University strengthens its business provision in Warrington

Posted on 8th March 2013


The University of Chester has launched the Warrington School of Management (WSM) at its Warrington site to further strengthen its position as a provider of high-quality business education in the area.

Working closely with the University’s Chester Business School, WSM offers a range of flexible undergraduate and postgraduate courses to lead students on their chosen career path and builds on the existing business provision on the campus. It will offer undergraduate and postgraduate programmes with a professional focus and services for business.

A new appointment has been made to lead the WSM. Lawrence Bellamy is a Professor of Supply Chain and Enterprise Operations Management and joins the University from Leeds Business School.

Professor Bellamy is a Chartered Engineer with a background in both manufacturing and construction industries. He is a Chief Examiner for the Engineering Council and Senior Assessor for the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply as well as being a Fellow of the Academy of Higher Education.

His research interests lie in the study of processes and their relationship with realised strategy. He has taught and presented at many international educational locations including Hong Kong, Norway, Vietnam and Italy and is a visiting Professor at a leading Turkish University.

Around 2,000 students study at the University’s Warrington Campus which focuses on delivering programmes in the creative industries such as TV Production and Radio Production and Sports Journalism and public services including nursing, social care and policing. The campus is also the training ground for Warrington Wolves.

Business-related degrees have been delivered by the University of Chester at the Warrington campus since 2002. Since then undergraduate degrees in this area have grown to include Events Management, Marketing and Public Relations and their combinations with other areas.

A substantial investment has been made in staffing and resources at WSM and a new programme of MScs will launch in September 2013 in Creative Industries Management, Sport Leadership and Management, Technology Management and Health Services Management. The new MScs are sector specific and designed to improve management skills for people within selected industries. Fast-tracked Master’s courses are also available for practitioners and people with professional qualifications.

Professor Bellamy, Associate Dean at the WSM, said: “The University of Chester is number one for graduate level employment of our students in the North West region. Our wide range of management and business-related courses can make a real difference in helping full-time students and those already working, to reach their career goals.

“I’m looking forward to working with colleagues, students and businesses in Warrington and across Cheshire on developing and promoting programmes that answer their studying requirements whether alongside work or in full-time study and ensure the region’s business community has beneficial academic support.”

Visit www.chester.ac.uk/warrington-school-of-management to find out more.