Winchester Business School offers a range of specialist programmes for foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees and supervision for doctoral degrees through research.
Undergraduate and postgraduate degrees have been reviewed and adjusted in 2009/2010 and now include new modules in line with PRME. As a result, the School now offers a variety of Undergraduate and Postgradutate courses that relate to the theme of responsibility and sustainability, as shown in the link below.
At doctoral level, plans are well advanced to offer a Doctor of Business Administration that will focus on responsible leadership. This professional doctorate will include learning outcomes where candidates can demonstrate a contribution to responsible leadership in professional practice .
In June 2008, the University started to experiment with new software to enable students to engage synchronously and asynchronously in online lectures and tutorials. The use of Blackboard Collaborate and the University Learning Network enable lecturers to use interactive white boards to deliver teaching material to students and learners outside of class.
The School’s Trading Room complete with live stock market feeds on display and other business information offers students the opportunity to experience what it is like to be a stock market trader. The Room is also available for short courses for industry. This includes corporate away-days when a simulated environment can be used for team building and risk management exercises.
The world famous inventor of the wind-up radio, Trevor Baylis, opened the Baylis Business Breakout Room at the School in April 2010. It is specially designed to hold confidential meetings and record conversations and proceedings on DVD to protect intellectual property for entrepreneurs with innovative business ideas.
Winchester Business School is launching MSc Sustainable Business in 2012. This innovative programme is specially designed for students intending to embark on a career in management and leadership. Many businesses across numerous industrial sectors, including banking, construction, retail, leisure, natural resources, technology, transport, utilities, together with governmental and non-governmental organisations, seek employees with knowledge, skills and a critical understanding of the wide range of sustainability issues facing business in the twenty-first century.
Stakeholder pressure, legal requirements and global public awareness of sustainability and corporate social responsibility mean that managers within the public and private sectors increasingly deal with and develop detailed strategies and plans relating to sustainable business. Graduates of this programme learn how to develop, communicate and implement management sustainability policies and strategies in order to play an active and effective role in shaping future business practice and leading and management change.
The School has developed specialist undergraduate and postgraduate programmes that respond to the PRME such as: