Our core value is collegiality. Departmental colleagues are committed to collective excellence in teaching and research in Business Analytics and Applied Economics and respect each other's abilities to work toward that purpose.
In the age of digital innovation and technological, economic and environmental changes, our Department plays an important role in terms of preparing our undergraduate and postgraduate students for the most challenging job opportunities. SBM's Department of Business Analytics and Applied Economics is a centre of international excellence. Our research responds to the needs of practitioners across industries and governmental bodies by applying cutting-edge research methods. Research-led teaching fully reflects the rapidly changing economic environment and the increasing digitalisation of the global economy.
Our researchers have published widely in leading international journals. Our researchers and our students benefit from a creative and supportive research community.
Our students are taught using state-of-the-art methods. The university provides excellent teaching spaces and facilities.
It is a great honour to serve as Head of Business Analytics and Applied Economics at SBM. QMUL. We are an inclusive department that values creativity, collegiality, and openness to differences of thought and perspective. We are a team of academics with strong international reputations and who aspire to excellence in research and teaching, both of which are closely related and integrated.
Most of our research is essentially quantitative. At the same time, we consider collaboration between disciplines as a vital and necessary complement to our specific research interests. We have a strongly motivated commitment to maintaining a good balance between, on the one hand, a focus on our respective fields of expertise and, on the other hand, an inter-disciplinary approach. This gives us the advantage of being at the centre of a knowledge-generating system that addresses the unprecedented societal challenges we face.
Our dynamic research culture enhances our teaching program, which includes undergraduate and graduate courses and a growing community of doctoral students. We actively collaborate with other SBM departments on teaching.
We welcome outstanding students who share our desire for knowledge. We believe that learning is not about memorizing facts, but about forging sets of skills – argumentation, interpretation, analytical dialogue. That's why we devote much of our teaching to small group conversations through tutorials and seminars and encourage discussion.
Professor Brigitte Granville, Head of Department
Under the broader themes of Business Analytics and Applied Economics, research topics can be clustered into three areas: (1) Economics and International Business; (2) Political Economy, Development and Environmental change; (3) Business Analytics, Innovation, and Networks.
We combine theories and quantitative methods to gain a better understanding of a range of problems across:
We use large-scale data sets, advanced quantitative methods and big data analytics to gain insights into a range of problems, including:
The departmental research has been extensively presented in world-leading conferences and published in internationally recognised academic journals. Our students have access to excellent facilities that include Bloomberg terminals and the most comprehensive databases.
Read all about the past research projects our researchers have focused on here.
We publish in influential journals such as:
We also publish books in leading publishing press, including: Oxford University Press, McGill-Queen's University Press and Princeton University Press.
The Department of Business Analytics and Applied Economics is seeking intellectually curious doctoral applicants with a strong academic track record who are interested in undertaking rigorous and innovative research in Business Analytics and Applied Economics using the most advanced quantitative and computational methods. We are committed to educating scholars who will carry forward productive and rigorous research and who will lead in their fields of activity.
Prospective Doctoral candidates are encouraged to contact the Head, or other members, of the Department.