Employability at the School of Business

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Here at the University of Dundee School of Business, we develop innovative and responsible leaders for a sustainable future. We do this through innovative teaching and by putting employability at the core of our courses. We don’t just create business leaders. We create leaders who can innovate and drive business change and success responsibly and sustainably.  

Whatever your career aspirations, we can support you and help you to forge your path in business.

Careers Service

School of Business has careers officers dedicated to helping you with all aspects of your career path, and beyond. Once you join us in Dundee, you become a lifelong member of the school and our careers service. We are there to help and support you whenever you need it. The careers service will help you with things like:  

  • CV and interview advice and support  
  • Guidance on where to find graduate roles, and how to apply  
  • Input and advice from leading recruiters, and large organisations  
  • Access to actively recruiting organisations through careers events  
  • Regular job postings, and access to job opportunities  
  • Workshops with industry advising on career opportunities  
  • Internships  

Find out more about our Careers Service and how they can support you

Global internships

Many of our courses include the option of a global internship. Internships are a key part of these courses. They give you the chance to gain real work experience while you finish your degree.  

Employers overwhelmingly believe graduates who have an internship experience are more employable due to your increased experience of the workings of international companies and organisations.  

Our internships are overseas in a variety of countries like China, Vietnam, and Thailand. Or, you can do them from home. Our partners will organise your internship. It is mostly funded by the school. In most cases, you just have to cover your living costs. But, in some cases, you may also have to cover travel and/or accommodation. 

While on your internship you will be in close contact with an English speaking tutor for ongoing support and as a 24-hour emergency contact. The community of students on internships is also closely connected through Facebook and Skype, allowing you to connect with them and share your stories.  

Applications for internships happen towards the end of the first semester of your course. Internships are awarded based on merit. This includes your academic performance, a short personal statement, and maybe an interview.   

Unfortunately, some passport holders may not be eligible. But, we will work with you to offer alternatives during your time in Dundee.  

Find out more about internships for postgraduate business students


There are various other opportunities throughout the year for both undergraduate and postgraduate students to work with industry alongside or instead of a Global internship.

Find out more about placements, internships, and industry projects 

Starting your own business  

If you have your own business idea and are looking for help to set it in motion, our Centre for Entrepreneurship is the perfect place. The Centre for Entrepreneurship is open to all University students. It supports your business ideas and helps to build your business skills and speed your success. It offers regular skills workshops, networking events, and acceleration courses which can help you make your business idea a reality. They also offer advice and support throughout the whole process, from concept to fully fledged Business and beyond.   

The University of Dundee and the Centre for Entrepreneurship have helped start many successful businesses. Yours could be next!   

Find out more about the Centre for Entrepreneurship 

Graduate pathways  

Our graduates can go on to join a wide variety of organisations, and work in the public, private, or third sectors. We are also starting to see a growing number starting up their own business ventures.  

What you do with the opportunities is up to you. But, our successful graduates take full advantage of everything offered to them as students.   

School of Business graduates have gone on to join companies such as:  

  • JP Morgan 
  • Forbes 
  • Morgan Stanley 
  • Amazon 
  • Deloitte 
  • Accenture 
  • Bosch & Siemens