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News Archive 2012

19 December 2012: MBA and MSc graduates celebrate Graduation in Bath’s historic Queen Square

Following their formal graduation award ceremony on 12th December 2012, Bath MBA and Masters graduates enjoyed mulled wine and canapés with family, friends and School of Management staff and alumni in the city’s elegant Queen Square.
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18 December 2012: Greg Schwartz to guest edit Sociology Special Issue on the Global Economic Crisis

Dr Gregory Schwartz will be one of the guest editors for the Special Issue of the Sociology Journal to be published in 2014.
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13 December 2012: New report says 'advergames' are targeting children by stealth to advertise junk foods

A new report commissioned by the Family and Parenting Institute says advertisers are using legal loopholes to target under-16s to advertise high-fat, high-sugar junk foods through online ‘advergames’ – video games used to advertise products.
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11 December 2012: 'Masks and Mistletoe' party marks culmination of successful year for PG Events Committee

The Postgraduate Events Committee has had a busy semester, concluding on Tuesday with a ‘Masks & Mistletoe’ Christmas party at the Roman Baths.
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10 December 2012: MSc students take part in Zurich Community Challenges to help local disadvantaged people

Zurich and the School of Management joined forces recently to give MSc students the opportunity to volunteer and make a difference to local disadvantaged people and the organisations that support them.
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10 December 2012: The MSc in Advanced Management Practice celebrates five highly successful years

Students, alumni and staff from the School of Management gathered recently to mark five years of the MSc in Advanced Management Practice, a unique Masters programme which combines advanced management studies with a work placement.
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4 December 2012: Entrepreneurialism: the new ingredient in an MBA

As innovation becomes increasingly important in the corporate world, more business schools are offering courses in 'entrepreneurialism'
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23 November 2012: What's it like to study... Business

Business is far from a doss subject and can be academically rigorous and challenging, says Rupesh Patel, who studied a Bsc in Business Administration at Bath University .
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13 November 2012: Better employee engagement could deliver £26bn GDP growth in the UK

Academics at the University of Bath have played a key role in a national report that shows the UK is missing out on the full capability of 20 million workers because they are not actively engaged with their jobs and their employers.
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30 October 2012: Fair trade: research shows some companies are better at playing fair

Companies using the Fairtrade Mark* demonstrate different types of commitment to the fair trade movement and therefore their impact on producers in developing countries is not the same, according to a new review from the University of Bath.
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12 October 2012: Afghan scholarship winner Farishta joins the MSc in Advanced Management Practice

Farishta Hellali, a student from Afghanistan, has begun her studies on the MSc in Advanced Management Practice after being awarded a full scholarship to study one of the School of Management’s Masters programmes.
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5 October 2012: Bath MBA 2nd in UK and in top 25 Global Elite

Bath has once again taken its place amongst the top 25 global elite of MBA programmes in the latest edition of The Economist’s Which MBA? ranking.
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5 October 2012: The DBA Higher Education Management celebrates its 10th anniversary

The DBA Higher Education Management celebrated its 10th anniversary on 17 and 18 September, 2012.
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4 October 2012: Building an effective salesforce

Research by Dr Iain Davies on sourcing, selecting and retaining sales professionals is published in a special report in The Times.
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4 October 2012: School of Management excels in National Student Survey

Our students are amongst the most satisfied students in the UK for Accounting and Finance and Business Administration – according to figures released by the 2012 National Student Survey (NSS).
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2 October 2012: Professor Veronica Hope Hailey returns to the University’s School of Management

Professor Hope Hailey, who was based in the School of Management eight years ago, has since held positions in a number of UK business schools, most recently the CASS Business School, City University London, where she was the Associate Dean for the Cass MBA Programmes.
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1 October 2012: Bath 1st for Business - Sunday Times University Guide 2013

