We strongly recommend you make contact with a potential supervisor before applying. In your application, you must name your preferred supervisor (or up to three in order of preference), or the academic subject group you wish to work in.
You can use the Edinburgh Research Explorer to find potential supervisors. You can browse staff profiles, filter by research interest (under 'Fingerprints') and view recent publications by our staff at the following link:
If you have a name in mind, you can also search our Faculty A-Z to find their Business School profile and link to their research outputs:
Our subject groups
Alternatively, browse our subject groups to find out more about the types of research our faculty are involved in, as well as associated projects and research centres.
Accounting and Finance
This group focuses on areas such as accounting in society, carbon accounting, and behavioural finance, and is enhanced by a vibrant and integrated community of doctoral and post-doctoral researchers.
Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Research within this group focuses on innovative, growth-orientated entrepreneurship and the study of innovation around new information and communication technologies.
Management Science and Business Economics
The MSBE group considers the development of innovative methodologies and frameworks to analyse issues of importance to business and policy decision-making.
This group focuses on marketing and consumption practices, with many projects looking at the food and services sectors. Many projects draw on theoretical frameworks from external disciplines such as childhood studies and psychology.
Research within the group provides insight into major challenges in human resources and public policy in the fields of leadership, governance and diversity. Group members are at the forefront of developments in their specialised fields.
The Strategy group studies contemporary issues of societal and organisational importance at local, national and global levels, and knowledge production is organised around such themes as service management and strategic change.