University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham

About University of Birmingham

The University of Birmingham (Birmingham) was founded in 1900 and is now one of the largest in the UK, offering degrees across a wide range of disciplines. It is a major centre of research and academic study with an established international reputation for excellence with 10 Nobel Prize winners among its staff and alumni. 

At Birmingham, we encourage bold, independent thinking and offer high quality academic experience to stretch and challenge you constantly. We encourage and empower people to turn ideas into reality and make important things happen.

Birmingham Business School (BBS) 

BBS has been a major player in business education for more than a century and it is one of the oldest university business schools in England.

BBS enjoys an international reputation and creates business degree courses which academically and personally prepare students for the working world through rigorous academic training, practical relevance and skills for career readiness.

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Rankings & Affiliations

A member of the prestigious Russell Group of 24 UK research-intensive universities
A member of the Universitas 21 global network of top universities around the world
84th in the world (QS World University Rankings 2024)
Top 14 in the UK University League Table (The Complete University Guide 2024)
Research Excellence - Ranked equal 10th amongst Russell Goup universities and equal 13th in the UK (by Times Higher Education based on Research Excellence Framework REF 2021)
Birmingham Business School ranked Top 100 worldwide and 10th in the UK of the Global MBA FT Rankings. (MBA 2023, Financial Times)

Why get a University of Birmingham degree at SIM

Birmingham programmes encourage bold, independent thinking and offer the quality academic experience that can stretch and challenge yourself.


Triple-crown Accredited School

Recognised by the AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS for quality and rigorous standards in business and management education


Programme Delivery

Taught by Birmingham academics and local practitioners


Research-led Content

Feeds directly into teaching for students to receive latest knowledge and insights


Degree Awarded

Degree certificate is the same as that awarded on the University’s home campus in the UK


Strong Alumni Community

Broaden network and open doors through alumni events and opportunities

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Hear from our students
Prashant Kumar
Prashant Kumar

After witnessing how his parents’ jobs were made redundant multiple times during their corporate career, Prashant Kumar knew he wanted to be an entrepreneur who could take the reins of his own destiny. More importantly, he is passionate about making an impact in his community with job creation. A graduate of the University of Birmingham, Prashant co-founded FREO Labs, a B2B brand, design and digital consultancy and shared his experience on this challenging but rewarding journey.

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Message from the Dean


"The University of Birmingham is a pioneer of business education and has been for 120 years, recognised globally by top employers for its research and excellence in teaching..."

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Professor Edgar Meyer

Dean, Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham

Disciplines Offered

Build ambitions and gain insights and skills for responsible business. 


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Business Administration

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Financial Management

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International Business

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