Professor Qihai Huang

Head of Management

Welcome to the Department of Management pages.

The Department of Management is a broad-based department with nearly 60 academic staff, including nine Professors.  Reflecting the diversity of the Management discipline, the Department has two subject groups:

The Department offers a broad range of taught programmes, ranging from the undergraduate BA Business Management award, top-up programmes in International Business and Financial Services, to a brand-new suite of postgraduate taught programmes in International Business, Management, Leadership and Communication. The Department has recently been active in developing provision in Degree Apprenticeships, an area it is intending to expand.  It is also engaged in a range of work-based courses, including the MSc Strategic Communication Leadership programme which is delivered exclusively to the Government Communication Service.  Reflecting its appetite for innovation, the Department has plans for new areas of curriculum development and is increasingly embracing interdisciplinary approaches to business and management education.

There are active doctoral and DBA programmes and the majority of staff are involved with the supervision of doctoral students. 

Staff research is diverse and includes leadership, older workers, careers, corporate governance, sustainability and the environment, strategic communication, talent management, organisational plasticity and emotional labour. Research in the Department is supported by Huddersfield Business School’s research centres:

We are involved in securing research funding and are involved in applying for grants through KTPS, InnovateUK, Leverhulme Trust, Welcome Trust and the ESRC. 

To support its practitioner-oriented activity, the Department has a long association with the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and many of our staff are active members of at least one of these institutes. We have CIPD accreditation for our postgraduate programmes in Human Resources, and all of the MSc Management students are members of the CIM

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