The University of Oxford is known for producing the world’s next leaders and is noted across the world as being one of the best – and hardest universities that exist today. Graduates from Oxford automatically have an advantage when being considered by the world’s top and most innovative employers and it’s ranked sixth in the world for its faculty to student ratio, meaning smaller class sizes and therefore, a better quality of education. Some of the BAs available for those interested in business are Computer Science, Economics and Management.
Warwick Business School is a part of the University of Warwick and the MSc Management course taught there has been ranked ninth in the world by The Economist. The school also uses The Shard where they organise educational and networking events. Some of their best courses for potential business students are BSc International Business (with Languages) and MSc Management of Information Systems & Digital Innovation.
Newcastle Business School offers 12-month work placements to undergraduates on some of their courses, as well as encouraging students to think globally by offering international placements. Courses that may be of interest to up-and-coming entrepreneurs are BA Politics and Economics, MSc Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship and BSc International Business Management.
Like Oxford, the University of Cambridge is a badge of honour as most employers will assume that Cambridge graduates are extremely smart. However, they do have some killer attributes including over 100 libraries, nine specialist museums and a language centre where students can learn a new language. Business graduates may be interested in the MPhil in Economic and Social History and the MPhil in Economic Research as well as BAs in Economics, Human, Social, and Political Sciences and Computer Science.
Birmingham is located right in the heart of the country’s industrial sector and the University of Birmingham has links to businesses in this industry. It has been ranked the 7th university in the UK for employability with over 97% of students being in employment 6 months after graduating. The university also offers the opportunity for students to study in Dubai with the courses BSc Accounting and Finance (Dubai), BSc Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science (Dubai), BSc Business Management (Dubai) and more.
The University of Reading is considered to be one of the leading research-intensive universities in the UK and has been ranked number 205 in the world according to the QS World University Rankings for 2020. In 2018, it was ranked as being in the top quarter of UK universities for the third year running in the Times and the Sunday Times. The university offers businesses courses including BSc Management with Information Technology, BSc Consumer Behaviour and Marketing and a BA in International Management and Business Administration with French, German, Italian or Spanish.
In 2019, the University of Manchester was ranked at its highest ever place in the university world rankings. It currently ranks as the 27th best university in the world, 6th in the UK and 8th in Europe according to the QS World University Rankings. Business students may be interested in BSc Artificial Intelligence, BSc Computer Science and Mathematics and BAEcon Economics and Politics.
The University of Edinburgh is ranked the 20th best university in the world by the 2020 QS World University Rankings and the 6th best in Europe by the Times Higher Education Ranking. The university offers an MA in Economics with Environmental Studies, Finance and Management Science and a BA in LLB Law and Accountancy, Business, Economics, French or German and more.
The University of Sussex is ranked as one of the top 30 UK universities by The Guardian University Guide 2019 and The Complete University Guide 2019. The university also sits in the top 200 universities in the world. Some courses of interest to budding entrepreneurs include BSc Finance and Technology, BSc Psychology with Business and Management and BSc Computing for Business and Management.