University of Bath School of Management University of Bath School of Management

Dean's Message

Professor Veronica Hope Hailey

Welcome to the Bath Advantage.

We are one of the UK’s leading Business Schools with highly ranked programmes and a strong record of internationally recognised research. We equally value research, teaching and citizenship and offer a strongly supportive environment for all our students, from undergraduate to PhD, to deliver a first-class student experience.

Our Identity and Purpose

To equip students with the best possible opportunities, our academics conduct world-class research on an on-going basis. We are keen to generate ideas that have impact in the workplace and believe that students learn best through interactive debate so the opportunity to question current thinking is positively encouraged.  It’s this partnership between student and academic that accounts for why we are so highly ranked for both student satisfaction and graduate employability.

Our leading-edge research delivers practice-relevant education and influences government thinking, policy-making and management practice. The knowledge we create through world-class research is disseminated through our network of corporate, government and NGO relationships that support our research and influence our teaching.

There is a great quality of life enjoyed by our students and staff. We offer a compact, safe but vibrant university campus with a welcoming and friendly atmosphere.

Whilst our students may live in a world heritage city, they are equipped with an education experience reflecting the needs of the 21st century.

We are very international in our outlook through the students and faculty we attract, the companies and organisations we work with, and in our connections with our global alumni network.

In all of this we are mindful of the ethical, social and environmental aspects of everything we do. We recognise the importance of engagement with business and society; we behave in a socially responsible manner and encourage our students to do the same. We want our students to have a happy and enriching experience with us and to leave here with the motivation and commitment to become responsible citizens who can make a significant contribution to the wealth and well-being of the societies in which they work.

And that’s what we call the Bath Advantage.

We look forward to welcoming you.

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Professor Veronica Hope Hailey