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Senior business speakers present to Bath MBAs at our London facility

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Bath MBA students travelled to Pall Mall, London, earlier this month to hear from four senior business speakers. This was part of a regular series of business trips for the students, designed to enhance their academic studies.

Insight from industry experts

Ian Rand, CEO Barclays Business Banking

Ian started the day's talks with a discussion on business banking and the role a bank like Barclays has in the modern business environment.

He looked at how 'local' banks are changing into strategic partners that participate in management information, facilitating and enabling effective decision-making.

This new dynamic is different from the old days of merely being a high-street retail bank. It's one that new entrants to the market, such as internet banks, can't replicate easily.

Rowan Douglas CBE, CEO of Capital Science and Policy (CSP) Practice at Willis Tower Watson

Rowan discussed how the CSP Practice confronts large scale challenges of resilience, risk sharing and sustainable growth for governments, international institutions and corporates.

Willis Tower Watson has funded research in several universities, including Bath, for the development of their financial decision-making.

Being involved in both science and capital has led them to work with government on policy development in recent years.

John Goold, CEO of investment bank Zeus Capital

John talked about his 25 years working in the City, and his 'boutique' investment company Zeus.

Their most successful investment was floating online fashion company boohoo.com. This raised £300 million.

Kevin Moore, Global Business Development Director at the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI)

Kevin presented to the students on the role of CISI in the financial markets.

He gave an overview of the Institute, spoke about the roles and responsibilities of finance leaders and the industry's ethics.

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Our MBA students gain exposure to the corporate world through a range of activities during their time at Bath, including

If your organisation is interested in working with our MBA students, please get in touch.

Internships: Helen Auckland, h.r.auckland@bath.ac.uk

Projects and guest speakers: Clare Stott, c.b.stott@bath.ac.uk

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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.