Liverpool Hope’s Business School is a leading international business school with a strong collegiate environment. The Business School i s renowned for educational excellence in Business Management, Marketing, Human Resource Management, Accounting and Finance, Business Ethics and Law. Our aim is to inspire a more sustainable future by developing graduates who are educated in sustainable business management. Recognised for its teaching quality, Hope Business School achieved the maximum possible score 24 out of 24 in the last national UK Quality Assurance Agency Subject Review of Business.
We are also acknowledged as international leaders in the field of business ethics, particularly social entrepreneurship and fair trade plus leadership particularly in the public sector emergency services.
Liverpool Hope Business has strong corporate business connections, which results in leading guest speakers from international blue-chip companies, real-life student projects and excellent employability prospects. Liverpool Hope leads the way in supporting budding entrepreneurs. Flying start, 02 Business Awards and Unlimited Awards are three successful programmes designed to support students in starting their own businesses.
Employability is embedded in our programmes. In the National Student Survey Liverpool Hope Business Management programme ranks at 90% (7% above the national average) for students who believe their skills have improved whilst studying at Liverpool Hope.
Dr Bob Doherty
Associate Professor and Head
Faculty: Sciences and Social Sciences
Department: Business School
Hope Business School has a thriving research-informed teaching culture with two international research centres, namely CREST (Centre for Research in Emergency Services) and SEED (Social and Ethical Enterprise Development). We are also editors of two internationally acclaimed journals including both the Social Enterprise Journal and International Journal of Emergency Services.
The Centre for Research in Emergency Services and Training (CREST) is a unique network in England’s North West, which will host and endorse research projects, events, networks and affiliations across emergency services management both nationally and abroad. CREST’s mission is to provide a multi-disciplinary perspective in emergency services research and bridge the theoretical and practical aspects of the profession. Key objectives of CREST include providing a credible source of knowledge and applied research in the emergency services; developing and deliver training programmes for government agencies, host organisations, academics and wider community; to develop professional development courses relevant to the sector with a progression route to a master’s qualification and develop a professional doctoral programme in emergency services management.
The SEED Centre (Social and Ethical Enterprise Development) is the UK’s first university research, teaching and enterprise centre that formally bridges the worlds of both social enterprise and ethical business. Established through funding from the Higher Education Innovation Fund (HEIF), the SEED Centre provides international academic leadership in the area of Social and Ethical Enterprise (SEE) scholarship, together with offering research-informed teaching on the principles, practice and formation of SEEs. In addition, it is actively engaged in developing a range of sustainable and highly entrepreneurial revenue-generating project, including new applications for 3G mobile platforms, to assist ethical consumers; and creating 'safari-opportunities' for enterprise leaders from different national and regional territories to visit alternative SEE models in distant places.
The centre is directed by Dr Bob Doherty, Head of Hope Business School, a pre-eminent international expert in Fair Trade, formerly marketing Director of Divine Chocolate and, currently Editor-in-Chief of the Social Enterprise Journal (Emerald Publishing). SEED’s Deputy Director is Revd Tony Bradley, with twenty-five years of experience in managing SEEs and teaching, writing and consulting on organisational leadership and change.
Hope Business School also has strong links with a range of leading companies, professional bodies and organisations including the Merseyside Police Academy, Chartered Management Institute, ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants), the Cooperative Group and a range of innovative ethical and social enterprises. Students will also benefit from the Business School's international research links with other universities including Christ College (Bangalore), Institute of Business Management and Leadership in India.