Manchester Metropolitan University, Faculty of Business and Law renews BSIS label

We are pleased to announce that Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU), Faculty of Business and Law, has renewed the Business School Impact System (BSIS) assessment process and received the BSIS label for another three years. Congratulations to the school!

François Bonvalet, Director of BSIS, commented, ‘MMU Faculty of Business and Law has renewed its BSIS label with a clear focus on advancing its impact activities. Its mission and past assessment remain fully relevant in articulating the impact of education and research in Manchester and beyond. We warmly congratulate the institution for having successfully built on its original BSIS assessment and increased its positive impact in the examined areas. We look forward to the Faculty’s future endeavours!’

Manchester Metropolitan University, Faculty of Business and Law

Founded in 1889, the Faculty of Business and Law at Manchester Metropolitan University educates more than 9000 students with the mission of transforming lives, businesses and communities. It is a triple-accredited business school with an established reputation for quality across the full range of its activities and programmes. Renewing the BSIS label obtained in 2019, the business school continues to generate a positive impact in Greater Manchester and East Cheshire.

‘We take our mission seriously and are ambitious in striving to be a leading modern Business School, working to develop teaching, research and knowledge exchange which is of high quality and generates significant and real-world impact.  Our work directly impacts the economic performance of firms, from small micro-enterprises to large multi-nationals as well as improving public service delivery and the effectiveness of social and community enterprises, and our teaching activities have a huge impact on our students, alumni and employers. We are proud of our strong place-based heritage and vocational roots in applied research.

We first undertook the BSIS labelling exercise in 2019. The exercise formed an impact generation and recording plan which has enabled us to understand, track and celebrate our impact, which has been particularly useful throughout the challenging circumstances of the last few years! Crucially this included communicating our impact more widely. Our second visit and labelling in 2022 have enabled us to drill down further into our impact strengths and to think creatively about our impact work across the impact zone and beyond. In particular, the way in which financial impact is calculated and celebrated is something new for us, and has stimulated key discussions in terms of us understanding our true impact. Now that we have our report, we are keen to get started in creating a new action plan, which will help us to drive our impact further and celebrate all the great things that we do! We are immensely grateful to our expert panel and the whole BSIS team for our insightful and positive experience’ commented Jennie Shorley, Head of Accreditations, Manchester Metropolitan University.

About BSIS

The Business School Impact System (BSIS) scheme is designed to determine the extent of a school’s impact on its local environment – the city or region in which it is located. The BSIS process is offered in collaboration between EFMD Global and FNEGE (Fondation Nationale pour l’Enseignement en Gestion des Entreprises), as a service to EFMD members in any part of the world. The impact of the business school is analysed based on the following seven areas of impact: financial, educational, business development impact as well as intellectual, societal, image, and impact within the impact zone selected by the school and its regional ecosystem.

There are currently 61 schools across 19 countries that have received the BSIS label.

To learn more about the impact assessment system, please visit the BSIS website or contact julie.comte@efmdglobal.org.

“BSIS A decade of impact”, published in September, is a tribute to all institutions that embarked on the journey of becoming aware of their level and quality of impact. Order your copy here!

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