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About us

We are a world-leading, research intensive business and management school with a proven track record of excellence.

We are also proud to be the world’s first public value business school. Guided by our progressive public value strategy and principles, we are committed to delivering economic and social improvement through interdisciplinary teaching and research that tackles the grand challenges facing the world today.

Our Postgraduate Teaching Centre.

As a global community of staff and students, representing multiple countries and nationalities, we offer a vibrant and collegiate environment. This enables and supports the delivery of transformative thinking and impactful research.

The social, economic and political relevance of our research is integral to the public value ethos we have embedded within the school and we are committed to generating real impact. In the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF 2021), we achieved the highest possible score for research environment, reflecting our collegial, inclusive and participative research culture.

In teaching terms, we offer a broad and diverse range of courses at undergraduate, postgraduate, PhD and executive level. Our academics, who are working at the forefront of their disciplines, translate their research and experience to the classroom setting, providing students with current and front-line insight and knowledge. In addition to academic excellence, we are committed to supporting our graduates’ employability and provide significant opportunities to gain real world practical experience through placements, internships and live business projects.

We work closely with the local and national business community to source and provide our students with placement opportunities, but also in other mutually beneficial ways, whether formally through knowledge transfer partnerships, our executive education provision or collaborating on measurable research.

We are a dynamic and engaged business school, looking to the future, to new innovations, new ideas and new partnerships. These relationships and initiatives are integral in helping us achieve our bold public value mission.