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BUSINESS: Merger At UWI Creates Region’s Largest Business School

The Department of Management Studies and the Mona School of Business of the University of the West Indies have merged to become the Mona School of Business and Management (MSBM) effective August 1, 2012.

The single business school is within the Faculty of Social Sciences.

It is the only business school of its size and quality within the region, offering programmes at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, according to a release from the UWI’s marketing and communications office.

It said the union will produce a critical mass of scholars to significantly strengthen research capability in business and management and facilitate cutting-edge innovations to address the priorities of the nation and the wider Caribbean region.

In addition, the release said the expanded research and publication capacity, greater teaching and learning flexibility and their impact on quality, will allow the School to be better positioned to obtain institutional accreditation from the international body, the Association for the Advancement of Collegiate Schools of Business.

“We have created a business school that is positioned to be globally competitive, one that will attract students and faculty of the highest calibre,” said Professor Gordon Shirley, Pro Vice Chancellor and Principal of the UWI.

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