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School of Management rankings success

Complete University Guide logoFor the second consecutive year, the School of Management holds the top spot in the UK for business and management, according to The Complete University Guide 2018 rankings, April 2017.
In the same independent guide, the University of St Andrews again retains its place as the leading university in Scotland.
In the Guardian University Guide 2018, published May 2017, the School ranks best in Scotland and moves up to second place in the UK, behind Oxford. The University stays at the top in Scotland and third in the UK, behind Cambridge and Oxford.
See University of St Andrews Press Releases:
'St Andrews rises...' (April 2017).
'New guide ranks St Andrews among UK's best' (May 2017).

Professor Kevin Orr writes on behalf of the Head of School team:

Professor Kevin Orr‌"We are delighted that the School of Management has achieved another excellent performance in the latest rankings.
Retaining our Number 1 position in the Complete University Guide 2018 for business and management is a great accolade for the School. We are delighted too that in the Guardian table for 2018 we moved up to 2nd place. This makes the School top in Scotland and 2nd in the UK, just behind Oxford. This marks a considerable progression from 7th place last year.
These accolades sit well together and will help us continue to recruit talented students and staff.
In the UK landscape of business and management schools, the School of Management at the University of St Andrews is relatively small, and that makes this kind of success all the more pleasing.
We are also appreciative that such success is achieved through the efforts of all our staff, in concert with our students, and in partnership with the University, and the members of the School's Advisory Council.
We know we work with very bright students, and that our faculty and professional services staff are at the top of their game. It is wonderful to see these attributes recognised externally in these ways."

SME funding research

OECD and European Commission logosDr Ross Brown from the School of Management, an expert on small business finance, was commissioned by the OECD with the European Commission to investigate the effectiveness of financial lending instruments for small and medium-sized enterprise (SMEs). These are funding mechanisms for SMEs (e.g. credit guarantees, public sector venture capital and soft loans) designed to alleviate imperfections within small business financial markets. These instruments are playing a growing role within economic development and regional policy across advanced economies. The European Commission intends that the research will help inform future EU cohesion policy.

From June 2017, a copy of the report can be obtained from Dr Brown.

PhD candidate in London Marathon

School of Management PhD candidate and long distance runner Theresa Majeed ran the 2017 London Marathon on 23 April, in an impressive time of 03:31:31 (unofficial).

Heads Together logo‌An experienced fundraiser, Theresa writes:

Heads Together, a Prince Harry/Prince William initiative towards generating awareness around mental health issues, sent out an email on April 13th asking individuals registered for the London Marathon to run for their charity. Of course I signed on.

Donations are still open for the 2017 London Marathon runners. See Theresa's Heads Together fundraising page.

Theresa ran the Anglo-Celtic Plate in May 2017, taking home the Scottish women's championship team's silver medal in this ultra international event over 100k, in a time of 9:10. Her research is in the field of happiness in the workplace.

Graduating class gathering

19 April 2017: The School of Management class of 2017 enjoyed cakes, ice cream and a very busy selfie corner after the 4th year photo shoot.  Celebrating students gathered in the ground floor of the Gateway to provide feedback and share in the fun.

Management students at the selfie corner after the 2017 class photo

Job vacancies in School of Management

The School of Management at the University of St Andrews aims to recruit outstanding, creative and collegiate academics who are interested in exploring contemporary issues in management through teaching, research and wider engagement.
Activities at the School are bound together by the idea of "responsible enterprise" – an ethos which informs teaching, scholarship and research collaborations.
The School seeks to appoint:
- Lecturer in Management. Closing date: 24 April 2017.
- Associate Lecturer in Management. Closing date: 26 April 2017.

FCA Future Horizons expertise

Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) logoResearchers from the Centre for Responsible Banking & Finance (CRBF) were invited to provide thought papers for a prestigious conference organised by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in April 2017. The FCA commissioned the papers from School of Management CRBF members and other leading experts for their Future Horizons conference which was designed to examine future hypothetical financial and societal landscapes to draw out the implications, future risks and opportunities for society, financial services and regulation.

