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Business and Marketing

International experience

Take advantage of International study abroad options

Industry recognised

Gain a professional qualification alongside your degree

Workplace learning

Work placement opportunities on every course

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

Our business courses have all been completely re-written. We’ve worked with employers and professional bodies to make sure our degrees are cutting edge and provide you with the skills to be a 21st century manager.  You will be joining Staffordshire Business School as we build on our success of last year in the league tables and as we continue to grow our portfolio of digitally led business courses.

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 have opportunities to visit global organisations and events. Throughout your course you will be asked to solve problems, create plans, analyse data and develop innovative solutions to real life business problems.  JCB, The BBC, and Porsche are just a few groups our students have met with recently.

You can also choose to study our BA (Hons) Business Management  or BA (Hons) Marketing Management degree over two, three or four years and from 2019 we are also offering a new BSc (Hons) Business Management (International) degree which includes an option to study overseas at one of our partner universities. If you’ve already completed a foundation degree or HND then why not join us for one year on our part-time top-up route where you’ll get a full BA (Hons) at the end.

We’ve teamed up with the Institute for Leadership and Management (ILM) and with the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) to offer you added value.  This gives you access to loads of networking events, online resources and membership to the professional body plus additional qualifications and exemptions from their professional exams.


Work experience and careers

Whatever you choose to study at Staffordshire University you will have the opportunity of a work-placement, where you’ll gain experience and connections to give an edge in your future career.

This work experience may link to your study, 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, and 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.

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.

Our students

Craig Holdcroft
Business Management

Joining Staffordshire University Business School has turned out to be the best decision I’ve made in relation to my career and future prospects. The team at the business school have been amazing and continue to offer me all of the encouragement I could ever want to aim towards a first class degree. Something I couldn’t have even imagined a year before in the world of sales management.

Hannah Seera
Business Management with a Foundation Year

My last 3 years at Staffordshire university have given me more than I could have asked for. I was given an opportunity to work a years placement during my sandwich degree, I gained major knowledge and experience within my career field and to top it off I was offered my graduate job out of it. My time here with the other students and lecturers have been magical in terms of support and wellbeing. The resources and opportunities here are fantastic and one thing Staffordshire University has taught me is that everything is achieved through hard work and dedication. 

Konrad Sowinski
CIM Diploma

My successful completion of the CIM marketing courses helped organise my knowledge of marketing and brought my skills up to date. With my background in sales and no previous academic knowledge of marketing, the courses have given me a competitive edge, helped apply the latest marketing practices at the organisation I work for and increased my professional confidence.

Jack Tordoff
Business Management

I have experienced first-hand just how relevant a Business Management degree from Staffordshire University can be. The theories we learn, practice, and apply to assignments can be similarly applied to real-life business situations. As part of this course, I completed a 12 month Industrial Placement with Aldi. Throughout the Placement I had the opportunity to lead various projects - looking at real business issues – where the models and approaches taught at Staffs proved to be instrumental. A Staffs Business Management degree is your competitive advantage!

Ben & Michael Dyer
Business Management graduates

Our Business Management degree gave cousins Ben and Michael Dyer everything they were hoping for, from approachable, experienced lecturers, to accessing a huge network of businesses in the wider community.

Their business, The National Enterprise Challenge, launched in 2012 and now employs 10 staff. They've worked with Theo Paphitis (pictured) and Lord Sugar, and have recently won the Social Entrepreneurs of the Year award.

Fleur Robinson
Commercial Director, Burton Albion Football Club

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.

Kate Fenton

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.

Jack Haynes
Business Management & Entrepreneurship

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.

Our staff

Hazel Squire
Hazel SquireHead Of Department- Staffs Bus Sch (Tef)

Hazel is a member of the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) and has expertise in management within an education setting, leadership and management, and organisational behaviour. Her research interests include leadership and management,…

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Vicky Roberts
Vicky RobertsSenior Lecturer

Vicky's background was originally banking and finance, where she worked in numerous roles throughout the UK, including corporate finance, securities, mortgage lending and international trade. Her interests have grown and developed over the yea…

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Dr Tolulope Olarewaju
Dr Tolulope OlarewajuLecturer (Tef)

Tolu currently lectures on a range of topics primarily focused around the areas of economics, business strategy, entrepreneurship and international business. He is also the Course Leader for the MSc International Business Management course.

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Our graduates

Amy Clowes , 2018

After a work placement with Lucideon during her degree, Amy joined them as a graduate and has progressed to a Marketing Executive in the company.

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Jonathon MacAllan Business Management, 2016

After graduation Jonathon went straight into a management trainee role, he is now a marketing manager handling the digital presence of a successful company.

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Calvin Ip Advertising and Brand Management, 2015

Achieving his degree meant that Calvin had marketing and business skills to bring to his fourth generation family’s battery manufacturing company in China.

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Nick Peng Advertising and Brand Management, 2015

Austrian-born Nick took advantage of a specialist creative institution partnership with Staffordshire University to complete a third year of study in the UK.

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Alfie Latifaj Business Management, 2014

Graduate Alfie has successfully transferred the skills and experience gained through his degree to his current career in the movie industry.

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Jessica Laramy , 2014

Business graduate Jessica is the UK Marketing Manager for Boon Edam Limited, the leading global manufacturer of prestigious revolving doors.

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Ben and Michael Dyer Business Management, 2012

A business idea, formulated whilst on their degree courses, led cousins Ben and Michael to launch their company to inspire thousands of school kids every year.

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Jakub Racinowski Advertising and Brand Management, 2012

After moving from Poland to the UK to pursue an interest in advertising, Jakub works for a multinational electrical and telecoms retailer as a senior executive.

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