Our City and Campus
Birmingham is a young, creative, entrepreneurial city, with an open, thriving business community – which makes us the perfect place to study for a business degree and see how businesses work first-hand.
Birmingham is on course to be one of the 50 most competitive cities in the world by 2025 (Economist Intelligence Unit/Citi).
The Business School for a business city
We've forged strong links with many local (as well as national and global) organisations. It means that as a student you get every opportunity to put theory into practice and really understand what you learn.
Birmingham has a sustainable labour pool - it's Europe's youngest city with a high graduate retention rate. We retain a high number our Business School graduates in the city and our students have gone on to roles with Birmingham Airport, The Birmingham Law Society, Heartlands Hospital, Jaguar Land Rover, Mitchells & Butlers plc and West Bromwich Building Society, to name but a few.
The opportunity for our business graduates to find employment across the sectors in Birmingham is also greater than in other major cities:
|Employee category (number of people who are:)||Glasgow City||Manchester||Birmingham|
|Managers and senior officials||27,400||20,400||50,100|
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Reasons to study in Birmingham
- We've got the largest concentration of businesses outside of London – we’re home to 42,000 companies including almost 900 international firms.
- We've got a reputation as a leading European business hub and a £94 billion regional economy.
- We believe more investment is currently taking place in Birmingham than any other UK regional city.
- We have the UK’s largest regional business, professional and financial services industry.