2012

December 2012

BBS in top 7 best business schools in London

Brunel Business School is a dynamic and ambitious environment that fosters and promotes world class learning, excellence in teaching, whilst creating a global professional advantage for all its students. The School is well recognised by numerous international bodies and features prominently in many league tables. Evidence of esteem is demonstrated in the following:

International work placements are a hit in BBS

The Professional Development Centre (PCC) Team of Brunel University offers students the opportunity to gain work experience by way of 1 year placements, and more frequently students take up these placements abroad.

BBS graduates share stories of their university experience

Successful graduates from Brunel Business School look back at their time at Brunel University and share their memories and the experiences they gained while studying for a Bachelor Degree with BBS.

November 2012

University applicants get a crash course in success on Brunel Business Boot Camp

Brunel Business School will be organising two Business Boot Camp events in February and April for high achieving applicants following the success of the fully booked event last year. The Business Boot Camp event at Brunel Business School is an exclusive event for candidates who are predicted to achieve AAB grades or above, or an overseas equivalent, holding an offer to pursue their Business Degree in Brunel University.

Work Placement Mentor Scheme Launched

The Work Placement Mentor Scheme for 2012-13 launched this November. Organised by Michelle Kavan from the Placement and Career Centre, Alex Sedgwick and Fintan Clear from Brunel Business School, the students took part in a ‘Speed Networking’ event that was a key part of the launch. Having received counselling training from Beverley Crooks, the mentors (Level 3 students who have completed placements) were able to pass on a host of tips to a select group of mentees (Level 2 students intending on getting a placement).

Prof Ruth Simpson publishes a book on Emotions in Transmigration

We are pleased to report that Prof Ruth Simpson from Brunel Business School published another book this year called Emotions in Transmigration. It is co-authored with Prof Ann Brooks from University of California, Berkeley.

October 2012

BBS in top 7 best business schools in London

Brunel Business School is a dynamic and ambitious environment that fosters and promotes world class learning, excellence in teaching, whilst creating a global professional advantage for all its students. The School is well recognised by numerous international bodies and features prominently in many league tables. Evidence of esteem is demonstrated in the following:

Brunel Business School invited to help establish policy on student employability

Prof Zahir Irani, Head of Brunel Business School, has been invited to speak at the prestigious Westminster Employment Forum and Westminster Higher Education Forum, in recognition for our achievement in student employability. The event will take place on 18 October in Central London.

Times Higher shortlists BBS for Business School of the Year

We are extremely pleased to announce that Brunel Business School has been shortlisted for Business School of the Year Award by the Times Higher Education. Only half a dozen of Business Schools have been shortlisted for the award and Brunel Business School is up against up against Cass, Manchester, LUMS, Exeter and Plymouth.

Dr Kumra shortlisted for CMI Management Book of the Year

We are pleased to announce that Dr Savita Kumra’s book Managing Equality and Diversity: Theory and Practice, co-authored with Dr Simonetta Manfredi, has been shortlisted for the CMI Management Book of the Year, in the category of Management and Leadership Textbook. The award is given to the entry that, in the opinion of the judges, will most effectively support a course of study on a management and leadership topic.

Corporate Branding and Change in Times of Crisis

Brunel Business School is proud to initiate its annual Seminar Series with a seminar on corporate branding, an innovative area of research, which is spearheaded by world class academics in the Centre for Research in Marketing (CREAM) in the School.

National Student Survey shows BBS increase in rankings again

The National Student Survey is out and we are pleased to see Brunel Business School has moved up in rankings again.

September 2012

Academic collaboration with Sudan

Brunel Business School secured funding from the British Council Sudan for an academic collaboration project, led by Dr Wafi Al-Karaghouli and Dr Tillal Eldabi.

Latest Business School Newsletter is here!

The latest edition of our School newsletter has finally arrived! Enjoy the stories about our students, alumni, staff and the school and so much more for the best insight into what’s on in BBS. Here’s a sneak preview of some of our stories.

August 2012

Postgraduate Open Evening – Thursday 23rd August

Postgraduate Open Evening, held on Thursday 23 August, is a great way to discover more about Brunel Business School and our Masters Degrees, giving you the opportunity to connect in person with academic staff.

Business School’s performance outstanding, says Head of School

The University has been delighted to record dramatic improvements across all the major league tables published in the last year. The Business School’s performance is nothing short of outstanding – said Prof Zahir Irani, Head of School.  

NSS 2011: Brunel Business School increases student satisfaction to 85%

Brunel is the UK’s most improved university for student satisfaction, according to the National Student Survey for 2011.

