Inspiring Business by Sharing Success

Two international accreditations mark Nottingham Business School as a global leader in personalised learning and high-impact research

Two international accreditations mark Nottingham Business School as a global leader in personalised learning and high-impact research

A commitment to personalised learning, impactful research and strong links to professions have contributed to two prestigious accreditations from EQUIS and EFMD Global for Nottingham Business School (NBS), part of Nottingham Trent University.

Following a rigorous assessment process, NBS has retained its EQUIS accreditation - the highest international benchmark of excellence for business schools.

Many aspects of NBS’ work including personalisation, impact of its much-expanded research, quality of courses, level of internationalisation, integration of ethics, responsibility and sustainability, and connections to business, were judged to be world-class.

Simultaneously, NBS also received EFMD Programme Accreditation for its flagship BA (Hons) in International Business courses, which were labelled as ‘distinctive’, ‘impressive’ and ‘exceptional’.

NBS’ pioneering personalisation programme means that every student has the opportunity to reach their full potential through active experiential learning that integrates theory and practice with critical reflection, and to tailor their student experience and support to their individual needs and ambitions.

The “strength, scope, and engagement” of corporate connections were noted as an important feature of NBS, which was seen to benefit from a strong network of leading multinational and national companies, organisations, and professional services firms.

NBS was also praised for its focus on fostering an international culture among its global faculty and student body – offering international student mobility and producing graduates who are sought after internationally.

The EFMD assessment of NBS’ International Business programme particularly emphasised the work experience and international exposure on offer for its students, including opportunities for students to learn a language at every level of study and undertake international study or work placement, leading to an inherent cultural awareness. The high standard of work from the NBS students was also noted.

In addition, the assessment team commended NBS’ implementation of ethics, environmental sustainability and social responsibility at the core of all its activities, including research and teaching.

Executive Dean of Nottingham Business School, Professor Baback Yazdani, said:

“It is our mission to deliver education and research that combines academic excellence with positive impact upon people, business and society. These accreditations demonstrate that we are achieving this mission and confirms our status as an internationally recognised business school which undertakes rigorous research with high impact and offers an outstanding student experience. It is also testament to the dedication of everyone within NBS to continuous improvement in all areas and I commend their hard work and commitment.

“Supported by our experienced faculty and global network of professional contacts and alumni, we aim to immerse our students in the real-world of international business from day one. This means that we develop graduates who can lead and succeed in business with a strong sense of ethical and social awareness and global citizenship.”

EQUIS is the leading international system of quality assessment, improvement and accreditation of business schools. EFMD Programme Accreditation is a benchmark for internationally recognised and peer-reviewed programmes, emphasising academic rigour, practical relevance, internationalisation, and ethics and sustainability.

These accreditations sit alongside two others held by NBS: AACSB, a mark of global excellence in business education; and the Small Business Charter accreditation (SBC), a mark of excellence for business schools with expertise in supporting small businesses, student entrepreneurship and engagement in the local economy.

NBS is also recognised as a United Nations Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME) Champion.

To find out more about Nottingham Business School, visit the website.

< Back