Professor Qihai Huang

Head of Management

Welcome to the Department of Management.

Welcome to the Department of Management

The Department of Management is the largest department housing more than one-third of the students in the Business School. It is a vibrant community of nearly 60 academic staff (including nine professors) who are recognised experts undertaking responsible teaching, research, and enterprise. We provide a dynamic learning environment where all members of staff are committed to providing an excellent and engaging student experience.



Our research is broad and diverse largely including employability, entrepreneurship and SMEs, diversity, human resource management, innovation, international business, leadership, public relations, sociology of work, sustainability and the environment, strategy, strategic communication, and employee experience. Our research has been funded by InnovateUK, Leverhulme Trust, Welcome Trust, and the ESRC, to name a few. Our work has been published in leading journals such as British Journal of Management, Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice, Human Resource Management, Human Resource Management Journal, Human RelationsJournal of Management Studies, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Organization Studies, Regional Studies, Research Policy, Work, Employment and Society, Sociology, among others.


Engagement and impact

We are proud of the diversity of ways of knowledge exchange that we use our expertise and research to engage with external partners in the public, private and third sectors across West Yorkshire, the UK, and beyond. We have a strong team delivering executive education programmes, including apprenticeships at Degree and Masters levels and the recently introduced Help to Grow (a government-backed, practical 12-week management programme designed to support senior managers of small and medium-sized businesses to boost their business performance, resilience, and long-term growth). We engage in other activities to support the management and leadership development of organisations in the region and beyond. Some examples of our researchers have made positive impacts on the region and far beyond through collaboration include






We offer a broad range of innovative taught programmes aiming to equip our highly employable graduates with the latest knowledge and real-world skills to maximise their future potential. Our offerings range from the undergraduate BA Business Management suite, top-up programmes such as International Business and Financial Services, to a brand-new suite of postgraduate taught programmes including MSc International Business, MSc Management, and the MBA. In collaboration with our external partners and our national award-winning Employability and Placement Team, we provide a range of placement and internship opportunities for undergraduate and postgraduate students. 

Our excellence in teaching and student experience is evidenced in our excellent National Student Satisfaction Survey and the Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey. We have been successful in the delivery of a MSc Strategic Communication Leadership programme exclusively to the Government Communication Service bespoke for the Cabinet Office over the years. 

The Department has a long history of collaboration with the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). 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 our MSc Management students are members of the CMI.

Our Postgraduate Research students including PhD and DBA are a vital part of our vibrant research community. Our experienced members of staff are committed to supporting our PGR students. We welcome new inquiries.



Huddersfield Business School is an accredited member of the AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

AACSB accreditation ensures continuous improvement and provides focus for schools to deliver on their mission, innovate, and drive impact. AACSB-accredited schools have successfully undergone a rigorous review process conducted by their peers in the business education community, ensuring that they have the resources, credentials, and commitment needed to provide students with a first-rate, future-focused business education.


Our departments draw on the expertise of staff with national and international reputations for their research, teaching and professional engagement.


We offer courses at undergraduate, masters and doctoral level.

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