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Southampton Business School


Southampton Business School is proud of its track record of educating tomorrow’s business leaders. Our expertise is also making a difference across a range of sectors by helping organisations to achieve optimum results. 

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.

We support businesses in both the public and private sectors. Our world-class academics and researchers work alongside many companies and organisations, helping them benefit from the latest management and business practices.

Helping save lives at sea

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.

Multi-million pound grant to improve systems

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, including 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 has been accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA) since 2005.

The Business School was also awarded accredited status by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) in February 2018.

In addition to these prestigious accreditations, the Business School is a member of numerous industry-leading professional institutions, bodies and associations, entitling eligible graduates to membership status or exemptions from professional exams. A full list can be found here

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