Henley Proud of Strong Corporate Tradition

23 September 2013

Henley Proud of Strong Corporate Tradition

Befitting for a Business School, Henley can look back on a long tradition of partnerships with the corporate world. During our nearly 70 years of history there have been many milestones in corporate support.

Befitting for a Business School, Henley can look back on a long tradition of partnerships with the corporate world. During our nearly 70 years of history there have been many milestones in corporate support. In the Greenlands building, rooms named National Grid and IOD bear witness to these long standing relationships. On the Whiteknights campus in Reading the Thompson Reuters Trading Room in the ICMA Centre and the SEGRO Lecture Theatre in the Henley Business School building are more recent examples of the support that Henley continues to receive from industry.

However, corporate support for Henley Business School goes far beyond ‘bricks and mortar’. It can take the form of long term support commitments for research, as in the case of the CBRE Fellowship. CBRE’s five year commitment to this post is just the latest stage in on a ten year plus relationship with Henley’s School of Real Estate & Planning. Previous support included being a Corporate Patron to Reading Real Estate Foundation and a sponsor of their Annual Alumni Dinners in 2004 and 2005, as well as funding the CBRE Chair in Real Estate Investment and Finance from 2008 to 2011. 

The ICMA Centre’s Thompson Reuters Trading Room allows students to put theory into practice through simulation of a live trading room.  As part of their coursework they experience the thrill and pressures of a live market and manage the risk of a $50-100 million trading book. The room is not merely a training centre for traders of the future, but it also enables academic staff to combine theory and practice across a whole range of activities, whether in derivatives trading, portfolio management, risk management, financial engineering or corporate finance.

Another example is the first ‘Start-up Boot Camp’ run by Henley’s Centre for Entrepreneurship in July this year. Made possible by support from Santander Group, the Start-up Boot camp offered 30 students and alumni from across Henley Business School an insight into the best of academic theory on entrepreneurship, as well as the best of internet age business development practice.

Looking ahead there are more exciting opportunities for companies to partner up with Henley Business School, including event sponsorship, PhD studentships, Research Fellowships and Capital  projects. For more information about corporate support for Henley Business School, please contact Nicole Gillham

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