Department of Management

The Department of Management investigates consequences of radical innovation and the strategic ramifications of technology evolution.

The department welcomes applicants for the Doctoral programme from a wide variety of academic disciplines who are united by a desire to research and provide insight into high-technology industries such as energy, telecommunications, e-commerce, banking, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology.

Research areas

Faculty and doctoral students within the department are clustered in five main areas of expertise:

Recent research focuses on the role of economic and political forces in shaping welfare state institutions, the management of professional service firms and developing computationally efficient algorithms to enable the use of optimisation based decision support systems in operational planning and the scheduling of resources.

Working in the Department of Management will allow you to conduct research using a range of quantitative and qualitative methods such as mathematical and econometric modelling, lab experiments, social network analysis, case studies, ethnography and discourse analysis. You will benefit from being exposed to the wide range of topics being researched in the department, through internal and external seminars which will introduce you to new areas of research and increase both the breadth and depth of your knowledge.

Research centres

Research centres within the department include the Gandhi Centre for Inclusive Innovation, Imperial Business Analytics, the Centre for Health Economics and Policy Innovation, Centre for Climate Finance and Investment and the UK Energy Research Centre.

Practical experience

There are many opportunities to contribute to the Business School’s degree programmes as a doctoral student in the Department of Management with the opportunity to teach both undergraduates and postgraduates. The department takes a leading role in delivering a suite of MSc programmes including MSc Management, MSc Strategic Marketing, MSc Business Analytics, MSc International Health Management and MSc Economics & Strategy for Business.