Business brains at the Management School

News | Posted on Wednesday 4 November 2009

Business leaders help shape the Management School's future

The York Management School has recruited Business Leaders to contribute their expertise via guest lectures and master classes for students as well as helping to shape the future direction of the school. These business brains include Jonson Cox, Group Chief Executive of Anglian Water Group; Peter Blackburn CBE who, during his working life was Chairman and Chief Executive of Nestlé UK and Chairman of Northern Foods plc; and Brian Greenwood, who rose to the position of Regional Director for Yorkshire and the Humber at BT.

Over the course of the academic year the masterclass series comprises four early evening lectures delivered by these key business figures talking about their own management experiences.   

Leading the masterclass series is Management Consultant, David Dockray. David’s career highlights include spells as managing partner at Price Waterhouse Cooper Consulting and IBM Business Consulting Services. He will be guiding the students through a group of in-depth case studies and then, set them the task of analysing and proposing turnaround strategies for large global companies.

School head, Professor Steven Toms, said: The master class series enables students to hear exceptional speakers, gain and understanding of and debate some of the key issues facing business today.  Working with alongside a world-renowned management consultant stimulates students into looking at the broader global perspectives of management and enables them to relate some of the taught theory to practical application”.

These lectures and master classes are designed to improve students’ effectiveness as managers of the future.  All the assignments and projects address real life issues and involve action plans for helping the individual and the organisation to achieve their goals. Students thus learn how to apply models and theories in a critical and creative way to real-life business problems.

Philip Warwick who put the series together and is a lecturer at the York Management School, said: “It is an ideal opportunity for our students and business leaders to connect and network with one another.  At The York Management School we feel it is vital that higher education has effective links with the world of work, so that it can deliver the skills and knowledge to maximise graduates’ understanding of real life scenarios”.

For further information, phone Gill Cutting on 01904 432881 or email glc504@york.ac.uk

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