Bath has come 1st for Business in the highly influential Sunday Times University Guide. Bath’s excellent employment record is reflected in its retention of 1st for graduate jobs in the Business ranking and again it has the highest proportion of students gaining top class degrees. It is also shown as having the lowest student drop-out rate.
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27 September 2012: New professor to enhance entrepreneurship at Bath

Professor Dimo Dimov has joined the School of Management to lead the development of a new research group in entrepreneurship.
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27 September 2012: Students secure deal with John Lewis to sell ethical bags

Ethical bag company Elephant Branded, created by two Bath students, has agreed terms with John Lewis to distribute its products.
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25 September 2012: Neil Turner PhD wins IPMA Young Researcher of the Year

Dr Neil Turner, who was awarded his PhD from Bath in 2011, has won the prestigious title of Young Researcher of the Year by the International Project Management Association (IPMA) for his project ‘The Management of Ambidexterity – An Intellectual Capital Perspective’,supervised by Professor Juani Swart.
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24 September 2012: Bath Executive MBA student launches new drinks brand

A University of Bath Executive MBA student has launched a new drinks brand with the backing of £360,000 of investment funding and venture capital.
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24 September 2012: MBA alum Nick Hynes inducted into BIMA Digital Hall of Fame

MBA alum Nick Hynes among 20 influential Britons inducted into BIMA Digital Hall of Fame.
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18 September 2012: Research leads to new social network for young people with cancer

Research from the University’s School of Management is enabling young people with cancer to find support from a new social network site.
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18 September 2012: Robert Heath reveals how adverts seduce us on BBC World Service

Robert Heath, a former advertising strategist, reveals how adverts seduce us and influence our feelings without our knowing it. 
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18 September 2012: Exec MBA students complete gruelling Three Peaks Challenge for charity

A group of Executive Bath MBA students completed the ‘Three Peaks Challenge’, to raise money for The Ruskin Mill Trust.
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14 September 2012: Professors Veronica Hope Hailey and Rob Briner ranked among top 20 ‘HR Most Influential’ UK Thinkers

Two School of Management faculty members have made the top 20 of the 2012 HR Most Influential ranking of UK Thinkers, after being shortlisted several weeks ago.
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12 September 2012: Only fundamental policy change can save the economy, Phil Tomlinson in the FT

A letter written by Dr Phil Tomlinson, Lecturer in Business Economics at the School of Management, with Professor Keith Cowling of University of Warwick, has been published in the Financial Times
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5 September 2012: Students and alumni enjoy Beijing Global Residency and Ambassador's reception

A group of MBA & MSc students from the School of Management travelled to Beijing recently for a week-long global residency at the University of Tsinghua.
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16 August 2012: New book reveals how advertising seduces our subconscious

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15 August 2012: Perceived and actual risk in financial markets: insights from emotional finance

At a time of great nervousness in global financial markets, the School of Management’s Dr Richard Fairchild has been looking carefully at the importance of human emotions in investment and finance decisions.
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15 August 2012: Christine Harland selected to attend Global Health Care Conference at Harvard Business School

Professor Christine Harland, Professor in Supply Management in the School of Management, has been invited to an invitation-only conference at Harvard Business School on 4-5 October, 2012.
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3 August 2012: The 21st Cranfield MBA Regatta

The University of Bath School of Management entered two crews of students and alumni from the Bath MBA to compete in the 21st Cranfield MBA Regatta, which took place over the weekend of 6-8th July on the Solent. The Cranfield Regatta is the oldest event of its kind in Europe and is one of the most eagerly anticipated, competitively charged sporting occasions in the business school calendar.
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16 July 2012: Graduation success for our Doctoral students

Congratulations to our PhD, EngD and DBA students who graduated last week.
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16 July 2012: Bath Doctoral Scholar wins Major International Research Prize

School of Management doctoral scholar, Ola Olaosebikan, has been awarded the prestigious Geneva Association/Shin Research Foundation Research Excellence Award for her paper on the “Determinants of the Profitability of Micro-Life Insurers in Nigeria”.
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13 July 2012: Three new awards for this year's graduation prize giving

