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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    Southend Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    06-OCT-22

  • Duration

    4 years

Course summary

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:

  • complex systems
  • network analysis
  • market behaviour
  • organisation studies
  • entrepreneurship
  • innovation

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.

Your future

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:

  • Groupon
  • KPMG Group
  • Right Freight Pvt Ltd
  • Copal Partners
  • 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.

Application deadline

01 August 2022

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 17,050per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Essex

  • University League Table

    39th

  • Campus address

    University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex, CO4 3SQ, England

The careers team offer dedicated international careers advice and support throughout studies and after graduation.
Central London is easily accessible from all of the university's campuses.
The University of Essex has a student body that represents over 140 nationalities and supports over 30 different cultural societies.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    54th out of 124 5

    51st out of 114 6

  • Entry standards

    / Max 209
    109 51%

    94th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    66.0 66%

    42nd

    31
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.73 75%

    84th

    8
  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    110 47%

    92nd

    26
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    85.0 85%

    43rd

    2
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.38 68%

    108th

    22

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