High Student Satisfaction Scores for School of Business

10 August 2016

Aberystwyth University Business School has been given an excellent overall satisfaction rating of 90% by students in the latest National Student Survey (NSS).

‘Business in the Bay’ tests core workplace skills

24 November 2015

Final year students from the School of Management and Business were selected to take part in Swansea University's 2-day Business in the Bay Competition as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week.

Tourism Students Visit Adventure Tourism Hot-spot

20 November 2015

 School of Management and Business Tourism Management students recently visited Llechwedd Slate Caverns, home of the famous ‘Zipworld’ and ‘Bounce Below’.

Students Visit to Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre

13 November 2015

Undergraduate students from tourism management and countryside management courses went on a field visit to the Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre in New Quay, Ceredigion.

MSc Marketing Graduate is First SMB Student to have their Thesis Published

09 November 2015

Under the supervision of Dr Jan Breitsohl and Dr Ian Harris, MSc Marketing graduate James Wilcox Jones received a first class degree for his thesis on Groupthink theory in online financial communities. Subsequently, the thesis was re-worked to a publishable standard and has now been published in the latest issue of the Journal of Customer Behaviour!

DHLE 2014 and NSS 2015 results show high employability and satisfaction in subject areas

18 August 2015

100% of SMB graduates entered employment and/or further study 6 months after graduation in 2014.

‪‘Best of Wales’ Award for Megi‬‬

27 July 2015

SMB Business and Management graduate Megi Williams was awarded the ‘Best of Wales’ prize at the recent graduation ceremony, awarded to the student who displays excellence through business study in the Welsh language.

School of Management and Business above national average for Graduate Employability

15 July 2015

The latest published Destination of Leavers of Higher Education survey show that 94% of SMB undergraduates enter employment and/or further study, an increase of 13 percentage points year on year.

Aberystwyth University 2015 Student Led Teaching Awards

30 June 2015

Fifteen School of Management and Business staff received student nominations at the recent Student Led Teaching Awards, with Choudhury Homagni, Lecturer in Economics, a runner up in the Supervisor of the Year award.

Aberystwyth University Marketing Students Win Brolio/The Pitch

12 February 2015

A team of students from Aberystwyth University School of Management and Business impressed a panel of Wales’ leading marketers to be crowned champions of this year’s Brolio/The Pitch competition, organised by CIM (The Chartered Institute of Marketing).

ATHE Award for SMB Tourism Students

21 January 2015

Congratulations to Mariya Fileva and Magdalena Bylicka who have been awarded Best Postgraduate and Undergraduate student awards by the Association of Tourism in Higher Education.

Success for School of Management and Business in REF 2014

18 December 2014

95% of research work submitted by SMB has been judged ‘internationally recognized’ in the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF), just one notable result in a strong performance by the School.

School of Management and Business shortlisted to Business School of the Year

28 November 2014

Aberystwyth shortlisted for Times Higher Education Awards 2014.

Dragons announced for Aber Does Dragons’ Den

21 October 2014

Five prominent Aberystwyth business personalities will perform the roles of the ‘Dragons’ at the forth coming recording of Aber Does Dragons’ Den.

How can Cardigan Bay punch above its weight economically?

02 October 2014

Peter Midmore, Professor of Economics in the School, is chairing what promises to be a lively debate on the economic future of Cardigan Bay. 

Gwenno wins ‘Best of Wales’ Award

14 August 2014

SMB Business and Management graduate Gwenno Llewelyn was awarded the ‘Best of Wales’ prize at the recent graduation ceremony.

Young Scholar Grant

30 May 2014

Young Scholar Grant, SMB Lecturer to attend the 37th NBER Summer Institute in July 2014 

Our Students Return from Study Visit to China

30 June 2014

A group of ten Aberystwyth students from the School of Management and Business spent a very exciting summer in China to gain first-hand experience of life in the world’s second largest economy at a time of profound social and economic change.

South West University of Finance and Economics (SWUFE) Partnership

12 June 2014

Ten SMB Accounting and Finance students are currently spending two weeks at the South West University of Finance and Economics (SWUFE) in China as a result of a partnership between SWUFE and Aberystwyth University.

Youth Unemployment Research

30 May 2014

Recent research by Dr Benjamin Hopkins of the School of Management and Business has been highlighted by both Aberystwyth University and the British Sociological Association.

