Harper people think and do. Make connections. See the bigger picture. Embrace the challenge. Get results. That's why Harper means business.

Photograph: student Kiron Phillips who has set up his own vodka business

Business skills and knowledge are the vital links in the supply chain, the glue that holds every profession, every sector together. Harper Adams is a small university but we think big. We're based in the English countryside but our outlook is global. We are at the heart of the food supply chain but the skills we teach are universal.

Why Harper?

  • A year in industry on placement gives you the experience employers want
  • Highly applied degrees
  • Learn about the entire supply chain
  • Small and friendly campus
  • Excellent job prospects

Why study business at Harper Adams? We will help you develop the skills, knowledge and attitude to succeed in business, whatever field you choose. You'll be taught by industry professionals who'll help you to analyse and solve problems, manage finance, identify new markets and think like entrepreneurs.

You won't just learn in the classroom. Students here learn how to DO things and how things are done in the real world – from how the latest tech is improving customer experiences and marketing reach, to preparing a sales pitch for a client.

Plus there will be trips to see businesses in action, guest speakers from industry, and unique on-campus resources such as our commercial farm – even if your future doesn't lie in food or agri-business, it's a great example of how to manage a complex business operation and supply chain.

And then, there's our location. Just... wow. Many universities in the UK teach business but few do it in such a friendly, inspiring setting in the heart of the countryside and yet close to the town. There's a great social life on campus too.

"I didn't know what sector I wanted to go into till I studied fresh produce production and was inspired by the fast paced environment of the fresh produce industry. I then spent my placement year with Emmett UK, which grows vegetable, salads and flowers for Tesco and Waitrose, and learned about the supply chain, logistics, how businesses operate and different management techniques. Placement helped me to build contacts in the industry and secure a graduate job."

Sophie Bull is now a management trainee on the prestigious MDS graduate training programme.

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