Queen Margaret University (QMU) in Edinburgh has launched a new Business School in a bid to commit strategic investment to further enhance student experience and promote the breadth of subjects and research within its Division of Business, Enterprise and Management.
Named Queen Margaret Business School, it encompasses the University’s expanding portfolio of postgraduate and undergraduate programmes in business, accounting and finance, marketing, events, and hospitality and tourism management.
QMU’s teaching and research in business related subjects focuses on the need for ethical, social and ecological responsibility in the creation of sustainable value for stakeholders. Queen Margaret Business School will develop further technology enhanced learning opportunities throughout all its programmes to make them more accessible and student-centred.
Professor Monika Foster, head of the Business School, said: “In launching Queen Margaret Business School, we are building on our strengths and our heritage as well as celebrating what we already do well which is research and business study programmes underpinned by our social justice, ethical and social responsibility ethos.
“We already punch well above our weight and have some of the leading researchers in the field, recognised nationally and internationally. We are very collegial and achieve great results in student satisfaction, student attainment, innovation in our programmes, and graduate employability. We will use the higher profile of being a Business School to reach new markets with our wide range of professional and consultancy services to both the public and private sectors.”
QMU currently offers a full range of undergraduate programmes including: Business Management, Business Management with Finance, Enterprise or Accounting, Event Management, International Hospitality and Tourism Management.
Queen Margaret Business School aims to enliven and further diversify the programme offering by adding BSc International Marketing, BSc Accounting and Finance and extending work-based learning opportunities, and student engagement in innovation and research.
Postgraduate programmes within the School include Master of Public Administration, MSc in Dispute Resolution, MSc Gastronomy and MSc in Leadership and Management of Hospitality and Tourism. The postgraduate portfolio will be expanded to include MSc Finance and MSc International Marketing.
The new courses will build on the university’s existing entrepreneurial culture; students already benefit from the University’s Business Innovation Zone which includes an on-campus Business Gateway.
Research centres and groups developed to facilitate research links between academia, business and the community will also come under the umbrella of Queen Margaret Business School.
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