News Archive 2009
17 December 2009: Postgraduate Information Session - 16th March 2010
7 December 2009: School rises nine places in FT's European Business Schools' ranking
The School of Management has moved up nine places in the Financial Times’ 2009 European Business Schools’ ranking. We are now ranked 34th in Europe and 13th in the UK.
30 November 2009: DBA (HEM) student appointed Rector of CESA School of Business, Colombia
Dr. José Manuel Restrepo Abondano, a student on the DBA in Higher Education Management at the School of Management, has been appointed Rector of one of the most prestigious business schools in Colombia, Colegio de Estudios Superiores de Administración (CESA).
30 November 2009: BBA Alex Edwards and Dr Ajit Nayak - BBC News
27 November 2009: National Business Awards 2009
20 November 2009: School of Management Scholars: Editors of some of the world’s leading academic journals
Scholars of the School of Management are serving in editorial roles in a wide range of academic journals, including world-leading publications such as Organization Studies, Journal of Operations Management and Journal of International Business Studies.
18 November 2009: Bath Entrepreneur in Residence scheme launches at School of Management
At the start of Global Entrepreneurship Week, the University of Bath School of Management launched the Bath Entrepreneurship in Residence scheme (BEiR) which will enable students to gain access to some of Britain’s most successful entrepreneurs and help them to enhance their entrepreneurial talents and business skills.
18 November 2009: Bath Entrepreneur in Residence Margaret Heffernan in The Times
17 November 2009: BEiR Scheme Launched
Drinks reception on November 17th to celebrate the launch of the Bath Entrepreneur in Residence. There will be a short presentation by Margaret Heffernan, a well known and successful entrepreneur, followed by drinks, networking and canapés.
16 November 2009: Ekant Veer on celebrity endorsement in politics - The Times
13 November 2009: BBA alumnus Justin King comments on Sainsbury's performance
10 November 2009: Richard Elliott comments on degree tagging in The Guardian
10 November 2009: BBA graduate wins £1.3m backing for new venture
2 November 2009: MSc student wins prestigious Ashridge Sustainable Innovation Award
22 October 2009: Alumnus Bob Wigley says managers without school links should face promotion threat
19 October 2009: Bath MBA ranked 11th in the UK in Economist's Which MBA? 2009
The Bath MBA has been ranked 11th in the UK, 23rd in Europe and 66th in the world in the 2009 Which MBA? ranking, which lists the top 100 MBA programmes in the world and was published by The Economist yesterday.
9 October 2009: BBA student exceeds expectations for new placement provider Wisteria Formations
Fourth year BSc in Business Administration student Jack Bromfield recently completed his second period of professional work experience at new placement provider Wisteria Formations and impressed his employers with his ability and enthusiasm.
7 October 2009: Local firms could benefit from foreign entrants in their industries, says Meyer
A new article written by the School of Management's Professor Klaus Meyer and co-authored with Assistant Professor Evis Sinani of Copenhagen Business School, argues that local firms may benefit from the presence of foreign firms in their industry
5 October 2009: FT Masters ranking: Bath ranked 1st in the UK for Marketing
The Financial Times' 2009 global ranking of the top Masters in Management programmes was published today. Bath's MSc in Management has risen six places to a position of 34th in the world and 6th in the UK
2 October 2009: Ania Zalewska presents her research at Rutgers Business School and the IMF
1 October 2009: Svenja Tams to co-guest edit Journal of Organizational Behavior Special Issue
Dr Svenja Tams of the University of Bath School of Management and Professor Michael Arthur from Suffolk University, Boston, MA, are to be Guest Editors of a Special Issue of the Journal of Organizational Behavior. The Special Issue will be called 'New Directions for Boundaryless Careers’ and is scheduled to be published in summer 2010.
30 September 2009: Yiannis Gabriel features in THES
29 September 2009: Bath student competes to be greenest ever Ironman
29 September 2009: Rajani Naidoo gives Keynote Address at Higher Education and Sustainable Development Conference
Rajani Naidoo delivered the opening keynote address at the annual conference of the Association of Caribbean Higher Education Administrators (ACHEA), which took place at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Port of Spain, Trinidad on 8-11 July 2009.
