School of Business and Law

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Students and lecturer looking at data in the Bloomberg studio

Cost of living crisis: Why we need financial experts now more than ever

This week is Talk Money Week, coming at a poignant time in the UK where interest rates have hiked from 0.75% to 3%, and the country is in the middle of a cost of living crisis. But what does a cost of living crisis mean and how did we get here? There have been four…

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Economics 2nd in the UK for teaching quality and student experience

Our Economics BSc(Hons) course has achieved high rankings in a number of league tables this year. A huge congratulations are in order for our economics course team for these incredible achievements! We’re second in the UK for teaching quality and student experience according to the Times Good University Guide 2023. The Guardian University Guide 2023…

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Veronica Povey gives keynote speech to students and staff in Elm House

Women in Leadership: Finance Director at Ministry of Defence inspires students and staff

On Wednesday 29 June our students and staff were joined by Veronica Povey, Finance Director (Head Office and Strategic Programmes) at the Ministry of Defence, as part of our Women in Leadership Series. The event was hosted in Elm House, the School of Business and Law’s new home on our Moulsecoomb campus, and kicked off with…

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Hedging when it matters

The determinants of when producers, consumers and other merchant participants use futures and options Having a well-oiled risk management system is widely accepted as critical to modern business and enterprise. But a recent study found that the rationle for firms to manage exposure to markets, such energy prices, prices of industrial metals and the prices…

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How to become a Chartered Certified Accountant

What does an accountant do? Accountants are a trusted advisor within an organisation, providing financial advice to help businesses manage their money and maximise profits. Your Accountancy role will vary depending if you work for a small or large business, or you’re a private accountant working with clients. In all cases you will all use…

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Economics: the study of choice under a constraint

Recently, the furlough scheme ended and fuel caps rose. Changes to stamp duty, VAT on holidays and other support packages provided by the government also ended. Regardless of your thoughts on how the government handled the crisis, the pandemic has transformed how we think within our businesses, our economies and our societies. This thought process…

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Spotlighting potential consumer risks from new energy retail companies

Earlier this month it was announced that two UK energy suppliers, PfP Energy and MoneyPlus Energy, were ceasing to trade, leaving 100,000 homes without an energy supplier. Ofgem, the industry regulator, will choose a new supplier for all the customers affected, but Dr Lawrence Haar argues that flaws in the business model of many new…

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Our new home

We’re excited to announce that Elm House, the new home for the School of Business and Law, is complete and ready for the new academic year. As you can see from the images below it’s going to be an exciting place to study. You can learn more about the exciting developments on the Big Build…

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The Hidden Racism in Economics: a guest lecture with Professor John Komlos

Recently students and staff welcomed Professor John Komlos via Zoom on the topic of Hidden Racism in Economics. The talk was not just focused on economics, but looked at how discrimination harms people’s livelihoods and economies, and how freeing the world of bias would help address many challenges to society and the global economy. Professor Komlos…

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COVID-safe tour for logistics students at Shoreham Port

On 4 November just before the second lockdown some of our Logistics and Supply Chain Management MSc students visited Shoreham Port for a COVID-safe tour, accompanied by tutors Peter McCullen, Clare Millington and Despoina Kanellou. Engineering Manager Brian Rousell started the tour showing a recently completed commercial building. He explained that there are three main income…

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