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2017

A business school for a new generation of leaders

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Opened in September 2017 and located in the iconic Bush House, King’s Business School aims to pioneer innovative approaches to education and to inspire the business leaders and entrepreneurs of tomorrow.

Leading the School as its inaugural Dean will be Professor Stephen Bach. Formerly Head of the School of Management & Business, Professor Bach has played a vital role in making the School’s vision a reality.

‘King’s Business School will combine the agility of a start-up with the heritage of King’s.’

Professor Stephen Bach, Dean, King’s Business School.

‘The times we are in are creating new challenges which require socially responsible leaders. The ability of King’s to draw upon our interdisciplinary strengths will enable us to create the next generation of leaders properly equipped to meet the challenges facing both business and society,’ said Professor Bach.

‘King’s Business School will combine the agility of a startup with the heritage of King’s,’ he added. ‘We will build upon our prior success and aim to develop the premier undergraduate business school as a platform to specialist Masters programmes.’

King’s Business School is now the ninth faculty at the university, complementing King’s portfolio of faculties: Arts & Humanities; Dental Institute; Law; Life Sciences & Medicine; Natural & Mathematical Sciences; Nursing & Midwifery; Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience; and Social Science & Public Policy.

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King’s is delighted that the Hong Kong-based businessman Dr Aron Harilela, Chairman and CEO of Harilela Hotels Ltd, has committed to support King’s Business School, citing King’s values and international activity as reasons for his support.

‘London is one of the most forward-looking cities I know. People embrace change and modernity here, much more than in many other cities,’ he said. ‘I want to show that businesses can benefit society, and that we’re all working towards the same goals.’

While the School’s outlook will be global, its strengths remain rooted in its London location and connections. The School will leverage its extensive network of London-based partnerships to become a hub for engagement with business, finance, the City, government and NGOs.

Recognising the vital role that practitioners play in enhancing King’s teaching and research, the School is delighted to have financier and entrepreneur Stefan AlleschTaylor CBE as a Professor of Practice within the School, alongside such other leading practitioners such as Luke Johnson. Also contributing their experience and expertise in finance and economics are staff members Professor George Kapetanios, a consultant at the Bank of England, and Professor Martin Weale, a former member of the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee.

Find out more about King's Business School here.

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