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Business courses to launch your career or lift you to new career heights

Choose UWS's School of Business & Enterprise for professionally-focused business courses designed to equip you for career success – wherever you want to go next.

About the School of Business & Enterprise

UWS Business & Enterprise courses are tailored to suit the needs of modern-day businesses, meaning that studying with UWS will give you a sought-after skillset which will:

Our business courses are recognised for quality and flexibility, attracting both national and international students. Our strong links with industry and world-class research underpin our courses which are delivered on each of our five campuses and through many partners across the globe. Our courses are:


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Our Professional Recognition

All our degree courses are professionally accredited or working towards accreditation.

  • Professional accreditation through institutions including: Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), Chartered Institute of Public Finance & Accountancy (CIPFA), Chartered Management Institute (CMI), Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS)
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Don't take our word for it

All our courses are tailored towards careers in business and are highly regarded for producing practical, business graduates in Scotland, the United Kingdom, Europe and across the globe. Many graduates from the School of Business and Enterprise have been successful in multinational companies across the globe. Recent graduates include:

Due to the variety of guest speakers and lecturers who came to campus, my eyes were opened to the wide range of jobs that my BAcc qualification could lead to

Fatima Jamshed, BAcc (Hons) Accounting graduate, Fund Accountant at BNP Paribas

I mentioned that I had just completed the UWS MBA and was immediately asked to apply for the job which I secured 

Jason Fernandes, MBA graduate, Investment Analyst at JB Equity

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Continuing Professional Development courses

We understand that you are a busy professional. We understand that as an ambitious, self-motivated, business achiever and influencer you are seeking to enhance your competences, skills, and knowledge and maybe those of your your colleagues/staff. UWS's School of Business & Enterprise can help you as an individual in enhancing your career or help your organisation in its continuing professional development aspirations.

In addition to our part-time and online Masters provision, we develop and deliver bespoke training programmes in a variety of specialisms on a part-time, flexible, or online-only basis. Businesses and public sector organisations across the world benefit from our courses designed for real-world impact.

Talk to us about your professional training needs:

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Research with purpose

The School is respected at home and abroad for its research and consultancy which focuses on the economic development of communities, enterprise and innovation, and leadership and organisational performance. Our fast-growing research community includes one of the largest set of PhD students in Scotland. Companies such as Abbott UK, Astra Zeneca, Doosan Babcock, Honeywell, Hoover Candy, Mars Waltham, Rolls Royce and Vaskutek benefit from our consultancy.

Research groupings within Business & enterprise

Fresh angles on Africa

Economic development, not aid, is the focus for research in the School’s Centre for African Research on Enterprise and Economic Development. Inspiring ideas range from banking efficiency to the Ethiopian commodity exchange. The Centre builds on the University's decades of experience in Africa and exceptional links with business and government leaders throughout the continent.

Green shoots

We’re part of a world-leading pilot to investigate boosting rural Scottish economies by using renewable energy to produce micro-algae. The School is leading on business strategy, financial, economic and market analysis expertise for the ASLEE (Algal Solutions for Local Energy Economy) project. 

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Within a highly international university, our School has the biggest proportion of international students. Our global outlook generates opportunities for study or work experience abroad. Many School staff are working as consultants on international projects. We draw participants from across the world to conferences, workshops and seminars. As a student, you can gain from our links with partners in China, India, Russia, Europe and the Persian Gulf States.

Information for International Students

Contact Us

If you have any queries relating to our School, please contact us at or call us on +44(0)141 848 3932

Companies that we work with

Staff from the School of Business & Enterprise work with leading organisations for research and consultancy projects and our students gain practical work experience and guest lectures from leading multinational organisations

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