Hull University Business School

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Age: 12

History: Business has been taught at Hull for more than 30 years, and MBAs have been offered for more than 20.

Address: Cottingham Road, on the main university campus.

Ambience: Part of the school is on the University's Scarborough Campus, which offers breathtaking sea views and the rugged Yorkshire moors on its doorstep.

Vital statistics: Around 900 people take the Hull MBA or one of the specialist Masters programmes designed for recent graduates each year. The flagship MBA provides internationally accredited, advanced business and management education, but a wide range of undergraduate programmes are also offered. Students have the opportunity to spend a year studying abroad or gaining valuable work experience.

Added value: Accredited by AMBA and EQUIS. The school has signed up to the Principles for Responsible Management Education initiative and is an active part of the European Academy of Business in Society (EABIS). Postgraduate students benefit from specialist career development, and enjoy seminars with visiting managers and academics.

Easy to get into? For the MBA course, you'll need a good honours degree or equivalent professional qualification and at least three years' work experience, unless it's for a Masters course.

Glittering alumni: Richard Chow, director of enforcement, Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission; Jeremy Darroch, chief executive, BskyB; Kieran Breen, senior vice-president international marketing, 20th Century Fox.

Gurus: Brent Davies, strategy and strategic leadership; Mike Tayles management accounting practices, Chandra Lalwani, logistics, transport and supply chain management; Steve Armstrong, management and organisational learning.

International connections: The Hull MBA can be undertaken by part-time study in Hong Kong, Singapore, Oman and Bahrain.

Student profile: The postgraduate age ranges from 20 to 59 and the male-to-female ratio is 64:36.

Cost: See website for latest fees. Financial support for Hull programmes is available through scholarships and bursaries.

Return on investment: "Our postgraduate education is tied to the needs of the interconnected, international business environment and informed by the latest business and management research, boosting your career prospects and enhancing your earning power," says the school.

Who's the boss? Professor Michael Jackson.

Prospectus: +44 (0)1482 463254;;