The Manchester Metropolitan University, Faculty of Business and Law completed a process of identification of its tangible and intangible benefits that the faculty brings to its impact zone and we extend our congratulations!
The unique Business School Impact System (BSIS) scheme is designed to determine the extent of a school’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.
The Manchester Metropolitan University, Faculty of Business and Law is an internationally accredited business school with a powerful mission “transforming lives, business & communities.”
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 school integrates the concept of impact on different stakeholders. The school has a positive impact on student retention and consequently on the local SMEs and businesses. The school is nationally leading when it comes to their degree Apprenticeships programmes and forms leaders who support the growth of local businesses.”
Julia Clarke, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Faculty of Business and Law, commented: “The Faculty of Business and Law at Manchester Metropolitan has found the BSIS process 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 university has a very positive and open-minded attitude to collaborating with the world of practice and works closely with employers to co-create a curriculum ensuring that the courses meet local and national needs.
Corporate social responsibility plays an important role in the school’s vision. Implementing CSR educational projects helps increase their students’ employability and entrepreneurial development. Furthermore, there is a good balance between the academic and managerial & societal impact.