Hull University Business School is a leading UK business school
dedicated to the development of responsible leadership for a
We are committed to achieving the very highest standards,
highlighted in our multiple industry accreditations as well as our
independent international accreditations such as AACSB, held by
less than 5% of the world’s 13,000 business programmes.
This places us in a select group of UK business schools, assures
students of our commitment to providing an outstanding experience
and further enhances the value of their degree in the global
We are also proud to be one of the first academic institutions
to sign up to the
Principles for Responsible Management Education and an active
player in the Academy of Business in Society (ABIS).
Hull University Business School has come an extremely long way
in a relatively short space of time.
Although business-related subjects have been taught at Hull
for over 30 years, Hull University Business School was only formed
in 1999, when the existing schools of Management and of Accounting,
Business and Finance came together, with the school of Economics
joining in 2002. The development of the University's Scarborough
Campus further extended the Business School's range of business
programmes and research opportunities.
The formation of the Business School consolidated the vast
resources and world-class expertise available across the
University, creating the foundation on which the school could
develop regionally, nationally and internationally.
Significant investment in state-of-the-art facilities on the
University's west campus created a first-class facility for the
Business School to accommodate our continued growth in size and
status. In 2005, we moved in to our new home, described by Sir
Digby Jones, former Director General of the CBI, as a ‘world class
learning and teaching facility'. Designed by esteemed architects
Farrell and Clark, the school is a mix of new build and
redevelopment. Contemporary links connect four Grade II listed
buildings to create an inspirational yet practical space, equipped
with the latest technology.
Highlights of the facilities include an impressive 500-seat
lecture theatre, a wide range of teaching and seminar rooms and a
high tech management learning laboratory, equipped with
sophisticated business development software.
The development finished with the official launch of the new
Logistics Institute in March 2008. The institute, a £9 million
development, was opened by Richard Lambert, current Director
General of the CBI, bringing the extensive redevelopment of our
four buildings to a fitting end.
As the school enters the next phase of its development, we will
continue to raise the standard of business education and research
on a national and international level, meeting the needs of our
partners in the business community.
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Our Vision and Mission not only reflects the kind of school we
are, but where we want to be in the years to come.
Our focus is on responsible leadership for a
complex world, with an approach we call 'Connected Thinking' - a
perspective which builds an understanding of the complexities in
the global business environment.
Through this way of thinking, individuals and organisations
develop the capacity to recognise the connections that make a
difference and think creatively to lead change in a responsible
way, whatever their role on the global business stage.
This approach is evident in everything that we do, and at every
level of our excellent learning, teaching and research
This ensures that every person or group we engage with is able
to get the most out of the experience and that this engagement
enriches the Business School as widely as possible.
We have also developed a set of strategic objectives, monitored
and reviewed annually, which guide our behaviour and contribute to
the realisation of the Vision and Mission across the school.
To be a leading UK business school with an international
reputation for research, learning and teaching that is relevant to
a fast-changing, interconnected world where integrity is
To equip managers and business professionals to succeed in a
fast-changing and interconnected world. We will achieve this by
maximising the connections between excellent research, learning and
teaching across disciplines; our corporate engagement; and our work
with partners who share our aspirations and values.
As a component part of the University of Hull we value quality,
innovation, partnership and inclusivity.
We behave with friendliness, openness, responsibility and
integrity and are accessible to all who can benefit from what we
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The Business School is proud to hold multiple industry
accreditations as well as independent international accreditations
such as AACSB, held by less than 5% of the world’s 13,000 business
This places us in a select group of UK
business schools, assures students of our commitment to providing
an outstanding experience and further enhances the value of their
degree in the global employment market.
Accredited by AMBA, the
Hull MBA provides graduates with an internationally recognised
qualification, greatly enhancing the value of this degree. As
members of AMBA, the school joins a network of established business
schools committed to developing the business leaders of
accreditation is an internationally recognised, specialised
accreditation for business schools. It assesses standards across
the whole the school, from taught programmes, to research, to
internal operations. It is also a sign of quality that employers
recognise, and graduates from AACSB-accredited schools are known to
be ready for business.
The value of these accreditations is considerable, with benefits
reaching far beyond rankings or prestige. The rigorous
accreditation process and the high standards set further fuel the
desire within the school to continually improve quality through
innovation and dedication. They assure students of our commitment
to providing an outstanding experience and add value to their
degree, especially when competing in the global employment market.