CRBF members produced conference papers on diverse topics, including the future of SME finance, future issues in bank taxation and unsecured debt. The papers will directly inform financial regulation in the UK.

See the Future Horizons, April 2017, papers [pdf].

Honours preview session

students at GatewayAre you a second or third year Management student?
Do you want to know more about the Honours programme in the School of Management?
If yes, we hope you came along to the Honours preview session.

Week 9, Wednesday 5 April 2017, 3-5pm
Lecture Room 4, The Gateway.

Professor chairs International Science Festival surveillance event

Centre for Research into Information, Surveillance & Privacy (CRISP) logoProfessor Kirstie Ball of the School of Management and the Centre for Research into Information, Surveillance and Privacy (CRISP) chaired an event at the Edinburgh International Science Festival:

'Borders, Benefits and Biomedicine: Surveillance and Social Justice'
Tuesday 4 April 2017
Main Hall at Summerhall (Edinburgh, EH9 1PL).

See the CRISP event page for more details.

School hosts PhD colloquium

Scottish Graduate School for Social Science - logo (small)The School of Management hosted the Business and Management PhD colloquium "Doing excellent social science" on Thursday 23 and Friday 24 March 2017. This was the third cross-pathway Scottish Graduate School of Social Sciences Doctoral Training Centre colloquium for doctoral researchers in this field of study.
Closing date for applications: Monday 6 February 2017.

See details at SGSSS Colloquium 2017.

Meet us in your country: Thailand

In March 2017, Ms Julie Brooks, Director of Postgraduate Programmes, School of Management, visited Thailand for the following events.

MP guest speaker on BREXIT

Stephen Gethins MP and Professor Jan Bebbington after guest lecture in the School of ManagementOn Monday 6 March 2017, the School of Management welcomed Stephen Gethins MP as guest lecturer for module MN4100 Contemporary Issues in Management. The North East Fife constituency MP, shown with module coordinator Professor Jan Bebbington, led a lively and engaging session about BREXIT to a packed lecture theatre.

See more at Stephen Gethins MP speaks at School of Management.

Equal opportunities in education conference

Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Education John Swinney delivering the keynote speech at St Andrews conference on equal opportunities in education.School of Management Senior Lecturer Dr Laurence Lasselle was co-organiser of the national conference on equal opportunities in education held in St Andrews in January 2017. The conference was hosted by St Andrews Principal Professor Sally Mapstone.

Scotland's Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Education John Swinney delivered the keynote speech (shown in photo). Also attending the conference was the new Commissioner for Fair Access Professor Sir Peter Scott.

See University of St Andrews Press Release, Deputy First Minister’s commitment to diversity and equality in education.

See more at  Equal opportunities in education.

PhD scholarship in Big Data, marketing and the consumer

Centre for Research into Information, Surveillance & Privacy (CRISP) logoThe School of Management in conjunction with the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) funded 'Big Data Surveillance' project would like to invite applications for the second of two PhD scholarships based at the University of St Andrews. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to work with a number of scholars and students associated with the Big Data Surveillance project at Queen's University, the University of Victoria, the University of Alberta, the University of Ottawa and University of Toronto (all Canada), as well as those at the University of St Andrews School of Management and the Centre for Research into Information, Surveillance and Privacy.

Contact Professor Kirstie Ball if you would like to know more.

See details at Research FAQs.

MLitt graduate wins environmental award

MLitt graduate Ross Allan wins environmental awardRoss Allan (MLitt in International Business) received a new award recognising his work in developing the green campus at Dulwich College Suzhou, China. Since his graduation, Ross has maintained strong links with St Andrews, hosting expert speakers from the University at the student Dulwich Climate Conference in 2015.

See more at MLitt graduate Ross Allan wins environmental award.

