Worcester Business School has a small but growing research base. Having made its first submission to the REF (Unit of Assessment 19: Business & Management Studies) and launched its DBA program in 2013 it is now firmly committed to substantially growing its research, applied research and knowledge transfer activity in the next five years.

WBS research is rooted in local, regional, national and international contexts and benefits our students through our focus on research-informed teaching and our innovative research degree program.

Research is focused in the School in the three main Subject Group areas of Computing, Leadership, Management and Human Resources and Marketing as well as through our four cross-discipline Research Groups:

We have always been conscious to avoid ‘ivory tower’ research for its own sake and ensure our links to public and private sector organisations keep us in touch with constant change.