2011 News stories

View Business School news stories from 2011.

A study of corporate directing - 25 years on

Corporate directing in the UK has radically changed over the last 24 years yet some board conduct, such as the persistent under-representation of women on boards, has only changed marginally, a unique series of ESRC-funded studies reveals.

Research shows high food inflation mean poorest families hardest hit this Christmas

High food prices are driving overall inflation in the UK and hitting the pockets of the poorest in the country hardest over the Christmas period, research from the University of Exeter Business School and Nottingham University has shown.

Jackie Bagnall to judge Guardian Sustainable Business Awards

The judging panel for the 2012 Guardian Sustainable Business Awards was revealed this month and the School is delighted to announce that Guardian Sustainable Business approached Jackie Bagnall, deputy director of the One Planet MBA to join the panel of judges.

Professor Robin Mason accompanies Vice-Chancellor on Indian visit

A high-level delegation from the University of Exeter including Business School Dean, Robin Mason, today visited IIM Bangalore (IIMB) to cement the collaborative partnership between the two institutions.

One Planet MBA scoops first Green Gown for University

The University of Exeter Business School has won a prestigious Green Gown award in the Courses category for its ground-breaking One Planet MBA programme, officially launched in September.

Business School Professor chairs International Leadership conference

Professor Jonathan Gosling from the Centre for Leadership Studies will be chair at one of the world’s most prestigious leadership events, being held in London on 26-29 October.

Business School Professor to give keynote address in Finland

Gordon Murray, Professor of Entrepreneurship, is giving the opening day keynote address at the Nordic Entrepreneurship Conference, being held in Helsinki on the 27-28 October 2011.

Low carbon project scoops national award

It was recently announced that the ‘Clear About Carbon’ project involving academics from the University of Exeter Business School is a joint winner of the 2011 European Social Fund (ESF) Sustainable Development Specialist Project Leader Awards.

Business School appoints new Dean

The appointment of Professor Robin Mason as Dean was announced today by the University of Exeter Business School. Professor Mason will take up the role from October 1, having been Acting Dean since May 1.

One Planet MBA enters global rankings

The newly launched One Planet MBA, unique to the University of Exeter Business School, has been ranked 47 in the world by the Aspen Institute’s Beyond Grey Pinstripes survey.

Free carbon reduction event for businesses in Cornwall

A free half day conference on October 11 at the Eden Project aims to bring local businesses in Cornwall up to date with the latest advice and techniques in the field of carbon reduction.

Congratulations and welcome from the Associate Dean, Education

A message from Dr David Boughey, Associate Dean, Education for the Business School

Events management success leads to great jobs

With the London 2012 Olympics fast approaching, one of the biggest events on the planet, Exeter graduates have been securing great jobs in the events industry.

Business School Graduation 2011 – a message from the Dean

Warm congratulations to all our graduands. This is the culmination of years of hard work and study - a time to celebrate with your friends and family.

University honours ‘inspirational’ alumnus

Today the University welcomed back one of its most successful and inspiring graduates, Les Halpin, to receive an honorary degree.

Three cheers for three exceptional graduates

Three very special women from Exeter are celebrating their graduation this week.

Celebrating Director success

Cate Planchon, Senior Administrator in the Executive Education team, is pictured here awarding Institute of Directors (IoD) delegate Clive Davis with his Certificate in Company Direction.

PhD student Lawrence Choo selected to attend 22nd Jerusalem School in Economic Theory

Business School PhD student Lawrence Choo fought off tough competition to be one of 30 PhD students selected to attend top summer school

Cricketing alumni breaks world record

Arul Suppiah, who graduated with a BA in Accounting and Finance in 2005, surprised the cricketing world, with a record breaking bowling spell in a T20 match at Cardiff on July 5th.

Triple success for Business School at CIMA Global Business Challenge

The Business School team came an overall close second in the recent UK final of the CIMA Global Business Challenge but were delighted to carry off the prizes for the Best Team Report and the Best Individual Presenter.

Business School innovation experts advise governments globally

Three academics from the Business School recently reported the findings of a year-long project back to the Australian government.

Business School starts up innovation club

A new forum for local businesses to exchange ideas and best practice has been created by the University of Exeter Business School.

New book on leadership hailed as a ‘memorable rollercoaster ride’

The Centre for Leadership Studies based at the University of Exeter Business School is eagerly anticipating the publication of a new book, authored by four of its academics, entitled ‘Exploring Leadership – Individual, Organizational & Societal Perspectives’.

Global companies pledge support for new University of Exeter One Planet MBA

A raft of major corporations have announced their support for the new One Planet MBA programme, exclusively offered at the University of Exeter Business School in collaboration with WWF.

New research discovers ‘unexpected’ innovation

New research by the University of Exeter Business School, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Knowledge Exchange Fellowship has uncovered some surprising new insights into innovation across the UK.

New research analyses role of border tax adjustments in climate change mitigation

A new study undertaken by researchers at the University of Exeter and the International Monetary Fund explores the interactions between climate change and international trade and, in particular, how they are best resolved.

Environmental Protection and Sustainability Forum hailed an outstanding success

The inaugural Environmental Protection and Sustainability Forum (EPSF), held at the Business School in April, has been hailed as an outstanding success by both organisers and participants.

Alumni celebrate the opening of the Business School’s new building

On Tuesday, 3rd May 2011, alumni gathered at Fidelity International in London to celebrate the opening of the Business School’s impressive new £18m building. 

PhD student scoops prestigious European award

Einar Svansson, a University of Exeter Business School student, has won a prestigious European award for research he conducted about the Blue Lagoon in Iceland.

WWF partner Business School on unique MBA programme

September 2011 sees the launch of the new One Planet MBA programme, a unique partnership between WWF and the University of Exeter Business School.

Business School student turns fantasy into reality

Nimrita (Nim) Singh, an MSc International Management student at the Business School, has landed the role of community manager with www.fantasyshopper.com.

Alumni enjoy Investment Management Reception

Thirty alumni and guests working in the investment management community gathered at Sarasin & Partners in London yesterday (March 23rd) for a Business School reception.

Gold worthy practice

The University of Exeter has been endowed with a new prize for graduating students, The Hutton Prize for Excellence.

Business School creates new network of international experts in tourism and well-being

The Business School Centre for Sport, Leisure and Tourism Research (CSLTR) recently held a two day event bringing together experts from around the world.

University of Exeter announced as KPMG school leavers’ scheme partner

The University of Exeter Business School has reached an agreement in principle with professional services firm KPMG to become a partner in its ground-breaking school leavers’ scheme.

Backstage is back for 2011

Now in its fourth year, ‘Backstage’ the event management industry evening, is happening on March 8 at the University of Exeter Business School.

Adapting businesses for a future of change

‘Business as usual is not an option’ under climate change was the message for companies from across the South West at a special event held at the University of Exeter.

South West Water cohort successfully complete bespoke programme

Staff from South West Water as part of their management development programme were presented with their Postgraduate Certificates in Professional Development in Management this week.

New Business School building marked completion with Chinese New Year festivities

The University of Exeter Business School marked the completion of its new building with a free festival, celebrating Chinese New Year on Saturday 5 February.

University of Exeter academic leads €1 million research project on food prices

Professor Steve McCorriston from the University of Exeter Business School will be leading a €1 million research project on factors determining food prices throughout the EU.

Business School works with Royal Marines to help ex-servicemen into jobs

The Business School is the latest high profile organisation to add its support to the Royal Marines C Group.

Donkey Day a first for University of Exeter Business School

Third year Business and Management students have come up with a novel way of bringing their third year Consumer Research module to life – donkeys on campus!

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