School of Business and Economics


How businesses can work with us

Working with Business, Public and Voluntary sector organisations

Our partnerships with organisations around the world ensure that our teaching and research is informed by the latest best-practice through relevant case studies, guest speakers, and unbeatable networking opportunities for students.

These partnerships, alongside our world-class research, ensure our teaching is commercially relevant and addresses the ‘real world’ challenges facing businesses and policy makers in the rapidly changing global economy.

We are committed to helping organisations to succeed by sharing and applying ideas, knowledge, technologies, skills and services. We want to work with you and understand your business so we can provide practical solutions to your challenges and help you flourish. To find out more about how we can work with you, please get in touch.

There are many ways that we can work with you and here are some examples;

Senior Leader Level 7 Apprenticeships

With more than 30 years' experience in developing and delivering innovative executive education programmes with employers, our Senior Leader Level 7 Apprenticeship programmes utilise our expertise in applying our research knowledge and delivering executive education.

Senior Leader Level 7 Apprenticeships offer an innovative and cost-effective way of attracting, developing and retaining high-calibre employees to your business. We work in collaboration with employers to design programmes that meet specific business needs. We appoint dedicated Programme Directors and Academic Mentors as well as having a Workplace Learning Manager to support your organisation and your apprentices throughout the programme.  We also ensure that apprentice feedback and performance monitoring are fed back into improvements to our programmes.

Why an apprenticeship?

  • Make the most of your levy contributions
  • Develop, promote and retain your most talented employees
  • Gain recognised, accredited qualifications from a UK Top-10 business school
  • Benefit from flexible part-time learning
  • Work with us to create a bespoke programme that is tailored to your specific challenges and needs

MBA projects

The Managing Innovation module gives students the opportunity to work on live projects alongside innovation partners and plan a strategy for developing something new.

Students also have access to the advice of a range of start-up business experts and present their strategies to the company directors. Our aim is to inspire students to realise their own business ambitions.

For more information on how you can work with us please contact Dr Amanda Berry.

MBA Internships

Students who choose the MBA with Internship option are seeking to secure a 45-52 week professional internship in their second year.

An MBA internship is an excellent way of attracting talent to your organisation. It is a cost-effective way to have a skilled MBA student with international work experience working in your organisation, bringing fresh ideas and inspiration to tackle one-off projects or particular management issues.

Our students value the opportunity to contribute to UK organisations, apply their MBA learning and previous work experience.