An introduction to the Business School's Management Science and Business Economics research group, including its list of academic staff members, teaching and group research.

Research in the Management Science and Business Economics (MSBE) group focuses on the development of innovative methodologies and frameworks to analyse issues of importance to business and policy decision-making, with a particular focus on the management and understanding of risk. International, inter-disciplinary, and industrial collaborations are central to the group's approach.

View a list of Management Science and Business Economics faculty and their research interests


Latest publications

A zero-inflated non-default rate regression model for credit scoring data

Communications in Statistics – Theory and Methods

  • Published in Communications in Statistics – Theory and Methods
  • Dr Fernando Moreira, Lecturer in Business Economics and Director, MSc Banking and Risk.

'Birds of a feather' fail together

Risk analysis

A New Classifier based on The Reference Point Method with Application in Bankruptcy Prediction

Journal of the Operational Research Society

  • Published in Journal of the Operational Research Society
  • Dr Jamal Ouenniche, Reader in Management Science & Head of Management Science and Business Economics Group.
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Research centres and networks

Financial reports on a tablet

Credit Research Centre

The Credit Research Centre (CRC) is an impartial research group devoted to the study of credit. It is independent of credit granting organisations and engages in both theoretical and highly applied research of interest to all stakeholders in the industry.

Credit Research Centre website

Boardroom meeting UEBS

OR Group of Scotland

This is the official regional body of the OR Society; the world's first catering for the operational research profession. The MSBE group and colleagues from the University of Strathclyde Business School are heavily involved in shaping the activities of this group.

OR Group of Scotland

Seminar series

The Management Science and Business Economics seminars focus on interdisciplinary contemporary research issues in management science, operational research, artificial intelligence and business economics. Speakers include renowned scholars from top UK and international institutions as well as industry practitioners from multinational firms.

View upcoming and past seminars


Conferences

Credit Scoring and Credit Control conference

The Credit Scoring and Credit Control conference is a biannual conference on all aspects of credit scoring and credit control including fraud scoring, debit scoring, reject inference, charges, data protection and neural networks. It is organised by the Credit Research Centre (CRC) and it is Europe's premier conference for credit scoring and related topics.

View the latest information on the Credit Scoring and Credit Control conference

The group is also involved with the Quantitative Financial Risk Management Centre, a major research consortium launched in February 2006. The Centre is funded by EPSRC, ESRC, and the Institute of Actuaries, and also receives additional funding from various financial bodies including Fair Isaac and Link Financial. It is run from the Mathematics in Banking and Finance programme of the Institute for Mathematical Sciences at Imperial College.


Research projects

Details of past and present research projects involving Management Science and Business Economics are detailed on the Edinburgh Research Explorer.

View MSBE research projects at Edinburgh Research Explorer


Doctoral study

The MSBE group has an active doctoral program. There are various opportunities for doctoral research in Operational Research and/or Management Science. A number of current PhD students are working on topics related to Management Science and Business Economics.

View details of MSBE PhD students