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Welcome to the School of Management & Business

Our vision is to make a difference to business in the service of global society.

The School of Management and Business is at an exciting stage of its development. Having grown successfully in recent years, the School will become the King’s Business School and the ninth faculty at King’s College London on 1st September 2017. At the same time, the School will relocate from its current Waterloo campus accommodation into the iconic Bush House building, where it will form a hub for engagement with business, the city, government and NGOs. Through the application and impact of its research, and through its education programmes which seek to develop purposeful and principled leaders, the School aims to create social and economic value for business and society.

The School prides itself on its commitment to the highest quality in both its teaching and research and on its friendly atmosphere between staff and students. We are outward facing and international in approach, priding ourselves on the diversity of our staff and students.There are over 90 academics in the School and approximately 20 professional services staff.

Under the leadership of Professor Stephen Bach, the School has focused its strategy around three key activities: research; education; and external engagement.

Research

In the last Research Excellence Framework, 82 per cent of the published research submitted for assessment was deemed to be world leading or internationally excellent. Additionally, half of  the School's impact case studies, demonstrating relevance to real-world problem solving, were given the top rating of 4*.

Research within the School currently falls into nine research groups underpinned by a common set of values – being rigorous, relevant, inclusive and innovative. The School has identified a number of cross-cutting themes in its research which connect into its education and external engagement activities. These are:

  • Global business strategy for a sustainable world
  • Digitalisation: Reshaping innovation and entrepreneurship
  • The future of work: leadership and change
  • Governance, risk and regulation

The current groups are:

  • Accounting and Financial Management
  • Human Resource Management and Employment Relations
  • International Business and Comparative Management (IBCM)
  • Marketing
  • Public Services Management
  • Economics
  • Centre for Work, Interaction and Technology
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Banking and Finance

Education

One of the School’s distinctive strengths is its vibrant undergraduate programmes, with degrees in Business Management, Economics and Management and International Management; a jointly-delivered degree in Economics will launch in 2017-18. Entrants to the School are very well qualified and graduates excel in achieving graduate-level employment.

At Master’s level, the School offers a broad, general education in management through its MSc International Management programme and a growing range of specialist programmes in areas such as Accounting and Financial Management; Banking and Finance; International Marketing; Human Resources Management; and Public Services Management. Additional Finance programmes in Asset Pricing and Corporate Finance will take their first cohorts in September 2017.

Across all programmes, the School aims to offer a diverse and relevant curriculum, underpinned by its research and scholarship, with excellent teachers and a rich student experience that enables graduates to thrive in work or further study.

Relating to both the Research and Education aims, the School has a highly-regarded and growing PhD community, with a cohort of approximately 70 students covering the full range of management disciplines. A number of scholarships are available and the programme is part of the ESRC funded Interdisciplinary Social Science Doctoral Training Centre. Most PhD students contribute to the teaching programmes.

External engagement

Located at the heart of London, with a global outlook and in the service of society – the School creates new approaches to the major global challenges in business and management. To do this it works in partnership with a broad range of private and public sector organisations both in the UK and abroad, including government departments, corporations, professional bodies and NGOs.

Internship, placement and international study opportunities are available on many programmes and draw on our existing partnerships and collaborations. The School has an active and growing alumni community, who contribute to the mentoring scheme and provide insights into developments in business.

The School has strong connections with other disciplines at King’s, enabling it to bring its expertise to bear in a broad range of professions or through tackling shared problems.

Bush House

Image above: Bush House, London

 

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