School of Business and Management

Welcome from the Head of Department

Professor Brigitte Granville

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.