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UCL SoM and LCF's Business Builder Programme holds final session in Canary Wharf

Monday, 10 Jun
Earlier this year, UCL School of Management (UCL SoM) and Fashion Business School, London College of Fashion, UAL (FBS, LCF) launched the Business Builder Programme in collaboration with Enterprise4Good, and we are delighted to announce that the programme recently hosted its final session at UCL School of Management's home on Level 50 of One Canada Square.
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UCL School of Management showcases Analytics Lab Report at AI World Congress

Friday, 7 Jun
The end of May was impactful for the UCL School of Management, as students and consultancy firm Capgemini presented their latest report on 'Gen AI and Knowledge Working Skills' at the AI World Congress in London on Friday 31 May.
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UCL SoM hosts Seedrs Founder Jeff Lynn: Lessons for Aspiring Entrepreneurs

Thursday, 6 Jun
Last week, the UCL School of Management, in association with the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology and the UCL Venture Capital & Private Equity Club, hosted a guest lecture by Jeff Lynn, Founder of the equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs. Launched in 2012, Seedrs revolutionised the startup investment landscape by becoming the first regulated equity crowdfunding firm in Europe. To date, Seedrs has facilitated over £2.8 billion in investments across more than 2,200 deals, with notable successes including fintech giant Revolut.
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UCL ranks in top 10 universities in the world for the 13th consecutive year

Wednesday, 5 Jun
We are thrilled to announce that UCL has ranked 9th best university in the world for the second year in a row in the 2025 QS World University Rankings, marking the university's 13th consecutive year among the top 10 universities worldwide.
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Italian Sustainability SME Observatory publishes its first ESG report

Wednesday, 5 Jun
The Italian Sustainability SME Observatory, an advanced research initiative by the UCL School of Management with the support of KPMG Italy and Tecno, has published its first report. The document delves into how Italian small and medium-sized enterprises perceive Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) issues and identifies strategic opportunities for sustainable transformation.
Alumni

UCL School of Management hosts Beijing Alumni Reunion

Wednesday, 29 May
The UCL School of Management welcomed over 80 alumni to an exclusive alumni event at the Kempinski Hotel Beijing Yansha on Friday 24 May. This occasion served as a valuable opportunity for graduates to reconnect, share memories, and engage in discussions about the future of UCL SoM
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UCL SoM hosts Public Lecture with PKU National School of Development

Wednesday, 29 May
On Saturday 25 May, UCL School of Management hosted a public lecture in Beijing with the National School of Development at Peking University (PKU). The event attracted over 120 professionals, media representatives, current students, alumni, and prospective students, with an additional 300 attendees joining online. It marks another milestone in our longstanding collaboration with PKU and our PKU-UCL MBA programme.
In the Media

UCL Professor Paolo Taticchi talks 'Gracious Growth' on ALN Academy Podcast

Tuesday, 28 May
UCL School of Management Professor Paolo Taticchi recently joined ALN Academy for a discussion on corporate sustainability, featured in the latest episode of ALN Academy Talks titled 'Gracious Growth'. In the episode, Paolo explores the transition from traditional Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) frameworks to the contemporary focus on Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) factors, providing a roadmap for businesses aiming to achieve sustainable success.
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MSc Entrepreneurship Trek 2024: South Korea

Friday, 24 May
Earlier this month, 30 UCL School of Management students, along with Programme Director Simon Hulme, Lecturer Alina Kim and 2 School alumni, travelled to South Korea for the annual MSc Entrepreneurship trek. Throughout their 8-day visit, the group visited a number of international companies, including Adidas Korea and the British Chamber of Commerce, as well as exciting new startups that are at the forefront of the Korean entrepreneurial space.
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Sigma Squared Fellows Engage in Collaborative Session at School of Management

Thursday, 23 May
The UCL School of Management recently hosted an exclusive event in collaboration with Sigma Squared, the premier organisation for ambitious, value-driven entrepreneurs under 26 worldwide. Sigma Squared, a global network comprising 1,000 members who have collectively raised almost $2 billion, includes notable School of Management alumni such as eNOugh Founder Ina Jovicic and Tuggs Founder Harry Bremner.
Alumni

