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Talented students graduate each year with qualifications that are respected worldwide; many are now in senior positions. Our MBA, DBA and Executive Education programmes give experienced managers the skills and knowledge they need in today’s challenging and turbulent world.
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Management scientists and engineers at the University of Southampton have joined forces with the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) to reduce the operational costs of its fleet. The RNLI is wholly dependent on charitable giving; saving money on operational working will enable it to use donations more effectively to save more lives.
The University is contributing its expertise via two associates who will work directly with RNLI. The Management Associate will develop computer models to capture the commercial and logistics issues relating to the costs of building and maintaining the lifeboat fleet. The Engineering Associate will look at the technical design issues involved in deciding how frequently the boats and their equipment need maintenance, to manage these costs. The two Associates will work closely together on these interdependent projects.
Management scientists are sharing in a £5m, five-year research project, financed by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). The award will improve systems across a range of activities including healthcare, transport and green logistics using operational research (OR) techniques. Southampton specialists in OR and management science, inlcuding Professor Sally Brailsford, Professor Lyn Thomas, Professor Chris Potts and Dr Tolga Bektas, will work on the project with colleagues from three other leading UK universities.
Southampton Business School's MBA programme gained accreditation from the Association of MBAs (AMBA) in 2005. The programme was successfully reaccredited in 2010 and again in 2015.
High-quality research is key to all we do at Southampton Business School. Staff are involved in countless projects with major companies and organisationsFind out more