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Warwick is top Midlands University for entrepreneurs and managers

  • University of Warwick ranks 1st of all Midlands universities for producing entrepreneurs and managers – new study finds
  • More than one in eight Warwick graduates start their own business or become managers
  • 5.15% of Warwick alumni surveyed started their business
  • 5.76% of Warwick graduates in the survey work in CEO and high managerial roles

The University of Warwick is the number one university in the Midlands for students who aspire to start their own company or run a business, according to a new survey by Hitachi Capital Invoice Finance.

Graduation at the University of Warwick - graduates throwing their caps in the air

The UK-wide study included 1,555,000 students at 18 universities in the Midlands, and found that at more than one in eight (12.02%) of Warwick students started their own company, or held high-ranking managerial positions, after graduating.

5.15% of the University of Warwick alumni surveyed have gone on to start their own business, and 5.76% of them are now in CEO and high managerial roles.

The complete results of the research are here:

Infographic showing that 12.01% of Warwick graduates start their own business or become high level managers

University

University Rank

Midlands Rank

%

University of Warwick

9

1

12.02%

University of Derby

26

2

11.03%

De Montfort University

62

3

10.74%

University of Nottingham

18

4

10.58%

University of Wolverhampton

115

5

10.30%

University of Leicester

84

6

10.22%

Staffordshire University

37

7

10.19%

University of Loughborough

4

8

10.12%

Aston University

36

9

10.09%

Nottingham Trent University

12

10

10.00%

Birmingham City University

81

11

9.78%

University of Birmingham

16

12

9.76%

University of Northampton

93

13

9.14%

University of Lincoln

17

14

9.01%

Keele University

32

15

8.65%

University of Worcester

88

16

8.63%

Coventry University

15

17

8.31%

Newman University Birmingham

110

18

7.37%

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Notes to editor:

Hitachi Capital Invoice Finance commissioned this study involving 9,544,010 former university students in the UK.

Image: Graduation at the University of Warwick (click image for higher res) - credit University of Warwick.

16 April 2020

Further information, contact:

Luke Walton, International Press Manager

L.Walton.1@warwick.ac.uk

+44 (0) 823 362 150