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Southampton Business School

Enterprise

Southampton Business School can work with you to tackle your business challenges and boost productivity.

We have experts in many specialisms, ranging from data analytics and risk management to sustainability reporting. We engage with industry at local, national and international level to support economic growth.

Through consultancy and collaboration, we develop real-world solutions informed by research.

We work with businesses of all types and sizes. These include international companies like Microsoft and JP Morgan, and local small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), such as Lionel Hitchen and The Forest Foodie.

Ways we can help your business

We can help you achieve greater business success through:

Learning partnerships

We offer a range of courses to equip businesses with the knowledge, skills and behaviours to attract and keep the best talent.

Our courses are suitable for all sectors and business sizes. You can choose from stand-alone modules, lasting 4 to 6 weeks, or full programmes of 1 to 2 years. Topics include everything from leadership and management to equality, diversity and inclusion.

We can customise our courses for you, or work with you to design a unique branded programme to meet your individual needs.

Student placements and project work

Accessing talented students before they graduate can give your organisation a competitive advantage. Options include 1-year placements and summer internships.

Students can also help you solve your business challenges through individual or group projects.

Guest speaker opportunities

Visiting Southampton Business School as a guest speaker is a great way of showcasing your organisation and engaging with talented students.

Workshops

We provide a range of board development workshops to prepare aspiring senior managers for their next career step.

These are usually half-day or full-day events.

Topics include strategic financial management, managing risk and corporate governance, board dynamics and structures, strategic development and succession planning.

You can take part in a workshop with other businesses, or we can run one that’s customised to meet your particular needs.

Industry partnerships

These include executive learning partnerships and government-funded management knowledge transfer partnerships with SMEs.

Support for small business growth

We provide support and solutions around:

Sustainability reporting

We offer support for SMEs on the Global Reporting Initiative through projects involving students and staff, and sustainability leadership education across organisations.

Research collaboration

Through funded opportunities for knowledge exchange between industry and academics.

Contact us

Get in touch if you'd like to discuss any business services. We welcome enquiries from all sectors.

Email: SBSEnterprise@soton.ac.uk

Connect with us

Keep up to date with Southampton Business School’s latest enterprise news and events.

Work with us

Our specialist staff can introduce you to the right academic experts to help you transform your company or organisation. We have expertise in all the key management subjects, from accounting and finance to big data analysis and digital marketing. 

Access our expert services

Southampton Business School academics are at the cutting edge of their subject. Find out how you can engage our staff to work directly with your company or organisation on a consultancy basis.

Case studies

Read about some of the many successful businesses that have partnered with the Business School, working with our academics and students on a wide range of projects. Why not join them?

Outstanding academics

Engage with our senior academics who have many years’ experience in their specialism, or commission a postdoctoral researcher at the start of their career. 

Over the past two years our revenues have increased by over 300%. Our relationship with the University of Southampton has been, and continues to be, a significant contributor to this success.

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