Business and Economics

The School of Business and Economics is committed to developing well-rounded, highly sought-after graduates equipped to succeed in today’s global economy.

Why choose to study business and/or economics with us?

We're one of the top business schools in the UK

Triple-accredited business school (AACSB, EQUIS, AMBA)
Top 10 in the UK for Business Studies (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021)
Top 10 in the UK for Accounting and Finance (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021)
Top 15 in the UK for Economics (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021)
1st in the UK for Librarianship & Information Management (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021)
Rated 13th in the UK for ‘Research Power’ in Business and Management (REF, 2014)
We hold the UK’s Chartered Association of Business Schools’ ‘Small Business Charter’ for our work in enterprise.

This is reflected across all of our degrees and research opportunities:

Master's degrees

PhD opportunities

It's a great way to supercharge your career

Business and economics graduates are in great demand. Whether you study with us at MSc, MBA, professional education or doctoral level, our programmes are designed to equip you with the business and economics skills required by employers and which you will need to fulfil your career ambitions.

We're triple-accredited

Consistently ranked as a top 10 UK business school by national league tables, the School is also proud to hold AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA accreditation. These rankings and accreditations internationally validate the quality of education offered, from teaching and research to student support and facilities.

We’ve cultivated a research culture which aims to inspire and support

Integral to the School’s philosophy is developing research of the highest level that both informs academia and is also instrumental in helping shape and influence the wider world. According to the latest Research Excellence Framework, 75% of the School’s Business and Management research output is considered ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally relevant’.

The School’s inspiring and supportive academic community enables students and staff to explore the latest challenges confronting businesses and governments today.

You'll be taught by expert academics

The School’s experiences of working with over 2,000 companies worldwide ensure its academically challenging postgraduate programmes are underpinned by the latest best practice and research.

Teaching is delivered by expert academic staff, many of whom have first-hand experience in business, finance, management and government policy.

An experience you can tailor

The School offers a truly diverse and international environment, enabling you to gain the skillset and knowledge required to achieve your future career ambitions. Optional modules enable you to specialise in the fields that interest you the most. Many taught programmes include practical projects, as well as guest lectures and workshops from industry partners.

As a postgraduate student you can also typically access extra-curricular corporate masterclasses as and when these are organised by the School. All of this contributes to a lively, supportive and enriching learning environment.

You'll be able to access facilities across campus

You will have access to spacious study areas and the latest audio-visual equipment to support teaching and learning.

We also have our own trading room, which incorporates Thomson-Reuters Eikon financial trading software, enabling you to practically apply concepts learned during the programme.