The University of Edinburgh is a leading international centre of academic excellence and one of the largest and most successful research universities in the UK. The University has a long tradition of research in the disciplines and sub disciplines of business and management.
The School advances knowledge through theoretical and applied discipline-based research, which is published in top academic journals, and creates impact through peer recognition, corporate and community engagement and the support of student learning.
We conduct our research in those disciplines that make up a broad based business school, and that complements our unique locational advantage in one of Europe's most vibrant capital cities and financial centres. This strategy has enabled us to develop distinctive research niches that are organised in a matrix structure around intellectual and cognate groups and established research centres.
Practitioner engagement is a major emphasis of the Business School. In addition to dissemination in academic and practitioner journals, each research group runs a variety of activities with the aim of providing a broad base of accessible evidence for practitioner-oriented activities.
Our research environment is further enlivened by our growing doctoral research community, with over 100 full and part-time students. Please see the PhD section for detailed information on our research degree programmes and how to apply.
- Accounting and Finance Group
- Management Science and Business Economics Group
- Marketing Group
- Strategy and International Business Group
- Entrepreneurship and Innovation Group
- Organisation Studies Group
- Credit Research Centre
- Institute for Public Sector Accounting Research (IPSAR)
- Centre for the Study of Retailing in Scotland
- Centre for Public Services Research (CPSR)
- Centre for Entrepreneurship Research
- Sustainable Business Initiative (SBI)
We also have staff associated with the following external research centres: