Research in the School of Business

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The University of Dundee aims to transform lives, working locally and globally through the creation, sharing, and application of knowledge.

We build on our success by investing in excellent facilities, pushing the boundaries of research, and equipping our staff and students with the means to create real-world impact. Dundee’s research is highly rated by the most recent Research Excellence Framework (2022), which assesses the quality and impact of research submitted by universities across the UK. Furthermore, 84% of the University’s research was found to be ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’.


Business and management research has deep-rooted traditions of excellence in the University of Dundee extending back to the 1930s when internationally significant economists such as Duncan Black and Nobel-laureate Ronald Coase were in their first academic posts. Since then, business and management research has evolved along the traditional disciplinary lines of Accountancy & Finance, Economic Studies, and, latterly, Management & Marketing. They were brought together in 2015 as part of the School of Social Sciences but became an independent School; the University of Dundee School of Business (UDSB) in August 2019. We are one of the UK’s newest and fastest-growing business schools with an internationally diverse faculty and student population. We pride ourselves on always working towards delivering an excellent student experience. In the recent Research Excellence Framework (2022) approximately 70% of our output, impact, and research culture scored as internationally excellent or world-leading.

Research excellence

We’ve recruited outstanding academic faculty from the UK and around the world, who are both excellent teachers and researchers. Research excellence that informs our teaching and impacts our communities remains of utmost importance to us. We regard ourselves as a research-intensive business school where research serves to build excellence in teaching and our engagement with our communities here and internationally. Our academics present their research throughout the world and publish their research in leading academic and industry outlets. We are impacting the world around us.


Our vision is one of:

“Developing innovative and responsible leadership for a sustainable future.” 

Our research, impact, and knowledge exchange statement is to:

“Produce high-quality research, impact, and knowledge exchange that is locally and internationally recognised and that can stimulate enterprise and innovation within the local and global community with a positive impact on our stakeholders, society, and the environment.” 

Research themes

Our three cross-disciplinary themes are aligned with the University’s vision and strategic objectives. 


Research seminars, Impact seminars, PRME seminars, and Economic seminars.

Impact and engagement

Growing the quality, volume, and sustainability of our world-leading research.


Our publications cover Accountancy and Finance, Economic Studies, and Management and Marketing.

Doctoral opportunities

We offer a wide range of PhD opportunities. 

DBA opportunities

Our Doctorate in Business Administration is for those who are looking to advance beyond Master’s and MBA.


Reports published by the University of Dundee School of Business.