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Department of Management

Sustainable Futures

Based on the University’s Penryn Campus and having a focus on all things Environmentally & Sustainability-oriented, provides a unique research-led learning environment, with a welcoming atmosphere where it’s easy to make new friends and where staff and students know each other well. The stunning campus-by-the-sea is equipped with the very best in learning and teaching facilities, with research labs, lecture theatres and seminar rooms containing only the latest technologies.

At the Business School in Cornwall, you can research the business-oriented dimensions of circular economy, renewable energy, food security and sustainable & responsible commerce.  You can study innovative business degrees that will help you to shape the future in a sustainably ethical and socially responsible way, our research is currently tackling some of the world’s biggest challenges.

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Professor Allen Alexander

Deputy Head of Department - Sustainable Futures

Our degrees

Our innovative BSc Business and BSc Business and Environment degrees in Cornwall focus on giving you the skills to become a business leader of tomorrow

Our Business degrees adopt an international outlook meaning you will develop an understanding of the global business environment. Combined with the opportunity to study abroad or work a year in industry, you will be well placed to work for local or international companies.

You will cover all core aspects of business, as well as the relationship between business and society, sustainable business practices and the role of technology in business.

We have links with many professional associations, including the Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) and the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).

We also collaborate with the Exeter Law School to offer qualifying LLB degrees with business and BBL Batchelor of Business and Laws.


BSc Business

Our BSc Business course focuses on giving you the skills to become a business leader of tomorrow, able to disrupt local, national and international business norms and bring about sustainable, ethical change.

This degree incorporates extensive work placements allowing you to build a portfolio of proven work experience and practical as well as transferrable skills, from project management through to business consultancy in both the private and third sectors.

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BSc Business and Environment

Our BSc Business and Environment course focuses on the interdependence of business and the natural environment, equipping business leaders of tomorrow with the skills and insights to tackle the most pressing challenges facing society.

This degree examines how business needs to change in order to address intensifying environmental issues and to achieve a sustainable economy. It is designed for anyone interested in becoming an adaptable and resilient leader, wishing to contribute to long-term ethical solutions.

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Sustainable Futures is an interdisciplinary department with strong collaborative links with other departments and colleges at the Penryn campus, research centres and institutes, and particularly with the Environment and Sustainability Institute, the Exeter Centre for Circular Economy (ECE), the European Centre for Environmental and Human Health (ECEHH), and the Institute of Cornish Studies. Our activities aim at co-develop knowledge and practices that can be applied in research, impact and educational programmes to support organizations and individuals, particularly looking at resilient, sustainable and regenerative development pathway. The department is a model for cross-disciplinary collaborations in order to build a vibrant and impactful research agenda. This strategies involves enhancing existing research activities and collaborations, and building new interdisciplinary opportunities in specified areas.

Current projects

Current research includes for example, Tevi which supports enterprises to become more efficient with their natural resource use, the Future focus research team helping them to realise their growth potential through innovation and a European collaboration on ecosystem services research investigating Diverfarming and crop diversification farming cross Europe.


Tevi (Cornish for ‘grow’) is a new, unique and exciting EU-funded venture which aims to do two things, simultaneously; create both economic and environmental growth in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

Future Focus 2

Future Focus 2 is a European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) project that provides focussed support to SMEs based in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly (C&IoS) helping them to realise their growth potential through innovation.


Crop diversification and low-input farming cross Europe: from practitioners' engagement and ecosystems services to incdeased revenues and value chain organisation

Smart Line

Smart Line is gaining a better understanding of people’s health and wellbeing needs by exploring behaviours that drive those needs, and the role of the volunteer sector in community change.

Inclusivity Project

The Inclusivity Project wants to help small to medium-sized Cornish businesses gain the value of workers of different ages, abilities, and health conditions.