Moving to the new home of Brunel Business School

The much awaited new home for the Brunel Business School is now complete, and staff are moving to the building to prepare for the next academic year.

MBA students learn high flying strategy on visit to British Airways HQ

A group of current MBA students recently visited the British Airways global Headquarters as part of the Business Life Employability Programme of Brunel Business School. The visit was organised by Dr. Aida Haijro of the Business School. The aim of the visit was to gain a detailed insight into the history and the future challenges facing this leading player in the aviation industry.

June 2012

Latest Guardian rankings show our dramatic climb towards the top

Professor Zahir Irani, Head of the Brunel Business School, explains his delight with the results announced in today’s Guardian Tables that show the Brunel Business School (BBS) has jumped some 52 places in the last 12 months to 45th out of 116 universities in the UK .

BBS in partnership talks with Kazakh-British Technical University in Almaty

Kazakh-British Technical University in Almaty, Kazakhstan, opened by Tony Blair over 20 years ago, is discussing a possible joined postgraduate programme and student exchanges with Brunel Business School.

What I really wanted was to work for myself – says Brunel MBA graduate from China

I graduated as an English major from Tangshan College in China in 1997. I first worked for about one year in the Human Resources and Corporate Marketing Department at the Haier Group, the largest appliance maker in China. Then I moved to the Bank of China in Tangshan. For around 14 years I have been responsible for accounting, credit card and business development and climbed from a Clerk position to be the President of a branch.

Brunel University Ranked 6th in the UK, 35th Worldwide

Brunel University has been ranked top in London, 6th in the UK and 35th in the world in a new world ranking of the top 100 universities founded in the last 50 years

Scholarships available for the Full-Time Brunel MBA

Brunel Business School is delighted to announce that seven scholarships of £5,000 each will be on offer to EU nationals joining the Full-Time MBA programme in September 2012.

May 2012

Applying Brand Concepts in Design Museum

On March 21st, students studying for an MSc in Applied Corporate Brand Management visited the  Design Museum located in the beautiful area of Tower Bridge.

What after MBA? Your ROI

Life after an MBA is all about Return On Investment. That’s why in Brunel Business School, ranked in top 20 UK Business Schools by FT, we are not scared to talk about money.  A picture says a thousand words so take a look at our statistics. 

April 2012

Brunel Business School Students to take part in a Korean Exchange Programme

We are pleased to announce that 4 of Brunel Business School studentsMerisa Bishwakarma, Abubakr Chaudhry, Sara Kahsay and Claire Munday have been selected to take part in the Korea Aerospace University’s (KAU) foreign summer exchange programme from 35th June-20th July this year.

Brunel begins collaboration in aviation education with Moscow university

A Memorandum of Understanding between Brunel Business School and Moscow State Technical University of Civil Aviation (MSTUCA), Moscow, Russia, has been signed by the Vice Chancellor and Rector of MSTUCA on a recent visit of Dr Abrahim Althonayan from Brunel Business School to Russia.

Brunel Business School invited to help establish policy on student employability

Prof Zahir Irani, Head of Brunel Business School, has been invited to speak at the prestigious Westminster Employment Forum and Westminster Higher Education Forum, in recognition for our achievement in student employability. The event will take place on 18 October in Central London.

Innovative pastoral care for students @ BBS

We recognise that important relationships are forged whist at university. These relationships are between students themselves, of course (friendships made at university are often lifelong) but there are also opportunities for personal enrichment, development and growth by way of engagement with academic members of staff. The first few weeks or months at university can often be an anxious time for new students as they often have to deal with, at the same time, being away from home, living somewhere new, making new friends and setting in to what is a new learning environment. University is not just a ‘big school’; university is, by its very nature, an intellectually demanding environment. Whether a new student or one with longer experience of being at university, life can throw at us all, student or other, both ‘local’ and ‘background’ challenges as the literature terms them. 

How to tell a branding story?

The students of Applied Corporate Brand Management have been learning to be leaders in the field of corporate brand management.

Management and Marketing students face corporate judges in Capstone Event 2012

A very successful presentations day was held in the Brunel University’s Hamilton Centre on Friday 23rd March, representing the culmination of the term’s Business Planning module for MSc Management and MSc Marketing students of Brunel Business School.

March 2012

MBA Students learn a humbling lesson on Business Tour to India

In February 2012 a group of Brunel MBA students embarked on an inaugural overseas business trip – this time to Mumbai, India. This tour, supported by AICAR Business School Mumbai, complemented other School-wide MBA company visits in the UK and aborad as part of Brunel’s Business Life Employability Programme.