Students, staff and partner organisations can also take advantage
of the vast networks represented by the accrediting bodies, such as
AMBA's world-wide contacts.
Responsible Business Education
To prepare all who learn with us to lead as responsible business
professionals, we embed issues of ethics and responsibility in all
our learning and teaching. In fact, we are proud to have been the
first business school in the UK to introduce an undergraduate
Business Ethics module in 1987.
The school continues in this tradition and has developed CSR
modules across all levels of our teaching as well as sustainable
business, sustainable logistics and business and organisational
All undergraduate students engage with professional and ethical
issues and corporate social responsibility in their curriculum,
initially in the common first year module Academic and Professional
Skills and through modules offered throughout their programme.
MSc students are exposed to the need for appropriate
professional behaviour in their core modules Professional Skills
and Research Methods. And on our MBA programme, consideration of
corporate social responsibility is integrated into the Managing in
a Global Context theme and is considered throughout the
Research students explicitly address ethical issues during the
design and implementation of their research projects and all
students and staff are asked to complete the research ethics
proforma prior to undertaking a piece of research.
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The Business School's facilities are second to none, and
now include the £28 million redevelopment of the Brynmor Jones
The Business School has facilities on both the Hull and
Scarborough campuses of the University of Hull. Both campuses
provide a welcoming and friendly environment.
You will have access to high-quality computing facilities
including 24 hour computer centres, PCs in the libraries, and in
the halls of residence. Postgraduate students also benefit from
dedicated IT suites located in the business school on the Hull
At Hull, the Brynmor Jones
Library has now completed its £28 million redevelopment. It is
home to almost a million volumes of books and periodicals, and can
accommodate almost 1600 readers in an award winning building with
over 350 networked computers. As Business School students you
will have access to more than 1,000 print and 15,000 electronic
journal titles, 200-plus electronic databases and several hundred
electronic books. At Scarborough the Keith Donaldson library holds
an up-to-date collection of books, journals and periodicals
reflecting the latest theory and practice in business and
Hull University Business School provides a range of facilities
to support its teaching and learning and research activities. The
School has subscription for the following resources that are
accessible by students and staff. Click each one to find out
Reuters Datastream provides information and data sets
pertaining to developed, developing and frontier countries
regarding individual equities, equity market indices, unit trusts,
investment trusts, warrants, futures, options, company accounts
including corporate social and environmental responsibility
indicators, bonds markets, macroeconomic environment, foreign
exchange market, interest rates, commodities and derivatives.
Datastream delivers current and historical financial and
economic data. Powerful charting and seamless integration with
Excel allows you to explore relationships and analyse historical
trends, and publish the results in Microsoft Office
Reuters are offering a certification program for Datastream
users. Students who complete this programme will have a competitive
advantage in the job markets.
Reuters Thomson One
Thomson ONE Banker provides integrated access to various
databases providing a wide range of data and information on listed
companies for in-depth company analysis; stock exchange indices;
data for private companies and private equity; financial deals such
as takeovers, mergers and acquisitions, IPOs, loan and equity
deals, syndicated loans, and project finance. It delivers a broad
and deep range of financial content, all within a workspace that is
geared to your needs and workflow.
Bloomberg for Education brings the pace and
excitement of real business and macro-econometrics into the
classroom. Using the Bloomberg Professional service, students are
empowered with the same information and technology relied on by
financial professionals all over the world. With hands-on
experience of this industry-standard solution, students can gain an
edge in an increasingly competitive job market.
Using Bloomberg for Education, students can deepen research and
enrich class work; develop analytical skills; make decisions based
on real events and real data; better interrogate their own methods;
prepare for a challenging employment marketplace; test their skills
with Bloomberg Essentials tests; and gain valuable experience using
Bloomberg technology. With simulation programmes, Bloomberg
simulates the exchange traded and over-the-counter markets with a
variety of functions across asset classes and have a number of
solutions that replicate both trading and non-trading
Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS) Package
S&P Compustat North America
S&P Capital IQ's Compustat North America is a database of
U.S. and Canadian fundamental and market information on active and
inactive publicly held companies dating back to the 1950's. It
provides more than 300 annual and 100 quarterly Income Statement,
Balance Sheet, Statement of Cash Flows, and supplemental data
items. The restated data allows analysts to compare current and
prior years' results on a comparable basis and determine financial
trends and growth rates.
