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Postgraduate research

Business studies

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You can apply for a research degree in almost any area of business from accounting, organisational behaviour and risk, to corporate social responsibility. If you're already experienced in business management or consultancy you can develop professionally and academically with a Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA).



Our business PhD degrees have been awarded +3 recognition for full-time students by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). We have also received research studentships from ESRC and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) for our DBA.

We have internationally recognised research expertise within our 6 core areas:

  • accounting
  • banking and finance
  • decision analytics and risk
  • digital and data driven marketing
  • HR management and organisational behaviour
  • strategy, innovation and entrepreneurship

Main areas of research

You can apply for a PhD in any of these research areas:

  • accounting
  • financial markets and banking
  • entrepreneurship
  • innovation
  • strategy
  • sustainability
  • corporate social responsibility
  • accountability and governance
  • human resources management
  • organisational behaviour
  • information technology/systems
  • management science
  • operational research
  • supply chain management
  • risk management
  • digital and data driven marketing
  • health management

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