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MSc students work with top companies during Practice Track project

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MSc students will present business analysis reports to a selection of our corporate partners as part of their Practice Track project this month.

Nine companies are supporting the MSc Practice Track this year:

For the past six weeks, our students have been working on a business challenge presented to them by one of the companies. Using academic knowledge and skills, they have analysed the problem and developed solutions for the company.

James Kennedy, Investment Office Director at Invesco Perpetual, said:

'Invesco Perpetual is delighted to collaborate with the world class University of Bath on its Practice Track. The Practice Track is an exciting alternative to a dissertation that allows students to work on real business challenges.

'We look forward to hearing their solutions to our challenges, believing they will provide novel and diverse perspectives.

'It is a pleasure to work with students whilst they learn more about the world of investment management.'

Later this month the students will travel to the companies to present their findings and recommendations to senior staff. Each student will also produce a written report exploring a particular aspect of the business challenge in more depth.

The Practice Track is a unique opportunity for students to work with our corporate partners and develop crucial analytical and soft skills.

MSc Management with Finance student Nesha Gurung said:

'The Practice Track offers me the chance to put the theoretical knowledge I have learnt into practical context. My experience and learning from the Practice Track will be an asset for my future career.'

In July the students will build on these skills by applying them to an action project with local charities. Each team will have five weeks to develop and launch a fund and awareness-raising campaign. They will present their campaign and results to charity representatives.

MSc Management student Parsa Esfahanian added:

'Practice Track is a challenge that takes students out of their comfort zone.

'Giving them the chance to solve business cases for well-known companies, under the supervision of very professional mentors.

'It was one of the main reasons I chose Bath School of Management to carry on my postgraduate education.'

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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.