Mission & Vision
A connected Business School
We’re more than thought leaders. We’re business activists, developing bold ideas to tackle the world’s major challenges. We foster the knowledge, confidence, and adaptability our students will need to be the right kinds of leaders for the economy and society.
We collaborate across disciplines, working together to find new approaches to business in a rapidly changing world. We connect brilliant minds in subjects as diverse as AI, psychology, or defence. And we connect daring organisations with the people who can help them develop and test ideas that will transform the way they work.
Part of a world-class university
King’s College London has a heritage of pioneering thinking. Centres of excellence from law to medicine are finding innovative ways to build the bright future we all believe in. Our culture challenges staff to open themselves up to these new perspectives from across the university, working together on practical applications that will produce real impact.
At the heart of the world’s greatest city
Like the community at King’s, London is diverse, energetic and boundary pushing. We have limitless sources of inspiration to draw on. Our people and our ideas are at the heart of whole worlds of influence. Our work spans multiple sectors, letting us spot common issues, translate successful ideas from industry to industry and shape new partnerships.
Networks across the world
New ideas formed here have the power to transfer across the world. From collaborations with other leading universities, to networks with our international alumni, our influence spreads far and wide. Together, we will tackle the world’s major challenges for the good of the economy, the environment, society – and businesses everywhere.
Figures and focus
King’s Business School currently comprises a growing body of 140 academic staff and 60 professional services staff and is led by Executive Dean, Professor Stephen Bach. Under Professor Bach, the School is establishing a distinctive approach that reflects the new challenges facing business, government and start-ups in a more volatile and uncertain world.
With over 2,500 students the School delivers a comprehensive education portfolio, from its undergraduate programmes (Business Management, International Management, Economics & Management, Accounting & Finance, Health Care Management, Mathematics with Management & Finance and Economics) to a wide-range of specialist MSc programmes covering Human Resources Management & Organisational Analysis, Accounting, Accountability & Financial Management, Economics & Finance, Executive Management, Finance Analytics, Corporate Finance, Asset Pricing, Banking and Finance, International Marketing, Marketing & Digital Marketing, Strategic Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Management Research, International Management, and Public Services Management. The School has two fully online Master’s programmes, a developing executive education portfolio and a number of collaborative programmes with other faculties. A growing postgraduate research programme with 90 doctoral students spans all of the School’s management disciplines.
In the last Research Excellence Framework exercise (2014) the School was ranked 8th amongst all universities in Britain, with over half of its submitted impact case studies being classified 4*, representing world-leading in terms of originality, significance and rigour. More recently, the School has focused on advancing research on the interdisciplinary themes of Digitalisation, The Future of Work, Global Business Strategy and Governance, Risk and Regulation. The School has now launched four Research Centres in support of this strategic investment, reflecting the most challenging and important issues confronting today’s scholars, practitioners and policy makers.
Research within the School currently falls into seven research groups underpinned by a common set of values – being rigorous, relevant, inclusive and innovative. Each runs a programme of research related activities including seminars, funded projects and engagement with policymakers, practitioners and other scholars from within and beyond King’s College London.
The seven research groups
- Accounting & Financial Management
- Banking & Finance
- Human Resource Management & Employment Relations
- Strategy, International Management & Entrepreneurship
- Public Services Management and Organisation (PSMO)
- Consumer and Organisational Digital Analytics Research Centre (CODA)
- Data Analytics for Finance and Macro Research Centre (DAFM)
- FinWork Futures: The Future of Financial Work
- Qatar Centre for Global Banking & Finance