Double Dutch receive the King's Award for Enterprise for International Trade

Thursday, 23 May
We're thrilled to announce that UCL School of Management alumnae and twin sisters Joyce and Raissa de Haas have recently received the King's Award for Enterprise for International Trade in recognition of their startup, Double Dutch Drinks! Held annually, the King's Awards recognise outstanding achievement by UK businesses and are the most prestigious award that can be granted to businesses in this country.
Staff

Ersin Korpeoglu named in Poets&Quant's Best 40-Under-40 MBA Professors 2024

Wednesday, 22 May
UCL School of Management is delighted to announce that Associate Professor Ersin Korpeoglu has been named one of the Best 40-Under-40 MBA Professors in the world by Poets&Quants. With 81 nominations, Ersin was one of the most nominated professors to feature in this year's list.
Research

UCL SoM Professors publish in Harvard Business Review: Cross-Silo Collaboration

Thursday, 16 May
UCL School of Management Professor Martin Kilduff and Associate Professor Sunny Lee have co-authored a significant article in the Harvard Business Review. Their research explores the benefits and hidden challenges of cross-silo collaboration in organisations and offers strategies to mitigate the associated challenges.
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The UCL MBA celebrates graduating students at Orientation & Immersion Weekend

Thursday, 16 May
The UCL School of Management recently celebrated the success of twenty four graduating MBA students, who joined us in London for our bi-annual UCL MBA Orientation and Immersion Weekend. A themed event, the weekend explored psychological capital and offered current and former UCL MBA students the opportunity to network, work together and gain key insights on techniques designed to enhance their personal and professional development.
Research

Analytics Lab Report: GenAI and Skills

Wednesday, 15 May
A new report from UCL students and consultancy firm Capgemini argues that while generative AI (commonly referred to as GenAI) is set to revolutionise the nature of the workforce, many organisations are not yet prepared for this technology and lack the skills required for its efficient implementation and use. Carried out at the UCL School of Management’s Analytics Lab, the report analyses the changes in skills required and the ways in which organisations can approach this vital reskilling.
In the Media

UCL-Mulberry Sustainability Summit: Innovating Luxury & Sustainability

Wednesday, 15 May
The UCL School of Management and the UCL Centre for Sustainability Business were proud to host a pivotal sustainability summit in collaboration with Mulberry.
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UCL Professors ask: Do shared contacts lead to friendships or rivalries?

Friday, 10 May
UCL School of Management Professor Martin Kilduff, Associate Professor Sunny Lee, and PhD student Kun Wang investigate how individuals with overlapping contacts engage. Published in the Academy of Management Journal, their paper examines whether they form friendships or rivalries based on shared contacts and the potential threat of replacement.
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Impact Investing: Guidelines for Participatory Impact Measurement and Management

Wednesday, 8 May
UCL School of Management Professor Paolo Taticchi, OMRI, along with Chiara Andreoli, Catrina Daly, Chiara Cremasco, Dr. Jan Dauman, have co-authored the second, updated version of the "Guidelines for Participatory Impact Measurement and Management" as part of the IMmPACT Research project. This report tackles the crucial issue of power imbalances in decision-making that influences the dynamics of impact projects. The guidelines introduce a multi-stakeholder decision-making framework for measuring and managing impact, advocating for a systemic approach.
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The DigitalHack 2024: Developing responsible AI solutions

Wednesday, 8 May
The Global DigitalHack is a virtual and global team challenge that enables diverse teams to address critical planetary and societal challenges at a rapid pace. Dr Rikke Duus and Dr Mike Cooray are the architects of the DigitalHack Methodology. The overarching aim of the DigitalHack is to facilitate diverse and cross-industry teams to come together in a fully virtual environment to develop new solutions to complex and multi-stakeholder challenges using a structured approach. This year, 26 participants from organisations including Reach Plc, Parsons, NHS, Department for Education, ServiceNow, Level Financial Technology, Disch, Sustainable AG, IPC Systems, Foodics, Gladsaxe Council, and Pfizer took part in the Global DigitalHack with the UCL MBA.
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UCL SoM collaborates with iMMAP Inc. about AI in action for crisis responses

Wednesday, 8 May
We are thrilled to announce an exciting collaboration between UCL School of Management and iMMAP Inc., a leading information services provider to United Nations agencies and humanitarian organisations during crises. Led by Shivaang Sharma, PhD researcher and Adjunct Lecturer at UCL School of Management, this initiative explores the utilisation of Artificial Intelligence (AI) for crisis response.
In the Media

UCL Professor Paolo Taticchi Spoke to Financial Times about Climate Legal Risks

Wednesday, 8 May
UCL School of Management Professor Paolo Taticchi spoke Financial Times about the need to integrate robust environmental plans and practices into core businesses plans in light of increasing environmental court cases across the world.

