Bolton Business School (BBS) is committed to scholarship and outreach to the local business community. 

Rigorous scholarship and research-informed teaching are central to our services for business. We are committed improving business performance and helping business leaders make a real impact on their companies.

In terms of research we have a group of committed scholars within BBS, who are highly productive and recognised for REF2014. Consequently, we have strong postgraduate and doctoral cohorts, including international programmes in Greece, Malawi, UAE and Vietnam. These are soon to be extended to China and Gambia. All of our students are effectively supervised and supported by our recognised, expert staff researchers. 

More innovatively, within BBS we have three 3 distinct research centres: 

  • the Business Research Institute, the Legal Research Centre and the globally recognised Centre for Islamic Finance, Whilst these active research centres work independently, they also work synergistically across the University. 
  • BBS also outreaches to its business partners and provides Breakfast seminars, Lecture series, Continuing Professional Development courses and bespoke in-company training.
  • In addition, our soon to be launched Centre for Alternative Dispute Resolution will provide an interface for conferences and ADR training on a multi-disciplinary basis. 

Finally, we also offer a wide range of enterprise and consultancy services, such as Knowledge Transfer Partnership