Bath School of Management: Integrating the real-world into learning
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Bath School of Management: Integrating the real-world into learning

Bath School of Management: Integrating the real-world into learning

“We are keen to generate ideas that have impact in the workplace and believe that students learn best through interactive debate, so the opportunity to question current thinking is positively encouraged.” – Professor Veronica Hope Hailey, Dean, Bath School of Management

Bath is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, loved for its rich history and captivating beauty, and a popular student destination. The city is also home to the University of Bath School of Management, an institution that consistently innovates to deliver a world-class business education.

Producing sought-after graduates

Bath School of Management is highly ranked. They offer accounting and finance courses that are ranked 1st in the UK by The Guardian University Guide (2019), and marketing courses that achieved 1st position in The Complete University Guide 2019.

It’s no secret that this school knows how to get good results. Preparing you for the working world is not an offshoot of your degree; instead, a focus on real-world learning sits at the heart of the student experience.

That’s why the school is well-known for producing highly-employable graduates. The University of Bath is among the top 20 universities targeted by Britain’s leading graduate employers, also boasting an impressive employment rate. 87 percent of 2017 graduates received a job offer within three months of graduation*.

Besides being a practical institution with outstanding links to industry and professional organisations, Bath School of Management is a champion of professionally-relevant courses developed in partnership with employers. By mastering the latest business concepts and providing a wealth of experiential learning opportunities, they instil real-world skills and produce competent business professionals.

Future Business Challenge


This week-long competition is open to all MSc students at Bath School of Management. It gives them a chance to get out of the classroom and put their knowledge into action, navigating complex structures and concepts as they look to uncover what makes a business resilient?

“The goal is to get students to develop tremendous critical antennae around what makes a business different, what might make it fragile, or what might make it really enduring,” says Margaret Heffernan, author, speaker and teaching fellow at the school.

Students work in teams and visit a range of successful companies in London and South England. Striving to offer the best-of-the-best to business and management students, the school has previously worked with business juggernauts like Google, IBM, Rolls Royce and more.

It’s a unique and incredibly valuable opportunity, giving students the chance to:

  • Learn from a host of impactful multi-nationals, start-ups, local companies and other organisations
  • Discuss contemporary business challenges first-hand with industry leaders
  • Enjoy multiple guest presentations from business experts
  • Learn about company cultures and daily business processes
  • Network with employers and alumni working in companies with varied business models
  • Present your findings to an experienced panel of judges

“What I learnt from [the companies] about their culture is actually having a direct impact on my course presently, and also here in the university, the guest speakers were insightful and very engaging,” says Babatunde Olumide Sanwo-Olu, MSc Innovation and Technology Management student and participant of the challenge.

“It gave me a unique view of some of the organisations or businesses that I could potentially work in.”

The Practice Track


Offered as an alternative to the traditional dissertation, the Practice Track is a company-sponsored summer project in which teams solve real business problems for real business partners like Cisco, Unilever, Vodafone and EDF Energy. Only students enrolled in the following programmes can enrol in the Practice Track:

Students on the Practice Track receive training in project management, presenting and research methods, all of which are desirable skills for the modern employer.

Unrivalled business experiences

With opportunities like these up for grabs, it’s no wonder that Bath School of Management achieves such impressive rates for graduate employment. Bath graduates are revered because they walk into the workplace and create value from day one.

*Employment data based on those for whom data is held (75% of 2017 graduates). 8% said they were not seeking employment and are not included in this calculation. 

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