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Professors Veronica Hope Hailey, Dean of the School of Management, and Julia Balogun, Associate Dean for Research, hosted a special reception entitled ‘celebrating women leaders in business schools’ as part of the annual Academy of Management conference earlier this month.

This was the first time the School has hosted a reception at the global conference, where more than 10,000 management students, academics and professionals join together to network across 1,900 interactive sessions over five days.

Special guest, Jean Bartunek, Professor of Management and Organization at Boston College and past president and fellow of the Academy of Management, provided the welcome address and over 40 international guests joined Bath faculty for an evening of celebration.

With both a female Dean and a female Associate Dean for Research, the School is well-positioned to address the theme of female leaders in business schools.

According to the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), only 19% of US business school members have female deans. The UK fares only slightly better with 23% of business schools having a female in charge (Association of Business Schools).

Data from the ABS shows that the number of women professors in business schools will not equal men until 2049.

During her introduction Professor Hope Hailey reflected on how Bath is fortunate to be one of only four UK institutions to have a female Vice-Chancellor and a female business school Dean. She also highlighted that several of Bath’s other senior management roles are undertaken by women, including our Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research) and our Director of Finance & Commercial Services.

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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.