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Edge Hill University Business School offers our students an environment to grow and develop, enriched by our partnerships with some of the world’s leading universities, with key national, regional and local employers and businesses and with the major professional bodies across our degree subjects.


Edge Hill University’s stunning £8m Business School provides state-of-the-art teaching and learning facilities.

The three-storey building features modern seminar and meeting rooms and social learning areas which encourage a more informal and interactive style of learning. A relaxing, landscaped, roof garden and atrium are other attractive features along with an impressive 100-seat lecture theatre.

There are a number of career paths open to successful Accounting, Business and Marketing graduates including:

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Advertising, Digital Communications and Marketing
  • Banking
  • Economist
  • Events Management
  • International Business
  • Leisure and Tourism Management
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Place Management and Marketing
  • Human Resource Management
  • Retail
  • Systems analysts

Subject areas

International students

In today’s global market it is increasingly desirable for students to have experience of different countries and cultures, and studying in the UK will give you a major advantage. Qualifications gained in the UK have global recognition and the experience and skills you will gain from studying here will provide you with qualities appreciated by employers worldwide.

Find out more on our International pages

Things you should know


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Edge Hill University receives £100k to support partnership with major fabric manufacturer

Edge Hill’s SME Productivity and Innovation Centre (SME PIC) have been awarded more than £100k to improve the competitiveness of one of the UKs leading global fabric designers and manufacturers.

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Real-world experience – Business and management, accountancy and marketing

The key to all of our Accountancy, Business and Management and Marketing courses is to provide all students with the opportunity to develop and gain experience in the real world.

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My clearing story: Elizabeth

Prestonian Elizabeth Craine is studying for a BA (Hons) in Marketing with PR, but despite excellent academic predictions she wasn’t always certain that university was for her. After falling in love with Edge Hill University, she applied through clearing. This is her story.

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Together in electric dreams

VR is a great tool to engage students with, they love it. Anything that gets the students out of their seats, chatting, laughing and interacting is a good start. Even the quietest of students got up and engaged, a real great activity to enhance togetherness and inclusivity. 

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Grenfell Fire: Five Years on how safe are our high rise buildings?

Five years on from the devastating Grenfell Tower fire emergency services management expert Professor Paresh Wankhade examines what lessons the London Fire Brigade have learnt as a result of the ongoing enquiry.

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Release your inner entrepreneur

Professor of Leadership and Management, Paresh Wankhade, tells us what it takes to be an entrepreneur and leader in business and how you can develop these skills on a Business Degree at Edge Hill.

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Why do we buy what we buy?

As an avid shopper herself with previous experience of working in retail, Professor of Services Marketing, Kim Cassidy, is fascinated by consumer behaviour and engagement. Kim explains the importance of understanding consumers and how students can explore this on a Marketing Degree at Edge Hill University.

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Edge Hill University students working with West Lancashire Police to stamp out drink spiking

Students from Edge Hill University will see some of their ideas on how to combat drink spiking adopted by West Lancashire Police.

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Quality of Edge Hill’s research recognised in latest evidence

Edge Hill University has had more than half of its research classed as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021.

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Accountancy in society

Professor of Accountancy, Alisdair Dobie, is interested is interactions between accounting and society, particularly the changes in accounting and what this means for society.

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Master your employability – mock assessment centre days

the Business School runs a ‘Mock Assessment Centre Day’ for all second-year students every year to help you stay ahead of the competition.

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The Show Must Go On: Business School leads theatre’s recovery

Business experts at Edge Hill University have helped one of the UK’s most iconic heritage theatres to recover from the impact of Covid-19.

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Business support

Not only does research help to develop the expertise of our own staff – and ultimately enhance the student experience – but it is also used to inform the policies and practice of businesses and organisations.