Warwick Business School
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|Warwick Business School|
|Type||Public business school|
|Dean||Mark P. Taylor|
|Admin. staff||319 (173 academic, 131 professional support, 15 visiting)|
|Students||7,539 (including 98 visiting/exchange)|
|Postgraduates||3,162 (2,726 MBA and MPA, 438 specialist masters)|
|Location||Coventry, United Kingdom|
Warwick Business School (WBS) is an academic department of the University of Warwick, that was originally established in 1967 as the School of Industrial and Business Studies. It is one of the most prestigious and highly selective business schools worldwide.
The school offers undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD degree programmes, as well as non-degree executive education for individuals and companies. Its MBA programme, known as the Warwick MBA, is offered as a one-year full-time programme, an executive MBA, and by distance learning.
Warwick's School of Industrial and Business Studies (SIBS) was founded in 1967, with Brian Houlden as Chair, a total of five academic staff and 24 students across three programmes (MSc Management & Business Studies, MSc Management Science & Operational Research, Doctoral programme). It quickly gained a reputation for excellent research, particularly in the field of industrial relations. The Industrial Relations Research Unit, founded by Hugh Clegg in 1970 focused on achieving a better understanding of workplace industrial relations in general and workplace trade unionism in particular, in a time when the UK was perceived to suffer greatly from industrial strife and poor economic performance.
In 1981, the MSc in Management was renamed the Warwick MBA. At its 20th anniversary in 1987, SIBS was renamed Warwick Business School. The department had grown to over 100 staff, 815 students and 11 programmes. In 1997, following expansion of the distance learning MBA in particular, the staff tally was over 260, with 3,160 students across 17 programmes.
In 2000, a new Executive MBA teaching centre was opened, the first of four phases of development of new premises for WBS. Further phases opened in 2001 and 2006, increasing the teaching capacity of WBS dramatically. This was followed by aggressive recruitment of academic faculty. In 2006, there were a total of 319 staff and 7,539 students across 25 degree programmes, from over 100 countries worldwide.
Warwick Business School is recognised as one of the leading research institutions in business and management. The 2008 Research Assessment Exercise positions Warwick 5th in the UK in business and management.
As of 2006, the WBS academic faculty consisted of 113 teaching staff, 60 researchers, and 15 visiting academics. All academics are members of a teaching subject group, a research centre or unit, and often of both. Each teaching subject group has a group convenor or head, and devolved group management. Each research centre has a director, and has similarly devolved management. Research centres may have a board with external representation to ensure practical relevance of research strategy.
Rankings and reputation
Financial Times Global MBA Ranking-2013 placed Warwick MBA: 28th in the World, 10th in Europe and 4th in UK. 
Financial Times Global MBA Ranking-2012 placed Warwick MBA: 27th in the World, 9th in Europe, 4th in UK, 3rd in the World for Best Value for Money.
Forbes Magazine 2013 ranked the Warwick MBA as the 7th best programme outside the USA based on return on investment, and the 6th best one year programme.
WBS is one of only 3 UK business schools to be awarded the top five-star (5*) research rating by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), the others being London Business School and Lancaster's School of Management.
The Financial Times also rates WBS as the UK's fastest rising business school 
The Warwick MBA by distance learning was ranked 1st in UK and 2nd in the world by QS and it was ranked 3rd in the world by the Economist Intelligence Unit in 2008, whilst the Warwick Executive MBA was ranked 14th in 2006 by Financial Times. In 2008 The Economist Intelligence Unit's Which MBA ranking also placed Warwick's full-time MBA programme 29th in the world, top 10 in Europe and 6th in the world for the final salary of its graduates, placing it ahead of other top international business schools such as Said Business School (Oxford), Yale School of Management, and ESADE.
WBS graduates have an excellent reputation amongst employers, with a Guardian survey rating WBS graduates the most employable in the UK.
Söhnke M. Bartram : Professor of Finance
Tobias Preis : Associate Professor of Behavioral Science and Finance
Mark P. Taylor : Professor of Finance
Anil Ambani, Indian billionaire, Ambani studied at WBS and now sits on the school's board.
Idris Jala, Malaysian government minister
David Smith, former Jaguar Land Rover chief executive.
- Brian Houlden (1967–1973)
- Roger Fawthrop (1973–1976)
- Derek Waterworth (1976–1978)
- Robert Dyson (1978–1981)
- Thom Watson (1981–1983)
- George Bain (1983–1989)
- Robin Wensley (1989–1994)
- Robert Galliers (1994–1998)
- Robert Dyson (1998–2000)
- Howard Thomas (2000–2010)
- Mark P. Taylor (2010–present)
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