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Management & Business Studies

Business, Management and Finance

The Management and Business Studies offer in the MGS includes distinct pathways for Management & Business and Finance, which each have specific subject training requirements. Nottingham University Business School (NUBS) is extremely well resourced, with research students housed in high quality and well provisioned research rooms based on the University's Jubilee campus.

With a large and extremely active postgraduate community, comprising nearly 100 postgraduate research students and over 500 masters students, there is an excellent atmosphere in the School which fosters research excellence across the board.

All students are embedded in an academic division, based on their supervisor's research expertise and the school encourages students to work closely with their supervisors to provide joint output in the basis of refereed conference and academic journal papers. PhD students have been very successful in publishing their work in leading journals such as The Economic Journal and the Journal of Management Studies.

Interested applicants should approach prospective supervisors relevant to their topic area.


Potential applicants for 2024 entry wishing to receive feedback should send a draft of your application proposal to Dr Simon Parker by 10th January 2024.

As this studentship is funded by the ESRC, your proposed research project must principally employ social science methods. For further guidance on disciplinary remit, see this page. If you have concerns about the ‘fit’ of your project with the ESRC remit, you may use the query form on that page.

Key Facts:
Structure of Provision: Masters + PhD funding or PhD-only funding, either full-time or part-time
PG Application:

Apply for the PhD in Business and Management via the University of Nottingham online admissions system. Please specify you have applied for ESRC funding on your Nottingham application.

Pathway Contact: Dr Simon Parker