Head of Department of Management
Welcome to the Department of Management, which focuses on organisational leadership, capabilities, performance and well-being in a societal context, embracing developed, emerging and transitional economies.
We offer a vibrant, innovative and supportive learning environment underpinned by our expert staff. This was reflected in our department being recognised as the best in the UK for student satisfaction in Business Management, achieving a 100% rating in the National Student Survey (NSS) in 2014. Our students are given opportunities to grow in confidence and self-awareness and benefit from challenging opportunities to showcase their work to a range of audiences.
Employability and career enhancement are fundamental to our courses, which are underpinned by strong professional links, experienced staff and real-world application of theory and research. Our students benefit from an extensive programme of guest speakers from a range of organisations, enriching student learning by bringing their expertise and experience into the classroom.
The Strategic Planning Society (SPS), for example, provides guest speakers from organisations as large as British Aerospace and as small as a one person consultancy. Our undergraduate students are also given the opportunity to undertake a 12 month work placement where they can experience real-work environments and further enhance their employability skills.
A number of our graduates have tasted success in their fields, with many progressing to senior positions or establishing innovative new businesses. One of our recent graduates now supports our department, joining the Departmental Advisory Committee (comprised of a range of members from public, private and third sector organisations who work with us to provide students with opportunities to undertake live projects) after winning the prestigious University of Huddersfield Duke of York Young Entrepreneur Award in 2015.
We work closely with a number of professional bodies, including the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and the Strategic Planning Society (SPS).
Many of our staff are active members of at least one of these Institutes and two members of the Department hold positions as Huddersfield CIPD Group Chair and CIPD West Yorkshire Branch Chair, in addition to membership of CIPD's national Council. This enables us to offer professionally (CIPD) approved full and part-time courses in Human Resources, CMI-accredited courses in business and management and an opportunity for many of our students to obtain a professional award alongside their University degree. Our innovative Partners in HR scheme was launched in 2016, providing further opportunities for staff and students to actively engage with practitioners from a range of organisations.
We also offer an undergraduate degree in business and supply chain management, supported by 28 leading companies in the UK through the NOVUS trust. This is an excellent opportunity for students to move into guaranteed graduate employment.
The Department is comprised of four subject groups, each with research expertise reflecting the experience and interests of academic staff, all of whom are engaged in both teaching and research.