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Management Science and Business Economics

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

Multilateral bargaining in networks

Operations Research

  • Published in Operations Research
  • Dr Joosung Lee, Lecturer in Business Economics.

Do credit ratings affect spread and return? A study of structured finance products

International Journal of Finance and Economics

  • Published in International Journal of Finance and Economics
  • Dr Fernando Moreira, Lecturer in Business Economics.

Enhancing two-stage modelling methodology for loss given default with support vector machines

European Journal of Operational Research

  • Published in European Journal of Operational Research
  • Professor Jonathan Crook, Professor of Business Economics, Deputy Dean and Director of Research.
  • Dr Galina Andreeva, Senior Lecturer in Management Science.
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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


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