The department is one of the UK’s major centres of research in accounting & finance. We are a committed team of dedicated faculty and doctoral students, pursuing innovative research in accounting, finance and cognate disciplines. PhD students work in all areas of accounting and finance, including: corporate finance, treasury management, derivative markets, critical accounting, management accounting and social, environmental & public sector accounting.
We specialise in applied policy-relevant academic research providing practical solutions to real-world problems. We're home to the highly respected Fraser of Allander Institute - which has for over 40 years been a crucial part of the economic policy landscape in Scotland. We have an outstanding reputation for collaboration and engagement with policymakers and industry, and support postgraduate research that reaches ‘beyond academia'.
The Hunter Centre is one of the largest centres of entrepreneurship in Europe with links to global authorities such as Babson and MIT. Our diverse group of academic staff are internationally recognised experts in eight core entrepreneurship research themes and work with government and industry bodies to deliver impact.
We're one of the leading management science/operational research departments in the UK. Our research interests span the spectrum of management science activity. Our staff are internationally-known through their academic output and applied work with government and business organisations. We have a vibrant full-time postgraduate research programme with monthly seminars, yearly workshops and retreats.
We're one of the oldest and largest marketing departments in Europe, contributing to understanding of organisations, consumers, business relationships and networks within dynamic, international contexts. We're committed to engaging in research which generates real benefits for business, society, and the education and learning experiences of our students. We're home to a vibrant, lively community of researchers.
Our research spans employment studies, Human Resource Management, organisational behaviour and organisation studies. We have a thriving PhD community across all areas. Staff and doctoral students are committed to socially progressive and interdisciplinary research which aims to understand the constantly shifting worlds of work, employment and organisations, and discover pathways to fair and sustainable work. The Department is also home to the Scottish Centre for Employment Research.