Alumni

UCL School of Management alumni and brothers launch prestigious Singhal Award

Thursday, 2 May
UCL School of Management alumni and brothers Udit and Suchet Singhal have created a new award designed for exceptional undergraduate students at the School. After graduating from our BSc Management Science (Class of 2020) and BSc Information Management for Business (Class of 2017) programmes respectively, Udit and Suchet have gone on to successful careers and are now looking to support the next generation of leaders at the UCL School of Management.
Staff

Simulation developed by UCL SoM Professor wins Innovation in Accounting Award

Tuesday, 30 Apr
An app-based simulation, developed by UCL School of Management Professor and Programme Director Lynsie Chew and Unicorn Simulations, has been shortlisted for and won the PQ Magazine Innovation in Accountancy Award at the PQ Annual Oscar Awards Ceremony in London earlier this month.
Research

Shifting The Density Discourse: The Future of Soft Densification

Tuesday, 30 Apr
The latest research report by The UCL Sustainability Lab in collaboration with Mott McDonald and the Institution of Structural Engineers distills the outcomes of a robust, interdisciplinary endeavour. Focused on enhancing knowledge exchange, understanding success factors, and addressing gaps, the project delves into sustainable built environments and urban ecosystems.
In the Media

3 School of Management alumni named in Forbes' 30 Under 30 list 2024

Tuesday, 23 Apr
We are delighted to announce that three UCL School of Management alumni have been named in Forbes’ annual 30 under 30 list in multiple categories. In total, nineteen members of the UCL community have featured in this year's list.
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From Kuwait to London: A visit from GUST Students

Tuesday, 23 Apr
Recently, UCL School of Management had the pleasure of hosting a group of students from Gulf University for Science and Technology (GUST) as part of their global immersion programme. Led by Associate Professor Michael Manlangit, he visit aimed to provide GUST students with insights into UCL's academic offerings and the vibrant atmosphere at Canary Wharf
In the Media

UCL Professors explore: Do degree classifications fuel grade inflation?

Monday, 22 Apr
In a co-authored WonkHe article, UCL School of Management Professor Susan Smith and Associate Professor Neil Sutherland delve into the issue of whether the algorithms used to determine degree classifications in UK universities contribute to grade inflation.
In the Media

The Platform Law Blog Interviews UCL SoM's Associate Professor Joost Rietveld

Monday, 22 Apr
UCL SoM Associate Professor Joost Rietveld was recently interviewed by The Platform Law Blog to discuss his insights into platform competition and strategy. Joost has been a major contributor to the public debate in this area in the past few years. He is an expert on platform competition and platform strategy—topics on which he has published research articles in top academic journals in the fields of business strategy, innovation management, and entrepreneurship. ​
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UCL & EPFL collaborate on STARTAlp Initiative to support global startup growth

Friday, 19 Apr
The UCL School of Management, London UK, proudly hosted the “STARTAlp” event, celebrating the collaboration between University College London (UCL) and École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) following the memorandum of understanding between the UK and Switzerland. The event showcased ten startups from both universities, emphasising the strengths of combining resources and expertise to support emerging entrepreneurial ventures.

