Achieving excellence with the Ulster University Business School

Ulster University prides itself on a standard of excellence, driven by great teaching, state-of-the-art facilities and a core focus on employability.

Each year 2,000 students participate in work placements, with 94 percent of students finding themselves within employment or further study within six months of graduation.

The Ulster University Business School (UUBS) exemplifies the university’s ambition, with plans on becoming the leading centre for entrepreneurial education in the UK and Ireland by 2021. Over 5,000 students and 150 staff make up the UUBS community, which offers programmes in undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral disciplines across its four Northern Irish campuses – Belfast, Jordanstown, Coleraine and Derry/Londonderry.

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UUBS strives to prepare students for life after graduation. The school boasts more than 60,000 alumni across 120 countries. Strong relationships with the Harvard Business School and the leading centre for entrepreneurial education in the US, Boston’s Babson College, grants students the unique opportunity to learn from and interact with two of the most established business schools in the US and the world.

The Ulster University Business School seeks not only to develop students’ intimate understanding of how businesses are formed and succeed in theory, but also in practice. Small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) engagement is of key importance at the university, encouraging students to build their own ideas on setting up successful businesses in the future.

The future success of the learners is of paramount importance to the Business School. The following new courses offered at UUBS include a three-month internship, designed to give students an insight into the world of work as they build relationships that could be of use post-graduation:

Master of Business Administration (MBA) with Advanced Practice: This course holds international recognition and introduces students to the essential functions of business and management. Based in the Jordanstown campus, this general management qualification covers areas such as finance, marketing, economics, strategy and leadership.

Another new programme offering a paid work placement is the Master of Science in Management with Advanced Practice, which offers a 12-week internship built into the third semester. The course offers an advanced qualification combined with practical managerial experience, which proves invaluable for students pursuing a managerial or entrepreneurial career in industry and commerce.

Also based at the Jordanstown campus, the MSc in Marketing with Advanced Practice programme places strong focus on boosting the employability of each student – with previous alumni gaining employment with industry leaders like Diageo, PriceWaterhouse Coopers, Accenture, Deloitte and KPMG.

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A dedicated team of on-campus career guidance counsellors are available to help students find a career best suited to their skill set. From day one, students have full access to the Career Development Centre, with staff offering help and advice on helping students reach their full potential.

“Our commitment to employability, to our students and to external industry, is threaded through every aspect and every department of the University.”

“We have fostered extremely valuable relationships with businesses across a wide range of industries to help develop high-calibre, industry-ready graduates,” says Damian McGivern, Director of Employability at Ulster.


Applications are open to these courses above for January intake with a range of unique scholarships still available. To register your interest email Natasha Walsh, Global Recruitment and Engagement Officer,

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