Published: 28 February 2017

Surrey Business School launches first UK Centre for Management Learning

On Thursday, 23 of February 2017, Surrey Business School (SBS) launched the first Centre for Management Learning (CML) in the UK with a thought provoking opening speech by Professor Katy Mason, Vice President of the Management, Knowledge and Education (MKE) initiative at the British Academy of Management (BAM).

The CML is a response to a business world that is in constant flux and shaken by economic, political, technological and societal events and changes around us. The business world is in need of flexible and reflective managers and leaders with versatile skills who can effectively deal with the challenges and changes ahead.

Professor Andy Adcroft and Dr. Christine Rivers, founders and directors of CML called for active participation instead of spectating and ask the question of how should students, at all levels, learn about, and to be, managers and leaders in a variety of organisational contexts and how should we train, develop, support and motivate teaching staff and scholars to explore, design and deliver a curriculum that meets these requirements?

The mission of the CML is to be the leading UK competency centre for such enquiry and aims to improve and enhance teaching excellence in management through industry-informed curriculum design, new teaching practices, staff development and pedagogic research and events. As such the centre is unique in supporting and practicing teaching and learning excellence and we welcome academics and people from industry across the UK to join us on a new journey that transforms the way we teach our leaders of the future.

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