The University of Law (ULaw) has announced it will launch its Business School in Leeds in September – with a focus on giving businesses across the region access to a work-ready talent pool of graduates from across the globe.

The University of Law Business School (ULBS) will offer a complete portfolio of BSc undergraduate programmes covering business management, entrepreneurship, accounting and finance, and international strategy, as well as a combined BSc Business with Law degree taught across the university’s business and law schools, and master’s degrees covering Project Management and Business Analytics.

Matthew Tomlinson, Dean for Leeds, Sheffield and Newcastle at The University of Law, said: “I am delighted to be launching The University of Law Business School in Leeds, where the number of students studying an undergraduate degree with ULaw has more than doubled since 2018.

“The launch of our business school in Leeds will build on its success across our Manchester, Birmingham, London and Nottingham campuses, as well as overseas at our campuses in Berlin and Hong Kong.”

Matthew said The University of Law – named the best University in England for Overall Student Satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2020 - placed strong emphasis on employability to ensure its graduates are work ready.

He added: “We want to connect businesses across Leeds and the wider Yorkshire region with the very best new talent from all corners of the globe studying in Leeds through our business school.

“To do this, we help our students establish and develop close working relationships with employers through access to placement years where they gain hands on experience working in business. It is then - with the support of both our ULaw academics and employers from across the region – that our students develop the real-world experience and leadership skills they need to take the first step to a successful career in industry.

“In addition to this, all our master’s business courses include our Professional Development: Employability and Leadership module, where our students develop skills and expertise that they can put into practice immediately, culminating in the preparation of a personal career plan and receive one to one coaching.

Marco Mongiello, pro vice-chancellor of the University of Law Business School, said: “Access to local and international students through the ULaw Business School will provide businesses with the opportunity to draw from a body of work-ready, global graduates who will bring a state-of-the-art knowledge of their field and highly developed professional skills to their role, be that working for an SME or a global brand.

“We want local businesses to grow in partnership with the ULaw Business School and its students and graduates. We’ll be actively engaging with businesses in and around Leeds through networking events, careers fayres, employer events and employer talks, and our Leeds business school will also facilitate face to face relationship building between local businesses and our wider UK and international business school and our expert academics.

“Whether a student is hired part-time, full time, or on a placement, studying at ULaw Business School will have equipped them with the necessary academic and employability skills to contribute to the growth and success of the organisation they join.”