Salford among best for entrepreneurs

Categories: Salford Business School

The University of Salford has been named as one of the best universities in the north of England for entrepreneurial students.

A new study has revealed that one in nine graduates from Salford go on to manage or start their own business, reflecting the priority that the university paces on getting students ready for the real world or work and business.

The study involved 9.5 million former students and has revealed the best universities’ in the UK for students to study at for those who aim to starting their own company or run a business in key managerial roles such as CEO or Managing Director.

The research was commissioned by Hitachi Capital Invoice Finance on over 9,500,000 previous university students in the UK. The study identified the university that has the most students who would start their own or run a business, with Salford coming fifth in the North and 30th in the country overall.

Encouraging entrepreneurialism is one of the key missions at the University of Salford and in particular in the Business School. The Launch @SalfordUni incubatory for example provides bespoke support for our students and graduates who want to set up their own businesses. So far it helped set up over 60 businesses, from vegan food delivery services, to VR tech companies, to art and design studios.

Dr Janice Allan, Dean of the University of Salford Business School, said: “We are delighted that this report highlights the Salford students who are already involved in their own enterprises before they arrive, with others keen to start-up during their programme of study. At SBS we understand that in addition to developing digital skills, resilience, agility and problem-solving skills, it is crucial that our graduates adopt an entrepreneurial mindset to rise to the challenges in the business environment.”

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