MX (Masters Extra) semester 2 begins with Harris Tweed

Harris Tweed wrap, at School of Management MX (Masters Extra) session January 2017"Making and marketing of Harris Tweed" was the first MX (Masters Extra) event of semester 2, delivered by School of Management researchers Mindy Grewar and Rod Bain.  

Rod gave an overview of the history, cultural heritage and social background of Harris. Mindy described the way Harris Tweed has been handmade for centuries and how, thanks to brilliant marketing, the fabric became a premium global brand.

See details of MX (Masters Extra) 2016-2017 for School of Management taught postgraduates.

See more on this story at MX (Masters Extra) semester 2 begins...

January 2017 student Orientation, Matriculation and Advising

students at GatewayW‌elcome to the School of Management, University of St Andrews!

Halls open Wednesday 18 January 2017.
Orientation for new students begins Thursday 19 January 2016.

University of St Andrews Orientation - includes arrival/transport information for travel to St Andrews ("Before you depart") and events calendar.

New undergraduate students: includes matriculation and advising information for new undergraduate students, including Exchange and Study Abroad.

Advising and Matriculation - Undergraduates: includes notes on re-advising plus information for returning undergraduates.

Re-advising for Semester 2

Undergraduate re-advising for Semester 2 opens on Wednesday 4 January 2017. If you wish to adjust your module choices, please email your adviser after this date with details. The adviser will process your requests in January. Please note that re-advising closes at 1pm on Monday 30 January 2017 (Week 2). Further information is available at Advising and Matriculation.

Meet us in your country: Taiwan

UK UniTour logo‌Ms Julie Brooks, Director of Postgraduate Programmes, was in Taiwan with the UKEAS UniTour at the following venues in January 2017.

  • Taipei: Saturday 7 January - 10:00 to 18:00
    Venue: GIS NTU Convention Centre
  • Taipei: Sunday 8 January - 10:00 to 18:00
    Venue: GIS NTU Convention Centre
  • Hsinchu: Monday 9 January - 16:00 to 21:00
    Venue: Third Credit Cooperative, Carlton Hotel
  • Taichung: Tuesday 10 January - 15:00 to 20:00
    Venue: Tempus Hotel
  • Tainan: Wednesday 11 January - 15:00 to 21:00
    Venue: Zenda Suites
  • ‌Kaohsiung: Thursday 12 January - 15:00 to 21:00
    Venue: Ambassador Hotel

See more:

Job vacancy in School of Management: Research Fellow

The School of Management at the University of St Andrews seeks to appoint a Research Fellow. This one year postdoctoral research post is part of the Big Data Surveillance research team based in the Centre for Research into Information, Surveillance and Privacy at the School.
Closing date: Tuesday 10 January 2017.

Walk with the wounded

Tara Browne - organiser Walking Home for Christmas, St Andrews 2016When: Saturday 3 December 2016, 10am
Where: Gateway building, North Haugh
Management MLitt student Tara Browne has organised a charity walk called "Walking Home for Christmas" – part of a UK-wide campaign for Walking with the Wounded, which supports homeless and vulnerable war veterans (WWTW). The walk will begin at the Gateway Building, then go to the end of the Pier and back – 3.86km in total. Families and children are welcome to take part (all children under 18 should be accompanied by an adult).
See full details of the WWTW event on facebook.

University of St Andrews Graduation, November 2016

Congratulations cake for School of Management newly inducted professors, November 2016The School of Management congratulates all of our St Andrews Day 2016 Graduates!
We wish you success in your endeavours and hope you will keep in touch.

Our graduation reception featured a warm welcome, hot coffee or a glass of fizz, and our traditional cake. 

We congratulate, too, our newly inducted Professors Kirstie Ball, Brad MacKay and Ruth Woodfield – for whom we have a special new cake!

