Published: 25 November 2020

Prepare for an outstanding career with a degree from Surrey Business School

In these uncertain times, choosing the right university has never been more important. Find out what makes Surrey Business School stand out from the crowd and why our graduates go on to do great things.

Students at Surrey Business School

We understand today’s business world

We don’t just understand the factors that are shaping business today or the challenges that our students will face throughout their careers, we also undertake the research needed to influence positive change.

Our academics are at the forefront of a range of business issues; from the application of digital technologies, the changing roles of great leadership, to how new enterprises are created and sustained.

Surrey Business School research has helped governments around the world to develop digital strategies and trade policies, has shaped the working practices of some of the biggest employers in the world, and has helped small and medium-sized companies in industries as diverse as automotive, retail and mining. The academics behind this research will be your teachers.

Find out how research from Surrey Business School is having an impact on the business world today.

We support hands-on learning

University is a transformative experience, preparing you for your future career in a job market that’s sometimes turbulent. Surrey Business School students, from a multitude of cultures, thrive on participation and being active in their learning experience, so they can bring real-life experiences to their careers. We support this through:

  • Professional Training work placements. This year, the University of Surrey won the National Undergraduate Employability Award for the Best University Placement Service for the second year in a row. Watch this video to hear from three of our Surrey Business School students as they share their placement experiences.
  • The opportunity to study and work abroad. Nearly all undergraduate students at Surrey have the opportunity of spending at least a semester with one of our world-wide partners. Find out what countries our students visit here.
  • Extra-curricular opportunities to work with businesses and gain entrepreneurial skills through SurreyIDEA and Student Enterprise.
  • The opportunity to work on real-life business challenges, such as this marketing campaign for a drinks company as part of a Consultancy Project module.

We place employability at the centre of everything we do

Employability is built into our curriculum for almost every subject on offer. Our courses bring students into contact with business, and increasingly our undergraduate students are choosing to spend a Professional Training placement year with companies such as Microsoft, Gymshark, IBM and The Walt Disney Company.

We have over 15,000 business school alumni from 130 countries across the world. They keep us connected to enterprises and organisations across the globe, and they forge international connections and links to sectors in every industry. Find out more about our alumni, and alumni benefits.

Surrey Business School graduates have gone on to work for an impressive range of companies from start-ups and SME’s to large corporates including Accenture, Barclay’s Bank, Cadbury, Ernst and Young, JP Morgan, PriceWaterhouseCoopers and Tesco (plus many others). The Graduate Outcomes survey 2020 found that 96% of Surrey undergraduates are in work or further education.

Hear from our students, and what they’ve gone on to do, in our Student Stories.

We are a global community

At the University of Surrey our staff and students come from over 130 countries, and at the Business School we partner with 47 universities around the world and work with a network of business partners and companies. We are a school with real and significant reach. Lots of what we do is local to Guildford, but you will also find our students working and studying across Europe and North America, Australasia and Asia. We believe the opportunity to work with people from different cultures is invaluable.

Find out more about our global culture.

We have the accreditations and rankings to support our story

We are accredited by both the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and the Association of MBAs (AMBA) as well as course specific professional recognition from industry bodies, confirming our commitment to quality and continuous improvement. We have also been awarded the Athena SWAN Bronze Award, which recognises the work Surrey Business School has undertaken to create an inclusive culture that values its people.

Furthermore, this year we were ranked in the top 10 for business and economics in the United Kingdom by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020 by subject.

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