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The Business School

The Business School is a world-class learning institution, at the forefront of business education for almost 30 years. We bring active and positive change to business and society, enabling regional, national and international businesses to develop and thrive. The Business School is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, enabling collaboration with similar institutions, strategising with our contemporaries and sharing expertise. We understand the highly competitive nature of the global business environment and to help you succeed we deliver in three crucial areas.

  1. Providing outstanding education to develop the graduate skills needed to succeed in business.
  2. Undertaking world-leading research aimed at changing the world for the better.
  3. Engaging with the world of professional practice to drive businesses, organisations and industries forward.

We believe that all our activities need to inform each other. What we learn in professional practice needs to inform our research and education. What we discover through our research needs to improve our curriculum and the way we work with organisations. Everything we do influences each other. We call this Fusion. All our courses are designed to make the most of the educational, professional and research expertise that you’ll be surrounded by, giving you a unique and memorable experience, along with an education like no other.

Professor Stephen Tee, Executive Dean, The Business School


Mission statement

Our aim is to contribute to business and society by the creation, dissemination and application of knowledge within a regional and increasingly national and international context. We achieve this by being a vibrant knowledge exchange community of students, staff and other business and organisational stakeholders.

Our departments

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Department of Marketing

Discover more about our Department of Marketing, where our aim is to make marketing as useful and relevant to each business's needs as possible.

Our research clusters

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Influences on Consumer Behaviour

Read about our wide-ranging research into the influences on consumer behaviour, covering areas such as marketing, psychology, economics and the media.
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Featured PhD student

Samreen Ashraf first came to BU as an MBA student in 2012. Five years later, she is preparing to complete her PhD with us. Here, she shares the story of her journey so far.

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