Research courses

As a PhD student you will receive rigorous training in research methods, outstanding supervision and mentorship, and coursework that will give you both in-depth and broad subject-specific knowledge.

What we are researching

Business transformation
  • Business analytics, business optimisation and economics
  • Data-driven management
  • Operations, logistics and business process management
  • Lean thinking and agile manufacturing
Digital economy, entrepreneurship and innovation
  • Digital transformation
  • Personal data economy
  • Digital platforms and ecosystems
  • Open data and big data
Finance and accounting
  • International expansion
  • Empirical behavioural finance
  • Risk taking by financial institutions
  • Bank market power and firm performance
Marketing and retail management
  • Retail marketing and distribution management
  • Service marketing and management
  • Consumer and shopper behaviour
People and organisations
  • Leadership and team processes
  • Organisational and human resource management assessment
  • Quality of working life
Strategy and international business
  • Business-government relationships
  • Managing geopolitics
  • Internationalisation
  • Political uncertainty

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Studentships

Vice-Chancellor’s studentship award 2020

Funding information:
This competition funded studentship covers international fees and a stipend at UKRI Rate (currently £15,009), alongside a research training support grant of £1,000 per annum.

International fee reduction studentship 2020

Funding information:
This competition funded studentship provides a reduction of the fee to the UK/EU rate for successful international candidates. This is not available to UK/EU students.

Doctoral College studentship award 2020

Funding information:
This competition funded studentship (UK and European students only) covers UK/EU fees and a stipend at UKRI Rate (currently £15,009), alongside a research training support grant of £1,000 per annum.

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