The University of Exeter is launching Cornwall’s first business school.
The business school, which will welcome its first students in October 2015, forms part of the latest redevelopment of the university’s Penryn Campus.
And in order to encourage local participation within the flagship business school, the university is providing a number of scholarships exclusively for Cornwall students, of £1,500.
The new business school will initially offer a BSc business programme, a business honours degree course providing students with a grounding in all aspects of business management.
Prof Sandy Williams, the business school’s associate dean of education, said: “This is a truly innovative programme and we’re very much looking forward to welcoming our first cohort of students in 2015.”
A new £5.5 million building is under construction which will house the business school. It will also feature a specially designed area for business engagement called ‘The Collaboratory’ from which dedicated staff, along with the university’s Knowledge Exchange team, will lead a number of long-term research projects with selected local business partners.