Announcing the University of Exeter Business School

0From 1st October 2008 the name “University of Exeter Business School” will replace “School of Business and Economics”. The name change comes during a period of rapid expansion for the new business school, with a 50% increase in year 1 undergraduate entry, an increase in international undergraduate students of 38% and a 25% increase in taught postgraduate students over the last year. At the same time, it has been building a strong reputation for delivering student satisfaction, and is the UK’s top-ranked business school in the National Student Survey; a position it has held for the last three years.

The Business School’s ambitious growth plans are matched by an investment programme of £25 million. It has put in place plans for the construction of a significant new building to support these ambitions and is investing in the improvement of its current environment and facilities, benefiting staff, students and visitors. The first phase of this programme was completed at the start of the new academic year, with the opening of a new undergraduate student support centre.

Over the next five years, the  Business School aims to establish itself as an international business school, offering a genuinely international experience for its students. This will mean an increase in international exchanges, giving  all undergraduates  the opportunity to study abroad. There will be work placements for students, both abroad and in the UK, all aimed at raising the quality of student experience. While students are studying, they will be supported by an impressive range of employability services tailored to their own individual needs, including support with placements and contact with employers. During this exciting period of growth and development, the University of Exeter Business School will be working to join the small, elite group of business schools that have  achieved the triple crown of accreditation, aiming to add EQUIS and AACSB to the AMBA accreditation it has already been awarded.

Overseeing these developments will be Professor Richard Lamming who takes up his position as Director of the School from October 1st. Speaking about the change of name he said, “The University of Exeter Business School will become established as one of the UK’s top business schools by remaining the top quality research institution that it already is, while also giving our students the best possible opportunities to succeed in the global economy.”

Date: 1 October 2008

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