A global perspective that inspires entreprenuership
Here at the School of Management we provide some fantastic opportunities for international study tours. Our annual Entrepreneurs Across Borders programme sponsors students to travel abroad and experience entrepreneurship activities. We believe this can give our students a more informed global perspective, particularly in relation to understanding new international markets.
Our Entrepreneurs Across Borders initiative is a great way for our students to make connections, increase cultural awareness, challenge stereotypes and gain unique innovation insight in different parts of the world.
The School of Management launched the initiative in partnership with Ahlia University (Bahrain) and Qatar University (Qatar). The aim of Entreprenuers Across Borders is to integrate the theory and practice of transacting business in emerging markets. Tours include a series of workshops, and visits to multinational organisations, social enterprises, startup/incubators, cultural visits, guest talks, and social activities with partner institution students and staff. There are also opportunities for students to pitch their own start up ideas.
This is just one of the many ways we support and nurture entreprenurship. Entrepreneurial modules are taught across the curriculum and are included in our flagshipCareer Booster programme, which gives students access to industry leaders and cutting edge skills.
A recent study conducted by Hitachi Capital Invoice Finance revealed the highest-ranking university in the north was the University of Bradford, with one in eight (12.14%) of its students starting their own company or finding work in senior managerial roles upon finishing their degree.
We visited companies and were given insight into how they operated. We had entrepreneur and marketing modules at the University of Bahrain. At the end of the trip, we had to present our own business idea. Alkestid Sterjo, Human Resource Management BSc