Industry-standard facilities at the best business schools

Outstanding facilities at triple crown triple accredited business schools AACSB AMBA & EQUIS

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Brilliant business schools have the buildings, services, equipment and facilities necessary for high-quality operations, with most online resources accessible remotely out of hours too. From traditional classrooms and library resources, to specialist databases and software, or Bloomberg and Reuters dealing rooms, that's what makes them some of the best business schools for MBA and business degree study. 

Examples of facilities & equipment at the best business schools

Campus investment & development

Choosing your study base outside of formal learning in lecture theatres and classrooms has never been easier. At the best business schools, you can learn wherever you feel most comfortable: at home; in halls of residence; or in a multitude of different environments on campus. For example, in communal office space, learning cafés or the quiet and silent study rooms available in libraries. The best business schools, and the universities in which some of these are based, are investing millions to improve the learning and social student experience.

  • The University of Glasgow's £1 billion campus redevelopment includes relocation of the Adam Smith Business School to a £28 million purpose-built facility with office space, collaborative research clusters and additional space for University-wide postgraduate teaching and research (due for completion 2021). 
  • The University of Birmingham is investing over £600 million: its £55 million new Sport and Fitness Club includes Birmingham’s first 50m swimming pool, a large multi-sports arena, six glass-backed squash courts, a 10m climbing wall and five activity studios. For postgraduate students, Birmingham Business School’s £10 million Postgraduate Teaching Centre features a Harvard style lecture theatre and communal areas for studying and group work. The Alan Walters Building is named after the noted economist (a former lecturer there). 

Industry-standard facilities & equipment

As a graduate, you need to impress employers with your knowledge and experience. The best business schools encourage you to use the same tools and techniques you'll be expected to use in work, such as the PRINCE2 (PRojects IN Controlled Environments) project management system or SAS specialist analytics software. In many cases, you can even become professionally certified in using them.

  • Cass Business School's dedicated financial resources library section gives students have access to nearly 40 sector-leading specialist databases, including: Bloomberg, Eikon with Datastream, Morningstar Direct, SDC Platinum, Dealogic, Perspective, DebtWire, MergerMarket, Real Deals, Wealthmonitor and Dealreporter. 
  • UCD College of Business students have access to two analytics labs with 16 Bloomberg terminals in total. The Bloomberg Professional service allows them to monitor and analyse: real-time financial market data for stocks, bonds, currencies and other financial instruments; news stories related to financial markets and national economies; fundamental information (from accounting reports and analyst research) about securities; and information about past and future events like earnings announcements and economic data releases. 

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