About Birmingham Business School

At Birmingham Business School we deliver world-class research and teaching that provides the insight, ambition and skills to shape advanced and sustainable business strategies. The School’s vision is to promote curiosity and thought leadership for responsible business.

Our mission

Our mission is to deliver: 

  • A distinctive student experience where students have the opportunity to engage with industry professionals and world-leading researchers, and feel part of an international learning community.
  • Internationally recognised research focusing upon and providing responses to the key challenges around responsible business that face our economy and our society regionally and globally.
  • An environment where both staff and students are able to thrive and achieve their best work.

Accreditation and rankings

Birmingham Business School is consistently found in global ranking tables and accredited  by leading bodies, AMBA, EQUIS and AACSB. The triple-crown accreditation confirms our position within an elite group of global  business schools.

Working for a responsible future

At Birmingham Business School, our vision is to inspire curiosity within our students and drive positive change within all fields of business, both locally and globally. We are committed to producing forward-thinking leaders and to developing research that impacts the lives of real people and businesses.

Advisory Board

We have an enviable Advisory Board that we work closely with, an excellent level of engagement with regional and international businesses and strong links with policy makers involved with economic growth and business. 

Oversight of the School's strategy and implementation across research, education, resources, faculty and professional services is the responsibility of the BBS Senior Management Team (SMT).

Research and Teaching

Birmingham Business School is already globally renowned for the quality of our research and teaching. With students representing over  60 countries currently studying at our main campus, our courses being taught in a range  of international business schools, and an international faculty and global alumni community of around 23,000 graduates,  we have a global footprint that ensures worldwide impact.

Careers in Business

Our dedication to providing our students with a rich educational experience within our Business School has led to increased investment in our career services and corporate relations programme. This will further enhance the already excellent career prospects of our graduates, with additional opportunities for project work and internships with leading  global businesses.

Continuing investment

Alan Walters Building
Photograph: Quintin Lake
Our continued commitment in providing an exceptional standard of education has seen the investment of £10 million in an award-winning Postgraduate Teaching Centre named the Alan Walters Building, which opened its doors in autumn 2016 and is devoted to the teaching of postgraduate courses in Birmingham Business  School, including MBAs.

Further to this, in the coming years the main Business School facility located at University House will undergo a further multi-million pound extension with additional state-of-the-art teaching and learning spaces.

We know that innovation and globalisation will continue to reshape global business in the future. To this end our goal is to provide an education that will inspire and inform our graduates to navigate the ever-changing and evolving landscape of global business.


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