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MBA summit puts legacy and net zero centre stage


School of Management

The second annual MBA Summit at the University of Bradford’s School of Management shone a light on how businesses can manage ‘legacy’ and ‘ESG & net zero’ responsibilities.

The two-day event, organised and hosted by the award-winning School of Management, attracted over 50 delegates from around the world and comprised a series of lectures, workshops and networking sessions.

The School of Managament’s Distance Learning MBA was recently ranked best in the world by the Financial Times for value for money and its commitment to circular economy and net zero. It is also one of the most affordable, triple crown accredited Distance Learning MBA’s in the world, costing under £20,000, compared to an average £51,972 at the other top 10 FT ranked universities.

MBA summit attendees

Among the speakers was alumnus Merel Olgers, Director of People and Culture at Universal Music Group, who flew in from Amsterdam for the summit.

Themes this year included legacy, environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) and how artificial intelligence can be used ethically and sustainably.

Professor Sankar Sivarajah, Dean of the School of Management, said: “Our second MBA summit has been a great success. We continue to lead world rankings, in particular for our focus on ESG and circular economy, which are highly relevant to all businesses. The impressive turnout to what is a relatively new calendar event shows our approach is recognised by industry as having both relevance and impact. When you come to study an MBA at the Bradford School of Management, the skills you acquire are recognised and valued by businesses across the world.”

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The School of Management, currently marking its 60th anniversary, is one of the few business schools in the world to hold ‘triple crown accreditation’ from EQUIS, AMBA (Association of MBAs) and AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). In 2021, the School of Management was also named Business School of the Year by the Times Higher Education supplement.

MBAs include the Distance Learning MBA, MBA in Innovation, Enterprise and Circular Economy, and Executive MBA run from Dubai.