Message from the Dean of the University of Dundee School of Business

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“We are always looking to improve what we deliver as a Business School so your comments and suggestions are always welcome. Have a great and inspiring year.”

Dean of School of Business, Professor Morris Altman

On behalf of all members of our School, I would like to welcome you. We are the United Kingdom’s and Scotland’s newest and fastest growing business school with an internationally diverse faculty and student population doing undergraduate and taught post-graduate studies as well as doctoral studies. Although we are relatively new as an independent school, we have a long history of delivering modules and programmes in Economics, Accounting and Finance, and Management and Marketing. In 2021 we celebrate 90 years of Economics teaching and in 2022 we will celebrate 50 years of Accounting/Finance education. Our former faculty includes Ronald Coase who began his career with us and went on to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics.

We pride ourselves with always working towards delivering an excellent student experience with modules and programmes that prepare you for the job market or for continuing your education. This is our first priority. We’ve worked hard trying to improve your educational opportunities and your sense of community during the global pandemic, taking advantage of the advances in Cloud teaching. This is part and parcel of our ongoing blended learning initiatives. But we’ve not forgotten the importance of your face-to-face learning experiences with faculty and other students.

We also place considerable emphasis with providing our students with a cutting edge education in our core disciplines while providing our students with opportunities to specialize in other areas. This is to enrich your skills, to enrich your understanding of your community and to improve your chances of finding rewarding employment.

We’ve recruited outstanding academic faculty from the UK and around the world, who are both excellent teachers and researchers.  Research excellence that informs our teaching and impact our communities remains of utmost importance to us. We regard ourselves as a ‘research intensive’ business school where research serves to build excellence in teaching and our engagement with our communities here and internationally. Our academics present their research throughout the world and publish their research in leading academic and industry outlets. We are impacting the world around us.

We are also very much a business school who considers that understanding of social responsibility in business and all that business affects to be vital to your educational journey. We’re a signatory of PRME (Principals for Responsible Management Education), a United Nations initiative. And this initiative helps guide our teaching and research.

Amongst other initiatives we’re bringing to the School are the Bloomberg Finance Lab, new undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, including a top-up MBA.

A bit about myself. I've come to Dundee via Australia where I held a Deanship. Prior to this I held senior academic and leadership roles in New Zealand and Canada, where I was born and educated. I’m an economist with a passion for education and research that’s rooted in the real world makes a difference to our lives.