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

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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 global finance & tech

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
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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 Design Studio

Imperial Business Design Studio

Creating new empirical evidence on the impact of design thinking on business and the relationship between business, technology and data.

Research highlights

Research Impact

Research impact

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 business
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