The School of Management held its annual Graduation Prizegiving Ceremony on July 3rd, a few hours before the official graduation ceremony took place at the historic Bath Abbey.
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5 July 2012: MSc in Management students awarded Bryman and Bell Prize for their research

The Oxford University Press (OUP) has awarded the Bryman and Bell Prize 2012 for outstanding research work to two MSc in Management students, Ms Heledd Brooks-Jones and Ms Sophie Carnegie.
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4 July 2012: Yiannis Gabriel wins a 'Management Article of the Year' award

An article written by Professor Yiannis Gabriel, Chair in Organisation Studies in the School of Management, has been named as one of the Chartered Management Institute’s (CMI)Management Articles of the Year.
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3 July 2012: Academic study exploring alcohol consumption - please complete survey

Dr Phil Tomlinson and Dr Rob Branston from the School of Management are conducting an academic study in the field of alcohol consumption, looking at prospective changes in the UK market.
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28 June 2012: Visiting Professor, Roger King, featured in THE

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27 June 2012: MSc Summer Ball Celebration

180 MSc students celebrated the end of the year at a magnificent Summer Ball at the Roman Baths on 14th June.
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26 June 2012: Bath Entrepreneurship Programme delivers investment for University lecturer’s business idea

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22 June 2012: School of Management awarded re-accreditation by EQUIS

The School of Management has been successful in its re-accreditation from EQUIS.
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18 June 2012: Bath is top for Accounting & Finance

The University’s Accounting & Finance degree has been named the best in the country.
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14 June 2012: Students help to set up new Employee Volunteer Network

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11 June 2012: Paul Caulfield wins Innovation in Learning & Teaching Award

Paul Caulfield has been awarded a University Learning and Teaching Award for his innovative approach to learning and teaching.
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11 June 2012: MBA students gather for presentation of BP Prize for Managing Operational Processes

On 19th April, the full time Bath MBA cohort along with faculty and staff, gathered for the presentation of the BP Prize for Best Team in Managing Operational Processes.
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08 June 2012: International Undergraduate Exchanges Fair

The first BBA International Undergraduate Exchanges Fair took place in May and was a resounding success!
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07 June 2012: School of Management students advise future brand stars

Building on the success of previous student-industry partnerships, recent MSc students got to work on two future brand stars as part of their Strategic Brand Management module.
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23 May 2012: Strong business ideas at entrepreneurship competition

Enterprising minds came together at the MBA Entrepreneurship in Action Competition on Friday 18th May. Six teams from the full-time and executive MBA programmes at the University of Bath School of Management presented their business ideas to a panel of judges in hope of winning a £3,000 first prize or £1,000 second prize, both generously donated by Santander.
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18 May 2012: Dr Phil Tomlinson contributes to The Oxford Handbook of Capitalism

The School of Management's Dr Phil Tomlinson has contributed to major new publication, The Oxford Handbook of Capitalism, edited by Professor Denis Mueller and to be published by Oxford University Press (OUP) this month.
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14 May 2012: MBA and MSc students celebrate end of semester at the Roman Baths

To mark the end of the semester, students of the Bath MBA and MSc programmes celebrated together on Tuesday 24th April in the beautiful setting of the city’s Roman Baths.
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9 May 2012: Shareholders paying the price for pension deficits

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8 May 2012: Strong School of Management presence at Academy of Management conference

Academic staff from the School of Management are making an extensive contribution to this year's annual Academy of Management conference, taking place in Boston from 3-7 August 2012.
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3 May 2012: Dr Svenja Tams and Megha Wadhawan host a workshop on 'Innovation Labs' at Oxfordjam 2012

Social entrepreneurs and professionals from organizations in the emerging fields of social innovation and social investing participated in a workshop on Innovation Labs hosted by the School of Management's Dr Svenja Tams and Megha Wadhawan at the OxfordJam 2012 on 28 March 2012 in Oxford.
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1 May 2012: Shareholders paying the price for pension deficits

