Capturing knowledge and inspiring ambition, we are collaborating with businesses to develop practical solutions and insights to solve real business challenges. We work with corporate businesses, SMEs, start-ups, national and local policy-makers, government and the third sector. Opportunities to share knowledge inform our research and mean that we can provide insights to bring meaningful change to your business.

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Impactful business collaborations

We collaborate with businesses across three different dimensions:

Research collaboration

from digital economy and innovation through fintech and analytics, from organisational psychology through logistics and business modelling, businesses collaborate with our thought leading academics to push forward the boundaries of knowledge and practice.

Education collaboration

from MBA students with senior management experience through specialist postgraduate and doctoral students developing new knowledge to undergraduate students with fresh perspectives, businesses have found solutions to their market and organisational problems.

Commercial collaboration

from academics who want to turn their knowledge creation in products and services to businesses who want to tap into our expertise as they develop new products and services, exploiting commercial opportunities is one of the ways in which we stay rooted in the real-world.

Collaborate with us

There are 10 ways in which you can collaborate with Surrey Business School.

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Our students undertake placements with multinationals, SMEs, public sector and third sector organisations; across a wide range of sectors, roles and assignments.

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Being connected matters in a world that is experiencing the dramatic effect of globalisation. We make sure that while you are studying you are connecting to business and industry with an international perspective. The pace of change is quickening and our courses can help you keep up with this.

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Executive education

Our executive education works in collaboration with you to deliver tailored education that will inform effective organisational change.

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If you have any questions on how your business can work with us, don't hesitate to get in touch.

Adrian Shanks

Adrian Shanks

Business Development Officer