St Andrews Day Graduation 2016 School of Management reception - Professors MacKay and Nutley with Dr Greig, Programme Director Julie Brooks with prize-winner Luise Rademacher, Professor Ball

Photos: Professors Brad MacKay and Sandra Nutley with Dr Gail Greig; Director of Postgraduate Programmes Julie Brooks with Macallan Prize in Marketing winner Luise Rademacher (MLitt, Marketing) cutting cake; Professor Kirstie Ball.

Director of Teaching Martin Dowling presents the CIPD Prize to Alexander Wallraff (MLitt) at the November 2016 Graduation reception at the School of Management.The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) Mid Scotland Branch prize for the highest GPA in the MLitt in HRM was presented to Alexander Wallraff by Director of Teaching Martin Dowling at the reception. Alex said:

"Graduation day has really been a once in a lifetime experience. The scenery of the Quad and the colourful gowns – I will surely never forget these wonderful images. I also want to thank you, the School of Management and the CIPD for a great, challenging year and the wonderful prize I was given. It is a privilege to be awarded an academic prize by such prestigious institutions and I am very proud of the award."

Lecturer at Buckingham Palace for trust launch

The Chaffinch Trust -logo‌November 2016: School of Management Senior Lecturer Dr Eleanor Burt has been doubly honoured by Ben Goss OBE, founder of new charity the Chaffinch Trust. She has been invited to afternoon tea at Buckingham Palace to celebrate the launch of the Chaffinch Trust by Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, who supports the charity in the role of Guardian. During the afternoon Dr Burt will be introduced to The Princess Royal and will also have the pleasure of introducing a number of guests to Her Royal Highness.
Ben Goss was inspired to set up the Chaffinch Trust by a conversation he had with Eleanor Burt when he visited the School a few years ago to hear about her research and teaching on the third sector. The trust encourages charities and other organisations, as well as individuals, to work cooperatively to improve conditions for people living in disadvantaged areas in the UK and internationally.

MLitt in HRM students attend Dundee production of "Crude"

Dundee production by Grid Iron, October 2016, attended by MLitt in HRM studentsIn October 2016, students from the School of Management's MLitt in HRM programme along with Martin Dowling attended a production of the play "Crude" staged by Dundee Repertory Theatre. This new play from Scotland's site-specific theatre specialists Grid Iron focuses on the lives of offshore workers and the choices they make to work on the industrial islands of the North Sea. It explores the nature of employment relations and human resource management in these extreme locations. The play also takes its audience to the Niger Delta and the Arctic Circle to look at the global impact of oil production and its human and ecological cost.

The production was staged in one of the sheds at the Port of Dundee, adjacent to an offshore drilling rig which was under renovation in the harbour. This location added a strong measure of realism to the piece.

Our pictures show the "Crude" stage, and Martin with some of the students who attended.

MLitt in HRM students attend Dundee production by Grid Iron, October 2016, with Mr Martin Dowling

Fostering entrepreneurship in South Africa

Centre for Development and Enterprise - logo‌October 2016: Dr Ross Brown from the School of Management has been commissioned to undertake research for a leading think-tank in South Africa, the Centre for Development and Enterprise. The project aims to help foster entrepreneurship in South Africa where youth unemployment is endemically high. It will examine the role of entrepreneurship policy and job creation in middle income economies. Further information can be obtained from Dr Brown.

Job vacancy in School of Management: School Manager

The School of Management at the University of St Andrews seeks to appoint a senior administrator to work closely with the Co-Heads of School, senior colleagues and administrative staff.  The post is available immediately.
Closing date: Thursday 10 November 2016.

