University of Exeter Business School

University of Exeter Business School

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University of Exeter Business School

 Exeter, United Kingdom

The University of Exeter Business School
University of Exeter


To deliver outstanding and innovative business education and research that address the major challenges confronting businesses and society.

Main Activities 

The Business School is well-known not only for the depth and breadth of its research but also for the calibre of the faculty who conduct it. Not only does it attract significant funding to the School it also supports the educational experience as students are taught by academics at the forefront of their respective fields.

Our programmes are research-led, highly practical and taught by a staff of internationally renowned academics - it’s no coincidence that 94% of our research is classified as being of international quality (RAE 2008). We also have an ever-growing portfolio of links with industry and government that means our courses are highly relevant in today’s global economy and  give a much deeper understanding of key business practice.

Enhancing learning through a programme of additional extra-curricular activities is an important part of the Business School. Led by business practitioners and expert academics, the Business School hosts a Business Leaders Forum, a Guest Speaker Programme as well as various seminars and conferences. These are all designed to complement the taught modules and give students further opportunity to explore the global environmental, social and economic challenges facing business and debate how, through innovative and strong leadership, business can become commercially sustainable and socially responsible.

Organizational Structure 

The University of Exeter Business School is managed by Robin Mason – Dean of the Business School, Sandy Williams – Dean of Education and Professor Richard Owen - Associate Dean of Research. We have a very inclusive ethos at Exeter, promoting cooperation, collaboration and the rich exchange of expertise and experience that keeps us growing. But we also have an awareness of the need for specialisation within the business discipline that has resulted in five distinct departments:
• Accounting
• Finance
• Economics
• Management Studies
• Organisation Studies


Nicolas Forsans
Director, One Planet MBA