We have over 100 academics engaged in world-leading research which can help organisations address today's big challenges.

We work with companies to identify the right approach and the right researchers.


You can access academic expertise for short-term or one-off projects. Services include:

  • Strategic planning
  • Customised training
  • Expert witnesses
  • Process evaluation
  • Representation on commercial advisory boards
  • Proof of concept development projects

Looking to increase your competitiveness, develop new products or processes, or exploit new market opportunities? Our academic consultants can provide expertise. All results within a consultancy project are proprietary to a company.

Collaborative research partnerships

This is an ideal way for a company to access expertise and demonstrate thought leadership in an industry or inform development of new products or services. Projects are usually of mutual interest to both the company and the University, and can be undertaken jointly. We will work with you to identify the right expertise, scope the project, agree confidentiality and IP, and help apply for relevant funding streams, saving you time and resources.

Our international faculty is keen to create research with practical applications. We have a track record of developing links between industry and academia to demonstrate impact in real-life situations.

Research Impact

Doctoral projects

These projects, between a private company, a PhD student, and a university, are great for knowledge transfer. They are designed for businesses looking for in-depth investigations into particular challenges. Companies are involved in setting the project topic, candidates' selection process, and supervision. PhD collaborations are also attractive for high-calibre talent acquisition. We are interested in speaking to potential partner companies about collaborating on PhD projects and accessing available matched funding.

Current projects

We are looking for companies to collaborate with us, proposing projects and sponsoring students for a doctoral programme in Fintech.

Doctoral Programme in Fintech

Business School research themes

The Business School's research mission is to produce practical and relevant research that addresses the organisational and management challenges faced by businesses, public organisations, regulatory bodies, and policy makers. Our research is published in top academic journals and creates impact through corporate and community engagement.

We have a track record of research in business and management. Our research is multidisciplinary and covers a variety of themes such as:

  • Climate Change and Sustainability
  • Corporate Finance
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Interdisciplinary Accounting
  • Leadership, Organisations, and Society
  • Management Science

Browse our research themes


If you'd like to discover more about our range of services for the business community and what we can do for your organisation, please get in touch.

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