CSPPG roundtable: philanthropy, culture, arts and heritage

Reader in Management Dr Tobias Jung reports:
On Monday 17 October 2016, The Centre for the Study of Philanthropy & Public Good held a roundtable discussion exploring the relationship between philanthropy, culture, arts and heritage. This was hosted at the offices of Anderson Strathern LLP in Edinburgh and co-organised with the Royal Society of Arts Fellows' Borders and Media, Creative Industries, Culture and Heritage (MCICH) Network Chairman, Ann Packard. Bringing together key representatives and stakeholders from the areas of philanthropy, culture, arts and heritage, the event: gauged individual and organisational perceptions and experiences of the area, identified knowledge gaps and research needs, and highlighted opportunities for development and collaborations.

Dr Deborah Mays, Dr Tobias Jung, Ann Packard FRSA HonFRIAS, and Stuart Beattie at CSPPG roundtable, October 2016
From left to right, our picture shows: Dr Deborah Mays, CEO of The Heritage Place, Dr Tobias Jung, Director of The Centre for the Study of Philanthropy & Public Good, Ann Packard FRSA HonFRIAS, and Stuart Beattie, Director of Scotland's Churches Trust.

Call for papers: Special Issue on Decision Making

Administrative Sciences - logo‌School of Management Lecturer Dr Cinla Akinci, Guest Editor, would like to invite submissions to the Special Issue of Administrative Sciences dedicated to the subject of Decision Making.
Submissions of theoretical and empirical papers that make a clear contribution to the field of decision making are welcome. Authors are invited to submit manuscripts for consideration to be published in this Special Issue addressing the following and other relevant topics:
· Processes of decision making to improve organisational outcomes.
· Management teams and collective decision making.
· Intuitive versus data-based decision making.
· Decisions under risk or uncertainty.
· Complex dynamics and interactions involving decision making.
· Alternative concepts, theories and methods that reflect specific decision contexts.
The authors are encouraged to focus and elaborate on well-developed ideas or issues that will provide new insights and advance our understanding of decision making in organisational contexts.
Further information: see the publisher's web page on this Special Issue.
Deadline for submissions: Monday 31 October 2016.
Please direct any questions about the submission process to

Alumna recognised in Undergraduate Awards 2016

Undergraduate Awards logo‌Summer 2016: School of Management alumna and research student Stephanie Haywood has been Highly Commended – twice – in the Business category of The Undergraduate Awards 2016. Two of her essays were successful:
· "Does the national context of a firm have significant implications for human resource management?", originally written for MN4213 Human Resource Management, and
· "Business people and philanthropy: a critical analysis of Carnegie's views towards giving", written for MN4243 Philanthropy & Philanthropreneurs.
The awards recognise students "for their innovative approach to their subject area – creating world-class research to tackle some of the world's toughest challenges".
Congratulations, Stephanie!

Strategy development expertise on the BBC

BBC logo‌School of Management Professor of Strategy Brad MacKay was a guest on BBC Radio's "Good morning, Scotland" twice in August 2016. In the interviews, he covered topics including the £100 million post-Brexit stimulus package, Government Expenditure and Revenue Scotland (GERS) figures, and the Scottish independence debate in light of Brexit.

Campaigning for equality, diversity and inclusivity

Theresa Majeed, research student and runnerSummer 2016: Theresa Majeed, third year PhD student in the School of Management, is fundraising for the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation (BBRF). See her campaign page: 120 miles for Lilly.

September 2016 update: Congratulations to Theresa who completed another winning run as the fastest woman in the Kerry Way Ultramarathon!  With a time just over 39 hours, she was also the only woman to complete the 120-mile course.

In June, Theresa wrote:

I'm campaigning this summer to raise funds for the BBRF. Then, on Friday 2 September, I'm going to show how much I care about those who suffer with mental health issues by running the Kerry Way Ultramarathon, a 120- mile race around the Ring of Kerry in Ireland. You're more than welcome to join me. Or if you just happen to be passing through the Ring, stop by the crew tent and have yourself an energy gel.

