The business environment changes every day, so organisations need graduates who have a broad range of skills and can adapt. Our business courses give you a realistic view of business, and you’ll have plenty of opportunities to apply what you learn to the real world.
Making you more employable is at the heart of everything we do. All our business courses have been designed in consultation with businesses and many are accredited by professional bodies, ensuring that you graduate you with the skills and qualifcations to succeed.
Top in Wales for teaching quality in Business Studies. (The Times Good University Guide 2021)
Procurement and Supply
Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) Diploma in Procurement and Supply
Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) Professional Diploma in Procurement and Supply
Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) Advanced Diploma in Procurement and Supply
MSc Strategic Procurement Management
Attending an open day is the ideal way to learn more about our Business and Management courses and get a feel of what it's like to study at the University of South Wales.
Speak to the lecturers and expert staff who teach the courses, take guided tours of our campuses and facilities, view accommodation, speak to our advice team about placement and career opportunities and discuss finances. Plus, speak to current students and hear about their experiences first hand.
The South Wales Business Clinic gives students the opportunity to engage with other students, providing consultancy advice on live projects with industry. The clinic enables USW students to have the personal skills, awareness and discipline essential in the workplace, working with recognised local and national companies to overcome their business challenges.
Many of our business courses are accredited or approved by professional bodies, including the likes of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), and the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS). These are a stamp of approval within the industry, giving you a competitive career advantage.
We have partnerships with over 100 employers offering embedded employment-based teaching, including a 10-week internship for all students. Employers receive hundreds of applications for a graduate-level job, but with a work placement on your CV and relevant experiences to talk about at interview, you’ll increase your chance of landing your dream job.
With campuses in Pontypridd, Cardiff and Newport, you can enjoy all that South Wales has to offer – city life, night life and culture, stunning beaches and breathtaking countryside.
Many of our lecturers are at the forefront of their field, producing world-leading research and contributing to advances within their area of expertise.
Meet friends for life, join clubs and societies, experience campus life, benefit from a huge array of facilities and equipment and study a course that will shape the rest of your life.
Dedicated onsite and online support, advice and mentoring will ensure you're heard and supported. Our support services are at the forefront of addressing the challenges that modern-life brings.
Employability is at the heart of everything. So much so that a lot of our teaching is informed by what happens in the real world and the skills you’ll need for your chosen career.
Many of our courses have accreditation from professional, statutory or regulatory bodies. This allows you to gain a qualification recognised in your profession, such as an ACCA or LPC.