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What we do


UTS Business School is committed to the pursuit of excellence in research and to knowledge that has real-world impact.

Our researchers come from diverse backgrounds in accounting, finance, economics, management and marketing. They are involved in both theoretical and applied research, in national and international contexts, and across the private, public and community sectors. They take a comprehensive, interdisciplinary approach – bringing together skills and knowledge from diverse fields – to tackle the critical problems faced by businesses and other public and private organisations today.

The high priority the Business School gives to engagement with industry and community is also reflected in its research work. Many of our researchers continue to practise in the professional world and share their research findings and expertise with industry, government and community via professional consultancy services. Some of our research is conducted on a contract basis for industry or in other forms of research partnership.

Our researchers are published in leading academic journals, invited to address prestigious conferences, called on by the media and others to provide expert opinion and have a strong record of attracting funding.

The research evaluation body Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) rates UTS Business School 'above' or 'well above' world standard across a range of research areas, positioning us as a national leader. Read more about ranking and accreditation of UTS Business School.

Our Research Focus

Research Centres

The Centre for Health Economics Research and Evaluation (CHERE) is a UTS Research Strength. CHERE aligns with the UTS Business School research focus on Health Economics. As a Centre for Research Excellence, CHERE has long recognised the importance of its staff in generating and executing research.

The Centre for Policy and Market Design (CPMD) is a Business School Research Strength. CPMD aligns with the UTS Business School research focus on Experimental Economics and Market Design. Market design studies why some institutions are successful, and how to mend those that fail.

The Centre for Business and Social Innovation (CBSI) aligns with the UTS Business School research focus on Innovation and Entrepreneurship. CBSI provides a holistic view that integrates the political, technical, economic, social and environmental dimensions.

Research Themes

Business Intelligence and Data Analysis (BIDA) aligns with the UTS Business School research focus on Business Analytics. Researchers in BIDA are working to improve business systems and practice by harnessing the growing power of data analytics.

Financial Markets and Information (FMI) aligns with the UTS Business School research focus on Capital Markets. Researchers investigate on how the efficiency and effectiveness of financial markets can be improved.

Quantitative Finance Research (QFR) solves problems in financial valuation and risk management using advanced techniques from the fields of mathematics, statistics and computing.

Research in Discipline Groups

Accounting is focused on meeting the needs of modern businesses, both through the need for highly trained graduates ready for the professional environment and undertaking research that aims to improve the efficiency of Australian businesses and financial markets.

Economics is the social science that studies the choices that individuals, businesses, and governments make as they cope with scarcity and the incentives that influence those choices.

Finance main areas of research are quantitative finance, corporate finance, corporate governance and superannuation.

Management is where quality and innovative teaching combine with relevant, recognised research to develop rewarding careers.

Marketing helps organisations build market efficiency, improve sales and enhance marketing management decision making.

Our PhD Program

The UTS Business School’s PhD Program challenges candidates to identify critical issues and important research questions and to execute their research to deliver robust results. Read more about the UTS Business School PhD Program.

Our Research Report

The 2017 Research Report looks at the research being conducted at UTS Business School.

UTS Business School Research Report 2017