The BBRF uses 100% of its contributions for NARSAD grants to fund scientific research into disorders such as autism, anxiety, bipolar, ADHD, post-traumatic stress disorders, depression, schizophrenia, bipolar and obsessive-compulsive disorders. My own research area as a PhD student includes equality, diversity and inclusivity. I don't believe that illness or disability should hold a person back from participating and you probably don't, either. So let's join together and be activists. Let's use our own abilities to participate and make change.

In April, Theresa put in a gold-medal performance as the fastest female at the 55-mile Glasgow to Edinburgh Ultramarathon. Congratulations!

September 2016 student Orientation

students at GatewayWelcome!

Orientation begins on Saturday 3 September 2016.

School of Management Taught Postgraduate Orientation, September 2016 programme (PDF).

Junior Honours Induction Sessions - School of Management

All Junior Honours students are invited to an induction session, which aims to help with preparation for Junior Honours. It will introduce the School at Honours level and the ethos of the Honours programme.
Dates: Thursday 8 September 2016 or Friday 9 September 2016.
: 1pm-3pm
Location: Lecture Room 2, Gateway Building.
Sign up for one of the induction sessions during Advising, on Monday 5 September 2016.
If you have any questions, please contact Co-Honours Director Dr Kais Bouslah.

Honours Advising - School of Management

Junior and Senior Honours students must advise at the allocated times specified below.
Location: Gateway Building, Level 3.
Dates: Monday 5 September 2016 - Tuesday 6 September 2016

Junior Honours Advising 2016
Date Time Surnames starting with:
5 September
9am A-C
10.30am D-G
11.45am H-L
2pm M-O
3.30pm P-Z
Senior Honours Advising 2016
Date Time Surnames starting with:
6 September
9am A-C
10.30am D-G
11.45am H-L
2pm M-O
3.30pm P-Z

University of St Andrews Orientation - includes transport information for travel to St Andrews.

New undergraduate students: entrance and matriculation process information for new undergraduate students, including Exchange and Study Abroad.

Advising and Matriculation - Undergraduates: information for returning undergraduates.

Executive MBA students from Paris at the School of Management

Sciences Po at the University of St Andrews School of Management, August 2016The School of Management welcomed Executive MBA students from Sciences Po, Paris (, for a study week (21-26 August 2016) in St Andrews. This was the eighth time the School hosted a delegation of students from Sciences Po. The study visit, which focussed on the management of strategic change, was one of a number of collaborative initiatives currently being pursued by the two institutions.

See more: Sciences Po 2016.
Our photo shows Sciences Po 2016 cohort with Robert MacIntosh and programme director Martin Dowling.

School welcomes CSEAR

The School of Management welcomed the 28th International Congress on Social and Environmental Accounting Research and Emerging Scholars Colloquium, Tuesday 23 August 2016 - Thursday 25 August 2016. This year's plenary speaker was Professor Jeffrey Unerman, Royal Holloway University of London.
CSEAR logo

Surveillance expertise on the BBC

BBC logo‌BBC2 is airing a new documentary series every night from 22 August 2016 - 26 August 2016 at 7pm, entitled Britain's Hardest Workers: Inside the Low Wage Economy. The series, presented by Anita Rani, follows 20 volunteers as they try out different low paid jobs around Britain.
As their experience unfolds, the volunteers are repeatedly subject to stringent electronic monitoring.  As an expert in this area, Professor Kirstie Ball was interviewed at length for the programme earlier in the year (as Anita was performing in the Strictly tour in Sheffield!). She will feature in episode 5 and appears throughout the series.

Gold and silver for Management rowers

Skiffie Worlds 2016 - Mixed 60+ team with silver medals.  photo credit: Shona MuirheadJuly 2016: Congratulations to Rhona McLaren and Dr David Erdal for winning performances!
At the Skiffie Worlds, the world championship of what started in 2010 as the Scottish Coastal Rowing Association, research student Rhona's team rowed to gold in the Women's Open A. Honorary Senior Research Fellow David took silver in the Mixed 60+, with Rhona as cox in the team.
Both are delighted to have brought back gold and silver medals to their club St Ayles in Anstruther, the original home of the sport. Hosted this year by Strangford Lough, N. Ireland, the championship was attended by 41 clubs hailing from Australia, the Netherlands, Canada, the US, and the four UK countries.
Our photos show Anstruther boat no. 11 starting a race at the centre of the line, and the Mixed 60+ team with silver medals (David is second from left and Rhona is on the right.). Photos by David Erdal and Shona Muirhead.

