Bradford University School of Management

Age: 48

History: Set up in 1963, the Bradford University School of Management is one of the longest-established university-based business schools. Partly financed by industrialist and philanthropist Sir Titus Salt, the neo-Gothic Emm Lane building was originally built as the Congregationalist Airedale College in 1874-1877.

Address: Located in an attractive, self-contained campus occupying 5.7 hectares on the north-west side of Bradford, some four kilometres from the University's city campus. With a recent multi-million pound investment in facilities, the campus successfully integrates Victorian and contemporary architecture, to provide a high-quality learning environment.

Ambience: The campus, with views stretching to towards the Yorkshire Dales and Brontë country, has a library, restaurant, bar and catering staff.

Vital statistics: One of Europe's leading and longest-established, university-based business schools. The Bradford MBA dates back to 1968. The full-time, one-year programme was launched in 1974. The executive part-time MBA followed in 1982, and the first corporate MBA was launched in 1988. The Bradford distance-learning MBA is now in its 13th year.

Added value: The school offers a strong focus on the "real" world of employment, underpinned by an international research capability based on academic excellence and business relevance.

Easy to get into? Normally requires a first degree from an approved university or an acceptable professional qualification, and at least three years' significant post-study employment. Applicants will also be considered on their merits.

Glittering alumni: Kate Swann, chief executive, WH Smith Retail; Paul Donavan, chief executive, Other Vodafone Subsidiaries.

International connections: Students come from more than 30 countries. Over half of the full-time MBA students come from outside the EU – from Asia, Africa, the Americas and Australasia. Bradford runs a range of programmes around the world in the Netherlands and Germany with their sister business school Tias NIMBAS. They also have links to institutions in France, Spain, Poland, Oman, India, Hong Kong, Singapore and Dubai.

Student profile: The average age on the full-time MBA is 29; part-time is 33. The male to female ratio is around 3:1 on both courses.

Cost: £19,950 full-time; £15,500 part-time.

Return on investment: Full-time students more than doubled their salary on average four years after beginning the programme. Part-timers have seen an 81 per cent increase after three years.

Who's the boss? Dr Sarah Dixon joined the School in September 2010.

Prospectus: +44 (0)1274 236518;;

i100 In this video, the late actor Leonard Nimoy explains how he decided to use the gesture for his character
Arts and Entertainment
Secrets of JK Rowling's Harry Potter workings have been revealed in a new bibliography
arts + ents
Robert De Niro has walked off the set of Edge of Darkness
news The Godfather Part II actor has an estimated wealth of over $200m
Arts and Entertainment
Fearne Cotton is leaving Radio 1 after a decade
radio The popular DJ is leaving for 'family and new adventures'
Robbie Savage will not face a driving ban
football'Mr Marmite' faced the possibility of a 28-day ban
Life and Style
Nearly half of all young people in middle and high income countries were putting themselves at risk of tinnitus and, in extreme cases, irreversible hearing loss
It was only when he left his post Tony Blair's director of communications that Alastair Campbell has published books
people The most notorious spin doctor in UK politics has reinvented himself
Life and Style
The new model would be a “pedal assist” bike in which the rider’s strength is augmented by the engine on hills and when they want to go fast
Arts and Entertainment
arts + ents
Life and Style
Arts and Entertainment
James Franco and Zachary Quinto in ‘I Am Michael’
filmJustin Kelly's latest film tells the story of a man who 'healed' his homosexuality and turned to God
Latest stories from i100
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
iJobs Job Widget
iJobs Student

Recruitment Genius: Graduate / Trainee Sales Executive

£15000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: A Graduate/Trainee Sales Executive is re...

Ashdown Group: Graduate Graphic Designer - Peterborough - £18,000

£22000 - £23000 per annum + training: Ashdown Group: Graduate Graphic Designer...

Ashdown Group: Graduate Developer - Cambridgeshire - £23,000

£22000 - £23000 per annum + training: Ashdown Group: Graduate Front-End Develo...

Ashdown Group: Graduate Application Support Analyst

£25000 - £30000 per annum + benefits: Ashdown Group: A global leader operating...

Day In a Page

HIV pill: Scientists hail discovery of 'game-changer' that cuts the risk of infection among gay men by 86%

Scientists hail daily pill that protects against HIV infection

Breakthrough in battle against global scourge – but will the NHS pay for it?
How we must adjust our lifestyles to nature: Welcome to the 'Anthropocene', the human epoch

Time to play God

Welcome to the 'Anthropocene', the human epoch where we may need to redefine nature itself
MacGyver returns, but with a difference: Handyman hero of classic 1980s TV series to be recast as a woman

MacGyver returns, but with a difference

Handyman hero of classic 1980s TV series to be recast as a woman
Tunnel renaissance: Why cities are hiding roads down in the ground

Tunnel renaissance

Why cities are hiding roads underground
'Backstreet Boys - Show 'Em What You're Made Of': An affectionate look at five middle-aged men

Boys to men

The Backstreet Boys might be middle-aged, married and have dodgy knees, but a heartfelt documentary reveals they’re not going gently into pop’s good night
Crufts 2015: Should foreign dogs be allowed to compete?

Crufts 2015

Should foreign dogs be allowed to compete?
10 best projectors

How to make your home cinema more cinematic: 10 best projectors

Want to recreate the big-screen experience in your sitting room? IndyBest sizes up gadgets to form your film-watching
Manchester City 1 Barcelona 2 player ratings: Luis Suarez? Lionel Messi? Joe Hart? Who was the star man?

Manchester City vs Barcelona player ratings

Luis Suarez? Lionel Messi? Joe Hart? Who was the star man at the Etihad?
Arsenal vs Monaco: Monaco - the making of Gunners' manager Arsene Wenger

Monaco: the making of Wenger

Jack Pitt-Brooke speaks to former players and learns the Frenchman’s man-management has always been one of his best skills
Cricket World Cup 2015: Chris Gayle - the West Indies' enigma lives up to his reputation

Chris Gayle: The West Indies' enigma

Some said the game's eternal rebel was washed up. As ever, he proved he writes the scripts by producing a blistering World Cup innings
In Ukraine a dark world of hybrid warfare and murky loyalties prevails

In Ukraine a dark world of hybrid warfare

This war in the shadows has been going on since the fall of Mr Yanukovych
'Birdman' and 'Bullets Over Broadway': Homage or plagiarism?

Homage or plagiarism?

'Birdman' shares much DNA with Woody Allen's 'Bullets Over Broadway'
Broadchurch ends as damp squib not even David Tennant can revive

A damp squib not even David Tennant can revive

Broadchurch, Series 2 finale, review
A Koi carp breeding pond, wall-mounted iPads and a bathroom with a 'wellness' shower: inside the mansion of Germany's 'Bishop of Bling'

Inside the mansion of Germany's 'Bishop of Bling'

A Koi carp breeding pond, wall-mounted iPads and a bathroom with a 'wellness' shower