Faculty of Business and Law of University of Portsmouth

In the Faculty of Business and Law, our research and teaching covers most areas of law, business, and management. Culture is informed by the University’s strategic mission to ‘create, share and apply knowledge to make a difference to individuals and society.’

Through research university delivers a positive impact to society and industry, and find solutions to pressing issues around the world. University frequently collaborate with businesses, SMEs and public sector organisations around the world, delivering excellence in research. See how university performed in the Research Excellence Framework 2021.

Our research informs our teaching, which cultivates – through experiential and active learning – an entrepreneurial spirit in our students, and prepares them to address complex business problems with critical knowledge, confidence, integrity and social responsibility. All of our degree courses include year-long work placements and overseas study opportunities. Many courses also include business consultancy projects.

Our alumni have achieved extraordinary success in their professional lives, including John Flint, former CEO of HSBC; Nick Austin, chair and co-founder of the UK’s biggest Toy Company, Vivid Toy Group; and Rachel Lowe, the creator of the popular ‘Destination’ board game.

Explore the Faculty of Business and Law

  • School of Accounting, Economics and Finance
  • School of Strategy, Marketing and Innovation 
  • School of Organisations, Systems and People 
  • School of Law


Our teaching is recognised for its excellence nationally and internationally by professional accrediting bodies including the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD).

Our students learn the tools to tackle problems facing business and society, and address them responsibly and sustainably. Through the Business Consultancy Project, students work in teams with a business to improve a real business problem. Many companies have implemented the student recommendations following the project.

University continually improve and enhance our curriculum and student support to ensure our graduates develop self-worth and are fully prepared to become skilful professionals and socially responsible global citizens.

University has some of the best equipment and facilities in the sector for studying business and law subjects. Our Bloomberg suite allows students to access the same data, analytics and software used by finance professionals in the field, our Technology Enhanced Active Learning (TEAL) room offers an excellent cooperative learning environment, and our Business Simulation Suite with a mock boardroom for student role play. University also has a mock courtroom where our students practice courtroom skills in a realistic setting, supported by barristers.

Source: University of Portsmouth


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