Faculty and Research
The Exeter MBA
The University of Exeter Business School’s first-class academic reputation attracts internationally renowned researchers and skilled educators, with over 92% of Business School research rated either world-leading or internationally excellent in the Research Excellence Framework 2021.
On The Exeter MBA, you will benefit from direct and immediate access to top researchers in the teaching team and work with experts on the latest business ideas, theories and approaches. You will discuss and debate the current challenges and opportunities facing businesses with some of the top business professionals and leading business academics in the world, sharing insights from their vast and varied years working in industry around the globe. This includes researchers such as Dr Cecile Emery, recently named one of the World’s Best 40 under 40 MBA Professors by Poets and Quants.
Here at Exeter we are committed to the personal and professional development of our MBA students, using a wide variety of creative teaching approaches.
The Business School hosts five of the leading research centres in the future of business in Europe, including:
At Exeter we strive to use the power of our education and research to create a sustainable, healthy and socially just future.
Our research expertise focus on three important themes, all of which are helping address climate change and other global issues such as biodiversity loss, rising poverty and social inequalities:
Find more information about how our research is informing industry practice on our thought leadership platform, Exeter Expertise.
As a business school, we must and can take action to help in the fight against climate change.
We believe in holding conversations that matter; creating a space in which leaders get to engage with the ideas at the fore of positive change in business and society and this is reflected in our guest speaker series.
Designed for business leaders and professionals with an interest in responsible leadership, the series brings together some of the most prestigious thinkers leading social and environmental change. Thinkers who share their insights, experience and creative strategies to drive positive innovation across a range of sectors. Our delegates come away with a fresh perspective on world issues and practical advice on how to apply this cutting-edge thinking to their lives.
Previous high-profile speakers include:
Dr Margaret Heffernan
Dr Margaret Heffernan shared insights from her new book Unchartered: How to Map the Future Together in which she challenged readers to think differently about planning for a future that is volatile and unpredictable. Margaret is a Professor of Practice at the University of Bath, Lead Faculty for the Forward Institute’s Responsible Leadership Programme and through Merryck & Co., mentors CEOs and senior executives of major global organisations.
Henry Timms is President and CEO of the Lincoln Centre – the world’s leading performing arts center and co-founder of #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving founded as an antidote to Black Friday and Cyber Monday. He spoke about his journey from growing up in Heavitree in Exeter to the heady heights of New York, where he has become an award-winning author, business leader and expert in the concept of “new power”.
John Amaechi OBE
John Amaechi is a respected organisational psychologist, best-selling New York Times author, executive coach and CEO of APS Ltd. In 2019 John was recognised as one of HR’s most influential thinkers by HR Magazine. John is the first Briton to have a career in the NBA. John shared his story about overcoming adversity and helped audience members develop clear strategies to overcome their own challenges.
We host a wealth of high-profile guests throughout the year who run workshops with our students using innovative and engaging techniques, including orchestra Leader, Simon Blendis of London Mozart Players.
Facilities and Location
MBA students benefit from state-of-the-art facilities, including exclusive use of the recently refurbished MBA Suite, located in the heart of the Business School on the University of Exeter’s beautiful Streatham Campus.
Our innovative online learning environments also provide a wide range of educational support and inclusive learning resources meaning that we excel in our education delivery, whether face-to-face or online.