In the Bournemouth University Business School, all of our research makes a difference. We have an international reputation for world-leading research that improves people’s lives, enhances communities, and strengthens businesses and economies. Our research drives change, promoting sustainable business practice, tackling challenges that can improve people’s lives, and supporting businesses, innovators and entrepreneurs to grow responsibly.

We collaborate with industry, partners and business communities across the globe to improve society and strive for a sustainable, equitable, ethical and responsible future. We actively share our research knowledge with multiple stakeholders and communities, ensuring our ideas, evidence and expertise influence policy and practice. We create real-world impact that allows us to realise this vision and ensure our research addresses the most pressing challenges our world faces whilst improving health and education, reducing inequality and spurring economic growth.

Research opportunities

We would like to recruit high-quality PhD students to contribute to our stimulating and exciting research environment. We welcome students who share our vision to make a difference through business and management research across the breadth of our disciplines, areas of expertise in our four Departments (Department of Accounting, Finance & Economics, Department of Marketing, Strategy & Innovation, Department of Sport & Event Management, Department of People & Organisations) and Research Centres. You can find out more on our Doctoral College pages.

Read Bohan's blog
Life at BU is a harmonious blend of intellectual stimulation and cultural enrichment.
Read Rama's blog
I have been given opportunities to present my research at top international conferences, allowing me to connect with many travel researchers around the world.
Read Aziean's blog
My research focuses on recognising positive psychosocial factors among hospitality champions’ stakeholders to collaboratively promote the inclusion of people with disabilities in employment opportunities.

Our research centres

Our research centres are, by their very nature, inter-disciplinary entities that draw on our expertise to drive change though research and knowledge exchange.