first degree and 3-5 years professional experience
  • If you do not have an undergraduate degree we can accept 8+ years of professional experience

Other requirements:

  • Vocational or academic references

As part of the application process, we will meet with you to identify your individual training needs. This will allow us to provide personalised support as we assign you an Academic Mentor who will be with you through the duration of the course to help you achieve your training and learning objectives.

Months of entry


Course content

Our outstanding MBA course offers you a truly life-changing experience and an exceptional opportunity to realise your full potential. 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.

Delivered in a world-class learning environment by internationally acclaimed academics and business leaders, the course integrates theory and practice to bring you hands-on experience, inspiring teaching and a clear international perspective. Here at Nottingham Business School, we are proud to have developed an innovative and rigorous MBA with opportunities to personalise your learning around your ambitions. This significantly strengthens your management knowledge, leadership capabilities and understanding of global business.

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.

Welcoming students from all over the world

Our outstanding reputation means we attract students from all over the world. Our diverse, welcoming global community includes students from more than 100 countries. Not only that, but you'll also develop global management skills and immerse yourself in a multicultural atmosphere with a dynamic community of staff from around the world.

More than just a degree

When you graduate, you will not only receive an MBA, but also a CMI Level 7 qualification in Management and Leadership. Our partnership with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) means that you’ll enjoy complimentary student membership for the duration of your course and first year after you graduate.

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.

At every stage, our MBA is informed by the needs of the global business community, thanks to 600+ connections with progressive, proactive organisations worldwide. the insights, expertise and placement opportunities they provide all help to make sure our graduates forge exceptional careers all over the world.

Nottingham Business School is accredited by EQUIS and AACSB, which are internationally recognised hallmarks of excellence and quality for business education. It is also listed amongst the Top 100 European Business Schools by the Financial Times, which also ranks its Masters in Management amongst the Top 100 Globally.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language you need to show us that your language skills are strong enough for intensive academic study. We usually ask for an IELTS test and we accept some alternative English language tests.

  • For 1-year Masters you'll need a 6.5 grade overall with minimum of 5.5 in each component.
  • For 2-year Masters you'll need a 6.5 grade overall with a minimum of 6.0 in speaking and listening, and 5.5 in reading and writing.

For a list of our language requirements please visit our English language page.

If you need to do a pre-sessional English language course to meet the English requirements, please visit our pre-sessional English course page.

Help and support

If you have any questions about your qualifications or about making an application to the University please contact our international team for advice.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Preparing for the financial side of student life is important, but there’s no need to feel anxious and confused about it. We hope that our fees and living costs and funding pages will answer your questions.


You might be able to get a scholarship to help fund your studies. We award scholarships to those students who can demonstrate excellent achievement, passion and dedication to their studies.

Alumni Discount

We’re happy to be able to offer a 20% alumni discount to most current NTU students and recent NTU alumni. This discount is currently available for those starting an eligible postgraduate taught, postgraduate research or professional course.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MBA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • EMBA
    part time
    30 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Admissions Team
+44 (0)115 848 2999