UCL School of Management


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JP Vergne discusses big tech regulation with the Telegraph

Wednesday, 16 Dec
Brussels has unveiled sweeping new regulations to “put order into chaos” within digital markets, setting out tough restrictions for some of the world’s largest technology companies. Speaking with The Telegraph JP Vergne explains what this means for digital platforms.

UCL School of Management 2020 Highlights

Tuesday, 15 Dec
We are looking back at The School of Management’s talented staff, students and alumni’s biggest achievements from 2020. Our students and faculty have achieved many outstanding things this year, so we had lots to choose from.
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Evolving the university offer and ensuring degrees remain ‘fresh’

Friday, 11 Dec
Speaking exclusively to Times Higher Education, Dr James Berry explains how the UCL MBA is challenging the status quo at UCL.
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Men ‘worse at coping with disruption to research’ during pandemic

Thursday, 10 Dec
Male PhD students are reporting higher levels of psychological distress than women according to new research by Dr Angela Aristidou featured in Times Higher Education.
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Will Covid spell the end of hierarchy?

Wednesday, 9 Dec
Ladders of paths? How has Covid-19 affected hierarchical structures within organisations? UCL MBA Director, James Berry spoke to Personnel Today about why he believes there is a need for layers within a team to encourage self-development and reduce bias.

The end of the digital platform dystopia?

Monday, 7 Dec
UCL Associate Professor JP Vergne's latest study: Decentralized vs. Distributed Organization: Blockchain, Machine Learning, and the Future of the Digital Platform, explores the growth of centralised digital platforms, comparing centrally controlled platform companies with truly decentralised approaches.
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What has 2020 meant for female leadership

Thursday, 3 Dec
Dr Sunny Lee talks to Management Today about the effects of COVID-19 on females in the workplace and in leadership roles

Laura Claus awarded UKRI ‘grand challenges’ research grant

Monday, 30 Nov
Dr Laura Claus has been awarded a UKRI ‘grand challenges’ research grant for her work on examining the strategies that organisations may use to tackle the widely accepted practise of child marriage in Indonesia.

A proposal to even out Flu vaccine supplies

Friday, 27 Nov
Research by Kenan Arifoglu (UCL School of Management) and Chris Tang (UCLA Anderson) suggests a system of manufacturer rewards and penalties, consumer taxes and subsidies could aid vaccination rates.
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The value of empowering effective female negotiation

Thursday, 26 Nov
Studies show that across the board, women are not negotiating for better salaries which can be costly to the individual and organisation. A failure to negotiate at work can lead to lower salaries and the dismissal of important career opportunities and a failure to empower women in negotiations can hurt organisations as well, by narrowing their talent pipeline. ​
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The art of negotiating a salary and why more women must take part

Wednesday, 25 Nov
Why do women tend to negotiate their salary less than men? Dr Sunny Lee shares why she believes women are less inclined to negotiate their salary and then they do, not push as hard as male colleagues in negotiations, which may then lead to lower salaries and other sup-optimal career outcomes

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Lessons learnt from 3M and Six Sigma case study in 2013 still apply in 2020

Thursday, 19 Nov
Davide Ravasi provides an updates view on his 2013 research on the case study of 3M and Six Sigma.
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Vaughn Tan speaks to Marcus Kirsch and Troy Norcross on Wicked Podcast

Wednesday, 18 Nov
Professor Vaughn Tan appeared on the Wicked Podcast to discuss his latest book: latest book—The Uncertainty Mindset: Innovation Insights from the Frontiers of Food – which seeks to provide an answer to how people and can businesses become more innovative and more adaptable in highly uncertain situations.

PhD student wins 2020 INFORMS TIMES Best Working Paper Award

Tuesday, 17 Nov
Congratulations to Sidika Tunc Candogan, and her co-authors, Gizem Korpeoglu from Eindhoven University and Chris Tang from UCLA Anderson School of Management, for winning the 2020 INFORMS TIMES Best Working Paper Award for their paper titled 'Team Collaboration in Innovation Contests'.

Alan Parkinson opens the SNAI 2020 Management Accounting Forum

Thursday, 12 Nov
UCL School of Management’s Deputy Director Alan Parkinson opens Shanghai National Accounting Institute 2020 Management Accounting forum


Machine learning tool developed to detect fake news domains upon registration

Wednesday, 11 Nov
Academics at UCL and other institutions have collaborated to develop a machine learning tool that identifies new domains created to promote false information so that they can be stopped before the ‘fake news’ can be spread through social media and online channels.
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Richard Pettinger’s: The Socio-Economic Foundations of Sustainable Business

Thursday, 29 Oct
Congratulations to UCL School of Management’s Professor Richard Pettinger on the launch of his new book, The Socio-Economic Foundations of Sustainable Business: Managing in the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

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Vaughn Tan explains how the uncertainty mindset can avoid the pandemic pivot

Wednesday, 28 Oct
Businesses across the globe have suffered the effects of the pandemic and have drastically changed their strategy to survive. Vaughn Tan suggests how the theme of his latest book, The Uncertainty Mindset can help businesses better understand their current strategy and adapt with a more conservative and effective approach.
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Colin Fisher explains how to avoid being held back by groupthink

Tuesday, 27 Oct
The way we make decisions as groups is fundamental to family life, policymaking and the way businesses operate. Dr Colin Fisher has been looking at how we can make better use our collective thoughts and avoid the dreaded 'groupthink'.
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Jim Berry appears on Success in Finance Podcast

Wednesday, 30 Sep
Jim Berry recently caught up with to Daniel Camm's 'Success in Finance' Podcast talking all things MBA and the skills you develop to successfully resolve strategic problems. Jim's experience working with a number of successful and aspirational professionals, across a variety of industries and roles including finance means that he is familiar with the ingredients required for a successful career and he shares details of this in this episode.

PhD student makes the final of the 2020 INFORMS TIMES Best Working Paper Award

Wednesday, 16 Sep
Congratulations to Sidika Tunc Candogan, and her co-authors, Gizem Korpeoglu from Bilkent University and Chris Tang from UCLA Anderson School of Management, for making the final in the 2020 INFORMS TIMES Best Working Paper Award for their paper titled 'Team Collaboration in Innovation Contests'.

Mario Vanhoucke awarded IPMA Outstanding Global Research Award

Tuesday, 15 Sep
Senior Teaching Fellow, Mario Vanhoucke strikes again as he and his team win the 2020 International Project Management Association, IPMA Global Research Contribution Award. This is not the first time Mario has been recognised for his outstanding contribution to research, having won the award for the first time in 2008.

UCL rises to 5th in UK Rankings for Business, Management and Marketing

Wednesday, 9 Sep
UCL has risen to 5th place in the 2021 Guardian UK Rankings for Business, Management and Marketing
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The resilience of the UCL MBA model - Jim Berry featured in Wealth Briefing

Wednesday, 26 Aug
The wealth management sector is driven by talented individuals, and without their expertise, the sector wouldn’t survive, that’s why replenishing talent is essential for the wealth management industry. UCL MBA Programme Director, Jim Berry recently sat down with Wealth Briefing to discuss how The UCL MBA is changing the typical MBA model by providing a high-quality classroom experience delivered online that focuses on the skills needed for the talented future individuals driving the sector.

Darren Chow shares his experience studying undergrad and postgrad at UCL SoM

Thursday, 13 Aug
MSc Entrepreneurship and former BSc Management Science student Darren Chow was recently awarded the UCL Innovation and Enterprise Bronze Launch Award for his start-up model, Javia, a credit scoring algorithm that utilises alternative data to assess an individual’s creditworthiness. He tells us about his experience at UCL School of Management, and how he came to found Javia.

The Uncertainty Mindset - how businesses survive and thrive in uncertain times

Wednesday, 5 Aug
The Uncertainty Mindset draws innovation lessons from some of world’s most influential and innovative culinary R&D teams, addressing questions like: How do I recruit when I don’t know what attributes the employee needs? What products or services will deliver leadership in this shifting environment? Is risk the same as uncertainty?

IMB student wins McKinsey Women Achievement Award

Tuesday, 4 Aug
Congratulations to second-year Information Management for Business (IMB) student Tuna Turkmen for winning the McKinsey Women Achievement Award.
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Vaughn Tan launches his new book, The Uncertainty Mindset

Thursday, 30 Jul
Congratulations to UCL School of Management's Assistant Professor for Strategy and Entrepreneurship, Vaughn Tan on the launch of his new book – The Uncertainty Mindset. This book is a must read for anyone interested in learning more about managing modern, future-thinking and adaptable organisations can design themselves to be more innovative and adaptable to uncertainty.

The 2020 National Student Survey results are in

Thursday, 23 Jul
The 2020 NSS results are in! We are delighted to have received our highest ever overall student satisfaction results with an average of 93% across our BSc/MSci Management Science and BSc Information Management for Business programmes.
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Do dominant platforms support new app developers or are they oversaturated?

Monday, 13 Jul
Dominant platforms like Apple's App Store are often overcrowded and oversaturated, meaning new app developers go unnoticed with their games being pushed to the bottom of the pile. School of Management's Strategy and Entrepreneurship Assistant Professor Joost Rietveld and PhD student Joe Ploog's recent study reveals as a platform becomes increasingly dominant, the platform sponsor’s governance strategies shift from being largely supportive of the wider complement population to becoming more selective and geared toward end users.

Dr Sunny Lee looks at the effect of COVID-19 on the Workplace

Thursday, 2 Jul
COVID-19 and the Workplace: Implications, Issues, and Insights for Future Research and Action. In collaboration with academics from other leading universities Dr Sunny Lee looks at the effects of the global pandemic on business and the implications for organisations and employees and how they can tackle these unique challenges.
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How can we tackle gender inequality and decision making bias in academia?

Friday, 26 Jun
Dr Sunny Lee speaks to Authority Magazine about her research on gender inequality and biased decision-making in the workplace. Read how she is trying to increase diversity and encourage less biased decision making in academia.

Entrepreneurial Finance - a must read for all aspiring entrepreneurs

Thursday, 25 Jun
MSc Entrepreneurship Programme Director, Simon Hulme has published his first book, Entrepreneurial Finance, which is a must read for any aspiring entrepreneurs.


SoM Alumna Leyanis Diaz is helping minority owned businesses survive and survive

Tuesday, 23 Jun
MSc Entrepreneurship Alumna Leyanis Diaz is working to change the inequality minority owned businesses face in business ownership. Through her company, Major Marketplace Leyanis offers support to minority businesses through marketing services, finances, brand management and growth.

Heineken invests in Double Dutch

Thursday, 18 Jun
Dutch brewing giants Heineken have acquired a minority stake in Double Dutch, the premium drinks brand started by UCL Alumni Joyce and Raissa De Haas.

UCL School of Management rises to fourth in UK rankings

Wednesday, 17 Jun
UCL School of Management has risen to 4th place in the 2021 Complete University Guide UK Rankings for Business and Management.

Would you sacrifice the lives of the few, to save the many?

Tuesday, 16 Jun
Moral judgments are a part of daily life and decisions, especially within organisations, where differing individual’s natural instinct and moral judgments can affect the outcome of key organisational decisions. Associate Professor Chia-Jung Tsay’s latest research examines the three fundamental responses to moral conflict; utilitarian, action and intention.
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Preparing for an unknown future – How to scenario plan to avoid the unexpected

Friday, 5 Jun
Talking with Management Today, Jim Berry, Director of the UCL MBA, advises how to effectively scenario plan for uncertain events.
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Kate Gault talks to Forbes about the resilience of the MBA jobs market

Thursday, 4 Jun
Speaking to Forbes, Deputy Head of Careers, Kate Gault, explains why she believes business school graduates, especially those with an MBA, will able to find jobs in light of the current economic crisis. Companies are adapting to the effect of the pandemic and are therefore looking for individuals who stand out from the crowd and have an advanced education, such as an MBA from a leading business school.
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Jim Berry on why cutting staff in an economic crisis is not a long-term fix

Wednesday, 3 Jun
In a recent article for ITPro, UCL MBA Programme Director Jim Berry explains why although this might seem like an easy win, it is not necessarily the best long-term option for companies. He suggests it reduces flexibility and impacts the ability to respond to growth opportunities in whatever the new normal turns out to be.

