Research centre

Pioneering practical solutions through research excellence

We believe that rigorous academic analysis can provide practical solutions to complex problems in society. Our faculty are leading experts in their field who produce highly relevant research that impacts on industries and economies. Developing new insights and methodologies is a core purpose of our research. By engaging with industry partners, world-leading multinationals, SMEs and policy-makers around the world we are addressing key challenges for modern business.

Research areas

The Business School has research departments covering a broad range of specialist research areas. Doctoral students join our diverse and inspirational research community.

Research areas

Analytics, economics, business operations and public policy PhD London

Analytics & Operations

The department welcomes applicants from a wide variety of academic disciplines who are united by a desire to research and provide insight into high-technology industries.
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PhD in Finance London UK


Our world-class researchers engage with and disseminate research to practitioners, policy-makers and academic colleagues to develop a more robust financial system.
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PhD in Innovation & Entrepreneurship, London UK

Innovation & 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.
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Marketing PhD, London UK


Marketing projects examine a number of key challenges, and Doctoral students have the opportunity to work with renowned faculty whose projects engage a range of different industries as well as researchers from across Imperial.
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Research centres

The Business School houses a number of specialist research centres where many of our doctoral students collaborate on exciting research projects with faculty and industry partners. These include:

"The stimulating academic environment of Imperial College Business School was the most vital factor in my decision to study here. High interaction with the distinguished faculty and high calibre research opportunities had a positive role in shaping my final choice as Imperial College Business School."
Department of Finance
Engin Iyidogan