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Bright Building during the summer.

Welcome to the School of Management

Our School

We are one of the oldest Business Schools in the UK, as we celebrate 60 years of academic excellence in business education and research in 2023. We are also part of an elite group of business schools worldwide with the triple-crown of accreditations - AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS. 

We are proud to have been recognised by THE as Business School of the Year 2021 for our commitment to driving economic and social regeneration, extra-curricular support to our students, reskilling our alumni and helping local business throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.  We also received Educate North Business School of the Year 2020 in recognition of our outstanding performance in the areas of financial performance, teaching, research, student experience, innovation, and economic impact.   

We are proud to have created an environment that enables current and future business leaders to flourish and to make a difference in the world. Our broad range of courses are designed, with our industry partners, to respond to the rapidly evolving business landscape. Our research is distinctive, relevant and is helping to shape the world we live in.

Choosing the School of Management means becoming part of our community of International academic and research partners, local and national employers and alumni of more than 140,000 graduates in over 175 countries. 

The School of Management. Empowering Change.

60th Anniversary

September 2023 sees the School of Management celebrate its 60th Anniversary.

Since its inception in 1963 (pre-dating the foundation of the University of Bradford), it has been pioneering in its approach. It was one of the first business schools in the country and one of the first UK-based schools to launch an MBA.

Throughout the 2023/24 academic year the School will mark our milestone anniversary with a series of events and activities including the Annual Management Lecture, Academic Conference and a special celebration ball. Over the year you can keep up to date on ongoing activity and see a timeline of the schools history on our 60th anniversary page.

Blue depiction of Bright Building inscribed with 60 following by

Our student-centred approach, coupled with our excellent ties to industry and world-leading research is reflected both in our funding successes for new programmes and our numerous awards. We are proud to be celebrating 60 years in business and we look forward to 60 more.

Professor Sankar Sivarajah, Dean, School of Management

Our Triple crown accreditation. Logos for AMBA, EQUIS, and AACSB

Proud to be part of elite group of just 1% of business schools worldwide with the triple-crown.

See all of our awards and accreditations

Sustainability Agenda

Responsible management and sustainable development are strategic priorities at the heart of everything we do. Read more about our sustainability agenda.

Mission & Vision

Our mission & vision statement sets out our aspiration to use our responsible management education, research and partnerships to empower change.

Responsible Management Podcast

In 2023 the School of Management released the Responsible Management Podcast as a part of the Knowledge Transfer Network.

Each month Professor David Spicer is joined by an academic and industry expert to discuss key themes of responsible management in modern business.

The podcast aims to bring day-to-day business topics to you to help your business understand and overcome challenges and make the most of opportunities.

Find out more about the podcast via the link above including episode details and links to listen.

School of Management Events and Activities

At the School of Management we host a wide range of events and activities focused on providing our students and stakeholders with learning opportunities, experiences and chances to engage with the school.

See links below to upcoming events being hosted by the School of Management.