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Prof Zahir Irani Welcome from the Dean

I am delighted to be able to welcome you to the Faculty of Management and Law within the University of Bradford.

Set within historic grounds conducive to a positive learning experience, our Faculty brings together two key areas of the contemporary business world. We are home to the UK’s first dedicated University-based business school, in the form of the triple-accredited School of Management (SoM) and home to a vibrant and growing School of Law (SoL).

As a dedicated seat of management learning we are proud of our heritage and continue to strive for academic excellence, impactful research and teaching and employability-led outcomes. With a diverse and highly international student and staff community, the Faculty of Management and Law continues to deliver and develop talented, versatile global citizens.

We are also proud of our deep links with business organisations, which create opportunities for engaging and transferring knowledge and the applied research we do in order to “make knowledge work”, creating a tangible difference to the world: locally in the communities we serve but also nationally and internationally through our global network of collaborative partnerships. This is evidenced through internationally recognised scholars and a growing and highly successful set of global alumni.

Our programmes aim to develop the next generation of leaders and entrepreneurs in an environment where students can learn, engage and co-create solutions together for a complex, and rapidly changing world. As such, I’m committed to supporting interdisciplinary research, teaching and learning within the curriculum. I want to instil and support inquisitiveness in our students, learning about how disciplines within our Faculty can help to make a real difference, based upon principles of responsible leadership.

We are committed to all aspects of excellence, sustainability, equality and diversity and will continue to seek to deliver quality, impactful research that informs teaching, business engagement and policy making.

I am excited about the future of our Faculty, and I look forward to working with our students, faculty, alumni, partners and friends in order to lead our institution to new heights.

I invite you to join us on this journey.

Professor Zahir Irani
Dean, Faculty of Management and Law


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