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 London School of Economics and Political Science



About The London School of Economics and Political Science 

The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) studies the social sciences in their broadest sense, with an academic profile spanning a wide range of disciplines, from economics, politics and law, to sociology, information systems and accounting and finance.

The School has an outstanding reputation for academic excellence and is one of the most international universities in the world. Its study of social, economic and political problems focuses on the different perspectives and experiences of most countries. From its foundation LSE has aimed to be a laboratory of the social sciences, a place where ideas are developed, analysed, evaluated and disseminated around the globe. Visit for more information.

The Department of Management is rated #1 in the UK for research in business and management studies (REF 2014). Our mission is to inform and inspire better management in practice by challenging and extending the understanding of people, teams, organisations and markets, and the economic, psychological, social, political and technological contexts in which they operate worldwide.

From our setting in a world-class social science institution at the heart of a leading global city, we achieve our mission by producing original and robust research insights, and delivering high-quality, evidence-based education.

We engage with people and organisations worldwide, across the private, public, and third sectors, who are motivated to improve the world through better understanding and practice of management.

Research within the department focuses on Organisational Behaviour, Information Systems and Innovation, Employment Relations and Human Resource Management, Public Management, Marketing, and Managerial Economics and Strategy. We foster interdisciplinary links between these areas, and with other leading academic departments across LSE, to develop new innovations in research.


Villanova School of Business, Villanova University 

 Villanova School of Business   

Founded in 1922, the Villanova School of Business (VSB) is a premier educational institution that offers undergraduate programs, graduate programs and executive education.

Serving over 2,500 undergraduate and graduate students, VSB programs are known for academic rigor; creativity and innovation; hands-on and service learning opportunities; a firm grounding in ethics; and an applied education that prepares students to become outstanding leaders and global citizens. The VSB undergraduate program is ranked #1 in the nation by Bloomberg Businessweek and the VSB part-time MBA program is ranked #12 in the nation by Bloomberg Businessweek, putting the programs at the forefront of business education. VSB also offers Executive and Online MBA programs, as well as a Master of Finance and Master of Accounting with Data Analytics, and our #1 ranked online grad programs by U.S. News & World Report, the Master of Science in Analytics and Master of Science in Church Management. Villanova was founded by the Roman Catholic Order of Saint Augustine, and the Augustinian values of truth, community, caring and leading through service are infused throughout the curriculum in all of our programs. These values equip students with the perspectives and skills they need to be successful within the global, complex, and fast-paced world of business. For more, visit



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