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Southampton Business School

Who we are

For ambitious leaders who want to change the world, Southampton Business School offers a truly distinctive multidisciplinary and integrated approach.

We have links with many of the world’s leading companies such as Microsoft, J.P.Morgan and Carnival. Our world-class, cutting-edge research shapes future business practice and we provide a responsible educational experience that connects people and organisations to deliver groundbreaking social and economic impact.

Our world-leading academics deliver management research and education with rigour and relevance, solving real-world problems faced by businesses, organisations and governments.

We bring together experts from a diverse range of business fields through an integrated enterprise strategy that reinforces connections with industry. These connections enable us to further deliver impactful research and improve the learning experience for all.

Outstanding research

Find out about our high-quality research, which is the foundation for everything we do and covers all aspects of business and management, from accountancy to organisational behaviour.

International partners

Learn more about our strong links with many of the world’s top business schools. We offer many study-abroad opportunities, enabling students to gain unique insights into the global marketplace.

Exceptional academics

Read about our academics, who work alongside major companies and organisations, ensuring that our degree programmes are relevant and up to date.

Student experiences

Find out what our students think about studying and living in Southampton, and about the range of exciting career paths they have followed.

Head of Southampton Business School

Welcome from the Head of School

I would like to welcome you to Southampton Business School (SBS). We are a full-service Business School that offers undergraduate, Masters, MBA, DBA and PhD programmes on campus to over 2,500 students from around the world. Our programmes are currently accredited by the AACSB and AMBA. Our educational portfolio is inclusive of key management areas such as accounting, banking and finance, data analytics and risk management, data-driven marketing, human resources management and organizational behavior, strategy, innovation and entrepreneurship. We are ranked top 10 in the UK for Business, Management and Marketing (2020 Guardian University Guide) and third in the UK for marketing (2020 University Complete Guide).

As one of the top business schools within the UK Russell Group universities, we are proud to be part of the University of Southampton, a research intensive university, currently ranked in the top 100 universities in the world (90th in the latest 2020 QS rankings). In an increasingly digital society, our key research strengths are in quantitative analytics and entrepreneurial business management.

Our research informs our educational and learning provision to our students to whom we aim to provide a transformative experience to become responsible and resilient future leaders. Our research expertise enables us to engage with businesses and organisations within the local and international contexts to co-create sustainable solutions that change the world for the better. In doing so, our capabilities reside in a diverse body of talented academic and professional staff who work in interdisciplinary teams and are passionate about what they do. We welcome resilient and talented colleagues who would like to join us and work in a supportive and inclusive cultural environment. 

We are very proud of what we have accomplished so far, but our ambitions lead us to embrace innovation continuously. Thus, in this journey, we are inspired by our refreshed Vision as we aspire “to transform business and society for the better”.

We are also proud of our core values of quality, collegiality, integrity and inclusivity, which influence the way we deliver our transformational learning experience to our students, lead research projects, and engagement with business and society to ultimately create a sustainable impact.  

I hope that you will join us and find SBS as a rewarding place where you can learn in a stimulating environment either as a student or simply as a professional, or to work as a colleague, or to engage as a business leader, or consultant or entrepreneur for mutual knowledge generation.

Professor Laura A Costanzo

Head of Southampton Business School

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