The Management group’s research strengths range from entrepreneurship to human resource management, and from marketing to public sector management.
Aside from gaining close research advice and direction from their supervisors and other academics in the group, research students benefit from attending courses and tailor-made reading groups to complete their background preparation in business and management sciences.
- Entry requirements
- 2.1 Honours degree in a relevant subject (Accounting or Finance based) or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University.
- English language requirements
- An IELTS* score of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each test component. *Taken within the last 2 years.
- Tuition fees
- £16,950 / ¥154,229
Queen’s Management School prides itself on research-led teaching and offers its research students experience as teaching assistants in a variety of undergraduate courses.
Students regularly attend the School’s various seminar series, which attract leading academics from around the world. Students also present their work at these events, gaining invaluable advice and preparation for the academic job market.
The group’s research theme is studied from different perspectives and disciplines across four substantive fields:
Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Creativity
This group is currently focused on the analysis of entrepreneurial finance (venture capital, business angels, private equity), the dynamics of innovation processes in small firms, innovation, organisational change and development, regional migration flows and demographic change, clusters, inter-firm relations, and business development and the relationship between entrepreneurial business development and regional economic development and policy.
Human Resource Management and Workplace Change
This group explores the nature and origins of successful workplace performance. Research covers a range of topics, including social partnership and wage determination, financial systems and workplace innovations, new forms of employment dispute resolution, employee voice and silence in modern workplaces, talent management, information systems for managers, and new models of international human resource management.
Marketing, International Business, Supply Chain Management and Strategy
This group explores how firms gain and sustain competitive advantage in an increasingly international and network-based economy. Research topics include the management of the multinational firm, managing knowledge in international business networks and managing institutional and cultural differences, strategies in emerging and developing economies, international marketing and R&D strategies, and experimental business model analytics. This group also has research interest in supply chain management, particularly with respect to supply chain risks and sustainable, green supply chains.
Public Sector Management
This group focuses on ongoing changes in the procurement of public sector infrastructure and the delivery of public services in a national and international context. A special area of interest centres on public-private partnerships, joint provision and innovation in areas such as health, public safety and education. Concomitant with the challenges posed by these changes, the group also has a strong interest in public sector risk management.
- 3 years
In its analysis of the REF 2014 results, the Chartered Association of Business Schools positioned Queen’s Management School at 9th place out of 101 UK business and management schools in its ranking by research intensity, 13th place when controlling for the size of the Faculty and 12th place in its overall sum of rankings measure.
Staff members are published in top-ranked academic journals, regularly attract competitive research funding, act as journal editors and sit on the editorial advisory boards of journals.
The School has a proven track-record of placing its PhD graduates in tenuretrack research and teaching posts at top universities in the UK and elsewhere.
Great effort is made to provide graduate students with the research competencies to undertake innovative and scholarly work in their chosen fields.
Students participate actively in the research seminars of the School and University, attend conferences and participate in external academic networks. Teaching opportunities are commonly made available for doctoral researchers to provide further experience and learning so as to best prepare students for a career in leading higher education institutes.
PhD students are based in shared offices in Riddel Hall, a listed building which has recently been refurbished to house the School and which provides students with state-of-theart facilities in a truly remarkable setting.
Queen’s Management School’s PhD programmes can either be self funded or funded through various bursaries and scholarships, which will be advertised on the School website.