City, University of London almost seems destined to be strong in the area of Business Studies. After all, it’s situated in the heart of the City of London, a distinct district within London that happens to be one of the world’s great business hubs and a centre of global finance. It’s also an area that lent the university its name.
But City has also put a lot of effort into offering Business students the best possible education. Making smart use of the University’s proximity to London’s biggest businesses, City ensures that students are offered a unique opportunity to begin a successful life in business.
City takes Business Studies, and its related disciplines, extremely seriously. For example, Cass, the University’s Business School, is a real powerhouse for Business education, and is one of an elite group of business schools with triple accreditation – something only 1% of the world’s business schools can claim.
This is reflected in the University’s ranking and research. The Research Excellence Framework ranks City 7th in the UK for Business and Management, alongside other universities that provide exceptional Business programmes.
It also ranks City 7th for both research output and research power in Business, proving that the University's teaching staff are true experts in the field. After all, the quality of a university’s research can be a great indicator of the quality of teachers and teaching (find out more about why research matters).
Business in London
Of course, studying in London has its own advantages for City. The University has jumped at the chance to make strong connections with employers and businesses, giving students a unique opportunity to gain experience and network.
Students at City will have the chance to embark on a work placement year, with companies such as Microsoft, Goldman Sachs and the Bank of England as potential placement destinations. This enables students to gain fantastic real-life exposure to some of the world’s biggest businesses, and enhance their CVs before they’ve even graduated.
The University benefits from its close proximity to the City of London in other ways too. Students will get to hear from businesspeople, financiers and experts based in London, as it’s convenient for them to lecture or speak at the University. It also helps to be right in the heart of the action; the School has its finger on the pulse of the global commerce that flows through London.
Graduates who mean business
Graduates from City with a related degree can look forward to successful careers in business and finance. City, University of London has an impressive ranking of 15th in the UK for Business Studies (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020).
It’s no wonder that City graduates are popular with employers when, as students, they’ve had access to City’s brilliant teachers, facilities and business connections. Many Business graduates from City end up working in high profile companies, or even setting up their own businesses. Numerous City graduates have gone on to become CEOs of major companies and institutions.
Find out more about how a degree from City, University of London could impact your career, and prepare you for a successful life in business.