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curiouser & curiouser

Our curiosity and insight will inform your strategic decisions

Our creative solutions will make your school stand out


Our professional implementation will help you deliver your goals

After all, your success is our success.

Great solutions come though shared experience. If you have a challenge call us now, we are the H&A team, we could be your team too... 

Simply helping business schools to be better

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Hardcastle & Associates announce strategic alliances with XOLAS and QED – The Accreditation Experts to support business schools to achieve their ambitions and respond to future challenges through their complementary service portfolios, focusing on enhanced engagement, impact and relevance.  READ MORE

   “Hardcastle & Associates’ extensive knowledge and understanding of the business school environment means that they deliver real value at project inception and can quickly establish themselves with a range of stakeholders, internal and external. Drawing on their network of experienced colleagues means that we can quickly, efficiently and effectively deliver a range of initiatives, including marketing support and test-and-learn projects.”

Jacqui Thomasen, Head of External Engagement, The Open University Business School

Know your market,

develop your programmes

Understand and engage with alumni

Optimise employability and external interaction

Improve your candidate journey

Achieve greater impact from your communications

Get the most out of your advisory board

"It has been great to work with Hardcastle & Associates on a strategic alumni project – they brought a wide range of experience and skills and know business schools inside out."

Associate Dean, Quality and Accreditation, Coventry Business School

What our clients say


A series of reports drawn from in-depth interviews, round tables, research and analysis that combine the experiences of our friends, colleagues and clients. We continue the series with our latest report The MBA and the Value of Practitioner Engagement >

Our latest news

Our latest events

19 - 20 March, 2023

EFMD MBA Conference - Porto

Session on Practitioner Engagement


Thursday 23rd March 2023

British Academy of Management
Development Programme for Directors of Engagement

Session on Increasing Advisor Engagement and Impact

Friday 14 April, 2023

MBA Workshop (private event) 

Wednesday 19 April, 2023

PMAC Online, Chartered ABS


Tuesdsay 25 April, 2023

Advisory Board Workshop (private event) 

Thursday 11th May, 2023

MBA Recruitment & Admissions audit (private event) 

11 - 13 June 2023

EFMD Annual Conference - Lyon
The Role of Business Education in an Unstable, Unpredictable and Unsustainable World


Wednesday 21 June, 2023

MBA Workshop (private event) 

13 - 14 November, 2023

Annual Conference, Chartered ABS


Case studies

Birmingham Business School

An independent review of the postgraduate market

Coventry Business School

Alumni Strategy and Engagement

Kingston Business School

Insight and strategy - MBA and Executive Development

The Open University

Marketing and promotions support


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If you’d like to find out more, please call us on +44 (0)330 133 1053

or Sarah's mobile +44 (0)77 88 66 2643

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