Cardiff University Business School

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Cardiff University Business School

We are a world-leading, research intensive business and management school with a proven track record of excellence.

We are also proud to be the world’s first public value business school. Guided by our progressive public value strategy and principles, we are committed to delivering economic and social improvement through interdisciplinary teaching and research that tackles the grand challenges facing the world today.

As a global community of staff and students, representing multiple countries and nationalities, we offer a vibrant and collegiate environment. This enables and supports the delivery of transformative thinking and impactful research.

Currently ranked sixth for research quality (out of 101 UK business schools), 86% of our output is classed as world-leading, while our research environment came joint first. We are also consistent, as one of only two business schools in the UK to rank in the top 10 in each government research exercise since 1992.

The social, economic and political relevance of our research is integral to the public value ethos we have embedded within the School and we are committed to generating real impact.

In teaching terms, we offer a broad and diverse range of courses at undergraduate, postgraduate, PhD and executive level. Our academics, who are working at the forefront of their disciplines, translate their research and experience to the classroom setting, providing students with current and front-line insight and knowledge. In addition to academic excellence, we are committed to supporting our graduates’ employability and provide significant opportunities to gain real world practical experience through placements, internships and live business projects.

We work closely with the local and national business community to source and provide our students with placement opportunities, but also in other mutually beneficial ways, whether formally through knowledge transfer partnerships, our executive education provision or collaborating on measurable research.

We are a dynamic and engaged business school, looking to the future, to new innovations, new ideas and new partnerships. These relationships and initiatives are integral in helping us achieve our bold public value mission.


We offer a wide range of degree programmes at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Our research and challenge-led approach to teaching and research means that you will be learning from academics who are at the forefront of their disciplines – pioneers in their fields of study. We are also breaking down the academic silos to encourage greater interdisciplinarity, recognising that current business and social problems require a new way of thinking and a combined effort and expertise to solve them.

There is a keen competition for places and entry standards are demanding, reflecting the high calibre of our offering and the success of our graduates. You will therefore be welcomed in to a diverse, vibrant and stimulating student community which encourages peer-to-peer learning in addition to the formal tuition you will receive.

Many of our courses are accredited and will provide you with exemptions to a number of industry membership bodies. This is just another way in which we work to provide you with all the advantages you will need to forger a successful career in the sector of your choice.

Undergraduate students


Our undergraduate degree programmes balance theory and practice, helping you to excel and compete in the open job market.


MBA students

The Cardiff MBA

The Cardiff MBA will challenge, develop and prepare you to become a leader in the changing global business world.


MBA student

MBA Media Management

This programme combines the core ingredients of the long established MBA programme with the opportunity to understand the distinct management challenges of the media industry.

Executive MBA students

Executive MBA

The challenging EMBA programme is designed to help you gain knowledge and enhance your professional performance.


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Specialist master’s degrees

Our range of specialist master’s programmes attract a diverse and international cohort of students.


Postgraduate teaching centre

Postgraduate research

Join our dynamic, innovative research community and collaborate with colleagues working at the forefront of their disciplines.


Executive Education room

Executive Education

Our transformative Executive Education provision is research-led, practitioner driven and achieves real and measurable impact.



Tel: +44 (0)29 2087 4674