Accurate data analysis can generate significant opportunities for business leaders, managers, policy makers and entrepreneurs. Modern economies increasingly demand analytically trained researchers in both academia and practice. Our PhD Business Analytics has been designed to meet this demand.
Data in modern societies has evolved. Static spreadsheets have been replaced with interactive, dynamic representations combining multiple sources and providing rich insights on markets, firms, competitors, consumers, and networks. Our PhD Business Analytics equips you with both classical statistical techniques and modern computational methods to allow you to tackle cutting-edge research questions relevant to today’s businesses, markets and societies using small, medium, and big data sets.
Research areas may include:
You undertake a personal research project and benefit from tailored supervision to develop your desired expertise and skills. By enrolling in our PhD Business Analytics, you join the next generation of social scientists informing theory, policy and practice related to the interconnected society.
This programme is administered by Essex Business School, the largest department at the University of Essex. You join the School’s Strategy, Operations and Entrepreneurship Group at our Southend Campus and benefit from rich expertise in analytical and quantitative research methodologies, using varied data sources to understand our modern, dynamic, and interconnected society. We are the largest department at the University of Essex and our doctoral students join us from countries across the world.
We encourage you to present your work at our termly research afternoons to gain feedback from doctoral students and staff in the finance, accounting, entrepreneurship, and management disciplines.
Essex Business School fosters the business leaders and researchers of the future. Our PhD graduates use their creativity, innovation, and ethical awareness to meet the many challenges facing the international business world.
Many of our graduates enjoy careers in academia and organisations in the public and private sectors, including at some of the world’s most well-known organisations and exciting SMEs, such as:
Right Freight Pvt Ltd
Capital Markets Intelligence, a financial publisher
Credit Data Research, a business funder
Many now also run their own growing businesses, including international business incubator 0100Ventures and entrepreneurship website SlovakSTARTUP.