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MSc students take on the Future Business Challenge

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The Future Business ChallengeMSc 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.

The Future Business Challenge features a combination of guest speakers, workshops and company visits to help students build on what they have learned in the classroom. They will break into teams to develop their skills in research, analysis, networking and presentation, and enhance their overall business knowledge.

Companies taking part in the project, opened and closed by international entrepreneur and speaker Margaret Heffernan, include Emma Bridgewater, Ovo Energy, Yeo Valley, FRC Group, Triodos Bank, Zurich, Divine Chocolate and School Trends. The week will conclude with a presentation ceremony at the RSA in London.

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General Notes For Editors:

The School of Management is one of the UK's leading business schools. Currently ranked 1st for Student Experience (Times Higher Education 2015) and 1st for Business Studies (The Times & Sunday Times University Guide 2016), we are a leading centre for management research - placed 8th in the UK in the latest REF2014.

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 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 over 100 teaching and research staff, including visiting academics, with a professional support team of around 90 managerial and administrative staff. Research income averages £2 million per annum. There are approximately 2,400 students in total comprising some 150 MBA students, over 500 Master’s students, 250 full- and part-time research students, and over 1500 undergraduates following BSc degrees.