Westminster University Business School



Age: 175

History: The University has a long history of delivering management programmes to busy London professionals since 1823. This year is its 175 anniversary. The University started as a management institute in 1823 through the Polytechnic of Central London in 1838, gaining University status in 1992. Westminster Business School has been in existence since 1971, with its most prestigious programme MBA, accredited by AMBA since 1987.

Address: Westminster Business School is located in the heart of London at Marylebone Road, right across from Baker Street Tube station. Close to all the amenities, the beautiful Regent’s Park and Madam Tussauds.

Ambiance: The School is based on recently renovated campus in the centre of London. The campus has been recently modernised with new classrooms, library, catering facilities and a large open space learning platform to enhance students’ interactions and learning experience. Accommodation is also available to students on and off the campus.

Vital statistics: Westminster Business School caters to over 4,500 students on both UG and PG level. One quarter of those students are postgraduate and many of those are international students coming from all over the world, presenting a very balanced mix of nationalities. The School offers courses across a number of business areas including: Finance and Accounting, Economics, Business Management, Marketing, Human Resources Management, Project Management and MBA.

Added value: The School organises many career events, i.e. professional networking events, key speakers, competitions with industry. Students can also experience international exchanges as well as internships or placements.

Easy to get into?
For postgraduate courses you will need to have a good undergraduate degree. Whereas for the Westminster MBA you will also be required to have at least three years of a relevant work experience showcasing drive, ambition and aptitude for business.

International connections: The business school has many international partnerships connections across the world from Europe, American through to Asia and Australia.

Gurus: Professor Vlatka Hlupic, Director of the Emergent Leadership and Development research group, with recently published research on leadership models by Harvard Business Review; Professor Orla Gough with over 25 years’ experience in public and private equity markets; Dr Magda Hercheui, senior lecturer in project management, champion of Social Media.

Student profile: Westminster Business School students come from around the world (India, Germany, France, USA, Thailand, Taiwan, UAE, Saudi Arabia, China to name just a few) with almost 90 per cent of postgraduate students from outside of the UK. The average ago of postgraduate student is about 21 and MBA at about 30.

Cost: Westminster Postgraduate courses are between £8,000-£15,000 with MBAs at £22,500.

Return on investment: The School usually predicts about two to three years' return on the investment, as students are equipped with transferable business skills as well provided extensive professional and person development opportunities throughout their studies.

Who's the boss? The dean is Professor Barbara Allan academic with interest in leadership, e-mentoring and time management, with extensive industry experience.
Director of Postgraduate Studies is, Jon Pike with extensive experience in both academic research and consultancy in transport studies in the UK and abroad that includes substantial work on forecasting demand for the Channel Tunnel.

Prospectus: You can find the prospectus here or visit the website here.

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