If you are someone who likes using your initiative, working in an exciting, fast-paced environment and thinking creatively to provide solutions to emerging situations, then the Business School is the place for you.
We know from the Covid-19 pandemic that the world is ever-changing, and it is difficult to accurately predict any future challenges with certainty. While things like the speed and outcomes of economy and business recovery may be unknown, studying a business-related degree provides you with the opportunity to learn as approaches are evolving and to develop your personal potential.
The future may not be known but one thing we do know is that you will be well equipped and prepared to seamlessly move into the graduate workplace. With transferrable skills like creative thinking, relationship building, project management and critical thinking, you can hit the ground running in any sector you choose.
What could be better than getting a head start on your professional memberships and qualifications? Listening to what the industry wants is important and we work hard to ensure that you are learning the latest and most coveted skills while with us. One way we do this is with our links to industry bodies, the Chartered Management Institute, Chartered Institute of Marketing, Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy. This means you not only keep up with the latest developments and changes in the industry but can also have already completed some professional qualifications before starting a graduate employment. What a way to kick start your career!
Starting from day one, we work to enhance our students’ career development in a world where many existing management theories and working practices are being disrupted or made irrelevant.
Even during Fresher’s Week, our students roll up their sleeves and respond to a live client brief under time pressure. Many also get the opportunity to work on projects in businesses as part of their degrees.
We treat each student as an individual and they get to know their tutors well. This individual attention also extends to our careers advice. We include modules on employability in all our courses, and students benefit from the close support provided by our careers team.
We explore different career paths, and emphasise the importance of flexibility, teamwork and creative solutions to class discussions, group projects and assessments, to help students get ready for working life.
Both our teaching staff and our student body are industry facing:
- We liaise with the relevant professional bodies when shaping our courses, so students graduate with the skills, and often selected accreditation, within their field of study.
- Most of our academic staff come from industry and those links enrich our students’ practical and hands-on learning experience. Our staff are actively involved with industry associations as guest lecturers, conference speakers and content contributors.
- Guest speakers from industry help align the student experience to business. Throughout their academic life, students hear live stories from individuals in both small and large businesses. This exposure and experience helps them explore different job functions and corporate cultures.
We are proud to be student-focused and employer-led which allows us to support your career development from day one. Working closely with our industry experienced lecturers and professional bodies we ensure that you experience a variety topics and hand-on activities, including live client briefs with businesses and preparing business plans and financial analysis.
You are more than just a number at the Business School, with a high lecturer to student ratio we work to ensure that your voice is heard and that you receive the support that best suits you.
Being able to confidently market yourself as you apply for graduate jobs is something, we have at the heart of our student experience. We have designed our courses to give you an advantage in preparing for the workplace with employability learning included across all years of our degrees. In addition to on course help, we have a dedicated careers advice team that are always on hand to answer any questions and support you in developing your CV and skills to ensure you’re in the best position when applying for graduate jobs.
The benefit of studying at BNU is that we focus on learning beyond the lecture theatre. You can put your theory into practise with real businesses with continued support from your lecturers. From live briefs with local businesses like Hearing Dogs for Deaf People to international companies like Sacla we work hard to develop links to industry to suit everyone’s interest. Once you become a part of the Business School you will always be a part of it. We proudly welcome back our alumni for events and talks so you can learn from their experience and see how a BNU degree can help you become a future business success.
We have links to a number of sectors to ensure as many interests as possible are covered, areas include health and social care, finance, banking, information technology and non-profit organisations. Whatever your interest and passions for your future career, we endeavour to give you as much exposure and experience in your chosen field during your university studies.