In the Media

UCL SoM Professor Bilal Gokpinar speaks at Economist's AI Summit

Tuesday, 9 Apr
UCL School of Management Professor Bilal Gokpinar recently took to the stage at The Economist's 4th Annual Business Innovation Summit in London. Among a distinguished panel, including Princess Beatrice of York and industry leaders, Bilal offered insights into the complex landscape of AI integration, advocating for a balanced approach amidst discussions on AI's societal impact.
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UCL SoM Associate Professor and student's paper named POMS CBOM Finalist

Monday, 8 Apr
Congratulations to UCL School of Management PhD student Ramazan Kizilyildirim for being named a finalist in the 2024 Production and Operations Management Society (POMS) College of Behavioural Operations Management (CBOM) Junior Scholar Paper Competition for his work co-authored with Associate Professor Ersin Korpeoglu from UCL School of Management, Assistant Professor Gizem Korpeoglu from the Eindhoven University of Technology, and Professor Mirko Kremer from Frankfurt School of Finance and Management.
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UCL Professor Paolo Taticchi receives Stefan A. Riesenfeld Memorial Award

Monday, 8 Apr
Congratulations to UCL School of Management Professor Paolo Taticchi for awarded the prestigious Stefan A. Riesenfeld Memorial Award and honoured as the Keynote Speaker at UC Berkeley Law School's renowned Riesenfeld Symposium. This award, given annually at the Riesenfeld Symposium, recognises distinguished figures and leaders who have made notable contributions to global social and economic change.
In the Media

UCL SoM Prof Susan Smith's Perspective on Accounting in Times Higher Education

Monday, 8 Apr
UCL School of Management Professor Susan Smith and University of Sheffield Professor Richard Murphy have written an insightful piece for Times Higher Education. It highlights the need for a shift in accounting education, addressing criticisms of traditional programmes and proposing strategies to equip graduates with modern industry skills.
In the Media

UCL School of Management Professor Anthony Klotz featured in Los Angeles Times

Wednesday, 27 Mar
UCL School of Management Associate Professor Anthony Klotz has recently featured in an article from the Los Angeles Times exploring the latest trends facing the workplace in the post-pandemic era. From 'The Great Resignation', a term Anthony coined himself to describe the mass resignations happening in companies across the globe, to quiet quitting and coffee badging, the article examines the impact of these phenomena on employees and what they can say about a particular workplace.
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ADD-TREES Project Between UCL SoM and UoE Showcases Net Zero Solutions at AI UK

Friday, 22 Mar
The ADD-TREES project is a UKRI-funded innovative research collaboration between UCL School of Management Lecturer Dr. Deyu Ming, the UCL Department of Mathematics and researchers from the University of Exeter Business School that has made significant advancements in addressing Net Zero challenges. At its recent exhibition at AI UK, hosted by the Alan Turing Institute, the project demonstrated state-of-the-art AI techniques that empower policymakers with the tools needed to make more informed tree-planting decisions to achieve Net Zero.

In the Media

UCL SoM's Initiative for Ukraine named 2024 Innovations That Inspire Honouree

Thursday, 21 Mar
The UCL School of Management has been recognised as a "2024 Innovations That Inspire" Honouree by AACSB International (AACSB), which highlights our dedication to impactful, equitable, and innovative business education. This is an important achievement that showcases our commitment to academic excellence and societal impact. Specifically, it recognises our pioneering Next Generation of Entrepreneurs for Ukraine Lecture Series.
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Digital Strategy & Transformation Awards 2024

Thursday, 21 Mar
We are excited to announce the Winners and Runners-Up of the fourth Digital Strategy & Transformation Awards led by Associate Professor Dr Rikke Duus.
Alumni

Management Science student Kaito Mizukoshi receives Young Leadership Award

Tuesday, 19 Mar
We are delighted to announce that UCL School of Management student Kaito Mizukoshi has recently been honoured with the Young Leadership Award at the Education 2.0 Conference held in Dubai last month. An annual three-day event that brings together and celebrates leaders, experts and pioneers in the world of education, this year's Education 2.0 Conference explored the future of education in the midst of societal change.
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UCL School of Management hosts 2024 SustainTech Competition Pitch Day

Monday, 11 Mar
Last week, UCL School of Management hosted the second-ever SustainTech Pitching Competition. In collaboration with SustainTech consulting company Tecno International, the competition supports pioneering individuals with fresh ideas who are looking to champion a resilient and sustainable future.
Alumni

IMB alumna Sara Berkai featured in Universities UK's 100 Faces Campaign

Friday, 8 Mar
Congratulations are in order for UCL School of Management alumna and Ambessa Play Founder Sara Berkai, who has recently been featured in the new Universities UK 100 Faces Campaign. Highlighting and celebrating the achievements of first-generation university students, the campaign also calls for greater support for students whose parents or carers did not attend university.
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International Women's Day 2024: Inspire Inclusion

