Nottingham Trent University is located in the East Midlands region of the UK. The university has some 25,000 students and is organised into nine schools of which the largest is the Nottingham Business School.
Founded in 1979, Nottingham Business School has grown to be one of the UK’s largest full-service business schools organised into six Academic Divisions: Accounting and Finance; Economics; Human Resource Management; Information Management Systems; Marketing, Retail and Operations; Strategic Management and International Business. There is a core academic staff of 140 people employed in the Business School.. It currently has 3,000 undergraduate students, 1,000 postgraduate and professional students and 1,000 delegates on its corporate and executive education programmes. The School also boasts links with more than 800 companies and 50 academic institutions across 40 different countries. The Business School has well established PhD and DBA programmes, with some 60 research students studying for PhD and in excess of 100 taking DBA. The Business School gained recognition from the UK’s Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) for its PhD training and has been awarded five Phd studentships from the ESRC since then together with two Post Doctoral Research Fellowships. Research training for PhDs is currently provided in collaboration with the Graduate School of the College of Business Law and Social Sciences. This training comprises six research methods modules, a weekly programme of additional research workshops and a bi-annual research student conference which takes place in May and December each year.