Aspiring business professionals must equip themselves with the knowledge and tools needed to navigate the new global economy.
If you’re looking for a strong business school that will prepare you for the global business market, you may want to consider Liverpool Hope University (LHU). The institution’s Liverpool Hope Business School stands out among international students for several reasons; chief among them its accreditations, strong industry links and global community, which serve as pillars of strength.
Becoming an LHU student means you benefit from the experiences only Liverpool can deliver. Liverpool – dubbed one of the world’s friendliest cities by Rough Guides – is known as a city of amazing music, art, culture, history and sport. All of this, combined with it having some of the lowest living costs for a university city, make for an unparalleled student experience.
All-round business degrees
Prospective undergraduate students can choose from a variety of business programmes, including the BA (Hons) Business Management programme, where you’ll learn the dynamics of the business environment and how organisations operate in increasingly uncertain situations. You’ll also examine small to medium-sized enterprises and global multinational companies – public, private and not-for-profit, with a focus on business principles, organisational dynamics and management processes.
Meanwhile, the International MBA will appeal to students who want a highly relevant postgraduate qualification that acknowledges and engages with the cultural differences that are present in complex and dynamic business environments. The programme develops your management and leadership capabilities, equipping you with the skills and knowledge needed to adapt to the ever-changing global business market.
AACSB accredited and a global community
The Business School is AACSB accredited, which puts it in a group of elite global business schools. AACSB International is the longest-serving accrediting body for business schools, and the largest business education network connecting students, educators and businesses worldwide.
As a student at the Business School, you’ll benefit from a global faculty. Lecturers come from all corners of the globe, enabling you to learn business through a global lens. The school also boasts strong partnerships with universities abroad, including those in Europe and Hong Kong, providing you with an opportunity to study across the globe.
Strong industry links
Strong industry links are vital in keeping teaching and learning relevant, acting as a bridge for students to engage in innovative research. The school works in collaboration with the premier league club, Everton FC, undertaking exclusive research with the Socio-Economic and Applied Research for Change Centre (SEARCH). SEARCH is an interdisciplinary research centre that merges the academic fields of business, economics and sociology as core research functions.
Research aside, equally important is the fusion of real-world practices and insights within university programmes. The school ensures that you’ll have contact with industry practitioners, including the chance to enjoy guest lecturers from local businesses, while Industry Week serves as a platform for you to gain an insight into how businesses run in the real world.
The school also has strong links with a range of leading local and national companies, professional bodies and organisations and a variety of innovative ethical and social enterprises, including Lloyds Bank, Aldi, Vimto, Grant Thornton and Vodafone. These efforts culminate in improving the employability of students and enhancing their relationships with local employers.
Valuable work experience and strong employability rates
As a Business student at LHU, you’ll enjoy a strong grasp of theoretical principles and opportunities to put theory into practice. For instance, undergraduate students participate in the Young Enterprise scheme, gaining real life exposure in setting up their own businesses in teams. Recently, one of the University’s Young Enterprise companies, Sweet Sips, won a place in the national finals and received an award for the sustainable nature of its products.
Meanwhile, International Masters students receive an international business consultancy with a three-month internship to improve their career prospects. Liverpool Hope Business School also organises the Insight to Business Awards that grant students a network with local and national businesses, enabling them to nurture their relations with potential future employers.
Unsurprisingly, the school boasts of strong employability rates – 98.1 percent are in employment or further education six months after graduating, placing the university within the UK’s Top 2 and 1st in England for graduate employment.
The best student experience
In speaking about his experience as a business student at LHU, Nathan, BSc (Hons) Business Management and Sport & Physical Education student, explained that his participation in the Young Enterprise scheme not only gave him a taste of how to behave in the business world, but also gave him an idea of the area he would like to branch into in the future. “I’m also involved in volunteer work with Everton in the community, leading PE classes and football lessons at primary schools in the area. The school has been great at setting this up for me,” he said.
So, if you’re looking to study with a university that offers an unparalleled learning experience, LHU may tick all your boxes.