S&P Compustat Global
S&P Capital IQ's Compustat Global is a database of non-U.S.
and non-Canadian fundamental and market information on more than
33,900 active and inactive publicly held companies with annual data
history from 1987. It is a database of non-U.S. data and is unique
in that it is normalized to provide comparability across a wide
variety of global accounting standards and practices. This database
normalizes the data to local accounting principles, disclosure
methods and data item definitions. As a result, you can make more
meaningful comparisons among industries and countries.
The Executive Compensation (ExecuComp) facility offers
extensive, transparent executive compensation data, including
current, historical, total compensation, executive options, and
compensation of industry peers. ExecuComp also allows you to link a
company's performance to actual compensation levels.
The Bank Regulatory Database contains five databases for
regulated depository financial institutions. These databases
provide accounting data for bank holding companies, commercial
banks, savings banks, and savings and loans institutions. The
source of the data comes from the required regulatory forms filed
for supervising purposes.
This dataset contains standardized data for blockholders of
about 2,000 companies. Blockholders' data is reported by firm for
the period 1996-2001.
The CBOE (Chicago Board Options Exchange) Volatility Index is a
key measure of market expectations of near-term volatility conveyed
by S&P 500 stock index option prices. This VIX index has been
considered by many to be the world's premier barometer of investor
sentiment and market volatility. The New VIX measures the market's
expectation of 30-day volatility in a way that conforms to the
latest thinking and research among industry
The CUSIP Service Bureau exists for the primary purpose of
uniquely identifying issuers and issues of financial instruments
within a standard framework, and disseminating this data to the
financial marketplace via various media. The CUSIP Master Files
provide CUSIP numbers, standardized descriptions and additional
data attributes for over 5 million corporate, municipal and
government securities offered in North America.
Direct Marketing Educational Foundation
Four individual data sets, each containing customer buying
history for about 100,000 customers of nationally known catalogue
and non-profit database marketing businesses are available through
DMEF to approved academic researchers for use within academic
Fama-French Portfolios and Factors
The Fama-French Portfolios are constructed from the
intersections of two portfolios formed on size, as measured by
market equity, and three portfolios using the ratio of book equity
to market equity as a proxy for value. Returns from these
portfolios are used to construct the Fama-French Factors.
Federal Reserve Bank Reports
The Federal Reserve Bank Reports contain three databases
collected from Federal Reserve Banks: two of them come from Reports
published from the Federal Reserve Board; the other one comes from
the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. Foreign Exchange Rates
(Federal Reserve Board’s H.10 Report). The database is based upon
the Federal Reserve Board’s H.10 release and contains Foreign
Exchange rates for over 30 world currencies and trade-weighted
Philadelphia Stock Exchange
The Philadelphia Stock Exchange founded in 1790 is the oldest
organized stock exchange in the USA. As one of North America’s
primary marketplaces for the trading of stocks, equity options,
index options and currency options and implied volatility, the PHLX
continues to be a market leader in the development and introduction
of innovative new products and services.
Penn World Tables
The Penn World Tables provides national income accounts-type of
variables converted to international prices. The homogenization of
national accounts to a common numeraire allows valid comparisons of
income among countries.
Legacy Emerging Markets Database (EMDB)
EMDB serves as a vital statistical resource for the
international financial community. EMDB has since earned
recognition as the world's premier source for reliable and
comprehensive information and statistics on stock markets in
developing countries. As of January 2003, EMDB tracked 53 stock
markets worldwide providing daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, and
yearly data on more than 2,200 stocks by company, industry,
country, region, and more.
Bankscope combines widely-sourced data with flexible software
for analysis. With up to 16 years of detailed accounts Bankscope
contains comprehensive information on banks across the globe. It
can be used to research individual banks, find specific profiles
and analyse them.
The FAME (i.e., financial analysis made easy) database provides
comprehensive data coverage of millions of companies in the UK and
Ireland. Students or researchers can use the database to look for
individual firms’ accounting and fundamental data as well as
corporate governance related data.
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Hull University Business School has facilities at both Hull and
Scarborough campuses of the University of Hull.