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27 April 2012: Student wins prestigious BP competition

A first year BSc Accounting & Finance student from the School of Management was part of a team that won a prestigious cross-university event held by BP.
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19 April 2012: Research grant for study on adolescent transition

A collaborative study between the Universities of Bath, Stirling and Lancaster on adolescent transition has been awarded a £10,000 grant by the British Academy's Research Awards Committee.
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16 April 2012: Undergraduate Spring Ball 2012

Undergraduate students from all different years and programmes came together to celebrate the start of the Easter break in style at the Undergraduate Spring Ball 2012.
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3 April 2012: MBA students visit Lloyds of London

A group of MBA students from the University of Bath visited the Lloyd’s of London insurance market on Friday 16 March 2012.
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29 March 2012: School of Management hosts TED-style talks

On Wednesday 28th March the PG Events Committee held a series of TED-style Talks.
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20 March 2012: CBOS hosts Sustainable Supply Chain Workshop

Companies from around the UK attended a sustainable supply chain workshop hosted by the School of Management's Centre for Business, Organisations and Society (CBOS) on 7th March 2012.
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9 March 2012: Doctoral Scholar wins major international research award

A Reinsurance Group of America (RGA) Doctoral Scholar at the University of Bath School of Management is to be the recipient of the prestigous Geneva Association/Shin Foundation Research Excellence Award.
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24 February 2012: Stock market stereotypes undervalue female directors in the short-term

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14 February 2012: New club helps international students develop their English

International MSc students from the School of Management are enjoying a new way of practicing their English language skills with The Conversation Club.
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10 February 2012: What are sustainable business models of the future?

This was the question 52 postgraduate students from the School of Management discussed during a week-long business immersion project, called the Future Business Challenge.
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6 February 2012: CheckRisk LLP Announces Risk Development Program With the University of Bath, School of Management and the University of Bristol

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31 January 2012: MSc students take on Future Business Challenge

MSc students from the University of Bath School of Management are taking part in a week-long team based exercise designed to increase their exposure to the world of business.
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25 January 2012: Svenja Tams' research adopted in Financial Times Lexicon entry on 'Responsible Careers'

The Financial Times Lexicon has adopted the definition of 'Responsible Careers' co-authored by Professor Judi Marshall from Lancaster University School of Management and Dr Svenja Tams from the University of Bath School of Management.
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25 January 2012: Mark Read guest speaker at Marketing Alumni Group meeting

Mark Read, Strategy Director of WPP gave a fascinating talk at the latest University of Bath Marketing Alumni Group meeting on Tuesday 17th January.
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24 January 2012: Prof Juani Swart talks at Knowledge conference in South Africa

The School of Management's Prof Juani Swart was a guest speaker at last week's Knowledge Management Conference 2012 at the University of Stellenbosch Business School in South Africa, entitled 'The Democratization of Knowledge for the Betterment of Society'.
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20 January 2012: New book explores China-Latin America axis

A new book written by Dr Alan Butt Philip and Gaston Fornes explores the growing trade and investment relationship between China and Latin America.
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18 January 2012: Winter Social brings MSc students together

The School of Management PG Events Committee organised a Winter Social that took place on 6th December 2011 at the historic Assembly Rooms in Bath.
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18 January 2012: Ian Tonks research quoted Wall Street Journal

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18 January 2012: University collaboration to give boost to local volunteering

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16 January 2012: Business Secretary Vince Cable visits the Innovation Centre

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10 January 2012: Roger King, Visiting Professor, had an article featured in last week's Times Higher Education on the role of HEFCE.

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6 January 2012: Reducing Violence and Aggression in A&E

The School of Management's Dr Alistair Brandon-Jones and Dr Nigel Caldwell form part of a project hoping to reduce levels of violence and aggression in Accident & Emergency departments across the country.
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