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About King’s Business School

We undertake ground-breaking research that improves the way people do business. And we engage with organisations around the world to create real value for society.

Since 1989, King’s Business School has grown into a leading management institution – and one of the largest in London. We’ve appeared in the top 10 for business and management studies three years in a row.

We’re a friendly, diverse community committed to the highest quality teaching and research. People from over 80 countries come here to study with us, and we’re proud of the varied perspectives they bring to our School.

Being in the heart of London, our students and academics have unlimited opportunities for collaboration, research, and developing their career prospects. From bold new startups to multinational conglomerates, businesses inform our teaching and benefit from our work.

King’s Business School was previously known as the School of Management & Business, and traces its origins back to the 1980s. The School achieved Departmental status in 1994, and was established as the School of Management & Business in 2015. The School officially became King's ninth faculty in November 2017.

The School is now one of the largest providers of undergraduate management teaching in London, as well as having a thriving postgraduate community, with over 1,000 students registered on Masters degrees and a growing number of research students. There are currently over 100 academic members of staff.

Built by American businessman Irving T Bush and designed by US architect Harvey W Corbett in 1919, its original function was to be an international trade centre with exhibition galleries, shops, conference rooms, reference libraries, a small theatre, badminton court, cinema, swimming-pool, club and restaurant. Bush House has a 100-foot tall arch facing north, up Kingsway, crowned by a sculpture of figures of Britain and America united in friendship, and a famous inscription over the doorway, ‘To the friendship of the English Speaking Peoples’.

In 1941 Bush House became the home of the BBC World Service, the world’s largest international broadcaster. Communicating at one point in over 40 languages with over 200 million listeners all round the world, the World Service has been described as ‘a sort of United Nations of broadcasting’. It has represented the voice of Great Britain abroad and provided a sometimes-crucial source of balanced information to people in countries under censorship of different kinds.

Among the famous broadcasts from the building are some of those of General De Gaulle to the Free French and speeches of Winston Churchill during World War 2; talks by George Orwell (Eric Blair) who was a producer with the BBC Eastern Service between 1941 and 1943, and Paul McCartney interviewed live on the Russian Service during the Cold War.

King's Business School moved into Bush House in August 2017, alongside the School of Natural, Mathematical and Engineering Sciences' School of Infomatics, as well as the Entrepreneurship Institute.





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