The best preparation for your career in business

Your pathway to study business at Cardiff University

Study at a world-leading business school in a respected Russell Group university. Its flexible, practical and future-focused degree programmes are designed for contemporary business, management and leadership roles. Cardiff Business School is ranked joint first for research environment in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, and this world-leading research informs what students are taught in the classroom.

International Foundation Year in Business, Economics, Accounting and Finance

Cardiff University International Study Centre puts you on the path to an exciting future in business. Our International Foundation Year develops your subject knowledge and English language skills, ready for your undergraduate degree.

Why choose Cardiff Business School?

Benefit from real-world experience

All undergraduate degrees have the option of a professional placement year, giving you the chance to apply your knowledge in a practical setting. Partner organisations include Amazon, Asos, BBC, Barclays, and Tesco.

Gain access to outstanding facilities

Cardiff Business School has modern seminar rooms and lecture halls, as well as extensive shared study areas. It also has a state-of-the-art trading room.

Make a difference

The first public value business school in the world, with a focus on delivering social improvement alongside economic development, to help build a better world.


#1 for research environment

Cardiff ranks joint first for research environment and sixth for research quality out of 101 UK business schools (REF 2014).

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High employability

Business School graduates are sought-after by employers. 97% were employed and/or in further study, six months after graduating (DLHE 2016/17).


Professional placement year

Enhance your employability with an optional placement year. Partner organisations include the BBC, Amazon, Bosch, HSBC, HM Treasury, Deloitte and L’Oreal.

Cardiff business school has a public value approach, which means they do not focus solely on teaching business as a way to earn profit, but also to give back towards the community.

Kinari from Indonesia

Studying BSc Business Management (Marketing)

Life at the International Study Centre

A fantastic student city

Enjoy student life in Cardiff, the capital of Wales and one of the most affordable student cities in the UK (NatWest Student Living Index 2019). Friendly and diverse, it has a vibrant culture with international restaurants, great entertainment and a modern waterfront.

On weekends, you can visit beautiful Welsh beaches, mountains and historic castles. London is two hours away by train and Cardiff is well-connected to other UK cities.

Cardiff Business School's values of people over profit creates public-spirited graduates who want to make a difference. Kinari hopes to start her own business and go back to her home country, Indonesia, to help with issues arising from environmental problems and corruption.

Where to find us

Cardiff is the capital city of Wales, one of the four countries that make up the UK. Wales borders England on its east coast. It has its own proud identity, forged around music, myths, and rugby.

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