Friday, 8 Mar
International Women’s Day stands as a global celebration honouring the remarkable economic, social, political, and cultural contributions of women worldwide. This year, the UCL School of Management embraces the theme of #InspireInclusion, championing a bias and prejudice-free world. We're committed to empowering every individual regardless of gender, race, sexuality, or background. In the coming days, we'll share diverse narratives from our community, from former students to senior management, to explore the essence of International Women’s Day and promote inclusion.
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UCL SoM is set to host an interactive weeklong summer school for Yr 12 students

Friday, 8 Mar
UCL School of Management is set to host an engaging and interactive weeklong summer school for Year 12 students in London and its surrounding areas.
Alumni

Wren Loucks to present keynote speech for British Institute of Interior Design

Wednesday, 6 Mar
UCL School of Management alumna and Be-Kin founder Wren Loucks is set to run and present the keynote speech for an upcoming online webinar held by the British Institute of Interior Design. Intended to explore the ways in which the COVID-19 pandemic has altered the workspace and how we associate its design, Wren will present research on the key drivers motivating the latest workspace design trends.
Student

The BSc Information Management for Business Design Sprint 2024

Wednesday, 6 Mar
Last month, the annual BSc Information Management for Business (IMB) and Deloitte Digital Design Sprint took place on UCL's Bloomsbury Campus with approximately 80 students participating in the two-day event. Designed to encourage students to work in teams and tackle pressing business issues, the Design Sprint saw interdisciplinary participation from a range of current UCL students, alumni and a team of Ukrainian students from Svitlo, an online school providing free education and support to Ukrainian children.
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The MSc Entrepreneurship Pitch Day 2024

Friday, 1 Mar
Earlier this week, the annual MSc Entrepreneurship Pitch Day took place on Level 50 of One Canada Square and showcased the incredible projects and startups that our students have been working on. Competing for a range of cash prizes which will then be invested into their businesses to accelerate growth, our students pitched their business ideas to a range of experts, angel investors and VC representatives.

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Associate Professor Simon Hulme organises mixer for visiting US students

Friday, 1 Mar
Earlier this month, UCL School of Management Associate Professor and MSc Entrepreneurship Programme Director Simon Hulme organised a mixer event with undergraduate UCL students based in Bloomsbury and 25 visiting students from the University of North Carolina. Held on Level 50 of One Canada Square, the event provided excellent opportunities for students of all disciplines to network and connect.
Staff

Neil Sutherland shares tips on supporting students with their dissertations

Thursday, 29 Feb
UCL School of Management Associate Professor Neil Sutherland has recently featured in a blog published by UCL to share his advice on supporting students through the opening stages of a dissertation. Having supervised undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations for more than a decade, Neil shares his expert tips aimed at guiding supervisors through the typical interactions they may encounter with students within these first few weeks.
Alumni

3 UCL School of Management alumni named in Hurun UK's Under30s and Under35s list

Thursday, 29 Feb
We are thrilled to announce that three UCL School of Management alumni have been named in this year's Hurun UK Under30s and Under35s list. BSc Information Management for Business alumnus Mario Maher featured in celebration of his apparel & fashion startup, Heat, while MSc Entrepreneurship alumnae and twin sisters Joyce and Raissa de Haas were recognised for their drinks startup Double Dutch Drinks.
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UCL Associate Professor Cydney Dupree's "Words of a Leader" in ASQ

Tuesday, 27 Feb
UCL School of Management Associate Professor Cydney Dupree's research has now been published in prestigious journal Administrative Science Quarterly (ASQ). Titled "Words of a Leader: The Importance of Intersectionality for Understanding Women Leaders’ Use of Dominant Language and How Others Receive It," Cydney’s work provides valuable insights into the complexities of gender and race in leadership communication.
Alumni

MSc Entrepreneurship alumna awarded £50,000 Innovate UK Grant to support startup

Friday, 23 Feb
UCL School of Management alumna Ponk Memoli has recently been awarded the £50,000 Innovate UK Grant to support her architectural design startup, HTCH. The UK's national innovation agency, Innovate UK supports business-led innovation across myriad industries, sectors and technologies across the country and supports the development of life-changing innovations.
Alumni

