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CBI Scotland speak at Abertay University business breakfast

3 September 2013

The Director of CBI Scotland spoke to an invited audience of local business professionals today at the Dundee Business School of Abertay University.

Iain McMillan was the guest speaker at the latest business breakfast hosted by Dundee Business School, where academics meet with local and national professionals to share business knowledge and experience. The occasion also celebrated Dundee Business School’s 20th birthday.

CBI Scotland has also joined the ‘Friends of Dundee Business School’ network, a new partnership designed to strengthen the collaboration between business and education experts in Tayside.

Professor Sabine Hotho, Head of Dundee Business School, said: “We’re delighted to welcome a business leader of Iain’s calibre to our DBS business breakfast.

“For Scotland’s economy to grow and thrive in the future, collaboration between the experts running our successful companies and the experts teaching the new generation of entrepreneurs is absolutely essential.

“The Friends of Dundee Business School network brings together all of that expertise to look at ways companies and educators can work together to everyone’s benefit, and we very much welcome the involvement of CBI Scotland in this work.”

Membership offers the opportunity to partner with business academics, and also gives access to the student consultancy teams and Dundee Business School’s extensive talent pool of students for project work, internships or employment.

Companies interested in free membership of the Friends of Dundee Business School network can contact for more information.

As well as offering undergraduate, postgraduate and research opportunities, Dundee Business School recently launched a new-look, flexible Master of Business Administration (MBA) course.

The flagship MBA programme was radically redesigned – taking on board the views of national and international employers in all sectors, and delivering the new course in flexible four-week modules.

Each four-week module consists of four intense days of professional seminars, minimising the time required away from work. The modules can be completed individually for professional development, and flexibly built into the full MBA qualification.

For more information, please visit the MBA course page.


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Iain McMillan: Director, CBI Scotland

Following a 23-year career in banking and two years as CBI Scotland Assistant Director, Iain McMillan was appointed director in 1995. He has executive responsibility for the CBI's Scottish operations. Iain leads Scottish business representation and communicates Scottish business interests in Scotland, the UK and beyond.

Iain has also served on a number of boards and is currently chairman of the University of Strathclyde Business School's Advisory Board, chairman of the Industrial Mission Trust, chairman of the Scottish North American Business Council, a trustee of the Teaching Awards Trust and a trustee of The Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland. In 2009, Iain was appointed Honorary Air Commodore of 602 (City of Glasgow) Squadron, Royal Auxiliary Air Force.

Iain was educated at Bearsden Academy and is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers; fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers in Scotland; fellow of the Association of International Accountants; companion of the Chartered Management Institute; fellow of the Royal Society of Arts; and fellow of the Scottish Qualifications Authority. In 2003, Iain was awarded the CBE for services to lifelong learning in Scotland.

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