Strong International Demand for British Business Schools Despite Brexit (Podcast)

In this read out loud you will hear about latest trends in demand for UK based universities. Despite the uncertainties around Great Britain’s position regarding its relationship with the European Union, the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) reports an increase in the number of people opting for UK-based schools as their first choice of application.

The GMAT exam administrator made a survey among candidates and has been closely following the behavior of test takers ever since the Brexit vote in 2016. Some key findings from the survey are:

  • The falling pound and decreased interest in other study destinations around the globe contribute significantly to increased applications to UK-based schools.
  • One of the key enticing factors is the reputation of the UK educational system and aspirants’ desire to develop an international network.
  • GMAC’s annual Application Trends Survey also shows continued strong international demand for UK programs.

GMAC’s CEO Sangeet Chowfla summarizes:

The level of interest we are seeing from international candidates in UK b-schools is a major factor in the overall global stability we are observing in graduate management education. It is also a success story in mobility that I hope will continue in the UK as Brexit continues to unfold. If we are to maintain a healthy climate for aspiring candidates, we need to make it possible for people from different regions and backgrounds to study and work in the location they desire.

Job Opportunities in the UK: Advice from Nottingham Business School

The fabled English city of Nottingham is well-known throughout history and in literature. Home to the legendary local hero Robin Hood and his merry band. Nottingham is also known for its football club, certain specialist hobby games, and for housing the world’s smallest cinema. The city is also home to one of the UK’s best educational establishments, Nottingham Business School (NBS).

This is a video recording of the webinar hosted by Unimy & Beyond on June 25, 2019. Its speakers were Flavio Bishop Cabral (Unimy & Beyond); Chris Crabot, International College Manager, Nottingham Trent University; Liza Pybus, MSc Management Course Leader, NTU; Kate Robins, Careers Consultant, NBS; Hui Tran, Student Ambassador, NTU. The discussion focused on job opportunities in the UK, and networking events Nottingham Business School offers.

Job opportunities in the UK

Living and working in the UK offers many networking opportunities, explains Flavio Bishop Cabral, who studied and worked in London. The network he forged there helped him build his career, and introduced him to people from all walks of life. The multiculturalism and diversity of the UK allowed Flavio to establish long-lasting connections with HR professionals from some of the biggest international companies. He believes this same exposure to diversity is what makes Nottingham Business School such a great place to start your Masters journey, and your future career.

Check out the webinar recording for more advice from Flavio on career and networking in the UK.

Postgraduate career opportunities at Nottingham Business School

Students are supported by an academic mentor, a dedicated employability team, and a wide range of extra-curricular development and networking activities. The learning process at the NBS offers a certain flexibility that allows students to tailor their learning experience according to their own preferences and professional goals. The school’s career consultant, Kate Robins, adds:

“We deliver lots of workshops, one-to-one sessions personalized to you in terms of where you’re based in your career, and where you want to go.”

The curriculum offers a certain flexibility when it comes to the study process. At the beginning of the third semester, students can choose between consultancy or an in-company project. Nottingham Business School provides numerous ways for gaining international experience. Some of these include international study tours, and doing summer school at NBS’s partner schools around the world.

Check the entire webinar recording to learn more about the school’s job opportunities.

Can you work and study?

It is possible. But the school advises students to focus on their studies. Still, if they want to work part-time, they are granted 20 hours per week. Alternatively, students can work full-time for a whole year, before returning to finish their final school projects.

How can you apply for admission?

To be considered eligible for Nottingham Business School, you’ll need a either a UK undergraduate degree 2.1, or IELTS score of 6.5, and a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field.

You can find more on Nottingham Business School’s admission criteria on their profile page.

Can you get a scholarship?

Absolutely! But to be granted a scholarship, first you need to gain admission to the university. Apply simultaneously for Nottingham Business School and for one of their scholarship options. You should also know that these scholarships are competitive, meaning that the earlier you apply, the higher your chance of being awarded.

Are you the right candidate for Nottingham Business School?

If you want to have your profile evaluated and need more information on study options at Nottingham Business School, feel free to contact its admissions partner Unimy & Beyond here.

To learn more about the benefits of studying at Nottingham Business School, the job opportunities the university provides, its admissions and scholarship criteria, watch the entire webinar recording!