Teesside University designs its business courses with the help of both students and employers to blend theory with practice.

Our vision is clear - act regionally, influence nationally, and think globally to lead the way with progressive, innovative and enterprising programmes.

We inspire and shape top business talent from the UK and abroad, to extend the boundaries of knowledge and understanding. Working creatively with employers, we tackle real world challenges.

We also recognise and develop the relationship between student learning, research, knowledge transfer and business engagement for the benefit of students, staff, businesses and the social, economic and cultural development of the region. Command of theory and a degree certificate are no longer enough. We take a different approach. Our focus is on equipping our students with the practical skills, business acumen, entrepreneurial flair, and most importantly, confidence to thrive in the real world of business in the 21st century.

Our students have the opportunity to undertake work placements and study abroad at one of our partner institutions. Our Business Club also offers the chance to take part in regular field trips to industry, and benefit from guest lectures from world-leading experts.


Many of our academics are research active and have excellent, worldwide reputations in their fields. Our students directly benefit from the experience of those leading the latest business thinking.

  • 100% of Teesside's Business research outputs were of international quality in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014
  • 38% of Teesside's Business research outputs in REF 2014 were rated internationally excellent or world leading
  • 37% of research in Business at Teesside was judged to be internationally excellent or world leading in REF 2014

Return on investment

In these challenging times, return on investment is key and we believe that an investment in knowledge still pays the best interest.

We are committed to creating and delivering value to our students and business clients. Many of our staff have a wealth of industry experience to draw upon and some maintain active interests in enterprise through board-level non-executive directorships, consultancy and research projects.