University of Exeter
Exeter Business School
The University of Exeter Business School is a leading UK provider of business related education, ranked in the top 12 in The Times Good University Guide 2012 for all subject areas. The University of Exeter, which was ranked 10th in the same guide, is also well-established in the top 200 Universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings) and is home to nearly 18,000 students from well over one hundred countries.
Business related programmes have been taught at Exeter since the University was founded in 1955 and in 1973 we became one of the first institutions in the world to offer a specialist masters programme in finance. The Business School came into being in 1997 and is organised into five academic disciplines: Accounting; Economics; Finance; Management and Leadership. We have close relationships with industry and professional bodies and an active alumni community.
Our Accounting and Finance programmes have been designed to prepare you for a range of careers within the finance sector, from accounting to asset management and you will benefit from our close links with both professional bodies and the finance industry. We have some of the world's leading accounting and finance experts at Exeter, and links to many others worldwide. We also collaborate, and share our financial expertise and resources, with a wide range of regional, national and international businesses.
Economics has been taught at Exeter since 1955 and our Economics programmes build on our long-standing reputation in Economics and our research expertise in a significant number of areas in economics and econometrics. Our faculty are engaged in 'developing real-world economic policy' through their work with institutions such as the IMF, the World Bank, the OECD and the UN and our programmes are accredited by the Economic and Social Research Council.
Management at Exeter includes expertise in marketing, operations management, organisational behaviour, entrepreneurship and tourism and our management programmes reflect these strengths. We teach and research a wide range of management disciplines, and have links with many professional associations, including the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). 2011 saw the launch of the unique, award-winning One Planet MBA in collaboration with WWF, the most far reaching and effective environmental organisation in the world.
The Business School is located in three buildings which are situated next to each other, Streatham Court, the Xfi Building and Building One and in these buildings you will find computer rooms and laboratories, lecture theatres and seminar rooms, break-out and social spaces and places to eat or buy a coffee. The School has subscriptions to most of the major financial databases and the University's library also gives you access to company and economic databases as well as historical press articles.
We have a dedicated student services team who are your first line of support and they will assist you with administrative issues such as registering for different modules and handing in coursework. Our academics have specified office hours which are reserved for discussing academic matters with students so you are always able to book an appointment if there is a topic on one of your modules which needs further explanation.
Our employability team is incredibly active in organising lots of employability events which can be extremely useful in helping you to launch or resume your career after you have graduated. In addition, the University has library, sporting, social, pastoral, health and retail services and facilities all located near to the Business School on the main campus and our accommodation is either on the campus itself or nearby, closer to the city centre. International students can also attend free in-sessional English classes.
The Business School is located on the University's main campus, one of the most attractive campus locations in the UK, and has been transformed by recent investment projects including several new halls of residence, expanded library facilities and redeveloped social and retail spaces.
Exeter and the South West
Exeter is consistently rated as being one of the best places to live in the UK. A small city, with a population of 120,000, Exeter is a mixture of old and new, with buildings dating back as much six centuries sitting alongside modern retail and residential developments. It is a safe, cosmopolitan city with lots of things to do but avoids the hassles associated with life in a big city.
Exeter is located in the South West of England which is one of the most beautiful areas in the UK. By bus or train you can easily reach the sea with beautiful beaches and dramatic coastlines or head inland to find rugged upland moors or more gently rolling countryside with woodland areas and beautiful valleys.
The Students' Guild runs refectories, bars and a shop on the campus and, as well as representing the student voice, gives affiliation to nearly 200 different student societies. These range across the arts, faith and nationality based societies to sports and recreation, the media and volunteering and many students who join a society find it to be an excellent way of meeting new people.
Being a student at the University of Exeter gives you discounts at lots of shops and places to eat in the city and you will find everything you need within easy reach in the compact city centre. There are also opportunities to find work either on the campus or in the city.
University of Exeter Business School
Exeter EX4 4ST
Tel: +44 (0) 1392 723246