Surrey Business School: Top-ranked programmes, driving success
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Surrey Business School: Top-ranked programmes, driving success

When it comes to choosing a business school, prestige matters, and rankings serve as a testament to the quality, impact, and influence of an institution. Beyond mere numbers, they symbolise a commitment to innovation, a dedication to nurturing talent, and a promise to shape the leaders of tomorrow. Indeed, they can be your roadmap towards a future of boundless potential. For Abdulsalam from Nigeria, Surrey Business School at the University of Surrey was the ultimate starting point — and for obvious reasons.

“I came across it as one of Chevening’s partner universities on the scholarship website, and this alone speaks of the good reputation of the university,” he says. “To cap it all, it ranks as one of the top in the UK.” Second in the UK, to be exact, for Business and Management, with an overall satisfaction score of 95%, according to the 2023 Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES) results (CAH group 1). On a global scale, it places among the top 75 for Business Administration and among the top 100 for Management in the recent Shanghai Global Subject Rankings.

Accreditation from both the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and the Association of MBAs (AMBA) speaks volumes about the school’s unwavering dedication to meeting and exceeding the highest standards of business education. Hence, this institution attracts talents from near and far, with students, staff and alumni representing over 140 nationalities.

This pursuit of excellence is clear across all programmes, including the 11 courses offered with a February 2024 start date. Each instils a deep understanding of the subject while nurturing a range of industry-relevant skills. While rigorous, each programme is delivered in a positive and inclusive atmosphere. You’ll feel comfortable enough to express your ideas and opinions.

“Surrey Business School not only successfully prepares postgraduate students for highly skilled jobs, but it also provides a thoroughly enjoyable and satisfying learning experience,” says Dr. Constantin Ciachir, Executive Director of Postgraduate Taught Programmes. “Our high-quality and relevant teaching and research inspires and enables positive change in individuals, businesses, and societies.”

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Abdulsalam ran an SME for four years before choosing the International Business Management MSc as his launchpad to greater success. “I wanted to explore new ways of running and managing businesses on a global scale,” he says. While that is precisely what this programme focuses on, it can also teach you to develop and implement global strategies. “These are modules I would not have had elsewhere,” Abdulsalam adds.

Endorsed at programme level by the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA®) and module level by SAS© Institute, the Business Analytics MSc can teach you the ins and outs of making data-driven decisions. Through comprehensive instruction in descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive analytics, you’ll gain the skills to tackle intricate business challenges effortlessly. It also covers cutting-edge topics like artificial intelligence, machine learning, and management science.

If you’re more interested in confidently navigating an increasingly complex global financial environment, the Accounting and Finance MSc is worth considering. This programme is recognised by the Chartered Financial Analyst Institute (CFA) and nurtures a solid understanding of the main financial and management accounting systems while examining their application in decision-making. The course spans the principles of accounting, quantitative methods, corporate finance, ethics in finance, international finance, risk management, and more.

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The Digital Marketing MSc is equally broad. “The university understands that for a student to be successful, it is essential for them to not only adapt with the concepts related to the field but to also hone a strong business-orientated mindset,” confirms former Digital Marketing and Channel Management MSc (now Digital Marketing MSc) student Hriday from India.

The programme does this by helping students lay a solid foundation in digital marketing and encouraging them to complement the basics with their choice of two optional modules, which could cover designing digital hospitality services or digital project development. A solid grounding in the key areas of digital marketing is reflected in the compulsory topics, including digital marketing strategy, marketing research, entrepreneurship and the digital economy, and web analytics.

“Having this multi-dimensional approach enables students to view any scenario from a bird’s eye view and conceptualise the most suitable solution,” says Hriday. “I personally believe that my life has undergone a 360-degree transformation since joining the University of Surrey, and I have come a long way from the person I once was.”

The rest of Surrey’s postgraduate business programmes have a similar effect on students. The Business School also offers a FinTech and Policy MSc, International Corporate Finance MSc, International Marketing MSc, Strategic Marketing MSc, Entrepreneurship & Innovation Management MSc, International Financial Management MSc, and an Investment Management MSc — all of which are accepting applications for a February 2024 start date.

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Apply now and you stand to qualify for the Early Payment discount. Self-funded international fee-paying students who submit their deposit by the specified deadline on the self-service portal get an automatic 2,000 pounds award. Have outstanding academic achievements? Apply for the International Excellence Award, which comes with a 5,000 pounds fee reduction.

Perhaps the best part of all is that no matter your goals or aspirations, a Surrey Business School education will transform you into a career-ready graduate — evident through the fact that 94% of its postgraduate business alumni are in employment or further study within 15 months of graduating. To fast-track your journey to the top, click here to choose your pathway.

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