About QMS

Queen’s Management School is located at Riddel Hall, situated within the Stranmillis Conservation Area adjacent to the main University campus.  The site now encompasses a new purpose-built Management School and Postgraduate and Executive Education Centre with conference facilities.

Riddel Hall provides the School with academic and support offices; postgraduate research rooms for students and research fellows; a range of fully equipped teaching facilities with varying capacities from small syndicate rooms to a 120 seat tired lecture theatre; two computer suites; the First Derivatives Trading Room; the Placement Office; resource accommodation; flexible space for large group teaching and conference use; and communal support facilities including catering accommodation to encourage social and intellectual interaction.

Queen’s Management School is ranked 1st amongst Russell Group business schools based on quality of teaching, academic rigour and student satisfaction noted in the NSS (National Student Survey) scores 2016.

We have 3 subject areas in the top 25 in the Times and Sunday Times Good University UK Guide 2017:-

  • Accounting and Finance is ranked 4th in the UK
  • Management is ranked 19th in the UK
  • Economics is ranked 23rd in the UK

In the Research Excellence Framework (REF2014), we’re ranked 9th in the UK for Research Intensity, with 70 percent of our research deemed to be world leading or internationally excellent.

The School is ranked as 1st amongst business schools in the Russell Group for overall satisfaction (National Student Survey 2016).

The William J Clinton Leadership Institute at Riddel Hall brings world class facilities, leading academics and industry experts together to deliver a high end portfolio of executive education and leadership programmes.  As specialists in executive education, we are dealing with the highest level of business people and their associated organisations. 

Many of our postgraduate programmes provide recognition or accreditation from the recognised professional body including Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, CFA Institute University Recognition Programme, Global Association of Risk Professionals and Professional Risk Managers’ International Association, Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) and Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).

Whilst most of our students are from Northern Ireland and the UK – we have a diverse student body from around the world including:- China, Taiwan, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, India, Mauritius Ecuador, Brazil, Canada, Vietnam, US, Nepal, Guyana, Pakistan, Azerbaijan, Ukraine, India, Norway, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Romania,

Our research interprets patterns of economic, business and social life in a manner that fosters new theories and ideas; engages in empirical research grounded in current practices; and develops suggestions for public policy as well as for institutional and organizational innovations. The core purpose is to deepen understanding of how markets, business organizations and social institutions evolve over time.

In the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF), which assesses the quality of research in UK higher education institutions, 70% of our research output was world-leading or internationally excellent in terms of originality, significance and rigour. This placed us 9th out of 101 business schools in the UK on research intensity and recognises our innovative approach to research.

You can find more information on the Queen’s Management School on the School’s webpage www.qub.ac.uk/mgt/