Birmingham City Business School have a long and successful history in the field of business research. The wide range of experiences, skills and specialisms within the faculty allow us to have one of the most diverse business research degree portfolios in the country.

There are a number of key themes underpinning research in Birmingham City Business School:

  • Work, Organisation and Leadership Dynamics
  • Economics, Finance and Trade 
  • Strategy, Operations and Logistics
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Business and Management Pedagogy

We work closely with all kinds of companies to produce collaborative and bespoke research projects and engage in knowledge transfer partnerships (KTPs) throughout the UK and beyond. All of our research feeds back into our innovative undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, industry short courses and conference events to keep our knowledge and working practices truly cutting edge.

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The Centre for Enterprise, Innovation and Growth is a research centre dedicated to developing a stronger understanding of SME growth.


The Academy of Multi-Unit Leadership is the UK's leading research and instruction centre focussing on local leadership in the multi-site business.

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Centre for Applied Finance Economics

Our Centre for Applied Finance and Economics (CAFÉ) carries out quantitative research using applied financial and economic modelling.

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Doctorate of Business Administration

Our DBA course is intended to assist business career professionals who wish to enhance, contribute to and transform practice.
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PhD research opportunities

Birmingham City Business School has a number of opportunities for postgraduate research available throughout the year.
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