Cardiff Business School

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Cardiff Business School
Welsh: Ysgol Fusnes Caerdydd
Established 1987 (1987)
Type Business school
Parent institution
Cardiff University
Dean Martin Kitchener
Students 3,000
Location Cardiff, Wales
51°29′16″N 3°10′44″W / 51.4877°N 3.1790°W / 51.4877; -3.1790Coordinates: 51°29′16″N 3°10′44″W / 51.4877°N 3.1790°W / 51.4877; -3.1790
Website Official website
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Cardiff Business School (Welsh: Ysgol Fusnes Caerdydd) is the business school of Cardiff University in Cardiff, Wales. It was created in its current form in 1987 and opened by Elizabeth II. Cardiff Business School currently serves 3,000 students a year, 700 of which are postgraduate students. The school's research programme is Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) recognised and has 140 PhD students currently studying within the school. Its research informs organisations such as the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the United Nations, the HM Treasury, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and the Department for Communities and Local Government and working on consultation projects for blue-chip, global firms.

Some notable staff include New Keynesian Economist Huw Dixon, Informaticist Paul Beynon-Davies, and influential neoclassical economist Patrick Minford CBE.


Economics at University College Cardiff (1899-1988)[edit]

Economics is the oldest part of the business school,[1] having been taught at Cardiff since the late 1890s as part of the Political Science department and corresponding degree. The "Department of Economics and Political Science" was set up in 1903 with one lecturer, Henry Jevons (the son of William Stanley Jevons) who was made Professor in his final year 1911. From 1911 to 1946 the head of department was W.J Roberts. In 1922, he was joined by Stanley Parris. In 1946, professor Brinley Thomas CBE became head of the department and there followed an expansion with the subjects covered to include statistics and accounting. By 1962, there were seven lecturers in the department, and in 1972 Sir Bryan Hopkin became the second professor among 11 lecturers. In 1973, Professor Ken D. George became the head of department and there was further expansion. In 1988, as a result of the merger of UCC with University of Wales Institute of Science and Technology, the economics department at University College Cardiff moved into the recently created Cardiff Business School.

Research Assessment Exercise - RAE 2008[edit]

Cardiff Business School was ranked fourth in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise - RAE in 'Business and Management Studies' subject area.[2] 70 percent of the School's research was judged to be either world-leading or internationally excellent.

Research Excellence Framework - REF 2014[edit]

Cardiff Business School was ranked sixth across the UK in the 2014 REF category "Business and Management Studies" on the basis of the overall grade point average (GPA).[3] 86 percent of its research was judged to be either world-leading or internationally excellent.

Notable Alumni and academics[edit]

Deans of Cardiff Business School[edit]

  • 1985-2005: Roger Mansfield
  • 2005-2010: Robert McNabb
  • 2010-2012: George Boyne
  • 2012–present: Martin Kitchener

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