As part of Imperial College London, one of the world’s best universities and a global leader in science and technology, the Business School addresses today’s most pressing global challenges through the fusion of business and technology.
Our faculty are spread across six academic areas, nine multidisciplinary research centres and one research studio.
Most business schools focus primarily on the underlying social science disciplines, and core business and management topics. We have this focus too, but we then go further – with world-leading research and teaching in innovation and entrepreneurship, quantitative finance, and healthcare management – providing both faculty and students with outstanding opportunities for research and learning. Strong links with industry, commerce, healthcare and government put the School at the heart of policymaking and management strategy.
Our academic areas
Our world-class research in finance is split aross four core themes: Asset Pricing, Corporate Finance, Risk Management, and Financial Technology.
Management & Entrepreneurship
The advent of new technologies as well as ongoing social, environmental and organisational changes mean new approaches to innovation and entrepreneurship are needed and their effectiveness needs to be researched and validated.
Economics & Public Policy
Our research covers a diverse range of topics including the effect of government climate change policies on business and the contribution of knowledge assets to economic growth.
Our marketing projects examine a number of key challenges, from the differing notion of brand attachment to managing employee and customer behaviour
Analytics & Operations
Our academics conduct research in the areas of business analytics and the design and management of processes across the manufacturing and services sectors
Our research centres
Brevan Howard Centre for Financial Analysis
The Brevan Howard Centre dramatically enhances Imperial College Business School’s expertise in financial economics and strengthens ties with other disciplines, including engineering and computational finance
Centre for Climate Finance & Investment
Unlocking solutions within capital markets to address the challenges posed by global climate change
Centre for Digital Transformation
The Centre for Digital Transformation helps businesses understand the far-reaching organisational implications of the digital revolution
Centre for Financial Technology
A hub for multidisciplinary research, business education and global outreach aimed at greater understanding of the impact of technology on finance, business and society
Centre for Health Economics & Policy Innovation
Exploring the incentives that drive productivity, innovation and health-related behaviours, as well the factors that determine the success of health policies designed and implemented by governments
Centre for Responsible Leadership
The Centre for Responsible Leadership at Imperial College Business School will help organisations redefine their approach to leadership
Gandhi Centre for Inclusive Innovation
Helping to link innovation and entrepreneurship within and between organisations and institutions globally, through thought leadership, research, technology and next-generation innovation models
Imperial Business Analytics
Bringing business-focused academics together with specialists in data science to do cutting-edge research on how business analytics, data, and artificial intelligence will change business and society
Imperial Business Design Studio
Creating new empirical evidence on the impact of design thinking on business and the relationship between business, technology and data
Leonardo Centre on Business for Society
An innovative cross-disciplinary laboratory experimenting with alternative models of enterprise for joint economic and human value
Developing new insights and methodologies is a core purpose of our research. By engaging with international firms, SMEs and policymakers around the world we are addressing key challenges for modern businessRead more
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