Links to Industry

The Brunel MBA is very much a practical qualification aimed at meeting the needs of aspiring middle level or senior managers so it is highly appropriate that it is underpinned by Brunel’s close links to business. Below are details of just a few recent School initiatives under the umbrella of Business Life employability programme that demonstrate this:

Industry Initiatives

  • MBA  students undertake regular visits to companies in the UK
  • The Industry Advisory Board for the MBA Programme includes some of the biggest corporations in UK
  • The School hosted a discussion forum for aviation sector managers and an annual conference for occupational health professionals

Company Links and Visits

MBA students undertake regular visits to companies in the UK and many companies visit the students on campus as part of the MBA Guest Speaker Series: “Let’s Talk Business”. The following companies have an on-going relationship with the Brunel MBA and students where our students have had the chance to network and work with representatives from:

  • Barclays
  • British Airways
  • Capital & Counties Properties PLC
  • Enterprise Rent-a-Car
  • Goldman Sachs
  • HSBC
  • IBM
  • Iraq Energy Institute
  • Jaguar
  • Johnson and Johnson
  • Lloyd Northover
  • Microsoft UK
  • Oxford Instruments
  • Radley Yeldar
  • Xerox

International Business Tour

MBA students have the opportunity to embark annually on a Business Tour to one of the main economic hubs in the world, where they learn about operations of multinational corporations. A recent visit included a weeklong trip to one of the leading BRIC economies: India. Students had a unique opportunity to meet with senior directors of companies such as Cadburys, McDonalds and Merrill Lynch – as well as a number of local social enterprises and SMEs.

Page last updated: Friday 21 March 2014