3 September 2009: Bath MBA alum Gary Keogh appointed Global Brand Manager for Glenfiddich
2 September 2009: Undergraduate University Open Day - 17th September 2009
The University is holding an Open Day on Thursday 17th September from 10am - 4pm. In addition to activities in the Sports Training Village, the School of Management will be holding a special meeting area in the School of Management building (8 West) where you will be able to get refreshments and chat informally to staff and students.
27 August 2009: Dixon, Meyer and McGuire contribute to government credit crunch report
Dr Sarah Dixon, Professor Klaus Meyer and Dr Steve McGuire of the School of Management have been part of a specially convened think tank of nine eminent UK business experts, brought together recently by the government to advise on how firms can deal with the current economic crisis.
24 August 2009: Klaus Meyer gives keynote presentation at emerging economies conference
Professor Klaus Meyer, Professor of Strategy and International Business at the School of Management, was a keynote panelist at a recent symposium organised by the Montreal Local Global Research Group. The one-day conference, "Multinational Corporations in Developing and Emerging Economies: Local-Global Dynamics and Organizational Adaptation’, was held on August 14th and took place at the John Molson School of Business, at Concordia University in Montréal.
20 August 2009: BBA alum appointed Senior Director at ESPN
19 August 2009: BBA student sizes up David Cameron MP
14 August 2009: Enterprising BBA student scoops yoghurt deal with Harrods
13 August 2009: Three faculty members appointed as AIM Scholars
Dr Sinéad Roden (Carey), Lecturer in Operations & Supply, Dr Gregory Schwartz, Lecturer in Organization Studies, and Dr Ajit Nayak, Lecturer in Strategy at the School of Management have been invited to join the Advanced Institute of Management Research (AIM) Scholars Scheme as ‘potential stars of the future’.
31 July 2009: Bath MBA crews sail to success at Cranfield MBA Regatta
31 July 2009: Insider Voices conference marks culmination of Lowcarbonworks project
Earlier this month the Lowcarbonworks project team hosted 'Insider Voices: The human dimensions of low carbon technology', an extremely successful one day conference sharing insights from action research projects with ten different companies and local authorities trying to shift to low carbon technologies.
30 July 2009: Bath Mayor congratulates BAF graduate Kaveh on 350 mile charity run
29 July 2009: BBA alumnus appointed Global Head of Exchange-Traded Derivatives at UBS
22 July 2009: BBC News: Professor Elliott on what makes people keep old appliances
22 July 2009: Andrew Brown and Ian Colville to be Guest Editors of Human Relations Journal
Professor Andrew Brown and Dr Ian Colville from the University of Bath School of Management, with Professor Annie Pye of the University of Exeter, are to be Guest Editors of a Special Issue of Human Relations Journal. The Special Issue will be entitled ‘Sensemaking, Organising and Storytelling’.
20 July 2009: IMML graduate Daniel wins IEMA essay competition
BSc in International Management and Modern Languages (IMML) graduate Daniel Spencer has won first prize of £600 for an essay on environmental issues in a competition organised by the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA).
17 July 2009: Suits you, Sir: BBA Alex's tailoring company goes from strength to strength
14 July 2009: Stephen Fineman gives Alec Rodger Memorial Lecture at Birkbeck
Stephen Fineman, Professor of Organizational Behaviour at the University of Bath School of Management, went back to his alma mater Birkbeck College at the University of London earlier this month to give the Alec Rodger Memorial Lecture, entitled ‘Getting Critical About Emotion’.
7July 2009: Exceptional achievement marked at annual Graduation Prize-giving
The School of Management held its annual undergraduate prize-giving on the 30th June, shortly after the official graduation ceremony took place at the historic Bath Abbey in the city.
7 July 2009: IMML student on placement with Barclays as they make strides in France
Third year BSc in International Management and Foreign Languages (IMML) student Omar Abu-Khadra, has spent his year abroad working as part of the highly successful Barclays Commercial Banking Team in Paris, France.
6 July 2009: Peter Reason responds to climate change article in The Guardian
3 July 2009: Paul Goodwin keynote speaker at A2009 Analytics Conference
18 June 2009: Undergraduate University Open Day - 25th June 2009
The University is holding an Open Day on Thursday 25th June from 10am - 4pm. In addition to activities in the Sports Training Village, the School of Management will be holding a special meeting area in the School of Management building (8 West) where you will be able to get refreshments and chat informally to staff and students.
