Studying business at university is a great way for your child to kick-start their career – and, with the chance to gain valuable work experiences, develop a range of skills in different industries and build a powerful network of contacts, London offers unrivalled opportunities during and after their studies.
What’s more, they’ll be able to take advantage of the government’s Graduate Visa – enabling them to stay and work in the UK for up to two years after they graduate.
Based in the heart of the city, Regent’s University London is a solid choice for budding entrepreneurs and future leaders, with opportunities for them to engage with all aspects of the business arena.
Experience a wealth of opportunities
Whether your child sees themselves launching a new product, pioneering a start-up or leading an international brand, London is the place to be to see their career soar – with a strong reputation and influence around the globe. Studying in the heart of the city, Regent’s students take advantage of all that London offers – from museums and archives to networking events, business headquarters and financial hubs.
While they study, they’ll learn from our vast network of experts – academics, alumni, leaders and entrepreneurs – and discover the importance of building and maintaining business relationships, as well as developing their academic skills. Our ongoing partnership with Walpole (the official sector body of UK luxury) gives them access to lectures and masterclasses with CEOs and senior leaders of global businesses like Harrods, McLaren Automotive and dunhill – and enables them to pitch ideas, work on live industry projects and learn to think like a leader and changemaker.
They’ll soon create a business network that they can lean on in the future – building their own little black book, mapped to their career path.
Study in the world’s largest business hub
London is home to some of the world’s most important economic hubs – from the financial district
in Canary Wharf and legal firms in Holborn, to creative businesses in the West End and Parliament in Westminster. It’s home to over 250 foreign banks, more than any financial district in the world, and its investors funnel over £200K above the global average into its start-ups – so your child will be in a prime position for starting their own business, or joining one of the world’s most successful.
The UK’s largest sector, making up 79% of our total GDP, is the services industry – an entire sector existing exclusively to support businesses. Although your child will be able to work in practically any sector after they graduate, the strength of London’s services industry means that there’s a special need for graduates with business and entrepreneurial skills.
In fact, Regent’s is the university that develops the highest percentage of business founders in the UK, according to Resume.io. The study also found that over 12% of our graduates go on to form their own companies, proving the odds are high for students to leave Regent’s with the knowledge, skills and contacts to become successful business leaders and entrepreneurs.
Learn English – the language of business
English is known the ‘lingua franca’ (or ‘bridge language’) of global business, and a good grasp of it
is essential if your child wants to work overseas. If their native tongue isn’t English, we offer a range of English language courses that will help to improve their vocabulary and boost their confidence, including a pre-sessional course designed specifically for those about to join university. And with the city right on their doorstep, they’ll be ordering coffee with friends and chatting stocks, growth and margins in no time!
Become a global citizen
The world of business is an international one and it’s important to start connecting with people all around the world, as well as in the UK. With Regent’s attracting students from over 140 nationalities, your child will not only make international friends, but also gain valuable business insights into their cultures, including what does and doesn’t work internationally. Plus, they’ll have the chance to learn a wide variety of languages and, if they choose, study abroad in one of our 60+ partner universities around the world.
Our students develop such deep connections, they often join forces – finding future co-founders on campus and launching brands and business ventures together, in London and around the world.
Your child will never get tired of the experiences we offer. Discover more at www.regents.ac.uk.