Beginning its educational life as the School of Industrial and Business Studies in 1967, the Warwick Business School (WBS) is one of the cornerstones of the University of Warwick’s brand. WBS is located near Coventry, with rural surroundings marking much of the visuals for those attending the school.
At the outset, three programs made up the entire school. Students could obtain Master of Science degrees in either Management Science & Operational Research or Management & Business Studies. For those seeking a postgraduate degree, a doctoral program was also established.
A more effective understanding of the conflicts of labor and management were the basis for the 1970 creation of the Industrial Relations Research Unit. By 1981, the Management Masters evolved into an MBA, with a name change to WBS taking place six years later.
The growth of the school led to four different expansions, beginning with the 2000 opening of the Executive MBA teaching center. That’s led to a total of more than 7,500 students being educated at WBS, with a second campus opened in London’s Shard Tower in 2014.