Invest in your business future with the University of Bath School of Management

“Your head runs too much upon Bath; but there is a time for everything — a time for balls and plays, and a time for work. You have had a long run of amusement, and now you must try to be useful.”

These words, penned by Jane Austen in her novel Northanger Abbey, are what often come to mind when we picture the 18th Century Georgian architecture and pursuits of the city of Bath; attractions that endure today as we celebrate its age old splendour. But there are other things in modern Bath that cement it as a leader in certain fields, and as Austen wrote, these fields certainly tend to be of great work and usefulness.

Amongst its modern assets is one of the UK’s leading business schools, the University of Bath School of Management, a School that continues to lead within the major rankings. The Complete University Guide 2017 ranks it 1st for Marketing and 2nd for Accounting and Finance, while The Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2016 ranked it 1st for Business Studies.

The School of Management offers a range of business degree courses, from undergraduate to postgraduate and post-experience level, all designed to give students a solid foundation in key business disciplines. These courses attract around 2,500 students: 150 MBA students, 500 MSc students, 250 research students and over 1,500 undergraduates.

Due to the school’s focus on excellence, courses are acknowledged as a hallmark of quality and professionalism, the employability rate of students is high and corporate partners are keen to be associated with the university.

Take a closer look at some of the ways the Bath School of Management is excelling in various fields, and how you can be involved as a student, corporate partner or employer:


The School of Management has a well-deserved reputation for research and ranked 8th in the UK in the latest research evaluation exercise (Research Excellence Framework  -REF).

Research is highly valued at Bath and research-based degrees are available for those who wish to specialise in an area of academic research relating to management, including a PhD and a DBA in Higher Education Management.

Employability rate

Thanks to high quality courses and practical elements that give students work experience within related fields, Bath School of Management has some of the highest employment rates in the UK.  99% of all School of Management MSc graduates are employed within six months of graduation* (based on those who were looking for work and for whom data is held. Based on Financial Times ranking methodology).

Practical and interactive elements

The School of Management courses have a huge emphasis on practical work experience, from undergraduate courses through to tailored executive development programmes for middle and senior management.

Corporate partners

The university’s unique and innovative business partnerships with global companies like BP, PwC, BMW, Zurich, EY, J.P.Morgan and more provides Bath Business students with a rich array of work experience and employment opportunities, from which they continue to reap the benefits long after graduation.

“We’ve chosen to work with Bath for over 4 years because of the excellent calibre of students,” a Graduate Recruitment Manager at PwC – one of the world’s leading professional services organisations, boasting a presence in 157 countries – says of Bath’s Business graduates. “We continue to recruit talented students year after year,” the Recruitment professional adds, highlighting the real-world applicability and unparalleled career opportunities of the Bath Business degree.

A unique postgraduate experience

Bath’s sterling postgraduate business provisions aim to significantly boost rates of graduate employability through the provision of one-year, high-quality academic teaching perfectly combined with practical experience. Employers consistently note that Bath graduates are so highly sought-after because they leave instilled with the skills to manage across a broad range of business sectors, and are, essentially, already ‘work ready’.

And since Bath has been ranked number one for Business Studies by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide for 2016, the university’s status as world-leader in postgraduate business education is one that resonates across the globe.

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