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Cass Business School announces new Associate Deans for Entrepreneurship

Cass Business School leads the way in entrepreneurial scholarship and practice with new Associate Deanship.

by Kyla Jardine (Senior Communications Officer)

Costas Caroline Associate Dean's EntrepreneurshipCass Business School, City University London is the first UK institution to establish an Associate Deanship for Entrepreneurship.

Caroline Wiertz, Professor of Marketing, and Costas Andriopoulos, Professor of Innovation and
Entrepreneurship, both from the Faculty of Management, have been named as Associate Deans for Entrepreneurship at the school.

Supported by a new team to develop research and academic practice in entrepreneurship, Professors Wiertz and Andriopoulos will oversee postgraduate programmes covering taught masters, research degrees and MBA programmes.

Professor Marianne Lewis, Dean of Cass Business School said, “I am delighted that Costas and Caroline will jointly lead this team. At Cass, entrepreneurship has become integral to our School strategy, encompassing research, teaching and external engagement, as well as the Cass Entrepreneurship Fund. Further its emphasis on creativity and strategic innovation enables vital synergies with our expertise in financial services. Cass Entrepreneurship will provide our students, alumni and partners with knowledge and skills essential in our rapidly changing world.”

Cass is committed to innovation and excellence across its educational programmes, research and services to business. As a leading global business school, Cass holds the gold standard of 'triple-crown' accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the Association of MBAs (AMBA) and the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS).

Professor Wiertz said, “We are in an enviable location at the doorstep of Tech City, and have been working hard in recent years to leverage that. Cass is committed to becoming a leader in entrepreneurship, and we are assembling a team and building a structure to enable us to achieve just that. So watch this space – a lot is going to happen in the coming months.”

Professor Andriopoulos said, “Cass is City’s powerhouse for entrepreneurship and innovation. Our energy is geared towards empowering the next generation of entrepreneurs who will launch and grow successful ventures. We have the expertise, commitment and location to make this happen.”

Entrepreneurship at Cass has been the focus of many recent activities, for example, the University’s CityStarters programme and events in partnership with CityUnrulyversity.

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