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the faculty of business and law

Discover the Schools that sit within our Faculty of Business and Law, and explore our teaching and research activities


In the Faculty of Business and Law, our research and teaching covers most areas of law, business and management.

Our culture is informed by the University's strategic mission to 'delight in creating, sharing and applying knowledge to make a difference to individuals and society.’

Through our research, we deliver positive impact to society and industry, and find solutions to pressing issues around the world. Recent projects by our internationally-renowned staff have helped shape policies and practices to end the illegal ivory trade, manage the risks of nuclear energy, and support Indian women at risk from breast cancer.

We frequently collaborate with businesses, SMEs and public sector organisations around the world to deliver our research. In the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014), we ranked as the strongest performing post-1992 university in the UK in terms of business and management studies research – with 87.5% of our research environment rated as 'internationally excellent'.

Our research informs our teaching, which cultivates – through experiential and active learning – an entrepreneurial spirit in our students, and prepares them to address complex business problems with critical knowledge, confidence, integrity and social responsibility. All of our degree courses include year-long work placements and overseas study opportunities. Many courses also include business consultancy projects.

Our alumni have achieved extraordinary success in their professional lives – including John Flint, former CEO of HSBC; Nick Austin, chair and co-founder of the UK's biggest Toy Company, Vivid Toy Group; and Rachel Lowe, the creator of the popular 'Destination' board game.

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Teaching

Our teaching is recognised for its excellence nationally and internationally by professional accrediting bodies including the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD).

Our students learn the tools to tackle problems facing business and society, and address them responsibly and sustainably. Through the Business Consultancy Project, students work in teams with a business to improve a real business problem. Many companies have implemented the student recommendations following the project.

We continually improve and enhance our curriculum and student support to ensure our graduates develop self-worth and are fully prepared to become skilful professionals and socially responsible global citizens.

We have some of the best equipment and facilities in the sector for studying business and law subjects. Our Bloomberg suite allows students to access the same data, analytics and software used by finance professionals in the field, our Technology Enhanced Active Learning (TEAL) room offers an excellent cooperative learning environment, and our Business Simulation Suite with a mock boardroom for student role play. We also have a mock courtroom where our students practice courtroom skills in a realistic setting, supported by barristers.

Our subject areas

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Research

Our work was recognised by REF 2014 as making 'an extremely significant impact in economic, social and policy-making terms beyond academia'. 100% of our research impact ranked as either outstanding or very considerable. This placed us in the top 4 universities for impact among the 39 largest Business and Management submissions (35+ staff) in the UK.

Our research has international reach and consistently attracts funding from National Research Councils, the EU, major charities and international organisations. Much of our work is aimed at addressing the UN Global Goals for Sustainable Development.

Our research areas

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Our research centres

  • Centre for Operational Research and Logistics (CORL)

    We pair our mathematical expertise with public and private sector partners to solve complex problems with technology, efficiency and sustainability. Recent projects have explored ways to make transport systems more efficient, and how analytics can be used to improve healthcare and renewable energy. 

Our staff

Professor Gioia Pescetto

Professor Gioia Pescetto

  • Job Title Executive Dean of the Faculty of Business and Law
  • Email Address Gioia.Pescetto@port.ac.uk
  • Department Portsmouth Business School
  • Faculty Faculty of Business and Law
Dr Zoe Dann

Dr Zoe Dann

  • Job Title Associate Dean of the Faculty of Business and Law
  • Email Address Zoe.Dann@port.ac.uk
  • Department Strategy Enterprise and Innovation
  • Faculty Faculty of Business and Law
Professor Andy Thorpe

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Professor Andy Thorpe

  • Job Title Associate Dean of the Faculty of Business and Law
  • Email Address Andy.Thorpe@port.ac.uk
  • Department Portsmouth Business School
  • Faculty Faculty of Business and Law

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Contact us

To get in touch, please contact our Faculty office.

+44 (0)23 9284 6970

bal-enquiries@port.ac.uk

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