18 June 2009: Digital archiving idea wins MBA business plan prize
Students on the Bath MBA showcased their business ideas for a panel of judges earlier this month, in the culmination of this year’s Entrepreneurship in Action project, an integral part of the Bath MBA programme.
3 June 2009: Bath ranked 1st for Accounting and Finance
2 June 2009: School of Management students excel in The Bath Awards
Three students from the School of Management have been presented with The Bath Award in recognition of the skills and experiences they have gained in the wider community alongside their academic studies.
2 June 2009: Bob Wigley interviews Justin King at BBA reunion event
Over 130 BSc in Business Administration (BBA) alumni and students attended a School of Management reunion event last week to hear alumnus Bob Wigley, former Chairman of Merrill Lynch (EMEA), interview his fellow classmate and friend, Justin King, CEO of Sainsbury’s.
14 May 2009: Management leaders doubt the power of advertising says Robert Heath
Dr Robert Heath, Lecturer in Marketing at the School of Management, gave a lecture entitled "Why management underestimates the power of advertising to build big brands", in association with the Chartered Management Institute, at the Bath Spa Hotel on the 30th April.
13 May 2009: MSc ITM students visit the Gillette Technical Centre
13 May 2009: Up for discussion: managing during the global recession
Students, staff and alumni from the School of Management were invited to a lively panel debate on Wednesday 6th May to discuss how companies can strategically manage their way through the global recession.
11 May 2009: MBA and MSc students enjoy celebration at Roman Baths
As their studies draw to a close, the students of the Bath MBA and MSc programmes gathered together for a celebration of their hard work in the beautiful setting of the city’s Roman Baths.
1 May 2009: School ranked 4th in The Complete University Guide
29 April 2009: Managing during the Global Recession - Panel Discussion, Weds 6th May
23 April 2009: Angel capital website highlights paper by Richard Fairchild
A paper written by Dr Richard Fairchild, Lecturer in Corporate Finance at the School of Management, has been listed as one of several ‘providing valuable data and analysis’ on the subject of angel investing by the Angel Capital Association.
7 April 2009: BAF student prepares to run 350 miles in 16 days for charity
BSc in Accounting and Finance student, Kaveh Fatemian, is attempting to run over 350 miles - including two full marathons - in 16 days, to hopefully raise over £10,000 for Cancer Research UK.
31 March 2009: BBA graduate and ethnobotanist James Wong presents new series on BBC Two
BSc Business Administration alumnus James Wong, is currently appearing on BBC Two series, Grow Your Own Drugs. The programme presents a mix of gardening, cooking, health and beauty and is an informative guide to plants and how their beneficial properties may help with everyday ailments.
27 March 2009: Alumnus Justin King - 'one of the few executives still smiling' Guardian
24 March 2009: Celebrities 'should be used to get voters out' says Ekant Veer
24 March 2009: Simon Pervan and Peter Nuttall appointed Editors of Journal of Consumer Behaviour
17 March 2009: Bath listed among 'best business schools in Europe' by Business Week
17 March 2009: 'Marketing in an MBA should always be cutting-edge' says Simon Pervan
11 March 2009: Rod Green and David Ford awarded title of Professor Emeritus
Rod Green, Professor in the field of Decision Analysis and David Ford, Professor of Marketing, were both awarded the title of Professor Emeritus last month as they took retirement from their careers at the School of Management.
11 March 2009: DBA (HEM) alum David Llewellyn appointed Principal of Harper Adams
Dr David Llewellyn, a graduate of the Doctor of Business Administration in Higher Education Management has recently been appointed Principal of Harper Adams University College. David will take up his new post in September 2009.
5 March 2009: Fotios Pasiouras awarded 'Highly Commended' at Literati Network Awards 2009
Dr Fotios Pasiouras, Lecturer in Accounting at the University of Bath School of Management, has been chosen as a Highly Commended Award Winner at the Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence 2009 for his paper entitled “Consolidation in the Greek banking industry: Which banks are acquired?”
4 March 2009: CARPP and I-SEE host World Café conference on Action Research and sustainability
The Centre for Action Research in Professional Practice (CARPP) and the Institute for Sustainable Energy and Environment hosted a one-day conference on the value of action research in the area of sustainable development in Bath last week.
