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Wednesday, 16 April 2014

University of Cumbria launches new business school

A SERIES of events will be held across the region in March to launch the University of Cumbria’s new Business School.

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STEPHEN BULMAN

They will include public lectures and workshops on subjects of interest to local people and the business community.

The events at Ambleside on March 11 will focus on banking and alternative currencies, with speakers from the United Nations and the Cumberland Building Society, while at Lancaster on March 14, Professor Malcolm MacIntosh of Griffith University, Australia will be delivering the keynote lecture.

The University of Cumbria’s associate dean for business, Stephen Bulman said: “We want to introduce a new vision of our Business School and the full range of courses, activities and support it can now offer.

“We have developed a new curriculum of undergraduate business and management courses, most launching in 2013, including degrees in accounting and finance, international business management, entrepreneurship and e-commerce, marketing management and aspects of computing, as well as an MBA with specialist routes for health professionals and police.”

Public lectures and workshops will take place at Ambleside on Monday 11 March, Carlisle on Tuesday 12 March and Lancaster on Thursday 14 March.

Ambleside programme for March 11th:

  • 1.30pm to 4.30pm - Changes to the computing curriculum in schools, Charles Dobson [Cost: £30]
  • Evening programme
  • 5.00pm to 6.00pm - Introducing the University of Cumbria Business School (UCBS) and the Institute for Leadership and Sustainability (IFLAS): Lecture and Q&A [Cost: Free]
  • 6.00pm to 6.40pm - Keynote: Unlocking Your Local Wealth, John Rogers [Cost: Free]
  • 6.40pm to 6.55pm - Keynote Response: Hamish Jenkins, UN Non-Governmental Liaison Service [Cost: Free]
  • 6.55pm to 7.00pm - Next Steps at IFLAS, Professor Jem Bendell [Cost: Free]
  • 7.00pm to 8.00pm - Networking buffet by the University of Cumbria Business School [Cost: Free]

Carlisle programme for March 12th:

  • 10.00am to 4.30pm - Using Social Media to Enhance Business Performance, Linda Danielis [Cost: £195 to include hospitality and invitation to evening event]
  • 12.00pm to 1.30pm - Refreshments and networking
  • 1.30pm to 4.30pm - Changes to the computing curriculum in schools, Charles Dobson [Cost: £30]
  • Evening programme
  • 4.30pm to 5.00pm - Refreshments and networking
  • 5.00pm to 5.45pm - University of Cumbria Business School [Cost: Free]
  • 6.00pm to 7.00pm - Keynote speakers: Border Visions Revisited: Collaboration in Economic Development for Cumbria, Frank Peck [Cost: Free]
  • 7.00pm to 8.00pm - Refreshments and networking.

Lancaster programme for March 14th 

  • 10.00am to 3.00pm - Year 12 school taster day
  • [Cost: Free]
  • 9.00am to 4.00pm - Business Student Volunteering Day, Amanda Chapman [Cost: Free]
  • 12.30pm to 1.30pm - Refreshments and networking
  • 1.30pm to 4.30pm - Changes to the computing curriculum in schools, Charles Dobson [Cost: £30]
  • 4.30pm to 6.00pm - North West Economics and Business Teacher Event, Martin Wood [Cost: Free]
  • Evening programme
  • 4.30pm to 5.00pm - Refreshments and networking
  • 5.00pm to 5.45pm - University of Cumbria Business School [Cost: Free]
  • 6.00pm to 7.00pm - Keynote speakers: Leadership and Management Education in the 21st Century: Rethinking the Good Society, Malcolm McIntosh [Cost: Free]
  • 7.00pm to 8.00pm - Refreshments and networking

Further details and booking information click here 

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