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BMT Hi-Q Sigma support MSc Practice Track projects

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As part of their ongoing Corporate Partnership with The School of Management, BMT Hi-Q Sigma have worked with MSc in International Management students on the practice track element of their degree.

The practice track is designed to allow application of learned concepts and theories to practical problems and issues. As part of the project, students were divided into teams and tasked with analysing BMT Hi-Q Sigma’s knowledge management and branding strategies. Each team also visited the organisation’s Bath office to conduct staff interviews, gaining insights to inform their final presentation.

The presentations took place on Friday 26th June at The University of Bath. Each team also faced questions about their findings from selected BMT Hi-Q Sigma representatives, including Capability Director, Ivor Bennett.

The presentations precede written reports which will be produced by each student over the summer period. The reports will explore a particular aspect of the problems set by BMT Hi-Q Sigma in greater depth.

Dr Phil Tomlinson, Associate Professor in Business Economics and Director of Studies for MSc in International Management, said:
'The Practice Track is a new initiative on our MSc Programmes and BMT Hi-Q Sigma were an ideal partner. The students worked well in their teams and did very well in rising to the challenges set by BMT Hi-Q Sigma over the two weeks. It was clear they had learned a lot in how to analyse real world business problems - in a short time - by working closely with the team at BMT Hi-Q Sigma. We are delighted with how it ran and the insights the students provided will hopefully be useful to BMT.”

Simon Gould, Managing Director of BMT Hi-Q Sigma, commented:
“It has been very rewarding to work with students from the University of Bath. They provided some interesting and new insights on how we can develop our brand and how we realise the benefits of becoming a ‘learning organisation’. This is another example of the enormous value we have gained from being a Corporate Partner of the School of Management.”

Notes to Editors:
BMT Hi-Q Sigma is a Management Consultancy providing high value advice and insight across Government, Defence, Energy and Transport industries.

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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.