University of Bradford School of Management

Coordinates: 53°48′58″N 1°46′37″W / 53.816°N 1.777°W / 53.816; -1.777
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University of Bradford School of Management
University of Bradford School of Management at City Campus
TypeBusiness School
DeanProfessor Sankar Sivarajah
Academic staff
Location, ,
53°48′58″N 1°46′37″W / 53.816°N 1.777°W / 53.816; -1.777

University of Bradford School of Management is an international business school located in Bradford, West Yorkshire, England. It was established in 1963 and is one of the oldest business schools in the UK, celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2023. The school is triple accredited by AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS.

Until summer 2019 it occupied buildings near Lister Park. The school was relocated to the University of Bradford City Campus for teaching in September 2019.[1]

The School of Management is believed to be the origin of the Bradford factor, an absence review technique in HRM.[2]


The School of Management provides undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral degrees in management, including MBA (Master of Business Administration) courses; as well as non-degree courses for business executives.

Currently, the school has over 2,500 students across 25 degree programmes. 65% of the students within the School of Management were international students in 2022/23. The current establishment of the school is some 75 academic faculty with 20 support staff who represent 18 nationalities.

Around 80 students graduate from the full-time MBA each year and 25 from the part-time MBA. The school also offers part-time Executive MBA courses for around 50 students per year and courses abroad such as the Dubai MBA, as well as a master's degree in finance, international business, management, accounting, and HRM. The MBA will be celebrating its 50th anniversary at the School of Management in 2024 as a founding member of the programme.


The Business School is triple accredited by European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS), Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and Association of MBAs (AMBA), which is often referred to as the Triple Crown accreditation.[3]

The school has achieved the advanced signatory status of the UN Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME) 2020 and also adheres to the revised principle of the Athena SWAN.


According to the Financial Times, the School of Management is ranked 9th in the UK.[4] Worldwide, the school is ranked in 95th place in the Financial Times Global MBA Rankings 2012.[5] The distance learning MBA program is ranked by the Economist Intelligence Unit 10th in the World.[6]

In 2018, it was ranked as the 14th best overall in the world, 3rd best in the UK and best in the world when it comes to value for money for Online MBA in business schools by Financial Times.[7]

In 2021, the University of Bradford School of Management was awarded as the best Business School of the year 2021 in the UK by the Times Higher Education's THE Awards. [8]

In addition, the school hold a number of other awards and rankings including;

  • Runner-up, Triple E Awards 2022[9] (The Accreditation Council for Entrepreneurial and Engaged Universities) in the category of Community Engagement Initiative of the Year by ACEEU.
  • Winner, Educate North Awards,[10] Business School of the Year 2020 in recognition of outstanding performance in the areas of student experience, innovation and societal impact.
  • Distance Learning MBA is positioned 1st globally for value for money, 4th highest for the number of international students, and 4th highest for international mobility in the Financial Times Online MBA Rankings 2022.[11]
  • In 2021 the school achieved Small Business Charter initial accreditation[12] by Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS), UK.
  • In 2020 the school achieved the Business Graduates Association (BGA) initial accreditation, becoming the first business school in England to receive joint accreditation from AMBA & BGA.[13]
  • In 2022 the school received 5/5 ratings in Teaching, Research, Happiness and Wellbeing, Employability and Programme Strength from the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) Assessment in Dubai for Higher Education Rating.[citation needed]


Courses taught at the school include postgraduate degrees (MBA, Masters, and Research programmes) and undergraduate degrees (such as BSc Business and Management Studies)[14]


  1. ^ "School of Management relocation". University of Bradford. Retrieved 5 September 2019.
  2. ^ Stroud, Sam (23 June 2021). "The Secretive Formula Used by Bosses to Punish Workers for Being Sick". Tribune. Retrieved 12 July 2021.
  3. ^ "About University of Bradford School of Management". Archived from the original on 29 July 2011. Retrieved 27 July 2011.
  4. ^ "Global MBA Rankings 2010". Financial Times. Retrieved 15 December 2017.
  5. ^ "Global MBA Rankings 2011". Financial Times. Retrieved 15 December 2017.
  6. ^ "The Socratic e-mail". The Economist. 24 January 2008. Retrieved 15 December 2017.
  7. ^ "Business school rankings from the Financial Times -".
  8. ^ "THE Awards 2021 - Winners".
  9. ^ "Triple E Awards Finalists 2022". Triple E Awards. 2022. Retrieved 26 May 2023.
  10. ^ "Educate North Awards Winners 2020". Educate North Awards. 26 May 2023. Retrieved 26 May 2023.
  11. ^ "Financial Times Online MBA 2022 Business School Rankings". Financial Times. 26 May 2023. Retrieved 26 May 2023.
  12. ^ "University awarded Small Business Charter status and praised for supporting businesses and students". University of Bradford. 25 February 2021. Retrieved 26 May 2023.
  13. ^ "University of Bradford School of Management becomes first Business School in England to receive joint accreditation from AMBA & BGA". Business Graduates Association. 26 May 2023. Retrieved 26 May 2023.
  14. ^ Maryrose Fison (23 February 2009). "Bradford Uni to launch financial planning degree". Retrieved 15 December 2017.

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