Birmingham City Business School have a long and successful history in the field of business research. The wide range of experiences, skills and specialisms within the faculty allow us to have one of the most diverse business research degree portfolios in the country.

There are a number of key themes underpinning research in Birmingham City Business School:

  • Change management and organisational development/transformation
  • Strategic leadership and effective decision-makingĀ 
  • Exploration of contemporary issues in human resource management
  • Financial management
  • E-Marketing
  • Leadership and multi-unit management

We work closely with all kinds of companies to produce collaborative and bespoke research projects and engage in knowledge transfer partnerships (KTPs) throughout the UK and beyond. All of our research feeds back into our innovative undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, industry short courses and conference events to keep our knowledge and working practices truly cutting edge.

Centre for Brexit Studies

Birmingham City Business School, in collaboration with the School of Law and other faculties across Birmingham City University, have set up the UK's firstĀ Centre for Brexit Studies.

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The Centre for Enterprise, Innovation and Growth is a research centre dedicated to developing a stronger understanding of SME growth.

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The Centre for Regional Economic Development and Investment seeks to place the regional economy in a global context.

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Doctorate of Business Administration

Our DBA course is intended to assist business career professionals who wish to enhance, contribute to and transform practice.
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PhD research opportunities

Birmingham City Business School has a number of opportunities for postgraduate research available throughout the year.
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