School of Business

School of Business


The School of Business is proud of its international reputation for delivering high quality education in the academic areas of accounting, finance, business, economics, international business, communication, marketing and public relations.

Students within the School are encouraged to ‘think outside the box’ - researching, understanding and presenting creative solutions to contemporary business challenges.

About the School

The School of Business aims to be recognised as a world-class provider of innovative, real-world business education and research that is underpinned by a commitment to developing inspired graduates and business leaders of the future.

We offer a comprehensive portfolio of undergraduate and postgraduate courses, which include opportunities for PhD research. Our commitment to teaching and learning is underpinned by a strong research profile.

We are keen to underpin our approach to teaching and learning by working collaboratively with international, national and regional organisations. Potential collaborations may include:

  • Research projects or government-funded knowledge transfer initiatives
  • Our students gaining relevant experience in the workplace through either short-term or year-long placements
  • Real-life business-related student projects in areas such as marketing and digital communication

The School has professional associations and accreditations with the Institute of Directors (IoD), the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR), the Public Relations Consultants Association (PRCA), the Institute of Direct and Digital Marketing (IDM), the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW), the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).

Colleagues within the School are committed to:

  • Delivering excellent standards of teaching and learning in accounting, finance, business, economics, international business, communication, marketing and public relations
  • Promoting a learning culture that supports our students in the development of their employability skills through continued professional development
  • Achieving sustained excellence in research outputs that impact upon contemporary global business thinking and practice
  • Engaging in knowledge transfer activities that support key organisational strategies and the wider community

The School of Business offers the unique LaunchPad leadership development programme, providing students with opportunities to enhance their professional skills and empowering them to become the global leaders of the future. LaunchPad students learn about the challenges of the current job market from employer and graduate perspectives and the leadership approaches needed to address them, in both theory and practice.

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The School of Business has a strong research profile, which is focused around two main research centres: