Undergraduate Business Degrees

Get the skills you need to jump straight into a great career and be a success in the world of business.

On our Business Degrees, you'll study the cornerstones of business education, allowing you to develop your analytical and problem solving skills. You also have the opportunity to specialise with our digital marketing or human resource management degrees.

We're passionate about giving you real business experience. So, you won't just learn from us. You'll hear from industry guest speakers and visit global organisations and events. JCB, The BBC, and Porsche are just a few groups our students have met recently.

As well as three year degree courses, we offer two-year accelerated degrees if you are keen to get a head start, or four-year degrees if you want to ease yourself in gently. All of our courses offer work placement opportunities so you'll leave us work ready.


What our staff and students say

My degree allowed me to take a management position with a retailer in Norfolk, where I practiced a lot of the techniques and processes I developed at Staffs. Within one year I was being promoted up the management structure.

Jack Haynes - Business Management & Entrepreneurship

Taking a placement has given me the opportunity to develop my skills and the confidence to explore the career path that I would like to follow. My confidence and communication skills have definitely grown throughout the year.

Idris Alsharaff - Business Management

Although I was working at the time, my degree showed me which way I wanted to go with my career. The lectures were great and I still use what I learned now - such as employment law. We learned about HR, finance, marketing - it was a great, well-rounded course.

Kate Fenton - Business


You'll learn in different environments, from large lecture halls to IT labs. We've also invested in high-tech classrooms to enhance your teamwork experience.

The Beacon Building

A brand new building. It includes teaching spaces, IT labs, and a new cafe housed at the centre of the University's campus.

Specialist Facilities

We've invested £40 million in specialist laboratories, studios and updated social spaces. All to ensure you experience a balanced university life.

Cadman Studios

A brand new £11.5 million development. The Cadman Studios connects our new TV, Music Technology and Games Design facilities together. These include an Industry-standard television studio and control rooms, game motion capture studio and live music rooms built in acoustic boxes.

Halls of Residence

Your home from home. If you stay with us you'll stay in brand new facilities, social spaces and outside areas. Your new refurbished accommodation includes USB plugs, instant hot water boilers, outdoor pizza oven and Bluetooth kitchen speakers.

Take a 360 look at our Business Facilities


Your career is our priority. Our degrees are relevant and develop you into employable graduates. You'll gain a wide skillset to make sure you've got an edge over the competition.

We've forged links with organisations to run live projects with us. This is to improve your understanding business management and to develop wider employability.

These challenges give you a valuable insight into real work practices and expectations. And they'll help you to build your network of contacts for the future. Some examples of partners for recent projects include the Chamber of Commerce, FirstGroup, and Katherine House Hospice.

Employment Opportunities:

  • Business Managers
  • Human Resources
  • Marketing Officer
  • Public Relations
  • Retail Managers
  • Finance
  • Consultant
  • Systems analyst
  • Operational Researcher
  • Sales Executives

When Fleur joined Burton Albion, its business side was almost non-existent, but she has overseen huge changes. Last season alone, the club welcomed 105,000 spectators, 8,000 people enjoyed match day hospitality and around 30,000 guests attended a conference or event.

Fleur Robinson - Commercial Director, Burton Albion Football Club

I went to visit Staffordshire University and I was impressed with the people I spoke to and the facilities I saw. It looked like a good learning environment. I was also aware of the placement year and overseas exchange programme and saw the opportunity to broaden my mind and experiences in so many different ways.

Matt Grayson - Group Communications Director, Redrow

Simon Whitehouse is one of the youngest CEOs inside LVMH, the world's largest luxury goods group, with a revenue of over €40 billion. The Staffordshire University graduate and Stoke-on-Trent local has risen through the fashion industry at lightning pace, achieving his career goal by the age of 37.

Simon Whitehouse - CEO, LVMH

Guaranteed Work Experience

Who says students have never done a day's work? We provide the opportunity of work experience for all new students joining us in September.

This work experience may link to your degree, or it could be a broader experience. Our commitment will give students the best possible mix of knowledge and experience.

You'll benefit from excellent opportunities in industry. We've spent many years establishing our connections with businesses including Enterprise Cars, First Group Travel, Staffordshire Police, the NHS, Merck Sharp Dohme (MSD) and Banner Batteries.

Work Experience Opportunities

We'll encourage and support you to find work placements in the UK and overseas. These can range from a few weeks to an academic year and you'll have dedicated support before and during your stay. Students can also study with our partner organisations across the world. And in some cases students can get funded placements and work experience across Europe.