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The University of Edinburgh: Management Science and Analytics

Institution The University of Edinburgh View institution profile
Department Business School View department profile
Web https://www.business-school.ed.ac.uk
Study type Research

Summary

As part of a world-renowned University, triple accredited (AMBA, AACSB, and EQUIS) and ranked 5th in the UK for research power (Times Higher Education, 2022) within Business and Management. The Business School provides a dynamic and supportive research environment for our large and diverse graduate community.

The Business School's research mission is to produce theory-led, practically relevant research that addresses contemporary organisational and management challenges faced by businesses, public organisations, regulatory bodies, and policy-makers. Our research subject groups

The School has significant research expertise in the following disciplines:

  • Accounting and Finance

  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation

  • Management Science and Business Economics

  • Marketing

  • Organisation Studies

  • Strategy

Our research themes

Staff across these six disciplinary subject groups work together to carry out research under the following themes:

  • Climate Change and Sustainability

  • Corporate Finance

  • Entrepreneurship

  • Interdisciplinary Accounting

  • Leadership, Organisations, and Society

  • Management Science

Interdisciplinary research

The Business School has capitalised on opportunities afforded by our Edinburgh location and cultivated links with other parts of the University to develop and lead new areas of expertise. Areas of expertise include financial services and FinTech, creative industries, and digital tourism.

The School has links with other schools at the University, including Social and Political Studies, Mathematics and Law, allowing students with cross-disciplinary interests to find expertise, support and supervision. Your research

As a doctoral researcher, you will have the opportunity to pursue original research and make a significant contribution to your chosen field.

The strength of your application for our programme depends on the fit of your proposal with the School’s research mission and themes, and particularly how it fits with the research interests of our academic staff.

We therefore strongly recommend you make contact with a potential supervisor before applying. Check out the links to our research disciplines and themes above to find one of our academic colleagues you would be interested to work with, who would have the expertise to support your studies.

When approaching a potential supervisor please ensure you give them an up-to-date CV and a draft research proposal. If you are not sure who to approach, please contact our admissions team phd@business-school.ed.ac.uk

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The triple-accredited University of Edinburgh Business School has a long and established tradition of research excellence, opening the doors to our first cohort of students in October 1919.

We’re committed to developing tomorrow’s business leaders, like any Business School. But what really drives us is helping you play to your strengths, add to them, and develop strong relationships that will open up the world to you. These relationships are built amongst your peer group, who will come from diverse backgrounds, cultures and professions and who will provide the beginnings of your international network. In Edinburgh …

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