Business

Business Degrees

One of the cornerstones to our business degrees is employability. Investors usually expect to see a return, and whilst we cannot guarantee the position you will take up, we believe the return for your studies ought to be employment. To prepare you for the professional world of graduate employment, our modules focus on real-to-life subjects, and make use of case studies and sometimes live data to enhance the experience.

Not only do our taught modules provide the underpinning knowledge to your employment, they also provide external opportunities in the forms of local and national competitions and work experience (both in the UK and abroad). We support this further as full time Business students usually expect to take up work placement opportunities in line with certain modules of study. Furthermore, students on full time Business programmes usually have the opportunity to take their third year of study as a sandwich degree placement in industry, picking up valuable skills and experience and making them more marketable as a result.

Enhancing the curriculum further, we encourage students to interact with employers and volunteer organisations, and these, as well as other elements of professional development, are considered in a tailor-made professional development module that runs throughout the programme. This module not only considers issues such as job applications and presentation skills, but also provides simulated graduate recruitment exercises – all in preparation for the real thing!

Outside of formal taught sessions, we are proud of the achievements of our students – both while they are studying with us and when they move into the world of work. In the last few years we have entered teams into national business competitions and our success rate is high. A number of teams have been so successful, they decided to turn their competition ideas into full time businesses after graduation. Others have taken these experiences and developed their entrepreneurial spirits in new areas – some of which have appeared on national television.

Whilst we provide the majority of the formal elements of your experiences with us, we encourage students to join the student-run Business Society. This not only enhances professional and friendship groups, it also introduces students to external speakers that might not be involved in specific modules, and such meetings sometimes introduce students to networks that are life and career enhancing.

And whilst it might be perceived that graduation is the end of it all for our students, it truly is not. As a graduate, you become a member of the Business School Alumni, the benefits of which include invitations to special events, priority notice of forthcoming occasions, and membership of an ever-growing network of business professionals that share their knowledge and experiences with others.

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