The best just got better

We’ve spoken to employers, entrepreneurs and business people, and responded with a redesign of our first-year programme that will equip you with the skills and knowledge you need to launch an exciting career in the ever-changing, dynamic world of business.

Real-world learning

Prepare for the real world of business with real-world learning.

  • Gain relevant and practical skills and knowledge as you unpack real-world problems with your lecturers and classmates.
  • Explore the story of a growing company – taking it on its journey from start-up to a small-medium sized enterprise, culminating in a global business.
  • Experience in the classroom what it’s like to work in different roles in a company.
  • Experience what it’s like to turn an idea into a business.
  • Have the opportunity to tackle some of the ‘grand challenges’ faced by businesses today, such as the future of work, sustainable business practices, or transformative business models in a complex, digital world.
  • Test the assumptions that sit behind business.

You’ll explore questions like whether business enterprises can be sustainable and environmentally responsible – a force for good in the world.

Develop your professional skills

With these hands-on experiences, you’ll develop your professional skills. Critical capabilities that will enhance your employability in any career you choose:

  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Programming
  • IT

Learn business the way it’s done

Your first year will be a unique learning experience:

  • You’ll complete an integrated set of core courses where you will see how the disciplines of business fit together, experiencing the multi-disciplinary dynamic environment that businesses actually operate in.
  • You’ll be part of innovative workshops where you will explore and solve real-world business problems. A workshop might be planning the roll-out of a new product – bringing together and applying Marketing, Management, Supply Chain Management, Commercial Law, and Innovation and Entrepreneurship knowledge – to complete your successful launch.
four students working in unleash space

Innovative learning

Your first year will be both active and interactive!

  • Flipped classrooms
  • Interactive workshops
  • A mix of team and individual, active learning
  • A blend of online and in-person learning
  • New learning hub (featuring our new, state-of-the-art finance trading room and makerspace)

Your first year in Business – the integrated core

Your first year at the Business School offers a unique experience, completing an integrated core of Stage I courses.

Explore your first year course plan