IMB alumnus Mihai Marcuta raises $3.2 million for tech start-up NodeShift

Monday, 12 Feb
UCL School of Management alumnus Mihai Marcuta has raised more than $3.2 million in a recent round of funding for his tech start-up NodeShift, a decentralised cloud provider hoping to create a vital new space for businesses that prioritises infrastructure affordability. The fundraiser saw investment from some of the industry's leading firms, including Inovo Capital, Notion Capital, 10X Founders, Kestrel0x1, Arca, Oxford Seed Fund.
Research

New paper examines how AI-Voice can aid decision making

Monday, 5 Feb
A new paper by UCL School of Management's Konstantin Scheuermann and Dr Angela Ristidou explores how AI systems can give voice to unheard stakeholders and make decision-making processes more inclusive.
Staff

UCL School of Management's IMB team take home UCL's Inclusive Practice Award

Friday, 2 Feb
Congratulations are in order for the incredible team behind UCL School of Management's BSc Information Management for Business (IMB) programme, who received UCL's Inclusive Practice Award at a ceremony in London last night. The award recognises and celebrates a recent project from the IMB team that hopes to support the experiences of A2UCL, disability and mature students at the university.
In the Media

UCL Professor Anthony Klotz talks to Fast Company on quitting a job you love

Wednesday, 31 Jan
In an insightful dialogue with Fast Company, UCL School of Management Associate Professor Anthony Klotz, along with insights from Gianpiero Petriglieri, Associate Professor of Organisational Behavior at INSEAD, discusses the intricate dynamics of an often-difficult decision — the act of resigning from a job one loves. Drawing on his expertise in organisational psychology, Anthony and Gianpiero shed light on the emotional and strategic dimensions of this challenging decision.
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UCLSoM students collaborate with sustainability start-ups in Scenario Week

Wednesday, 24 Jan
Earlier this month, second-year Management Science students took part in Scenario Week on Level 50 of One Canada Square as part of the programme's 'Design' module, culminating in a showcase of student innovation. The event saw students working closely with two sustainability-focused start-ups - Catalys and SeaSoil - to address their specific business challenges. A key part of the BSc/MSci Management Science programme, Scenario Weeks occur throughout the year and require students to work in teams to address complex interdisciplinary management problems.
In the Media

UCL Prof Anthony Klotz Speaks to Business Insider on Workplace Loyalty

Tuesday, 23 Jan
Who are you most loyal to - Yourself or your job? UCL Associate Prof Anthony Klotz speaks to Business Insider and takes us through what it takes to transform trust to triumph.
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UCL School of Management Celebrates Best Lifelong Learning Initiative 2024 Award

Monday, 22 Jan
Last Friday, UCL School of Management received the prestigious Association of MBAs (AMBA) and the Business Graduates Association (BGA) award for the 'Best Lifelong Learning Initiative 2024', in partnership with Canvas by Instructure.
Staff

Susan Smith appointed CCAB Ethics Group Chair

Wednesday, 17 Jan
Professor of Accounting and Finance and Deputy Director for Student Experience, Susan Smith has been appointed the Ethics Group Chair by the Consultative Committee of Accounting Bodies (CCAB). Susan will bring her expert knowledge and wealth of experience in accounting and finance best practises and early career pathways.

In the Media

UCL SoM Honorary Associate Professor Chia-Jung Tsay won 2023 Best Paper Award

Friday, 12 Jan
Congratulations are in order for UCL SoM Honorary Associate Professor Chia-Jung Tsay, who won 2023 Best Paper Award at the Diversity in Management and Organisations (DMO) 2023 conference!
Staff

UCL School of Management faculty invited to host sessions in Hong Kong & Seoul

Friday, 5 Jan
UCL School of Management Professors Alan Parkinson and Lynsie Chew were recently invited by a number of universities across Hong Kong and Seoul to facilitate and host interactive sessions on a range of pressing topics. From the impact of environmental, social and governance (ESG) regulation on existing and prospective businesses to audit scandals and failures, Alan and Lynsie visited the University of London, Hong Kong School of Professional and Continuing Education (HKUSPACE), as well as ACCA Hong Kong and Singapore Institute of Management (SIM).