Coventry University Business School
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Coventry Business School is a business school located in Coventry, United Kingdom. It is a department of Coventry University and its Faculty of Business, Environment and Society. The School offers a number of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in subjects such as economics, marketing, event management and applied management. The School is an accredited study centre of The Chartered Institute of Marketing and is a member of the Association of Business Schools.
Coventry University has taught business for over 40 years, starting in the early 1960s. A Faculty of Business was formed in 1987 and the Business School was established in 1990.
The School's home, the historic William Morris building, dates from 1916. Car entrepreneur William Morris bought it in 1923 to produce car engines. Acquired by the university in 1992, the building has been extensively renovated and now includes IT labs, lecture theatres and specialist post-graduate teaching facilities.
The School has expanded rapidly in recent years and has attracted a number of academic stars including Professor Simon Chadwick, Professor Jon Billsberry and Professor David Bailey. Chadwick is Chair of both the Academy of Marketing's Sport Marketing Special Interest Group and the European Sport Marketing Network. Billsberry is Program Chair of the MED Division of the Academy of Management and Chair of the British Academy of Management's Organisational Psychology Special Interest Group. Bailey is Chair of the Regional Studies Association and a blogger at the Birmingham Post newspaper. Bailey's recent ESRC funded work on the impact of the MG Rover closure has attracted widespread publicity and was featured in the first of the Academy of Social Science's and ESRC's booklets on 'Making the Case for Social Science'.
The School hosted (with the Applied Research Centre in Sustainable Regeneration) the Regional Studies Association's 2009 Policy Conference in December 2009, on the topic of Beyond The Global Credit Crunch: Prospects and Policies for Mature Industrial Regions which featured an impressive line up of speakers including Mark Prisk MP.
The School includes almost 6,000 students on undergraduate, postgraduate and diploma courses. The School offers MBAs in International Business, finance and marketing as well as a general award, taking in some 200 full-time and part-time students. All MBA participants take core modules such as business environment, human resource management and methods of management research. There is also an MBA in sport management.
The School has also been accepted as a member of EFMD (European Foundation of Management Development ), one of the prestigious association in the field of management  and continue to be an active participant of Association of UK Business Schools. with The School has partnerships with many foreign universities, including Oulu (Finland); Beijing and Guangzhou in China; ESC Clermont, ESC Montpellier and ESC St Etienne in France; and Kraków University of Economics in Poland.
The School was ranked 282nd in the 2012 Eduniversal ranking of business schools with 3 palmes, a rating which indicates an institution's international academic reputation. Coventry Business School is ranked 12th best by the guardian university guide 2014 and among top 33 best Business Schools by 2012 Sunday times Good University Guide. Apart from its Business School, Coventry University is share its rank among top 4% universities of the world published by QS World University Rankings 2013/14.
The School is home to the Centre for the International Business of Sport (CIBS), directed by Professor Simon Chadwick. CIBS aims to deliver high quality applied research, training, consultancy and networking outputs across a range of sports and a number of different management disciplines. The centre hosted the 2009 Play the Game International Conference 'Visions for Sports in time of crisis'. In 2010/11 CIBS launched the journal Sport, Business and Management: an International Journal published by Emerald.
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