The Bournemouth University Business School consists of four departments: Accounting, Finance & Economics, People & Organisations, Marketing, Strategy & Innovation, Sport & Event Management.
The research strategy in the Business School is aligned with Bournemouth University’s 2025 vision and strategic plan; a plan that stresses real-world impact, the enrichment of society and the economy, and advancing knowledge to significantly influence challenges world-wide. The Business School is also increasing its alignment to the institution's strategic investment areas (Sustainability; Animation, Simulation and Visualisation; Medical Science; and, Assistive Technology).
Furthermore, given the recent AACSB accreditation awarded to the Business School, our strategy has developed and became fully aligned to a future vision of business schools, one that challenges business schools to examine their relationship to society, to the business community, and to the higher education landscape and be seen as drivers of change. As a result, our strategy is fully aligned to the UN Sustainable Development Goals and all research activity and knowledge advancements are punctiliously quantified against these goals.
Bournemouth University Business School offers a bespoke, contemporary and dedicated space for all our doctoral researchers to undertake their studies; our brand new and dedicated Postgraduate Research (PGR) space provides opportunity for our Postgraduate Taught (PGT) community to socialise, study and engage in interdisciplinary collaboration. All our doctoral researchers are integrated into a range of activities and seminars run through our various research centres and clusters and the wider research community.
We are home to editorial teams who edit a number of leading scholarly journals (including the International Journal of Tourism Research, Tourism Review and Tourism Economics). The Doctoral College provide an excellent range of training and development opportunities for all our doctoral students.