At Huddersfield we have a long and proud tradition of business education. We were the first institution in the UK to offer a marketing degree and we recently celebrated the 25th anniversary of our MBA programme. We work closely with employers and professional bodies to ensure the course is relevant to today's employment market. You'll be exposed to practitioners from industry and the professions both on an academic level and in preparing you for your future careers. Law and accountancy students can benefit from partnership schemes that link you with major national and international firms - bringing you closer to the professions.
We have strong links with professional bodies such as the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and the Association of Project Management (APM).
Huddersfield: An ideal location
Huddersfield is one of the largest towns in the UK. Located in the North of England, the University is very much at the heart of the town and the local community.
Situated in the centre of town, the University of Huddersfield campus is a short walk away from public transport links, bustling shopping networks and nightlife. The campus itself has a distinctive combination of old and new architecture. The Huddersfield narrow canal runs through the campus, offering a stunning focal point and a reminder of Huddersfield's great textile heritage.
Huddersfield is only a short train journey from the major cities of Leeds and Manchester (both contain major international airports) and the historic city of York is only an hour away. There is also some spectacular countryside surrounding Huddersfield and various clubs and societies at the university take advantage of the countryside, through activities such as mountain biking, hiking, canoeing, and caving.
About the Business School
The new Business School building was opened in 2010 at cost of £17m and is the most eco-friendly building on campus. It's a state-of-the art facility and provides you with a modern, professional environment in which to learn and develop
A WOW room offers students a unique teaching facility in which top quality video conferencing technology enables communication with students and academics around the world.
The Learning Development Group (LDG) offer a dedicated service helping our students to improve their academic skills in areas such as referencing, presentations skills, time-management, academic reading, referencing or academic writing.
Our Placement Office works with international and national employers to ensure excellent work experience opportunities are available to our students on sandwich courses as well as giving advice in areas such as interview skills and preparing CV's and covering letters.
All teaching rooms have been finished with the upmost quality and the school boasts a number of newly-equipped computer labs.
The 'Street' offers a café with comfortable seating making it a perfect area for socialising, networking and relaxation over a fresh coffee, muffin, bacon butty or refreshments of your choice.
If you prefer fresh air then the inner courtyard and terrace which overlooks it offers an alternative social space.
The new Business School is also the most environmentally friendly building on campus, designed to be energy efficient, incorporating state of the art energy saving technology.
The University of Huddersfield Business School is a thriving centre of student excellence based upon our core subject areas:
- Accountancy, Finance and Economics Courses
- Business Management Courses
- Business Studies Courses
- Law Courses
- Logistics, Operations, Hospitality and Marketing Courses
You will find a wide diversity of different students to meet and work with. This opportunity to exchange ideas with people of different nationalities and backgrounds enhances the learning experience for all our students.
We have a long tradition of providing study options to cater for a wide range of undergraduate, postgraduate and professional needs. Most of our degree programmes offer a year on paid work placement ('sandwich' courses). You will have the opportunity to gain real life business experience in national and international companies such as Microsoft, Fujitsu, KPMG, Apple, Jaguar and Marks and Spencer's.
Innovation is central in our course portfolio at both degree and Master's level and we can offer specialised courses in areas such as:
- Sports Promotion and Marketing
- Risk and Disaster Management
- European Business
- Financial Services
- Environmental Management
On campus services
The town centre campus has all the facilities you would expect from a large University including modern purpose-built teaching, social and catering facilities, a shop and ATM machines.
There are extensive library, computing and IT services with specialist staff available to provide support, advice and information. PC facilities are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The library has a wide range of information resources including over 400,000 books, journals and audio-visual materials. Students can also access over 10,000 e-journals, 60 databases and over 350 PC's which are supported by colour and black-and-white printers plus scanning and documentation services.
Our specialist business and law subject team are trained to help and provide information either in person or by phone and e-mail.
The campus is well served by catering areas and coffee bars in a number of different locations and the University is within walking distance of the numerous town centre bars, cafes, shops and restaurants.
The university has a sports and fitness centre with a fully equipped gym, squash courts and sports hall and a regular programme of classes from step aerobics to yoga and martial arts.
Dedicated to quality in teaching and learning
By choosing the University of Huddersfield you can be guaranteed of a continuing dedication to quality and high standards in our teaching and learning.
The University consistently performs well in the annual National Student Survey in which students are asked to rate their university experience and pass their verdict on factors such as teaching standards, academic support, facilities and overall satisfaction. The results from 2011 show that the University of Huddersfield has scored an overall satisfaction rating of 85% and is well established in the top half of the UK-wide table.
Huddersfield has shown one of the biggest improvements, adding six percentage points to its 2010 score. Within the overall figures, several courses at the University of Huddersfield have recorded impressive scores, such as Business and Engineering (both at 90%).
The University also has an excellent track record for getting graduates into jobs; around 94% of our graduates across all subjects go on to full-time employment or further study within six months of graduating - an excellent success rate for graduate employment. What contributes to this is the practical elements of our courses, enabling students to gain real hands on experience of the working environment, develop career and employability skills and put theory into practice.
We want you to get the best out of student life and are here to make sure you succeed and have a university experience to remember.