2012 News stories

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Business School offers its most ambitious Masters scholarship fund ever

The University of Exeter Business School is now offering a range of scholarships to world class, talented students who wish to pursue further study by undertaking a Masters degree.

Entrepreneurial students transfer skills to the people of Mithapur in India

Student members of the Exeter Enactus group (formerly SIFE), travelled to India with the hope of making a real difference to the lives of residents in Mithapur, a village in Gujurat.

Business School publish new case study on how Desso is closing the loop

The Business School has published an in-depth study of carpet manufacturer Desso's Cradle to Cradle® strategy.

The teaching case has been published by ECCH (European Case Clearing House), demonstrating the high quality of the strategy and its broad interest and appeal.

Research into asset pricing receives funding boost

Academics at the Business School have cause to celebrate today, as they have been awarded an Economic and Social Research (ESRC) grant of more than £285,000.

Business School students i-dentify new opportunity

An accident with an iPhone has led two enterprising third year students into a successful business partnership repairing a whole range of iPhones and iPods.

University of Exeter Business School shortlisted for Times Higher Education award

It was announced this week that the Business School has been shortlisted for the inaugural Times Higher Education (THE) Business School of the Year award.

Business School team wins world finals of CIMA Global Business Challenge

The Indivisibles, one of the two teams from the Business School that made it to the UK final of the CIMA Global Business Challenge, has been crowned the global champion.

Business School Graduation 2012 – 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.

Business School to jointly host digital road show

As part of their ongoing research into new economic models for the digital economy (NEMODE), academics from the Business School will be jointly hosting the final NextGen Roadshow in Bristol on July 17 2012.

Alumni donation funds new post in Xfi

A new post at the Business School's Xfi Research Centre is being funded by a generous donation from alumnus Howard Appleby (Economics & Statistics 1980).

Business School Net Impact group achieves silver status

It was recently announced that the Business School was the first and only UK chapter of the Net Impact global organisation to be awarded silver status in the first year of acting.

Full house for Business School Year 12 Conference

July 4th 2012 saw the Business School welcome almost 140 Year 12 pupils from around the region to its bi-annual Economics and Business Conference.

Business School team triumphs in the CIMA Global Business Challenge 2012

The Indivisibles, one of the two teams from the Business School that made it to the UK final of the CIMA Global Business Challenge has been crowned the UK champion.

University academics recognised in Queen's Birthday Honours List

The enthusiasm, dedication and inspiration of two University of Exeter academics has been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List, announced on Saturday, June 16.

Business School pilots new student programme with IoD

Business leaders’ organisation the Institute of Directors (IoD) has developed a groundbreaking partnership with the University of Exeter Business School.

'The Future We Want': Exeter contributes to Rio+20 Earth Summit

Twenty years on, the UN is again bringing together governments, international institutions and major groups to agree on a range of smart measures that can reduce poverty while promoting decent jobs, clean energy and a more sustainable and fair use of resources.

Exeter teams shortlisted for the CIMA UK global business challenge

Two University of Exeter teams are making up half the shortlist for the UK final of the CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants) Global Business Challenge (GBC) 2012.

Journal ‘impact’ hailed as best ever

In a recent letter the publisher of leading title, International Journal of Operations & Production Management noted that its ‘Impact Factor’ has risen to its highest ever level.

Students win sets them up for Indian summer

A team of students from across the University has scooped first prize in a national competition organised by RBS in aid of the Prince’s Trust.

Forum now open for students

Earlier this month, The Queen performed the official opening of the £48 million Forum.

Shareholders paying the price for pension deficits

Companies are prioritising their pension fund deficits and shareholders are paying the price, shows new research from the Universities of Bath and Exeter.

Teaching Awards 2012 – winners announced

The winners of this year’s Exeter Students Guild Teaching Awards were announced at a glittering ceremony in the Great Hall on 3 May 2012.

Business School firmly top 10 in Complete University Guide 2013

All the three core Business School subjects of Accounting and Finance, Business Studies and Economics are in the top 10 in the latest edition of the Complete University Guide 2013, published this week.

University of Exeter Business School goes carbon neutral

The University of Exeter Business School is claiming a first in the sector with its decision to become completely carbon neutral.

Informal leadership more influential for academics says new research

A two year investigation into leadership in Higher Education (HE) by academics in the Business School has discovered that ‘informal’ leaders are consistently rated as more influential than ‘formal’ leaders in the sector.

Business School first years scoop top prize in international competition

First year students Harry Neale and Jesse Wilson have carried off the top prize in the AB InBev Best Beer Competition.

Business School awarded £1.5 million to research digital economy

A consortium of researchers, headed by the University of Exeter Business School has been awarded £1.5 million by the Research Council UK to undertake research into the digital economy.

Congratulations to our Business Challenge 2011-2012 winning teams

Congratulations to all of the students in the winning teams that were represented at the Award Ceremony and Celebratory Reception for the Business School’s 2011-2012 Business Challenge for 1st year students on Monday 19 March.

Innovation Centre hosts ‘some of the most upwardly mobile small firms in the country’ says BBC

A new report, commissioned by the BBC and produced by Experian, has placed Exeter in the top 10 in England for businesses that show high potential.

The tales top bosses tell to keep ahead of the game

Top bosses are expert storytellers who tell versions of the same four stories to keep ahead of the game, experts have found.

Stock market stereotypes undervalue female directors in the short-term

New research into how the stock market perceives the capabilities of female company directors finds that an initial negative response by investors is overturned in the longer term, once markets respond to corporate performance rather than stereotypes.

One Planet MBA students visit one of the world's largest plastics recycling facilities

The One Planet MBA cohort travelled north to Lincoln to visit one of the world’s largest plastics recycling facilities in February of 2012.

Health and Social Care Bill may compromise patient safety says Business School academic

A former NHS hospital Chief Executive and now senior academic at the University of Exeter Business School, has warned that patient safety may worsen if the Health and Social Care Bill is passed in its current form.

Centre for Sport Leisure and Tourism Research announces London showcase event

Researchers from the Centre for Sport Leisure and Tourism Research (CSLTR) will be showcasing their latest findings in a high profile event in London on Monday April 23 2012.

Centre for Leadership Studies showcased in Association of MBAs journal

Academics from the Centre for Leadership Studies (CLS) have had a number of pieces of work featured in a recent two-part special issue of the Business Leadership Review, a journal produced by the Association of MBAs.

One Planet MBA graduate awarded first ever Hutton Prize at Exeter

Kathie Oakeshott, a graduate of the One Planet MBA innovation cohort, has been awarded the first Hutton Prize for Excellence at Exeter.

New book from Business School Fellow

‘A History of Management Thought’ is the latest book by Morgen Witzel, Fellow of the Centre for Leadership Studies (CLS).

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