Students currently are working with a range of companies, from small and medium businesses to multinationals including American Express, Disney, Glaxo Smith Kline, Nike and Virgin.
Aidan Berry, Director of the Brighton Business School, said: "We are a professional business school – our students engage with industry through work placements, projects and guest speakers. This close link with industry often provides our students with opportunities to get a job.
"This is what the Business School is all about."
Professor Berry was speaking at the summer awards celebration where 50 partner businesses presented prizes to graduating students.
Virginia Goodwill, the Business School’s Industrial Placements Officer, said: "It is important students are properly rewarded for their placement work and for that reason we never advertise unpaid placements to them.
"Our placements are for a year and are taken in the third year of a four-year course.
"We place students in proper jobs at a graduate level. They are paid a living wage as a minimum, above the minimum wage. On average our placement students earn between £15,000 and £16,000. Some earn more, and many placements offer a salary between £18,000 and £22,000. A few firms in London may offer up to £30,000."
Graduates testified to the success of placements: