Ulster University Business School joins elite US group

Mark Durkin, executive dean, Ulster University Business School announces the school’s USA affiliations
Gareth McKeown

THE Ulster University Business School has become the first UK educational institution to become as part of a prestigious US academic group.

The business school has been accepted into the prestigious Babson Collaborative for Entrepreneurship Education.

Combined with its affiliation to Harvard Business School, it has become the first business school in the UK to have formal relationships with both institutions.

Based in Massachusetts, USA, Babson Collaborative is a membership organisation that brings together educational institutions seeking to increase their capability and capacity in building entrepreneurship education programmes. It is an initiative by Babson College which is regarded as a global authority in entrepreneurship education.

Through membership in the Babson Collaboration, Ulster University Business School aims to enhance its entrepreneurship education offerings by developing new flexibly delivered modules such as digital transformation, artificial intelligence and entrepreneurial growth.

Professor Mark Durkin, executive dean of Ulster University Business School, said they are delighted with the honour.

"This affiliation allows us to access, create, and share the most thought-provoking, and forward-looking content related to entrepreneurship education. But acceptance into the group is just the beginning as membership of this elite collaboration is dynamic and demands active participation and contribution by each of its affiliates. We are looking forward to playing our part which in turn will bring substantial added value to our school and alongside the partnership with Harvard, further strengthen our influence in the field of entrepreneurial education.”

In April 2013, Ulster University Business School became the first school in the UK and is still the only school to be affiliated with Harvard Business School. Since then it has delivered the Microeconomics of Competitiveness course developed by Harvard Professor Michael E Porter, a world leading authority in matters of economic competitiveness.

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