Queen Margaret University launches Business School and expands academic portfolio

Queen Margaret University (QMU) in Edinburgh has launched a new Business School following a decision to commit strategic investment to further enhance student experience and promote the breadth of subjects and research within its division of Business, Enterprise and Management.

Named Queen Margaret Business School, it encompasses the university’s expanding portfolio of postgraduate and undergraduate programmes in business, accounting and finance, marketing, events, and hospitality and tourism management, blended and online provision, and executive education. It is a member of the prestigious Chartered Association of Business Schools.

The move puts the spotlight on the University’s focus on strategic and applied research which benefits user communities and supports its aim to reach out to new markets and groups of students through enhanced programmes of study.

Queen Margaret Business School will develop further technology enhanced learning opportunities throughout all its programmes, to make them more accessible and student-centred.

Professor Monika Foster, head of the Business School, said: “In launching Queen Margaret Business School, we are building on our strengths and our heritage as well as celebrating what we already do well which is research and business study programmes underpinned by our social justice, ethical and social responsibility ethos.

“We already punch well above our weight and have some of the leading researchers in the field, recognised nationally and internationally. We are very collegial and achieve great results in student satisfaction, student attainment, innovation in our programmes, and graduate employability. We will use the higher profile of being a Business School to reach new markets with our wide range of professional and consultancy services to both the public and private sectors.”