Business Tour takes MSc in Management Students to Turkey

On the 13th February seven lucky MSc Management students were given the opportunity to take part in a Business Tour to Istanbul, Turkey. Students first had to pass a test and write a personal statement outlining why they should be given this opportunity. After all their hard work, rigorous selection and a 4 hour flight, they finally landed in Attaturk airport where they were met with harsh weather conditions and a flurry of Turkish traffic!

BBS placement student awarded by Xerox Europe

Ryan Spurge, a Brunel Business School placement student has been given a recognition award for his valuable contribution

International Students Guide to Successful UK Employment

The award winning Placement and Career Centre of Brunel University shares with the Brunel Business School International Students some crucial tips on UK employment. Download thier Postgraduate Job hunting pack for tips on marketing your qualification, developing employability skills and vacancy sources. 

Brunel MBA Students Examine Corporate Universities with British Airways

Brunel MBA Students have begun their final stage of the MBA Programme by undertaking a Business Project with British Airways. Under the guidance of Dr Aida Hajro from Brunel Business School and support from the British Airways Head of Talent Management, Head of Engineering, Head of HRM and the members of the British Airways Strategy Group, the students will examine the role of corporate universities in fostering innovative capacity.

Best Placement Employer and Student Awards

Interoute scooped the Special Placement Employer prize 2012 at the Brunel Business School Tutorial day on 27 February 2012. Thirteen employers were nominated by students for this award. Toby Robins of Wiles Greenworld, winner of the Best Placement Employer award in 2011 presented the award to the Best Placement Student, Best Placement Employer and the Special Placement Employer prize this year.

BBS secures academic fellowship in CIPD

Professor Mustafa Ozbilgin of Brunel Business School has been awarded academic fellowship status by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development for scholarly contributions in the HR field.

February 2012

Brunel Business School secures over €300,000 to empower citizens

Professor Zahir Irani, the Head of Brunel Business School is pleased to announce that two more grants have been awarded to BBS.

Alumni Network Dinner in Uxbridge

As part the Alumni Network, MBA students were invited to a dinner in the private dining room of the Nonna Rosa, an Italian Restaurant in Uxbridge. The dinner was hosted by Prof. Ashley Braganza, the Director of Alumni and Rankings, who gave a welcoming speech to the new Alumni, together with the MBA Programme Director Amir Sharif, and the Alumni Team.

State of the art Business School building opens soon in Brunel University

We are proud to announce that work is being completed on Brunel University’s new flagship Eastern Gateway building, which will create a new home for the Brunel Business School. The move to the new building will begin in July 2012.

BBS research on “deshopping”: a growing, addictive trend you too may be guilty of

John Balmer, a Professor of Corporate Marketing in Brunel Business School presents the results of ten year research on the growing trend of deshopping in Harvard Business Review.

Funding for business education? Do your homework well

Funding for higher education study is always a hot topic – especially for postgraduate study, where the fees are typically high.

January 2012

Let’s Talk Business: Copiae Consulting Ltd Director shares what it takes to run a consultancy firm

Sue Granshaw HR Specialist, Director and Co-founder of Copiae Consultancy Limited who worked with clients such as British Gas, Office of Fair Trading and John Lewis visited the Brunel Business School MBA students last Wednesday to discuss her story behind establishing Copiae. Sue is a qualified human resource and development professional, has a BA (Hons) and BSc (Hons) in psychology and has achieved the Advanced Certificate in Employment Law. She is a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD and is a member of the Institute’s consultancy team. Sue has worked as a Personnel Director in medium and large sized companies.

Corporate Brand Management Graduate is One to Watch

Busola Akomolede always wanted to run her own business. A graduate with a Masters degree in Corporate Brand Management from Brunel Business School, she has been obsessed with wristwatches, and now, with the help of her friend, she can turn this obsession into real money. She is the CEO and main designer for Dat-AC, a company designing top quality and beautiful wrist watches, which are then produced by world class watch makers in Switzerland.

MBA Student Yearbook 2010

Brunel MBA Yearbook 2010-2011 provides a flavour of the wealth and breadth of our student talent – and serves as an opportunity to get to know them, as well as the Brunel MBA further.

What do Brunel Business School graduates do?

In 2009/10, six months after graduating from Brunel Business School, 72.7% of graduates with a first degree in Business were in employment, 10.3% were in full-time further study and 4.1% were combining work and study.

Page last updated: Thursday 19 July 2012