Find out what over 1,000 employers want from graduates

On Wednesday 21 Feb the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) revealed the outcome of their research with employers about what makes a 21st Century leader, and it makes great reading.

The report highlights five abilities employers want in new managers:

  • Taking responsibility (60%)
  • People management skills (55%)
  • Honest & ethical (55%)
  • Problem solving & critical analysis (52%)
  • Collaboration & team-working (48%)


This is great news for Staffordshire Business School that is launching all new courses for 2018. The focus is moving away from knowledge towards skills; skills that are learnt from industry experts, developed in the classroom and practiced through active learning. By the time you are ‘let-loose’ on work placements in your second year, you can feel confident in your abilities to be an effective manager.

The new modules can be found in all of our courses:
BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance
BA (Hons) Business Management
BA (Hons) Event Management
BA (Hons) Marketing Management
BA (Hons) Tourism and Hospitality

Look out for the new modules that you’ll be studying on all courses:

Professional Toolkit
You will learn how to create your own personal brand and develop the skills you need for successful study and prepare you for the jobs of the future. From giving you the digital skills you need to be the next generation of manager to developing your social media presence this module has everything you need to be an effective professional that everyone would want on their team.

Business Creation and Innovation
Entrepreneurship and innovation are the life blood of any business, whether a start-up or a well-established organisation. This module combines the practical requirements and theoretical constructs to inspire enterprising, entrepreneurial and innovative thinking, equipping you with the tools to develop and initiate a new business.

To find out more about our new courses visit us for an open day or if you’ve already applied (wise choice) come to our next offer holder day – you’ll be getting an invite soon.

Keep an eye out for the follow up article coming soon on the Business Blog and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube.

Rachel Gowers MBA
Associate Dean



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