Staff in Sustainable Futures (Cornwall)

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Professor Allen AlexanderAssociate Professor in Innovation and Circular Economy+44 (0) 1326 254456
Professor David Bruce AllenEmeretus Professor
Dr Alison AshbySenior Lecturer In Sustainable Operations, Programme Director BA International Business & Modern Languages
Dr Livia Regina Batista-PritchardLecturer in Sustainable Management
Tim Biggs
Gregory BlanchfieldLecturer in Sustainable Futures+44 (0) 7391611940
Professor Steffen BoehmProfessor in Organisation and Sustainability+44 (0) 1326 259090
Dr Marco CampenniSenior Lecturer in Sustainable Business and Environment
Dr Ruth CherringtonLecturer in Sustainable Futures+44 (0) 1326 255029
Dr SW ChiuSenior Lecturer in Innovation Policy+44 (0)1392 723490
Dr Laura ColomboSenior Lecturer in Management Studies+44 (0) 1392 726540
Professor Joanne ConnellAssociate Professor in Sustainability and Tourism+44 (0) 1392 722657
Dr Gloria CraboluLecturer in Sustainable Tourism
Dr Julie DayotPostdoctoral Research Fellow+44 (0) 7856079345
Danielle FarrowAssistant Business Research Impact Fellow
Marta FerriBusiness Research & Impact Associate
Dr Edvard GlücksmanSenior Lecturer in Sustainable Futures
Stephen HickmanSenior Lecturer and Director of Education UEBS Cornwall+44 (0) 1326 259280
Dr Sue KinseySenior Lecturer in Applied Management+44 (0) 1326 259380
Hollie KirkLecturer in Applied Entrepreneurship
David KolitzSenior Lecturer in Accounting+44 (0) 1392 726261
Dr Katie LedinghamLecturer+44 (0) 1392 726681
Aoife Maher
Dr Constantine ManolchevSenior Lecturer in Sustainable Futures+44 (0) 1326 253613
Dr Jose Melenez RomanLecturer in Sustainable Tourism
Dr David MonciardiniSenior Lecturer in Management+44 (0) 1326 259172
Dr Ryan NolanPostdoctoral Research and Impact Fellow
Kate NorthoverAssociate Lecturer
Dr Eunice OpponLecturer in Sustainability and Business Analytics
Professor Stefano PascucciHead of Department - Management (Business School) and Professor in Sustainability and Circular Economy+44 (0) 1326 254454
Ria PoolePostdoctoral Research Fellow in Behaviour Change
Fatma SabetPostdoctoral knowledge exchange research fellow
Dr Onna Van Den BroekLecturer in Sustainable Business and Environment
Dr Liza WoodPostdoctoral Researcher

Visit us

If you are interested in studying Business at our Penryn Campus, Cornwall, we would encourage you to visit the campus and offer a number of ways in which you can do this.

You can check the accessibility of our buildings on the DisabledGo website.

Open Days

Our Open Days are a great way to find out more about the University and decide whether Exeter is the right choice for you. To find out more about our next events visit our Open Days page. 

Offer-Holder Visit Days

If you’ve already applied to Exeter and you are offered a place, you’ll be invited to an Offer Holder Visit Day during the spring term. Offer holders can book a place on one of our Offer Holder Visit Days online using your UCAS id number and date of birth.

Campus tours

Campus tours run regularly during term-time, with a limited number available outside of these dates. To find out more visit our campus tours page.

Virtual tours

You can also view the campus via our virtual tours.

Contact us

For more information about the opportunities to visit the University please contact the Student Recruitment Office.

Phone: +44 (0)1326 371801
WebEnquire online

Contact us

Admissions enquiries

Undergraduate Business School admissions, Penryn Campus

Web: Enquire online

Tel: +44(0)1326 371801

General current student enquiries

Student Info Hub, Peter Lanyon Building

Student Info Hub - For current student enquiries please email:
Tel. +44 (0)1326 371800

General Business School in Cornwall enquiries

For any general enquiries please email:

University of Exeter Business School in Cornwall
SERSF Building
Penryn Campus
TR10 9FE

Outreach enquiries

Penryn Outreach email:
Tel. +44 (0)1326 371801

Alumni enquiries

If you would like to hear more about opportunities for alumni volunteering please email: