King's Business School officially launched as 9th faculty
King’s Business School became the ninth and newest faculty at King’s College London on Tuesday 1 August 2017.
A new type of business school
Emerging out of the renowned School of Management & Business, and comprising a growing body of 100 academic staff, more than 30 professional services staff, and over 1,700 students, the faculty will now work to implement its vision of setting a new direction for business education and research under the leadership of its Dean, Professor Stephen Bach.
Professor Bach says: ‘King’s Business School will combine the agility of a start-up with the heritage of King’s, collaborating with other faculties to ensure an innovative student experience. We will build upon the success of our thriving School of Management and Business and aim to build the premier undergraduate business school in conjunction with specialist masters programmes.’
With an emphasis on relevance and diversity, the faculty fosters an entrepreneurial mind-set in students ready to face the challenges and embrace the opportunities facing business and society.
King’s Business School is one of the transformative initiatives which support the Strategic Vision 2029 of King’s College London, but also the five strategies that sit underneath it.
Professor Bach says: ‘King’s Business School is going to be very mission driven, which very much connects with Vision 2029; connecting with business London and working with prominent firms, start-ups and social enterprises. It also connects with the service element about making the world a better place. Another element of Vision 2029 it connects to is the international element – we bring students from over 80 countries into our undergraduate and specialist MSc programmes and we will be developing key international partnerships with business, other universities and international organisations.’
The new faculty moved into Bush House in August 2017. During the next academic year staff and students will enjoy the facilities in Bush House, including the use of new teaching space including a state of the art lecture theatre and a specialist Finance & Trading Room. The faculty’s new location will make it a hub for engagement with business, the City, public sector organisations and government.