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Harnessing Extractive Industries for Development in sub-Saharan Africa

Harnessing Extractive Industries for Development in sub-Saharan Africa: An Interdisciplinary Workshop Thursday 9 and Friday 10 June 2016   Over 40 PhD researchers, leading academics, and expert industry practitioners met at Surrey Business School (SBS) to explore the challenges and pathways to realising the development potential of extractive industries (mining, oil and gas) in sub-Saharan Africa. This […]


Accelerating learning with practice

During May 2016, 4 leaders in the business, retail and finance community participated in a series of lectures given to our International Business Management students. Our guest lecturers shared their decades of experience from their respective industries and engaged students in lively Q&A sessions. Suman Saha organiser and Programme Director (MSc International Business Management) commented: […]


PATHFINDER: Engaging high calibre students to help create impactful change!

When we at PATHFINDER, a consultancy focused on sustainable development solutions, came across the Surrey Business School’s renowned Professional Training placement programme, we immediately wanted in. The opportunity to train and work with the best students was just what we were looking for. As a social enterprise (SocEnt) we have an unorthodox way of working. […]


Taking stock: a top 2 business school

I’m not normally a competitive person, where I finish isn’t usually important to me. When I was a student, many years ago, I was only ever concerned with my own grades and not whether they were higher or lower than my classmates and friends. As someone who has written about competitiveness in sports like rugby […]


Executive Education: Bringing Digital to Local Government

Surrey Business School just ran the closing session of ‘Strategy, Management, and Service Delivery in a Digital Economy’ for Surrey County Council (SCC) here in the Business insights Lab. Opened by Head of the Business School Professor Andy Adcroft, steered by CoDE’s Dr Ben Shenoy, this fifth and final session discussed what’s next for Digital and […]


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