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Teesside University Business School offers business
courses to keep you on the right track
t Teesside University Business
School (TUBS), we are proud to
do things differently. Working
creatively with employers, we tackle
real-world challenges and equip our
graduates with the practical skills,
business acumen, entrepreneurial flair
and confidence to thrive in business in
the 21st century.
According to a 2015 European Commission
report1, entrepreneurship education works.
Those participating in entrepreneurship courses
are more likely to start their own businesses and
their companies tend to be more innovative
and more successful than those led by persons
without such an education.
The report also suggests that those who
participate in a higher number of enterprise
education interventions benefit more over time,
and the impact ripples out into the economy
and society. For a Teesside University graduate,
the enhanced lifetime benefits in human capital
of individuals of studying to degree level are
£168,000 for men and £252,000 for women,
according to a study carried out in early 20172.
Teesside University has built a reputation as
being dynamic, energetic and innovative. The
recently launched business school, under the
leadership of Dean Dr Susan Laing, mirrors this
philosophy and ambition. It's focused agenda is
built around developing graduates who are:
Civic in thinking
Enterprising in attitude
Collaborative in action
Global in outlook
"We are nurturing a collaborative community,"
says Dr Laing. "We aim to embed deeply an
innovation and enterprise culture, which fosters
academic learning, extra-curricular engagement,
commercial endeavours, as well as encouraging
social enterprise and community engagement.
"My background is in entrepreneurship
and innovative approaches to learning and
assessment. I joined Teesside because of its clear
enterprise strategy, and believe with my decade
of experience in offering blended courses to
working learners there are exciting times ahead
in the Tees Valley and beyond.
"As a team we are inspired by two elements,
creating cutting edge programmes which will
enhance leaders' abilities and appreciating the
impact that the learning has personally and to
our economic region."
Beyond academic credits
From January 2018, a new MBA programme
will be offered to full-time students and in a
flexible/blended model for local, national and
international leaders. It is targeted at those
who appreciate they need to develop new
methodologies if they're to stay ahead in our
fast-paced global economy.
TUBS has looked to Massachusetts' Babson
College for inspiration and the programme will
focus on preparing entrepreneurial leaders,
with Babson's Professor Danna Greenberg