The School has an excellent reputation for learning and teaching and is proud of its work on an international level, with our Accounting and Economics courses ranked number 1 in the UK for student satisfaction in the 2017 National Student Survey (NSS). Our aim is to nurture and develop global managers of the future via leading-edge programmes, shaped by the latest research, professional practice, innovative business insight and international opportunities.
Students within the School are encouraged to ‘think outside the box’ which involves researching, understanding and presenting creative solutions to contemporary business challenges.
We offer a variety of courses, which will equip you for employment in a wide-range of professions. We are proud of our graduates, many of whom have gone on to work in the UK and abroad.
Our LaunchPad leadership development programme is unique to our School and provides students with opportunities to achieve their professional goals, whether they want to gain entry to the top 100 companies in the UK, embark on an international career, or set up a business. LaunchPad students learn about the challenges of the current job market as well as helping them to develop their skills through a mixture of workshops, events and company visits.
We are renowned for developing graduates who are highly employable and have strong entrepreneurial skills. All of our degree courses offer a 48-week work placement opportunity where students can work in a real business and gain vital work experience. There are also opportunities for work experience through short internships, placements and volunteering. Many of our students have been offered permanent employment or an internship following a work experience opportunity.
The school has associations and accreditations with various professional bodies including 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), the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).
Our division of Tourism, Hospitality and Events offer specialist courses for people who wish to, or are working in, management positions in the tourism, hospitality and events industries. We have strong links with leading companies such as Disney Florida, Marriott Hotels, Events Northern Ltd and Merlin Leisure. The Division hosts the Institute of Transport and Tourism and The Dark Tourism Forum.
We offer a varied range of business and management related programmes. You will benefit from our strong business network with local and national businesses. The companies we work with offer internships, placements, live projects and mentors to provide you with excellent practical experience. Whether you are looking to start your career on a high, or are looking to expand your knowledge base and climb the next step on the career ladder, we have many options for you to choose from.
Our postgraduate suite of programmes are designed to allow you to take the next step in your career and become an inspiring business or management leader. They offer a rigorous and challenging process of personal and managerial development in which you are encouraged to make your own unique contribution. We have the foundations, innovative approach and real-world experience, to offer the best in postgraduate education.