Business and Economics Powerhouse created at BBS

Issue date: 01 November 2005

Bristol Business School (BBS) and the School of Economics at the University of the West of England have joined forces to create a business and economics powerhouse for research, teaching and business consultancy.

The School of Economics will be become part of the Business School and will provide a range of expertise, which will enhance the BBS capability to service the needs of students as well as private and public sector organisations.

The business content on the economics programmes will increase and students studying business programmes will find it far easier to select economics options or electives. Additionally, both sets of students will have the opportunity to pursue final year or postgraduate projects and dissertations in a far wider range of fields.

The plan is also to co-locate the School of Economics and BBS in the near future.

Says Warwick Jones, Dean of Bristol Business School: “This development will bring a number of benefits in terms of business education, research and business consultancy.

“The Economists have expertise in a number of areas that will dovetail well with, and complement the activities of BBS. These include defence, aerospace, labour economics, the environment, high-technology, financial services, education and public utilities.”

Paul Dowdall, Principal Lecturer in Economics added: “The Economics team have a long history of successfully working hand in hand with BBS, with economics being an integral part of many business programmes from undergraduate to postgraduate and professional courses. Therefore it was a natural development for the School to move from the Social Science faculty and come under the auspices of BBS.”


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