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Business, HR and Marketing

Where business means more

  • INSPIRING speakers

    You will benefit from visits to leading companies and a programme of high-profile guest speakers.

  • global community

    You will be joining an international community of ambitious scholars on courses that receive excellent student feedback.

  • strong partnerships

    We have strong partnerships with the Chartered Management Institute, Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development and other leading industry bodies.

About us

Courses for professionals

Our undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses are designed to provide you with the skills, qualifications and contacts you need to excel in your career. You'll learn practical skills while engaging with our many industry links through guest lectures, hands-on workshops and business trips.

We teach in a way that allows you to continually evolve as the business world changes, while ensuring you acquire the practical skills that employers need right now. All our undergraduate courses (Business Management, Marketing, Human Resource Management) give you a superb foundation in fundamental business concepts, as well as specialist professional skills, and a wider understanding of the technological and economic landscape that businesses operate in.

Our flexible postgraduate courses provide specialist training that will help you advance your career, deepen your expertise in a particular field, or completely change career direction – all while managing work, family and life commitments.

See our courses for more information.

A supportive community

UEL is a modern learning environment with its feet firmly planted in the booming business districts of Docklands and Stratford.

We are an inclusive and diverse community with students and academics drawn from all over the world who come to share their experience, knowledge and insight – whether in the lecture theatre, at one of the many workshops and events we host, or among friends and peers.

Our team includes a number of academic staff engaged in active research and flourishing research centres that are dedicated to enterprise and innovation in business. These hubs help us to connect with local businesses in East London, as well as global partners around the world. You’ll be learning in superb facilities in the business and commercial capital of Europe, with the energy and opportunity that offers to ambitious students. We have strong partnerships with the Chartered Management Institute, Chartered Institute of Marketing, Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development and other leading industry bodies.

Browse our twitter feed below to see what’s going on across the Business and Law school.

My time studying Business Management (Marketing) at UEL allowed me to gain both theoretical and practical knowledge that has been extremely beneficial within the workplace. The network the course enables you to build is invaluable in the current employment market. The marketing industry is growing rapidly and UEL has prepared me to enter this industry confidently and successfully.
Helena Crabtree , BA Business Management (Marketing) (now BSc (Hons) Marketing)
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Our facilities

Many of our business classes are taught in the ultra-modern teaching hub at University Square Stratford, complete with extensive library facilities, seminar rooms and lecture theatres. Along with our other campuses at Docklands and Stratford, you'll be situated in the heart of London's most energetic and rapidly changing district. Stratford is booming, with new businesses - from independent start ups to global corporations - entering the region every day. We're also connected to the capital's financial and business centre at Canary Wharf, where many of our students go on business trips, seek placements and network with business leaders from around the world.

Our libraries and learning services are at the very heart of the University. We have a superb range of resources and facilities to help you with your studies and we’re committed to offering you a first-class student experience. Our Stratford library, opened at a cost of £14 million, is a state-of-the-art building which provides an inspirational environment for study and research. Overlooking the Royal Docks, our modern Docklands library is another fantastic space for learning, offering a wide range of resources as well as group and silent study facilities. It’s also home to the UEL Skillzone, where you can get extra help with your academic writing.

Both our libraries are open 24/7 during term time, giving you maximum flexibility about when you choose to study. As well as visiting our libraries in person, you can also take advantage of our growing collection of electronic resources, including e-books, e-journals and databases.

To ensure our students get the best possible support, we’ve opened brand-new Student Support hubs at our Docklands and Stratford campuses - at a cost of £3.1 million. These contain centralised helpdesks as well as comfortable areas to relax and socialise. The helpdesks provide a ‘one-stop shop’ for every possible need, from course-related enquiries to personal issues such as health and money matters. They’re designed to be your first port of call if you have an enquiry or problem.

To find out more and experience our facilities first-hand, visit us at an Open Day.

Our staff

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Our Centre for Innovation Management and Enterprise is a research and development centre. Created by the School of Business and Law with the support of Martin Slark and Molex Inc, its vision is to achieve and sustain globally recognised thought leadership in innovation management and enterprise.

The Centre aims to support all students and members of the wider community who are keen to explore their innate enterprise skills, through monthly workshop run by Consensio. These enable participants to explore opportunities, network with fellow students and identify suitable business ideas for further development.


Our Business, Human Resource Management and Marketing courses are highly professional degrees designed to give you the best start to your career. We have close ties to professional organisations like the Chartered Institute of Marketing, the Chartered Management Institute and the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, as well as a businesses - both local and global - in a variety of sectors.

Our degrees are ideal for a job in the corporate world in roles such as advertising, accountancy, banking, insurance, management consultancy, human resources, and recruitment. Your degree could be a stepping-stone to a career in branding, communications, digital media, fashion and retail, and public relations in any sector you choose. Many of our students also start their own business. If you’re an ambitious entrepreneur, you can use our Knowledge Dock business incubation space to get started.

At UEL, you’ll have access to:

  • Employability skills training such as interview techniques and CV writing.
  • Gradscore, a groundbreaking electronic tool that allows you to complete a mock application and find out if you’d be shortlisted for interview. It has been created exclusively for UEL with help from leading employers and employability experts.
  • UEL Skills Academy, where external professionals deliver sessions on the competencies most prized by graduate employers.
  • Internships, placements and volunteering opportunities from our work placements team.
  • Professional mentoring scheme, matching students with staff from major companies.
  • Networking opportunities and annual careers fair.
  • Support with setting up your own business.

Our location in one of Europe’s largest regeneration areas and our extensive links to local employers will also give you access to fantastic internships and placements. From heavy industry to high-tech, health and social care to the arts, there are so many opportunities right on our doorstep.

Our online Career Coach shows you the different career paths that your chosen subject area can lead you to. It gives you information on specific careers, job roles, potential wages and available jobs in the sector. You can also take a quick quiz to find a career to match your personality type!

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