At Stirling Management School we believe that management matters. Management is a process involved in all forms of human activity; from an individual managing their own time, to a large corporation managing their finances. We are interested not only in the practices and processes of managing business and society but the short and long-term outcomes that impact on people’s lives and the communities in which they live.
Our research, interrogates all aspects of management, sheds new light on established ways of doing things and finds new and creative ways of managing. For example; managing for equality, managing for economic prosperity, managing quality service provision, managing the nation’s health, managing the environment, managing and protecting privacy and human rights, managing behaviour in and out of organisations, managing labour markets, managing emerging economies, all can be recognised…
Our philosophy, that effective management can make a positive difference, means we get to the heart of what is involved in the management and organisation of a diverse range of activities. Our research, teaching and knowledge exchange activities create significant and lasting impact on people’s everyday lives, through our involvement with, and influence on, large and small businesses, public policy, and local and global communities. In everything we do we endeavour to create insightful analysis that leads to effective intervention.
A broad array of scholarly activity rests within disciplinary areas where research and teaching work together to deliver world leading taught programmes to undergraduate, post-graduate and post-experience students:
Research activity covers a range of important contemporary issues; some of which are highlighted in research centres where highly collaborative, cross-disciplinary research focuses on:
Post-graduate Research activity is represented by our vibrant PhD community and is administered from our Centre for Postgraduate Management Research.
We are a member of the Association of Business Schools; the European Foundation for Management Development; in partnership with the Chartered Management Institute and are signatories to the Principles for Responsible Management Education.
Highly esteemed academics design and teach innovative programmes where students report the highest levels of satisfaction. In the 2012 National Student Survey, all of our disciplines scored between 88% and 94% for student satisfaction. Futher information on our courses
A number of of our taught programmes are recognised and accredited by professional bodies, including the CFA (MSc in Investment Analysis); ACCA, CIMA and ICAS (BA Accountancy); and the CiM (MSc Marketing).