Equipping you with a combination of specific retail industry knowledge and essential business management skills, our academically rigorous and practically relevant courses provide you with a thorough education in the art and science of retailing.
We are ranked in the top 10 for business and economics in the United Kingdom by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020 by subject.
Based on the evidence available, the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Panel judged that the University of Surrey delivers consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for its students. It is of the highest quality found in the UK.
What our students say
Read our student profiles to discover first-hand what it's like to study with us.
"My experience studying abroad at the University of Sydney in Australia can be described as the best 5 months of my life. From my experience I have made lifelong friends, developed personally, broadened my horizons, all while continuing my studies towards my degree."Sydney Carnes, BSc (Hons) Business Management
Professional Training placements
All of our undergraduate courses offer an optional Professional Training placement, which involves taking time out of studying to work in industry. Our placements give you the experience of working in a professional business environment, as well as presenting you with a unique opportunity to develop your confidence and professional identity.
You can do a placement here in the UK or you have the option to do your placement abroad.
Recognised as the Best University Placement Service (Over 500 Placements) at the National Undergraduate Employability (NUE) Awards 2020; we will support you with your application and ensure you are gaining the experience you need in a supportive environment.
We partner with over 2,300 national and international businesses of all sizes and across all sectors. These include companies such as Oracle, Morgan Stanley and the Walt Disney Company.
You have the opportunity to acquire international experience as part of your studies, by taking advantage of exchange agreements with our partner universities. Our study abroad opportunities will provide you with unique access to:
- Experience new cultures
- Learn new languages
- Improve interpersonal and communication skills
- Enhance your employability
- Expand your learning
- Network on an international level
- Enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Where you can study
Our partners complement our commitment to excellence in teaching and research and enable you to enhance your international outlook.
Locations of our partner universities include Australia, South Korea and Hong Kong.
With our Student Enterprise programme you can gain the skills to start your own business, develop your creative spirit and build your expertise for future employment.
See how Tomas Jancarek started his journey with us and set up his own business, Infinite Quest.
Recent Surrey Business School graduates have gone on to work for a range of companies, including:
- Abbey Road Studios
- Apple Inc.
- AXA Insurance
- Barclays Bank
- Compass Group
- Ernst and Young
- Gala Coral
- Hewlett Packard
- Intercontinental Hotels
- JP Morgan
- Marks & Spencer
- SEB Sweden
Why study with us?
Scholarships and bursaries
Discover how we may be able to support your studies with a host of bursaries and scholarships directly from the University of Surrey and external providers.