We stand in solidarity

Tuesday, 2 Jun
We stand in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement, with our staff, our students, our partners and our friends.
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UK must adopt ‘hybrid’ healthcare supply chain strategy

Monday, 1 Jun
The global pandemic revealed a devastating lack of ability to manufacture critical goods such as PPE and ventilators in the UK, and highlighted our dependence on foreign manufacturers to import basic goods. Speaking to Supply Management Kenan Arifoglu, Assistant Professor in Operations and Technology, says “this pandemic is a wake-up call for the United Kingdom, and we need to change our supply chain strategy.”

Athena SWAN Bronze Award for UCL School of Management

Tuesday, 19 May
We are delighted to announce that UCL School of Management has been awarded the Athena SWAN Bronze Award from the UK Equality Challenge Unit in recognition of our commitment to improve gender equality and representation among our staff and students.

Exciting new partnership with Fitch Learning

Thursday, 30 Apr
We are delighted to announce our new partnership with Fitch Learning to prepare the top 50 MSc Finance students for the globally recognised Level I CFA® Program exam. Students will benefit from Fitch Learning's specialised online platform as well as face-to-face classes
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Coronavirus media coverage

Wednesday, 15 Apr
A round-up of all of the press coverage from UCL School of Management on COVID-19.

Inaugural Icarus Business Simulation Competition

Monday, 30 Mar
Last month saw the results of the very first UCL School of Management Icarus Business Simulation Competition. Icarus is a simulation tool developed by UCL School of Management academics that simulates running an airport in a real-life context. With 21 teams competing from across our different Masters Programmes the competition was tough and we witnessed some fantastic entries.


Driving Digital Innovation and Co-Creation in Denmark’s Banking Industry

Friday, 13 Mar
Head of Digital Business Development and Innovation at Spar Nord Bank Denmark, Kim Oestergaard, shared his insight on the new digital solutions used in the banking industry, using a video case study specifically developed for students on the UCL Digital Conversations & Marketing module.

Why do female entrepreneurs make the industry choices that they do?

Friday, 6 Mar
Founder of India’s first fully women-owned environmental biotech start-up and UCL School of Management MRes Student Aardra Mouli shares the beginnings of her exciting research looking into female entrepreneurship: 'Why do female entrepreneurs make the industry choices that they do?'

Double Dutch launch female mentorship scheme

Thursday, 5 Mar
On International Women’s Day, UCL School of Management Alumnae and Double Dutch founders Joyce and Raissa De Haas are launching a female mentoring scheme to support women looking to build a career in the bar and drinks industry.

School of Management celebrates talented alumna on International Women’s Day

Wednesday, 4 Mar
School of Management alumna, Zarina Naqvi shares her advice from what she's learnt about leadership in her career as a management consultant

Why gender equal pay is so hard to achieve in sport

Tuesday, 3 Mar
School of Management’s Assistant Professor, Dr Laura Claus has been conducting innovative research around the continual lack of gender equality in sports, from pay and investment to overall appreciation and fanbase.

Female academics need to embrace competition

Thursday, 27 Feb
Removing biases in the system may not be enough to achieve a truly equal gender balance, says Dr Sun Young (Sunny) Lee.

Managing in Digital Ecosystems: A perspective from an insurance giant

Wednesday, 12 Feb
UCL School of Management’s BSc Information Management for Business (IMB) students were given the opportunity to learn more about the digital transformation strategy of AXA from UK Operations Manager, Christina Albert.

Double Dutch Twins share their top tips with budding entrepreneurs

Tuesday, 4 Feb
UCL School of Management Alumnae and Double Dutch founders Joyce and Raissa De Haas told their start-up story at UCL Innovation and Enterprise's monthly entrepreneurial community event, First Mondays.

Finance & Accounting team win at Global Business & Finance Research Conference

Wednesday, 15 Jan
The UCL School of Management Finance and Accounting team cleaned up at the annual Global Business and Finance Research Conference, bringing home a total of nine awards across a range of categories.