Skiffie Worlds 2016 - boats at start.  photo credit: D Erdal

Philanthropy research roundtable

Philanthropy roundtable, June 2016, St Andrews: Alina Baluch, Diana Leat, Jenny Harrow and Michele Fugiel Gartner.‌June 2016: The School of Management welcomed a roundtable discussion on 'Philanthropy Research: foundations, universities and research relationships'. The event was organised by Drs Tobias Jung and Alina Baluch, who were keen to bring together representatives from academia and philanthropy to discuss questions including:
· What constitutes philanthropy research?
· Where, how, and to what extent do foundations recognise the value of philanthropy research?
· What kinds of research on philanthropy do foundations need?

Our picture shows participants Alina Baluch, Diana Leat, Jenny Harrow and Michele Fugiel Gartner.
See more, including a one-page summary: Centre for the Study of Philanthropy & Public Good (CSPPG) blog post.

School and University top tables

Complete University Guide logo‌‌The School of Management moves up to first place in the UK for business and management, according to The Complete University Guide 2017 published online April 2016. St Andrews again holds its place as the leading university in Scotland.
See University of St Andrews Press Release, 'St Andrews: "best in Scotland"'.

The University of St Andrews is the top ranked Scottish institution in the Guardian University Guide 2017, published May 2016. In this guide to full-time undergraduate courses in business, management and marketing, the School of Management also ranks first in Scotland. The Guide places the University of St Andrews third in the United Kingdom, after Cambridge and Oxford.
See University of St Andrews Press Release 'St Andrews top university in Scotland'.

The School of Management has been ranked top in Scotland again this year in The Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2016 published September 2015 - and third in the UK for business studies. The University of St Andrews remains the highest ranked Scottish University.
See University of St Andrews Press Release 'St Andrews is top Scottish University again'.

The University has also bolstered its international standing, being ranked as one of the top 100 universities in the world for the ninth year in succession, in the QS World University Ranking 2016 (September 2015).
See University of St Andrews Press Release: 'St Andrews climbs 20 places in world rankings'.

In the Times Higher World University Rankings 2014/15 (October 2014), St Andrews is named as one of the top 50 universities in the world for research and teaching in the Arts and Humanities and among the top 20 for International Outlook.
See University of St Andrews Press Releases:
'St Andrews among top in the world for Arts and Humanities'
'St Andrews among the world's best'.

The School of Management, having brought together the expertise of the Department of Management and the Centre for Business Education in 2004, has excelled in surveys and league tables. Our current top Scottish standing in the Guardian University Guide 2017, Complete University Guide 2017 and The Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2016 - as well as our consistently high rankings for Student Satisfaction - is as rewarding to us as having been named the best school for business studies in Scotland in the Guardian and the Times surveys back in 2005, as we continue to set our standards high.


REF2014: St Andrews demonstrates excellence in management research

REF 2014 logoThe School of Management University of St Andrews has delivered an excellent performance in the 2014 REF. The School was placed 13th in the UK (out of 101 submissions) and second in Scotland (within a whisker of the much larger business school at Strathclyde).  A particular highlight for the School was its performance on 'research impact'.
See more on the School of Management in REF2014.

St Andrews on 'best place to live' list

St Andrews panoramaAs reported in independent student newspaper The Saint, St Andrews has been named as one of the "best places to live" by The Sunday Times.
See the 17 March 2014 article on
See also updated archive news: Quality of Life in St Andrews.

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