New courses will help graduates succeed in business

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New courses and continued partnerships with employers at Teesside University Business School are helping graduates meet the needs of the modern day business.

Every student in the Business School is guaranteed the opportunity of work-related learning – from shadowing and mentoring to work placements and internships – to ensure they are work-ready when they leave university.

The courses, many of which have been designed in collaboration with industry partners and with professional accrediting bodies, will be delivered by leading academics at the university’s award-winning campus which has seen £260m of investment in recent years.

Masterclasses and workshops delivered by national business leaders, and a £1,000 Business Kickstart award for eligible undergraduates enrolling on a Business School course this Autumn, are all part of an improved offer from the new-look Teesside University Business School, with additional study places available during Clearing which begins next Thursday (18th).

Courses cover a variety of business disciplines for undergraduate, post-graduate and part-time study.

They include a new Bachelor’s degree in Sports Management and Marketing, developed in partnership with Premier League side Middlesbrough FC, and other first degrees in subjects including Business Management, Economics and Digital Marketing.

The new vision for the Business School is reflected in ‘Teesside 2020’, Teesside University’s strategy which sets out a five-year vision for the university and was launched by Vice-Chancellor Professor Paul Croney.

In Teesside 2020, the university has pledged to provide a stimulating learning environment by collaborating with employers and organisations to develop graduate skills, work experience, and relevance to ensure ‘real-world impact’.

The Business School’s programmes and employability opportunities are influenced by the international companies in the region like SABIC, Nissan, Samsung and Hitachi, and big employers like Sage, Northumbrian Water, Proctor & Gamble and Virgin Money.

Major brands including Siemens, the NHS, Visualsoft, Amec and Greggs plc have worked with Teesside University Business School as it plans for further growth nationally and internationally.

There is also a strong focus on entrepreneurship. Teesside University has helped more than 300 graduates launch new businesses through its on campus support, and in 2014/15, a total of 49 new businesses were launched with help from initiatives such as the DigitalCity programme, more than any other university in the region.

Teesside University Business School Associate Dean Dr Keith Hurst said: “At Teesside we have a fantastic track record of working with our partners in industry to meet their needs.

“The courses and work placements offered by our Business School will equip students with the necessary skills and knowledge to meet all the demands of the world of work.

“Businesses can be confident that Teesside graduate talent will help their company to grow and prosper.”


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