Business Management

Pathway Leader: 

Konstantinos Chalkias

Prospective candidates can contact the pathway leader or team members for further information.

Training Routes

See table below for training routes and institutions available for this pathway.  

ESRC studentships at the UBEL DTP are structured around the following routes: 1+3, +3, 2+3 and +4 funding. Please note that not all routes are available in all institutions or pathways. Click here for further information on funding routes. 

PathwayInstitutionTraining Route (1+3)(2+3)(+3)(+4)
Business ManagementBirkbeckBusiness Innovationx x 
Business ManagementBirkbeckSustainable Business and Developmentx x 
Business ManagementBirkbeckMarketing Management and Analyticsx x 
Business ManagementBirkbeckGovernance of Business and Socioeconomic Institutionsx x 
Business ManagementBirkbeckEquality and Diversity x x 

The Birkbeck Business School provide high-quality research that is theoretically informed and socially and practically relevant in the fields of business and management. The pathway offers five routes, all of which aim to provide strong research training, enabling students to conduct excellent research:

  1. Business Innovation: students will become experts on innovation and entrepreneurship and will benefit from accessing the academic and professional networks and opportunities offered by the Centre for Innovation Management Research, a leading research centre with international reputation and partnerships with the University of Essex, Kogod Business School, UIC Barcelona and University of Vaasa.
  2. Sustainable Business and Development: students will become experts on sustainable and responsible management and will be involved with academics and practitioners who are members of the Centre for Responsible Business. The centre has an interdisciplinary profile that engages with geography, law, and politics, apart from business and management.
  3. Marketing Management and Analytics: students will develop marketing and business analytics skills from a wide range of theories and approaches, drawing on socio-cultural, psychological, anthropological, organisational, managerial, feminist and literary traditions of research and will benefit from participating in the Marketing and Consumer Research Group.
  4. Governance of Business and Socioeconomic Institutions: Students will have access to expertise in a variety of subjects including industrial relations and labour markets, sports management, and political economy and institutional studies. Students will have access to experts from the Birkbeck Sports Business Centre which has strong industry partnerships, including with UEFA, and the Centre for Political Economy and Institutional Studies which collaborates with King’s College, UCL and Loughborough University London.
  5. Equality and Diversity: students will gain an understanding of people and organisations within the context of occupational psychology, organisational behaviour and human resource management. The route is supported by the Diversity Research Group and the Centre for Neurodiversity at Work which focus on aspects of diversity, equality and inclusion, bringing together academics and practitioners.


All routes are available in both 1+3 and +3 structures. The 1+3 route offers core training for one year in one of our postgraduate taught programmes, depending on the training route a student would belong to, before continuing to our PhD programme. Advanced (+3) training is also available to applicants with strong theoretical and methodological expertise.




Studentship Competitions

UBEL offers fully funded and co-funded ESRC studentships. Follow link below to discover current opportunities.