Business Engagement

Our practice-based Business School is proud of its vibrant relationships with businesses and community organisations from not only across our region but also in the national and international arenas. We have developed an integrative approach to our undergraduate and postgraduate courses that embeds practice intelligence as a means of delivering social, cultural and economic impact across our campuses, communities and international partners. Find out more about the Business School Impact System (BSIS)

Through our links with our business community we support our students learn an approach to business that integrates academic rigour within a practice based context. This approach is one which ultimately focuses the learner not only on the challenge but the means by which business and management problems may be resolved.

Business and community associates deliver case studies to students, give one-off lectures and offer company visits and support a range of development project projects: all activities that embed practice to enhance employability for our students.

Advantages for you and your organisation

  • Connecting you to international companies working in areas complementary to your own through our overseas centres and alumni
  • Access to lectures and events
  • Access to business-related research outputs and preferential rates for research projects such as market research and analysis
  • Solving problems and scoping opportunities: presentations to groups of students supported by academic staff
  • Preferential rates for facilities including our Postgraduate and CPD Centre
  • Access to a range of training and development opportunities
  • Access to academic expertise and funding opportunities via Innovation & Enterprise Service (view our reach and impact since the COVID-19 lockdown [PDF])


University of Bedfordshire Business School
Vicarage Street
Bedfordshire, UK

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