3 March 2009: Glenn Parry and Andrew Graves present the EU 5 day car project in Brussels
Dr Glenn Parry and Professor Andrew Graves presented the findings of the Intelligent Logistics for Innovative Product Technologies [ILIPT] project to an audience of over 200 in Brussels at the ILIPT Technology Day 2009.
2 March 2009: University of Bath A-rated sponsor on tier 4 register
The University of Bath is a an A-rated sponsor on the tier 4 register and is licensed to issue offers to General Students wishing to study in the UK.
27 February 2009: Nicola Bainbridge MBA in supplymanagement.com
A buyer has received the highest ever grade on the MBA course at the University of Bath.
16 February 2009: Professor Littlechild and CRI review the current state of regulation
Professor Stephen Littlechild, the architect of the RPI-x system of price controls for the UK’s privatised utilities and network industries, and the first electricity regulator as Director General of the Office of Electricity Regulation (OFFER), has given a policy lecture at the Royal Society for the School of Management’s Centre for the study of Regulated Industries (CRI) on ‘Regulation, Over-regulation and Deregulation’. This has now been published by the University of Bath.
2 February 2009: Alumnus Ben Reason creates social solutions for MS patients
Ben Reason, alumnus of the MSc in Responsibility and Business Practice and founding member of service design agency LiveWork, has been working with the NHS to improve their services to sufferers of multiple sclerosis and the project has been reported by the International Herald Tribune.
29 January 2009: Robert Heath appointed to Global Advertising Project Advisory Board
Following an invitation to present at the Future of Advertising Conference at Wharton Business School in December 2008, Dr Robert Heath has been honoured by being asked to join the Global Advisory Board of the Future of Advertising Project.
29 January 2009: Financial Times names Bath 5th best in the world for marketing
27 January 2009: Andrew Graves speaks at and Truck and Bus World Forum
26 January 2009: Boris Johnson appoints alumnus Justin King to Olympic Games Committee
Justin King, Chief Executive of Sainsbury’s and member of the School of Management’s Advisory Board, has accepted the role of Mayor’s representative on the Board of The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games (LOCOG). The LOCOG will oversee the planning and development of the 2012 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games.
22 January 2009: Oxbridge is not the only route to success
Neil “Dr” Fox, Radio presenter, University of Bath, 1979 to 1983, Business administration says: "I went to a public school, so a lot of my friends went to Oxford and Cambridge. But they didn't have the business course I wanted to do so I chose Bath instead - and had a great time....
19 January 2009: BBA student launches online tailored suit business
Third year BSc in Business Administration student, Alexander Edwards, has developed an online tailoring business, Aptus Suits, with friend and business partner Richard Demczak, a student at Oxford Brookes.
13 January 2009: Take part in a class act
Professor Richard Elliott discusses the advantages of the smaller MBA class in the Financial Times.
12 January 2009: Student and staff member starts second year without shopping
A staff member and part-time student at the University of Bath is starting her second year of abstaining from shopping, in a bid to do her bit for the environment. Christine Bone, an administrator and student on the School of Management’s MSc in Responsibility and Business Practice, is committed to ‘compacting’, a movement which started in America and shuns all shopping for anything new for a specific period of time.
12 January 2009: Maximising revenue in airport ground handling contracts
Dr Glenn Parry, Senior Research Fellow at the School of Management, presented research findings to an international audience at the annual Ground Handling International Conference in Dublin during December. The audience of aircraft ground handlers represented over 200 companies from 57 countries.
7 January 2009: Dean’s Awards for Teaching Excellence
Professor Richard Elliott, Dean of the School of Management, presented members of faculty with awards for teaching excellence at the School’s Christmas Meeting on December 11th. The winners were nominated by both students and staff.
5 January 2009: How climate change could shape society by 2030
MSc in Responsibility and Business Practice graduates, David Bent, Chris Priest, and Katja Wessling have spent the past 18 months working on a report that looks at how global society will respond to climate change. The report, Climate Futures (pdf), presents five possible scenarios that show how our societies could differ by 2030.
5 January 2009: Student achieves highest ever marks on the Bath MBA
Nicola Bainbridge, graduate of the Executive Bath MBA, has achieved the best marks of any student in the history of the Bath MBA. Nicola achieved marks of more than 70% in 84 of her 90 credits, with 85% for her final project.