University of Bath School of Management University of Bath School of Management

MSc students take on the Future Business
Challenge 2016

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MSc students from the School of Management are taking part in a week-long project designed to help them enhance their business knowledge.

The Future Business Challenge, led by international entrepreneur Margaret Heffernan, combines guest speakers, workshops and company visits to help students build on the academic concepts learned in the classroom. The students will work in teams to develop their skills in research and analysis before presenting their work at the end of the week.

Nineteen companies are taking part in this year’s project, including new contributors Coutts, Wimbledon Tennis Club, Unibet and Ovo Energy.

“This is a great way for students to see how businesses respond to challenging economic circumstances” says Careers and Professional Development Advisor, Caroline Baldwin.

By working with students from different MSc programmes and meeting companies with very different business models and values, students develop their commercial and cultural awareness and gain a better understanding of the type of organisation they would like to work in.

The week will conclude with a prize giving ceremony at STEAM in Swindon.

Full list of participating organisations

Participating London companies: Bloomberg, Canary Wharf Group, Coutts, DAI, Divine Chocolate, EY, Shakespeare’s Globe, Ted Baker, Unibet and Wimbledon Tennis Club.

Participating local companies: Arup, BMW, Bristol Blood Bank, Dyson, Handelsbanken, Mars, Ovo Energy, PwC, Rolls Royce, Triodos Bank and Wessex Water.

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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.