Our Expertise

There are around 100 full-time academic staff on our teaching team but their academic skills are just part of who they are.

We compare very favourably with many other universities when it comes to the contact time our students receive.

UniversityTime spent in lectures,
seminars and similar*
Birmingham City 37%
Coventry 27%
Nottingham Trent 26%
Wolverhampton 24%
Aston 19%

*based on comparing a finance-based business degree via Unistats

Our academic staff have worked in senior positions in companies such as, Tesco Stores Limited, The Prince’s Trust, Midland Heart Ltd, Hong Kong University, Barclays Bank, Land Rover, H&M and BT to name a few.

As a business school we have great links with industry, including the School's Advisory Board, which boasts the HR Director of Sainsbury's and Chairman of Rank, and visits from a wealth of business professionals. Past names include:

  • Tim Campbell and Ruth Badger – stars of The Apprentice
  • Emma Gray, Director of Marketing Services, Marketing Birmingham
  • Terry Leahy, former CEO of Tesco
  • Sir Ranulph Fiennes - Explorer, fundraiser and author

We've now added to our industry expertise with three Professors in Practice, key senior industry figures with the experience and connections to know exactly what employers need.

Professors in Practice

Our Professors in Practice are some of the UK’s key business practitioners and thinkers. They share their knowledge across the School and their insight and industry contacts add up to one thing – an incredible opportunity for you to give employers exactly what they’re looking for.

Professor Christian Edger

Professor of Multi-Unit Leadership

Professor Paul Turner

Professor of Management Practice

Our experts shape industry

Over the past decade, Birmingham City Business School has provided help and assistance to local, national and international businesses both large and small. These organisations come from most areas of business and commerce.