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Strong School of Management presence at Academy of Management conference

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The Informal Economy

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.

The Academy of Management is a leading international professional association for scholars dedicated to creating and disseminating knowledge about management and organisations. An annual conference is held every August, providing a forum for sharing research and expertise in all management disciplines, and this year's conference theme is "The Informal Economy".

Highlights of the School of Management's involvement will include:

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General Notes For Editors:

The University of Bath School of Management has consistently achieved both top research and teaching ratings in the UK's Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) assessments. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), the School was ranked 8th in the UK for business and management studies.

We are one of a select number of international business schools accredited by EQUIS, the European Foundation for Management Development's quality inspectorate and the Bath MBA has been accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA) since 1976. The School is consistently ranked among the top UK business schools by The Times, The Sunday Times, The Financial Times and The Guardian.

The centrality of research to teaching is an essential feature of all our programmes. The School offers a full range of programmes from undergraduate to postgraduate up to PhD level and post-experience programmes including the world-ranked Bath MBA. The School also provides tailored executive development programmes for middle and senior management.

The School of Management has a faculty of around 100 teaching and research staff, including visiting academics, with a support team of around 70 professional staff. Research income averages £2 million per annum. There are approximately 2,100 students in total comprising some 200 MBA students, 480 Master’s students, 210 full- and part-time research students, and over 1100 undergraduates following BSc degrees. The School also runs joint undergraduate programmes with Departments in the Faculties of Engineering and Design, Science and Humanities and Social Sciences.