Dr Nazrul Islam's new book “Nanotechnology: Recent Trends, Emerging Issues and Future Directions”

19 May 2014

Dr Nazrul Islam’s latest and third book, entitled “Nanotechnology: Recent Trends, Emerging Issues and Future Directions” has just been published. This book explains how nano-science, technology and technological progress are central to economic and social well-being, and why the creation and diffusion of nano-products with secure and safe development, along with an efficient supply chain are critical drivers of adopting this technology.

Top 50 Scores for School of Management and Business in Latest University Rankings

13 May 2014

Four Aberystwyth School of Management and Business degree schemes are in the UK top 50 in their subject areas according to the respected Complete University Guide 2015 published recently.

Four of our degree schemes are in the UK top 50 in their subject areas

Four Aberystwyth School of Management and Business degree schemes are in the UK top 50 in their subject areas according to the respected Complete University Guide 2015 published recently.

Rankings for the Accounting and Finance degree and Marketing degree rose significantly thanks in part to improved student satisfaction ratings and higher entry scores. The SMB Tourism, and Economics degree schemes are also among the top 50 in the country.

Professor Steven McGuire, Director of SMB, said, 'the School's rise up the subject rankings reflects the quality and professionalism of our academic team.  We have invested heavily in new facilities and new teaching methods, and this is paying off.''



Academic Press Release - Dr Ian Harris

12 May 2014

SMB academic, Dr Ian Harris secures a funded research project investigating informal communications pathways between structurally supported and independent business support agencies in the mid and north Wales areas.

Novel Research Technique Supports Tourism Planning

06 May 2014

SMB Professor of Tourism Brian Garrod's paper, written with Nika Balomenou of the University of Hertfordshire, uses 'volunteer-employed photography' (VEP) to understand tourists' and residents' experiences of living in a busy tourism destination: the tiny city of St David's in Wales.

Aberystwyth Tourism Students Visit the ITB Berlin Convention

08 April 2014

Third year undergraduate Tourism students took an opportunity to met some of the world’s leading tourism organisations when they visited the industry largest convention, the ITB Berlin.

Aber Students work with Leading Creative Agency on Product Positioning

09 April 2014

Aberystwyth Marketing students got the opportunity to contribute to the development of a new product range by working with leading agency An.x, who count the likes of EA, Warner Bros and Universal in their client portfolio.

Aberystwyth University Sees Tourism Potential in Azerbaijan

04 April 2014

A delegation from Aberystwyth University visited Azerbaijan last week to assess the tourism industry in the country. In partnership with ADA University, a group of Masters in Tourism Marketing students from the UK, Germany and Bulgaria, accompanied by academics from Aberystwyth University, travelled to major tourism sites both in the capital Baku, and further afield in the regions. Students met with tourism industry professionals and government ministers in the country.

SMB students reach the semi-finals of the University Business Challenge

19 March 2014

Sponsored by IBM and other companies, the UK leg of this worldwide challenge had over 300 teams competing this year and one of the Aberystwyth teams got through to the semi-finals. 

SMB Students Win Prestigious National CIM Competition

24 February 2014

Aberystwyth University won the prestigious Chartered Institute of Marketing ‘Brolio/The Pitch competition for the first time in its history as 3rd year SMB students, Sophie Simic, Stacey Borel and ZuzannaRozalska scooped top prize at the Welsh Government Senedd building in Cardiff.

Pitching for Success

13 February 2014

The School of Management and Business is competing in this year’s Chartered Institute of Marketing student competition

SMB Student Combines Studies with a Winning Business Idea

06 February 2014

SMB Student combines studies with a winning business idea - Papora

A future leader? Enter the Emerging Leaders Competition 2014

22 January 2014

Aberystwyth University Students are invited to enter the Emerging Leaders Competition 2014, offering the amazing opportunity to be a participant at the Asian Investment Conference in Hong Kong in March! Deadline Feb 16th 2014

Aber’s Den Student Business Competition

05 December 2013

On the 2nd December, The Biz hosted Aber’s Den, a Dragons’ Den-style business competition, from which a pair of lucky winners won a free trip to Barcelona.

SMB Student Employability Event

04 December 2013

On both Monday 4th November and Tuesday 5th November the School hosted an Employability Event, specifically for SMB students, in the common room of the Rheidol Building. 

SMB Skills Challenge: Induction with a Difference

15 October 2015

The Annual School of Management and Business Skills Challenge was once again a highly competitive affair, with the appropriately named ‘Quietly Confident’ victorious.