We’ve been at the heart of Dorset’s thriving business sector for over 30 years, so we’ve got plenty of experience of helping businesses and business people to flourish.

We can place our expertise at your disposal to help your people and organisation to grow in a responsible and empathetic way. You might know exactly what you want, or you might be looking for someone to advise on the best way to meet your goals. Whatever you need, we can offer a cost-effective solution that can transform the way you do business, improving your people, profits and productivity in the process.

Don’t just take our word for it though – we have an international reputation and work with universities and organisations all round the world. What’s more, our Business School is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), a status held by fewer than 6% of the world’s business schools.

Max Storey, Managing Director of Treekit Ltd being presented with a certificate by BU's Dr Lois Farquharson, Executive Dean of the Business School Max Storey, MD, Tree Kit Ltd with Dr Lois Farquharson, Executive Dean of the Business School. Max was part of the first cohort who completed the Help to Grow: Management programme in 2022

We’ve also recently been awarded the Small Business Charter award, which is a mark of excellence for business schools, and recognises our expertise in supporting small businesses and student entrepreneurship. 

As part of the charter, we deliver the Help to Grow: Management programme, supporting senior managers of small and medium sized-businesses to boost performance, resilience and long-term growth.                                                                                                        

Our approach

Like most universities, we offer education, professional practice and research. Unlike most universities, we blend them together, so that each influences the other and nothing exists in a silo.

We call it Fusion.

It means that when you work with us, you won’t only benefit from our decades of engagement with businesses across all sectors. You’ll also benefit from our expert research, and the things we have learned from educating the next generation of the global workforce. Everything influences everything else, and it’s all at your disposal.

That spirit of collaboration means our departments and faculties work together too. It’s knowledge without frontiers, where everything is connected.

We’d love to use all that to your advantage.

Fusion helps make us different, and it can help make you different too. We’re ready to start when you are.