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The 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) rated 85% of Westminster Business School (WBS) research to be of an internationally recognised (2*) standard, or higher, placing us among the top post-1992 university business schools in the UK. In addition, 40% of our output and impact is rated at 3* or 4* indicating internationally excellent and world leading research quality. A total of 23 staff members were submitted across various disciplines and we are proud of the significant impact that our research has on the academic community and on our society.

We have a strengthening research culture in the school with wide-raging interests in several specialist areas within the general field of business and management. We currently have three Research Centres and two research groups that are developing portfolios of research recognised to be internationally excellent and, in some cases, world leading. Our research attracts funding from leading grant awarding bodies such as the ESRC, the Leverhulme Trust and the Nuffield Foundation. We have also developed strong links to various government departments including HM Revenue and Customs, HM Treasury, the Ministry of Defence, the department for Business, Innovation and Skills and the Cabinet Office.

Our research seminars draw both external and internal speakers and our research students also benefit from the annual doctoral colloquium where they present their work and receive feedback from senior researchers. We have currently have over 50 doctoral students who have access to their own doctoral facilities in a separate part of the business school. In addition, our doctoral student benefit from extensive doctoral training that is offered at both university and faculty level. Our doctoral researchers are directly taught by our research Professors who provide key insights at critical stages of the doctoral lifecycle.

WBS is a Centre of Excellence for the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development, our MBA is accredited by The Association of MBAs (AMBA), and we have strong links with the Chartered Institute of Marketing and the Government Economics Service.

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