University of Bath School of Management University of Bath School of Management

Working with the School of Management


email Benjamin Smith
Head of Placements, Projects and International Studies
telephone +44 (0) 1225 386295

email Matthew Rusling
Head of Postgraduate Personal Development & External Engagement
telephone +44 (0) 1225 383376

We’re always looking for new business partners. By working with our students, you can help shape their personal development while benefitting from their insight.

We are a leading business school. Our courses regularly rank highly, meaning our graduates are among the best in the UK. All our courses focus on giving students real-world skills and are influenced by the latest research.

We have relationships with over 300 companies from a range of sectors. We work with charities, SMEs and multinational corporations based in the South West, London, across the UK and worldwide.

Real business benefits

Working with our students can offer your organisation:

Taking responsibility

We’re helping to shape the next generation of business professionals. Not only do we ensure our students have the right skills, our courses also instill the importance of sustainability and corporate responsibility. Business isn’t separate from society; we want our graduates to consider their impact on the wider world.

Pick the options that work for you

There are many ways you can get involved with our students. Our team will work with you to build a personalised partnership.



A six or 12 month work placement is available to undergraduate students on certain courses. These are full-time, professional roles. They are normally paid.

Six month work placements

Available to students on:

Involves: Students working full-time in a professional role with real responsibility
Timings: January - July or July - January
Costs: Varies by industry and location. Average annual placement salary in the UK: £18,000-£22,000

12 month work placements

Available to students on:

Involves: Students working full-time in a professional role
Timings: July - July
Costs: Varies by industry and location. Average annual placement salary in the UK: £18,000-£22,000


Students work with you on a real piece of consultancy. Projects can last from three weeks to 18 months. Our students can offer you extra resource and provide insight into key areas like problem solving, future market exploration and consumer research.

Projects are available to students on our undergraduate and taught postgraduate courses. Academic supervisors support all projects.

You will give students a real piece of consultancy work for them to research and share their findings.

One year projects start between September and March. Short term projects start between June and September.


One year projects: £1,000 fee. This fee may be reduced for charities, start-ups and small businesses.

Short term projects: free, but we ask you to cover students’ basic expenses.

Example topics and titles:

  • To what extent will digital innovations disrupt and restructure the over the counter healthcare market in the UK in the next five years?
  • What can be done to reduce / remove the gender pay gap and encourage wider diversity in the workplace?
  • Investigate and draw conclusions as to the link between visual merchandising in store and the impact on sales of these products.

Postgraduate internships

A three to six month internship for MBA students, who have at least three years’ experience, or MSc students. Internship takes place at the end of their course, creating an opportunity to offer them a permanent role.

Three - six month internships

Open to: MBA and MSc
Involves: Students working full-time in a professional role
Timings: September - January/March
Costs: Salaries negotiable

Other engagement options

We offer a range of other options for you to engage with our students, from mock student interviews to coaching and mentoring.

Company presentation

Open to: All students
Involves: Promoting your business and employment opportunities to students.
Timings: Normally held October - April (but sessions do run throughout the year)

Student mock interviews

Open to: All students
Involves: Helping students improve their interview skills. A good opportunity to identify future recruitment talent.
Timings: Normally held October - November and February - March (but sessions run throughout the year)

Company visits

Open to: All students
Involves: Inviting students to on-site visits to teach them about your business and promote career options.
Timings: Normally take place in October, February and June/July

Coaching and mentoring

Open to: MBA students
Involves: Coaching or mentoring an MBA student

  • Coaching: September - September
  • Mentoring: July - September

Costs: Coaches are paid by the School of Management. Mentors work on a voluntary basis.

We also offer:
  • student skills training sessions
  • academic module collaboration
  • sponsorship of students
  • sponsorship of MSc Community Challenge project
  • bespoke Executive MBA programmes
  • executive education

Contact us to start the conversation