The Business School is well-known not only for the depth and breadth of its research but also for the calibre of the faculty who conduct it. Not only does it attract significant funding to the School it also supports the educational experience as students are taught by academics at the forefront of their respective fields.

Upcoming seminars

  • Wednesday 27 May 2015 - Accounting seminar A Tale of Two Regulators: Risk Disclosures, Liquidity, and Enforcement in the Banking Sector - Luzi Hail Wharton, University of Pennsylvania
  • Friday 29 May 2015 - Finance seminar Spurious Inference in Unidentified Asset-Pricing Models - Cesare Robotti Imperial College Business School
  • Wednesday 3 June 2015 - Accounting seminar TBC - Florin Vasvari London Business School

We know that business takes place in a world that continually throws up new challenges and new problems. Staff and students at the University of Exeter Business School are engaged in research programmes to take on these challenges, forging strong relationships with organisations of all sizes in both the public and private sectors. We are justifiably proud that so much of our research has been considered to be world-leading or of an internationally excellent standard, and we intend to continue to excel in the field of research in the future.

Outstanding research centres

We have three distinct leading research centres within the School, backed by public organisations and private benefactors:

Research departments

We have two outstanding research departments:

Find out about our PhD and research programmes programmes and read more about the research our Staff and Doctoral students are involved in.

2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE)

  • Accounting and Finance: 2nd for world leading and internationally excellent research1
  • Business and Management Studies: 16th for world leading and internationally excellent research1
  • Economics and Econometrics: 75 per cent of research classified as world leading or internationally excellent1

1 Based on the percentage of research classified as 4* and 3*.

Businesses don’t develop products and simply put them on shelves – so why would we conduct research that doesn’t benefit the real world?
Gareth Shaw, Associate Dean of Research Knowledge Transfer.

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