The Employability & Enterprise Skills Experience
  • The UBC has helped over 37,000 students with employability and enterprise skills

  • Entries open in April for UBC 2022-23 at Early Bird discount rates

  • UBC Undergraduate 2021-2022: Congratulations to University of Liverpool Management School for winning the Grand Final

  • "Because of doing the UBC I was selected for a placement out of 150 candidates"

  • UBC Global Masters 2021-2022:Congratulations to Aston Business School for winning a competitive Grand Final

  • 83% of students agree employability skills improved after participating in the UBC

  • “Thank you - the UBC was one of my top experiences at university”

Student Participants

'The Universities Business Challenge has been epic, met some amazing people, finished with a good result' ........'So glad I got involved back in October' ........'Awesome experience, put theory into practice, learned decision-making skills in a team'....'My UBC experience really helped with my placement interview'

We get comments like this all the time. The UBC is an employability skills development experience that is one of the best events you can take part in at university as rated by by previous participants. Besides helping to develop the range of skills that employers are looking, we know from research conducted in conjunction with university enterprise departments, that the UBC also helps develop entrepreneurial skills and confidence.

Take a look at the videos to learn more about the UBC experience.



  • Develop your business acumen and skills employers are looking for
  • Develop enterprise skills
  • Develop financial awareness and decision-making skills
  • Develop team-working skills
  • Compete against teams from other universities
  • Learn a lot, have fun and possibly win prizes

A true learning experience

The Challenge is a true learning experience for all those who enter. It will help students to improve their decision-making skills, develop their team-working abilities and increase their knowledge in key business areas such as marketing, finance and production. The Challenge is not just for business studies students. It covers all faculties. Students from Information Technology, Engineering, Economics, Accounting, Law and a wide range of Arts and Science faculties have gained an invaluable understanding of the business world. 

Certificates of Participation for your CV / Personal Record

Besides the invaluable experience and prestige of progressing through the competition, you are awarded a personalised Certificate of Participation and achievement through each round of the Challenge. We know from employer, careers adviser and student feedback that participation in the UBC can really help at placement or job interview stage of your career - signalling to your potential employer that you have engaged in a challenging event that has significantly developed your employability skills and the specific competencies that employers value in graduate recruits. 

Cash Prizes

There are cash prizes for the top 3 teams: 1st £1,000, 2nd £500 and 3rd £250.