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MSc in Entrepreneurship and Management Students visit the Bristol and Bath Science Park

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MSc in Entrepreneurship and Management

On Wednesday 29th April, MSc in Entrepreneurship and Management students visited Bristol and Bath Science Park where they had an opportunity to meet local entrepreneurs.

The group was hosted by Bonnie Dean, Chief Executive of Bristol and Bath Science Park, and Richard Pitkin, Director of the Innovation Centre. The visit focussed on early start-up support and advice, as well as the benefits of networking and knowledge exchange for businesses located in the park.

Local entrepreneurs Nick Sturge, Engine Shed and The Bristol SETsquared Business Acceleration Centre Director, and Huw Robson, Business Mentor, offered students feedback on their business ideas and advice on how to take these ventures forward.
Students were then taken on a tour of the Park, which has been designed to support and encourage collaboration and creative thinking amongst tenants.

Dr Orietta Marsilli, Director of Studies commented:

“This was a great opportunity to network with the entrepreneurs in the local community. We will be looking into the development of links with the Park to offer joint activities and enhance student experience on our MSc in Entrepreneurship and Management programme.”

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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.