Westminster University Business School

Click to follow
The Independent Online

Age: 16

History: Management has been taught at the former Central London Poly (formerly the Regent Street Polytechnic) since the 1920s. A part-time MBA began in 1984 and a full-time one in 1994.

Address: Marylebone Road, opposite Madame Tussauds.

Ambience: In two locations. The Marylebone campus, opposite Baker Street tube station, is a modern facility with state of the art stock trading room (courtesy of Bloomberg) and dedicated postgraduate area. The school is located in the heart of London's political, media and financial district. The Harrow is on a Greenfield site surrounded by trees.

Vital statistics: The school caters to over 5,000 students, including undergraduate, Masters, Research and professional courses. Westminster Business School also provides the MBA programme on full and part-time basis.

Added value: Ofers a wide range of Masters programmes in partnership with both professional and overseas institutions, with a business mentoring and internship scheme available to Masters students. Has a strong background in human resources (CIPD centre of excellence), marketing (CIM centre of excellence) and finance.

Easy to get into? For most Masters programmes you'll be required to have a good first degree, and for the MBA at least three years' postgraduate managerial experience, and a good first degree.

Glittering alumni: Mike Cronk, head of transmission, BBC World Service; Graham Skeggs, director of business, Hammer Films.

Gurus: Professor Ben Nowman, financial econometrics; Professor Linda Clarke, European gender issues; Professor Vlatka Hlupic, coaching and leadership development; Richard Harding, business history.

International connections: Westminster Business School runs an MSc in international finance with CERAM in Nice, an MA in international business and management with CIECE in Paris, and an MA in global business with partner institutions in France, Germany, Spain, Russia and the USA. The School has links with more than 70 prestigious partner institutions around the world.

Student profile: The average age on the full-time MBA is 28, or 33 on the part-time option. The male to female ratio is roughly even. The student body is quite diverse on all of our programmes.

Cost: The full-time MBA is £16,500 while the part-time costs £8,250 per year.

Who's the boss? Professor Jean Woodall, dean of the Westminster School of Business, is a specialist in human resource development.

Prospectus: +44 (0)207 911 5000; course-enquiries@westminster.ac.uk

Comments