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Why study with us?

Here are our top 10 reasons to choose the Birmingham City Business School.

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£22,000 Average Starting Salary

Median salary

We give you the building blocks for a successful career. The median salary of a Birmingham City Business School UK graduate working in full-time graduate-level employment within six months is £22,000. 

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Built On Business

Everything starts with business

From our industry standard facilities to our excellent links with the city's businesses, we have all the connections you need to start your career the moment you walk through the door. 

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Outstanding Accreditations

All the right accreditations

We have accreditations from several awarding bodies, including a platinum award from the ACCA. This means that the course is as up-to-date as possible, taking into account the very latest developments in the profession.

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Year-long Placements

Industry experience

You have the opportunity to embark on a year-long sandwich placement as part of your Undergraduate degree course. This will get you invaluable experience before you graduate, at such companies as BMW, John Lewis and Disney. 

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Travel Scholarships

See the world

There are a variety of exciting possibilities open to you, ranging from our successful international travel scholarships scheme helping charities overseas, to one of our many international study exchange programmes.

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Birmingham Links

In the heart of the city

You will study in our state-of-the-art City Centre Campus, ideally located for you to take advantage of our links to Birmingham’s business district, one of the largest in the United Kingdom.

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Graduate +

Extra experience

You will be able to benefit from our Graduate+ initiative. This three-year award programme enables you to gain award levels for all the extra-curricular activities you undertake so that you can stand out from the crowd on graduation.

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Market Gaps

In-demand skills

Our courses have been designed to address perceived gaps in the business sector to make you more employable. This is reflected in our courses offering unique pathway options, allowing you to specialise in your chosen field. 

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Industry Links

Hear from the best

Our close links to industry mean we regularly host talks with leading experts in business and beyond. This can give you insight into current trends in the business sector, and inform your future career choices.

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Experienced Staff

Hands on experience

You’ll learn from industry experienced staff, who have worked for such companies as Tesco and Selfridges. Their invaluable knowledge will give you a teaching experience you won't find anywhere else.

Built on business

Here at Birmingham City Business School, everything starts with business. We have a unique relationship with the extraordinary city we’re rooted in, renowned for its entrepreneurial and commercial past, present and future.

We provide you with the building blocks for a successful career, by developing your skills for life as well as work.

Who we are

Whoever you are at heart, be you!

Whether you're social, creative or ambitious at heart, be you at Birmingham City University.

There's so much going on in Birmingham – from the buzzy street markets to the unmissable transformation of the whole city and our campus. Study here at you'll be at the heart of it all.

Find your course

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Ask our students anything!

If you want to know what it's really like to study at Birmingham City University, there's no better people to ask than the students who are already here doing it. They'll be able to answer all your questions - big or small - and show you around the campus too. Make sure you say hello!

Our facilities

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CITY Trading Room

CITY Trading Room

Students on our Finance and Economics courses have the opportunity to work in our ‘CITY Trading Room’ using the same investment analysis software as traders, financial analysts and decision makers in the investment industry.

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Marketing Link Agency

Marketing Link Agency

We have our own student-run, in-house marketing agency, The Link, where you can sharpen your skills with briefs and projects from leading businesses and organisations, such as Edgbaston Cricket Ground, Serco and Cure Leukaemia.

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Curzon B

Curzon B

We're expanding! Work is nearly complete on our new six storey extension, Curzon B, which will be able to house over 3,000 students and staff. 

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City Centre Library

Our City Centre Library houses over 65 million sources of information, from books to online resources. It has several banks of computers, and its own coffee shop.

All the right accreditations

Here are all of the accreditations the Birmingham City Business School holds.

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AACSB

Birmingham City Business School is a member of AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Find out more.

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ACCA

We have been approved under ACCA's Approved Learning Partner - student tuition (ALP-st) programme and given the award of Platinum Level Tuition Provider. This means we have access to a range of development opportunities and tools provided by ACCA.

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AIA

Accredited by the Association of International Accountants (AIA) for the purpose of exemption from some professional examinations.

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CABS

Awarded the Small Business Charter Award by the Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS), in recognition of our work supporting start-ups and small businesses.

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CIMA

Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) for the purpose of exemption from some professional examinations through the Accredited degree accelerated route.

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CIPD

Approved by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.  This allows successful students of the BA (Hons) Human Resource Management degree to upgrade their Student Membership to that of Associate Membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

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CIPFA

Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) for the purpose of exemption from some professional examinations.

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EFMD

EFMD membership means the Birmingham City Business School is part of the leading international network in the field of management development, comprised of management education providers, companies, public sector organisations and consultancies.

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ICAEW

Accredited by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales for the purpose of exemption from some professional examinations.

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IFA

Accredited by The Institute of Financial Accountants (IFA) for the purpose of exemption from some professional examinations.

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CISI

We are a Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI) University Partner, offering students in Finance and Investment, and Business Finance, the opportunity to sit a professional qualification before graduating. Full details.

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