Reshaping business and management studies – UK review launched at Nottingham Business School

University business and management teaching is to be reviewed as part of a major consultation exercise that has been launched nationally at Nottingham Business School.

University business and management teaching is to be reviewed as part of a major consultation exercise that has been launched nationally at Nottingham Business School.

The consultation exercise is part of a comprehensive curriculum review by the the Association of Business Schools (ABS), Chartered Management Institute (CMI), and the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA).

It follows a recommendation by the ABS that more practice be integrated into courses through greater collaboration between businesses and business schools to increase innovation and economic growth.

Business leaders, human resources directors, deans and course leaders attended the event hosted by Professor Baback Yazdani, Dean of Nottingham Business School, and Ann Franke, chief executive officer of the CMI.

The review, 21st Century Leaders: Reshaping Business and Management Studies, aims to find ways to design practical management experience and innovative approaches into courses through collaboration between the 118 members of the ABS and members of the CMI.

Professor Yazdani told the event that the close relationships Nottingham Business School already has with outside organisations means it can create future leaders with a strong focus on business growth.

"Real-world experience through sponsored degree programmes, placements and consultancy projects is what employers want from our graduates," he said.

"Indeed, Nottingham Business School is the first university to dedicate a whole day to help solve real world problems of organisations through our Thinkubator Challenge.

"This illustrates our continuing drive to support the growth agenda through ensuring the skills students acquire match those that organisations need and to forge stronger links with small and medium enterprises."

The ABS and CMI will have held 12 consultation events by March 2014. The first, at Nottingham Business School, part of Nottingham Trent University, involved employers such as Rolls-Royce, Fujitsu, Eversheds LLP, Lloyds and Williams Lea Group.

The Quality Assurance Agency will be reviewing the benchmarks for business and management subjects next summer using input from the events.

For more information visit the CMI website.

Reshaping business and management studies – UK review launched at Nottingham Business School

Published on 10 January 2014
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