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Who we are

Birmingham City Business School is built on business. Part of Birmingham City University, we have a unique relationship with the extraordinary city we’re rooted in, renowned for its entrepreneurial and commercial past, present and future.

Our Mission

Our aim is to educates managers and professionals to handle today’s realities and tomorrow’s challenges.

Our Mission

Advisory Board

Discover the wide ranging expertise of our Birmingham City Business School Advisory Board.

Advisory Board

Building your career

With us, everything starts with business. So we provide you with the building blocks for a successful career, by developing your skills for life as well as teaching you what you need to learn for work. Business can’t be studied in isolation.

So we deliver work-integrated learning, going beyond connecting you with business alone. Through short projects, long placements, partnerships with business and all the right accreditations, you start your career the minute you walk through our door.

Birmingham and beyond

Business demands innovation and performance. So our research is applied and relevant to the organisations around us, as well as further afield.

With us, so much is informed by Birmingham’s distinctive economic profile and the wider world of business beyond. Our subjects and courses include what you’d expect of a business school, and so much more.

Walk around our stunning city centre campus. You’ll find us at the heart of the renaissance of our world-leading city, where energy and ambition meets opportunity. Join us and become a part of it.

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Our Courses

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Our City

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Our Placements

Why study with us?

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

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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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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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Business Advice Centre

Business Advice Centre

Our Business Advice Centre allows you to work closely with firms to enhance your academic experience as part of live projects under direct supervision from academics and industry experts.

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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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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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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.