The University of Hertfordshire is one of the largest state universities in the United Kingdom with a 27,700-strong student community and 2,900 international students from over eighty-five different countries, alongside a global network of over 170,000 alumni, the University is one of the most diverse and multicultural universities in Britain. We were named as the Entrepreneurial University of the Year 2010 by Times Higher Education (THE) (Times Higher Education, November 2010), and ranked in the top 4% of all universities in the world according to the recent THE World University Rankings.
We are located in south-east England, close to London, with easy access to major road and rail networks, and three international airports, Heathrow, Luton and Stansted. As such, we can offer the 'best of both worlds' - a campus university, with excellent teaching, learning, residential and sports facilities, in a green and safe environment, yet only 20 minutes from central London.
About the Hertfordshire Business School (HBS)
At HBS we have been teaching Business since 1965 and have a range of different Business courses available at Bachelor's, Master's and research levels.
We offer taught Master's programmes in subject areas such as: Accounting and Finance, Business and Management, Marketing, Human Resource Management and Tourism. We also offer research degrees such as the DBA and DMan.
We have excellent links with local, national and international business, enabling us to provide high quality work placement opportunities within all undergraduate programmes. Our exchange partnerships in more than 90 partner institutions facilitate student exchange in Europe, North America, South America, Asia, Africa and Australia.
Research and Teaching Excellence
In 2008, in the University Research Assessment Exercise (RAE), 80% of the School’s research activities were rated as either ‘world leading’, ‘internationally excellent’ or ‘recognised internationally’. The School has recognised research strengths in complexity and management, finance and accounting, institutional economics, employment studies and migration and foreign investment.
State-of-the-art Learning Facilities
The Hertfordshire Business School is based on our state-of-the-art de Havilland campus with comfortable, fully-equipped lecture theatres and teaching rooms. The University’s LRCs are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and provide a total of 2500 study spaces, and an extensive collection of books and online journals.
While you are on and off campus you can access the University’s online journals through StudyNet, our online learning environment. StudyNet also provides you with your own individual web space, customised for your programme of study. This means you can use it to view lecture notes, join in class discussions and find out the latest news on your course and from around the University. For a demonstration of StudyNet visit: www.studynet.herts.ac.uk/open_index.html
Around 3,400 students live on campus in a fantastic range of University-owned and managed halls. The Forum, a state-of-the-art, £38 million, entertainment space accommodating up to 2000 people including a style bar, balcony area and mini club area, is the perfect environment to socialise after lectures.
Our £15 million Sports Village offers some of the best university sports facilities in the country, including a swimming pool and a state-of-the-art fitness centre, with facilities for a range of sports including football, rugby, cricket, squash and climbing.
With London so close by, many students take the opportunity to visit at the weekend to sample the cultural delights of the UK's capital city. Students also benefit from the wide range of part time jobs available locally and our student union provides help for students looking for part-time employment.