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About the Suffolk Business School

We have high expectations of our students. We recognise that your background and experience are unique, so we work with you individually to build your confidence and resilience. We insist on treating you as a professional from day one of your studies so that you develop into a switched-on, career-ready graduate who is able to make an immediate impact in your future career.

Throughout your degree you will have the opportunity to work with a range of businesses, from exciting new start-ups to multinational companies operating all over the world. Unlike many traditional institutions, we are fully embedded within our local community and the regional economy. We consider ourselves to be a leading partner in the development of tomorrow’s business leaders.

Suffolk is a hotbed of creativity and entrepreneurialism, and Ipswich has recently been voted the best place in the UK to start a new business. We believe there is no better place to study. We are at the heart of this burgeoning community, drawing entrepreneurs from across the county and further afield through events such as the annual Suffolk Business Festival, which is held on campus every autumn.

Suffolk Business School programmes are accredited by a range of professional bodies including the following; The Association of Festival Organisers, CIPD, The Heritage Alliance, Association for Events Management Education, East Anglian Festival Network, Chartered Management Institute, Highfield qualifications, Association for Tourism in Higher Education and the Institute of Charted Accountants in England and Wales.

For Business

We are a new Business School developed by, with, and for Business.

The University of Suffolk has developed a number of key partnerships in the business community and works closely with the Suffolk Chamber of Commerce, the New Anglia Local Economic Partnership (NALEP), large corporate organisations, regional innovation centres and local SMEs to ensure our curriculum and extra curricula activities responds to the needs of modern business.

All of our activities are underpinned by a commitment to diversity and sustainability, exemplified through the work of the Suffolk Centre for Female Entrepreneurship (SCFE) and our annual BME Business Awards. The University has joined the national network of enterprise and entrepreneurship educators, Enterprise Educators UK (EEUK) and is increasingly offering flexible and affordable short courses and continuing professional development (CPD) opportunities.

Through consultancy work, internships, knowledge exchange and research projects we can work with you to develop your business, your people and your ambition.

Research Institues

The University of Suffolk is very proud to be home to a vibrant and dynamic research community with a range of specialist academic expertise. As a student-centred university, our undergraduate and postgraduate courses are underpinned by high-quality applied, professional, and practice-led research. 

The University of Suffolk’s vision is to be a strong community impact university. We are very proud that our research is having significant impact on the economic, cultural and educational lives of the communities we serve regionally, nationally and internationally.

We have a range of specialist research institutes at the University of Suffolk. You can find out more information on these here

Our Blog

Take a look at our Suffolk Business School blog, written by our academics and exploring the latest in business news, trends and research.

Suffolk Business School Consultancy Service

Established in 2017, we engage with clients who are seeking guidance in respect of commercial, management or other organisational challenges.

Our broader objectives

  • To assist businesses and other organisations in the East Anglian region, and beyond
  • To showcase the talent cultivated at Suffolk Business School
  • To increase the commercial awareness of the University of Suffolk
  • To bolster relations with Suffolk Business School’s alumni network

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IoD Awards

Thanks to the generous support of the Institute of Directors, Suffolk Business School will award three new prizes to students during the academic sessions 2018-19 and 2019-20. The three awards are unlike others made by Suffolk Business School insofar that the awards do not deal narrowly in performance metrics. Instead they have been designed to reflect and promote the ethos of the University of Suffolk in a fashion that develops and showcases the skills, talents and orientations of its students.

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Suffolk BME Business Awards

For the fourth year, the University of Suffolk and the Bangladeshi Support Centre are working in partnership to present these awards, which aim to celebrate the diversity of businesses originating in the BME communities of Suffolk.

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