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 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.
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. Our programmes are taught in Birmingham, Dubai and Singapore, attracting students from 106 countries. With an international faculty conducting research all over the world, and a global alumni community of around 44,000 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.
Photograph: Quintin Lake
Birmingham Business School’s award-winning Postgraduate Teaching Centre opened its doors to students in autumn 2016. Based alongside Pritchatt's Road, the £10 million centre is devoted to the teaching of postgraduate courses. The building is called the Alan Walters Building after the noted economist of the same name.
Our continued commitment in providing an exceptional standard of education has seen investment in building a multi-million pound extension of our University House facility, providing additional state-of-the-art teaching and learning spaces for students as well as investment into services to support our students with their education and experience of University.
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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