Queen's University Management School joins the premier league of research based management schools in the UK as it is placed 19th* out of 90 Management Schools in the latest Research Assessment Exercise.
Since the last RAE in 2001 the School has significantly raised its international profile and standing, with 95% of its research being deemed as of an international standard, and 55% of its research rated as world-leading and internationally excellent. The announcement firmly cements Queen’s University Management School within the top 20 research based management schools in the UK, recognising it for its international and world class research.
Funding from the last RAE in 2001, along with additional investment by Queen’s, has seen the School almost double in size which has led to new research in the areas of entrepreneurship and innovation, supply chain management, and the modelling of economic activity. This sits alongside existing research on workplace change, industrial relations, financial institutions and markets and governance and performance measurement, with all of these areas significantly influencing business, society and public policy.
Speaking after the RAE results were made available, Professor Richard Harrison, Director and Head of Queen’s University Management School, said; “Recent appointments to Queen’s University Management School have proven successful and are making a major contribution to the analysis and improvement of management and organisational performance across a wide range of sectors nationally and internationally.
“Over the next five years, building on the results of the latest RAE exercise, Queen's University Management School will continue to invest heavily in research that deepens our understanding of management, business, organisations and the economy, improves the quality of management practice and in so doing contributes to the development of a more prosperous, competitive and sustainable economy. A key element of the School’s strategy will be the establishment of a world-class centre for postgraduate and executive education focused on leadership development across all sectors of the economy.”
Queen’s University Management School is joined in the top 20 by, among others, London Business School, Cambridge, London School of Economics, Kings College London, Manchester Business School, Durham University, Nottingham University, Birmingham University and St Andrews University.
*Business and Management Studies Unit of Assessment