University of Bradford School of Management
University of Bradford School of Management at City Campus
TypeBusiness School
Administrative staff
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53°48′58″N 1°46′37″W / 53.816°N 1.777°W / 53.816; -1.777Coordinates: 53°48′58″N 1°46′37″W / 53.816°N 1.777°W / 53.816; -1.777

University of Bradford School of Management is an international business school located in Bradford, West Yorkshire, England. It was established in 1963 and is one of the oldest Business Schools in the UK with over 50 years of academic excellence in business education and research. The School is part of an elite group of business schools worldwide with the triple-crown accreditation - AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS.

Until summer 2019 it occupied buildings near Lister Park. The School was relocated to the University of Bradford City Campus for teaching from September 2019.[1]

The School of Management is believed to be the origin of the Bradford factor, an absence review technique in HRM.[citation needed]


The School of Management provides undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral degrees in management, including MBA (Master of Business Administration) courses; as well as non-degree courses for business executives.

Currently, the school has over 1300 undergraduates, over 1100 postgraduates on taught courses and 120 doctoral students. The current establishment of the school is some 56 academic faculty with 13 support staff. Additionally the school also makes effective use of specialist adjunct staff to support the delivery of its learning and teaching.

Around 80 students graduate from the full-time MBA each year, and 25 from the part-time MBA. The School also offers part-time Executive MBA courses for around 50 students per year and courses abroad such as the Dubai MBA. As well as a master's degree in Finance, International management, accounting, and HRM.

Almost half the academic staff are from outside Britain or have non-UK qualifications. In addition, more than 30 nations are represented at the Bradford campus.

Over 60% of students, and over 50% of faculty, come from outside the UK.[citation needed]


The Business School is triple accredited by European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS), Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and Association of MBAs (AMBA), often referred to as the "Triple Crown".[2]


According to the Financial Times, the School of Management is ranked 9th in the UK.[3] Worldwide, the school is ranked in 95th place in the Financial Times Global MBA Rankings 2012.[4] The distance learning MBA program is ranked by the Economist Intelligence Unit 10th in the World.[5]

In 2018, it was ranked as the 14th best overall in the world, 3rd best in U.K and best in the world when it comes to "Value for Money" for Online MBA in business schools by Financial Times.[6]


Courses taught at the school include postgraduate degrees (MBA, Masters and Research programmes) and undergraduate degrees (such as BSc Business and Management Studies)[7]


  1. ^ "School of Management relocation". University of Bradford. Retrieved 5 September 2019.
  2. ^ "About University of Bradford School of Management". Archived from the original on 29 July 2011. Retrieved 27 July 2011.
  3. ^ "Global MBA Rankings 2010". Financial Times. Retrieved 15 December 2017.
  4. ^ "Global MBA Rankings 2011". Financial Times. Retrieved 15 December 2017.
  5. ^ "The Socratic e-mail". The Economist. 24 January 2008. Retrieved 15 December 2017.
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  7. ^ Maryrose Fison (23 February 2009). "Bradford Uni to launch financial planning degree". Retrieved 15 December 2017.