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UCL launches new School of Management

A new School of Management will be established at University College London replacing its Department of Management Science and Innovation

Posted by Rebecca Paddick | August 01, 2015 | Facilities

The School will significantly expand UCL’s research and teaching in business and management, with a focus on innovation, technology management, analytics, and entrepreneurship.

New programmes will be available for postgraduate students in management, finance, business analytics and financial technology entrepreneurship. The School will also offer a broad range of undergraduate and other postgraduate programmes and will conduct world-leading research in organisational behaviour, innovation and creativity management, strategy and entrepreneurship, and analytics. 

Professor Bert de Reyck, Director of the UCL School of Management, said: “Establishing the UCL School of Management marks a milestone in the history of UCL. We aim to create a top school committed to the delivery of world-leading research, economic and societal impact and robustly academic business training. We will achieve this by partnering with other leading universities, businesses, and policy makers, and by fostering close links with other UCL departments in engineering, economics, medical sciences, psychology and statistics.”

From September 2016, postgraduate programmes will be taught in new premises for the UCL School of Management, occupying Level 38 of One Canada Square in Canary Wharf. Undergraduate programmes will be based on the UCL Bloomsbury campus but all students will be able to take advantage of the benefits offered by both locations.

ABOVE: One Canada Square will provide an ideal environment to support UCL students and staff, delivering best-in-class facilities, networks and recreation as part of an enriched learning experience 

At One Canada Square, UCL students will benefit from proximity to Europe’s biggest fintech accelerator “Level39” which offers its start-up members a strong growth environment, access to large technology corporates, banks and financial services and a carefully curated curriculum and mentor programme. Level39, a Canary Wharf Group initiative across three floors of One Canada Square, also hosts an extensive events programme which attracts up to 50,000 visitors a year to the space, giving students unrivalled access to entrepreneurs, innovation and thought leadership across the technology sector. 

Canary Wharf Group’s Chairman and CEO, Sir George Iacobescu said: “The agreement between Canary Wharf Group and UCL will enable the brightest postgraduates to benefit from proximity to world-class financial and professional services institutions. These students will be able to experience the unique fusion between business and technology we enjoy here, through access to networks of business people as well as the technology corporates, entrepreneurs and innovators in the 180 start-ups residing in Level39. Spanning three floors, or 80,000 sq ft, “Level39” is Europe’s biggest technology accelerator.”

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