Spotlight on Bournemouth: University ranking in top 10 for Business and Management

12 Jan 2017 - Barni Homden

Bournemouth University (BU) provides a great first step towards a career in the world of Business. This is partly thanks to BU’s academic research, which has helped the University rank in the UK top 10 for Business and Management research impact.

This score is granted by the Research Excellence Framework, which ranks universities based on the quality, influence and importance of their research.

BU has taken a highly practical and proactive approach to research in the area of Business. Its current or recent work has focused on areas such as regulation and taxation, influences on consumer behaviour, foreign direct investment, and market research.

This important research has helped to strengthen BU’s reputation for Business-related disciplines. It informs and improves the quality of teaching in the field, benefitting both undergraduate and postgraduate students.

The Bournemouth University ranking is in part due to the University's AACSB member Business School, which offers many degrees, including Accounting and Business, Advertising, Business Studies with Marketing, Economics, Events Management, Retail Management, and Tourism Management.

This wide variety of degrees will help to tailor students’ studies to a specific career, better preparing them to enter the workforce with solid practical knowledge.


BU also offers excellent opportunities for work placement years and job experience – something that is increasingly important to employers. In fact, Bournemouth is the #1 university in Britain for the number of students on placements (Higher Education Statistics Agency).

This emphasis on practical experience and employability means that Bournemouth University’s graduates enjoy very good job prospects, with a high graduate employment rate of 93% (Higher Education Statistics Agency).

Overall, the Bournemouth University ranking is down to a mix of exceptional Business research and a focus on practical experience that really give its graduates an advantage.

To find out more about BU and the courses available to you, visit the Bournemouth University page. With foundation courses and other preparation options for international students interested in bachelor’s or master’s degrees, we can help you progress to Bournemouth University.

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