Business and Law Schools recognised for their impact on the regional economy
The Faculty of Business and Law has been awarded the unique BSIS label
Manchester Metropolitan University’s Faculty of Business and Law has been awarded the Business School Impact System (BSIS) label in recognition of the benefits it brings to regional communities.
In their final report, BSIS assessors commended the Faculty’s internationally accredited business school and powerful mission: “transforming lives, business and communities.”
The assessors praised the very positive and open-minded attitude of the Faculty in collaborating with the world of practice. Their report also recognised the close work with employers to co-create a curriculum, ensuring that the courses meet local and national needs.
The Faculty’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) was also highlighted in playing an important role in its vision and helping to increase students’ employability and entrepreneurial development.
Furthermore, BSIS defined a good balance between the Faculty’s academic, managerial and societal impact.
Professor Julia Clarke, Pro-Vice-Chancellor of Business and Law at Manchester Metropolitan, said: “The BSIS process has been a really valuable tool. It has helped us to reflect upon the nature and extent of our impact on our city-region and to better articulate this to all stakeholders.
“This has been particularly important for staff in affirming the value of their contributions to our statement of purpose of transforming lives, businesses and communities.”
The unique BSIS scheme is designed to determine the extent of a school or faculty’s impact upon its local environment – the city or region in which it is located.
The BSIS process is offered in a joint venture between EFMD Global Network and FNEGE as a service to EFMD members in any part of the world.
Michel Kalika, the BSIS Director, said: “We would like to warmly congratulate the Manchester Metropolitan University, Faculty of Business and Law for having undergone the BSIS assessment process and being awarded the BSIS label which is a sign of international appreciation for the schools who consider their impact as vital.
“The definition of the mission of the Faculty integrates the concept of impact on different stakeholders. The Faculty has a positive impact on student retention and consequently on the local SMEs and businesses. It is nationally leading when it comes to Degree Apprenticeship programmes and forms leaders who support the growth of local businesses.”