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Hull University Business School

A leading UK business school, our internationally recognised accreditations include the Association of MBAs (AMBA) and the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) - held by fewer than 2% of the world’s 12,000 Business Schools. Our core subjects cover accounting and finance, business management, marketing, economics, organisational behaviour and human resource management and logistics and supply chain management.

Our passion is to inspire and challenge those who study and work with us to make a sustainable difference in business and society. We believe in all our students and their ability to create a better future.

Our real-life, hands-on, hard-working approach to teaching – we call it Authentic Business Learning – makes sure you have the knowledge, skills and support for career success. Whether you are taking your first step or are more experienced and looking to progress. Our global perspective instils cross-cultural awareness, social intelligence and adaptability – with plenty of opportunities for networking, learning from and with each other. And we emphasise our corporate engagement by working with partners who share our aspirations and values.

Now, more than ever, ethics, sustainability and social responsibility need to be at the forefront of every business decision. The difference with us is, we don’t just tell you this, we show you. Our research spans critical issues such as plastic waste, renewable energy, and sustainable business practice, both locally and globally – addressing the complex challenges of tomorrow.

Head of school

Dr Yvonne Moogan

Dr Yvonne Moogan


Research in the Hull University Business School

Research at Hull University Business School is globally significant; exploring the key issues facing business and its multiple communities.

Our main research groups are organised around the fields of accounting and finance; economics; logistics; management business studies; and organisational behaviour and human resource management. The school also includes two multidisciplinary research centres: the internationally respected Centre for Systems Studies, established in 1992; and the newly-established Centre for Sustainable Production and Consumption.

Projects are aligned with the University’s research institutes: Logistics; Risk; Applied Ethics; Environment and Energy; Marine and Maritime; Clinical and Applied Health Research; Wilberforce; and Aura. Researchers in the school often collaborate on projects with colleagues across the University and have their own national and international research links.

Our world-leading researchers – staff and postgraduate researchers – deliver direct and practical impact on businesses, third sector organisations and policy makers; through commissioned research and Parliamentary evidence. Our team are widely published through a wealth of books and articles in the leading business journals.

Our research delivers practical impacts on a range of areas including employee volunteering, consumer protection legislation, the management of major public projects and public procurement. In these and other ways, our researchers demonstrate the vital importance of high-quality, cutting-edge research for the advancement of the understanding and practice of business, law and policy legislation in the 21st century.

Research strengths

Accounting, finance and economics

Research in this field explores accounting and finance in connection to people, business and society. We utilise a variety of advanced quantitative and qualitative methods to study the crucial role of finance in a variety of relevant and inter-related settings.

Our team’s expertise in the study of security prices and markets using advanced quantitative (big data) methods has led to a strong record in investigating the governance and financing of companies and financial institutions.

Economics research at the school is similarly innovative and policy-oriented; exploring a variety of topics and themes in conjunction with active interdisciplinary and international collaborations. Research areas in economics include, but are not restricted to, development economics, environmental economics, international finance, microeconomics, macroeconomics, labour economics, transport economics and energy markets.

Our group’s research is frequently published in leading peer-reviewed journals and presented at reputable conferences and forums. We also host the prestigious JSG Wilson Lecture – attracting world-renowned speakers – and run an established seminar series.

Knowledge Exchange Community

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Business School on demand

View our latest webinars, guest talks and virtual events on Hull University Business School’s online channel.

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BA Marketing alumni Josh tells us why he chose to study at Hull.

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Get ready for the real world

Placements offer you the chance to gain work experience, increase your employability and boost your degree qualification.

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Together, we mean business

We work with a wide variety of corporate partners at local and national levels. Our collaborations help us keep in step with the needs of business whilst providing innovative and tailored solutions for our partners. Free to join, priceless to belong. Our corporate partners help inspire the next generation of sustainable and responsible leaders.

Find out more about becoming a corporate partner of Hull University Business School.

Research Talks

Listen to our research-active academics and PhD students discussing their research stories and insights into the world of Business, Law and Politics on our Research Talks podcast.

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Executive Education

We offer a range of open and bespoke courses for professionals wanting to further develop their leadership and management skills and to transform their business. Our academic experts and professional associates deliver high quality, impactful training for executives.

Find out more about how our programmes equip you with the attributes to grow a successful organisation.

Exploring the economic linkages to COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected different countries and regions differently, so different areas may require unique policies to address the epidemic and minimise socio-economic impact. This project will understand these asymmetries and help design effective policies to restart the economy and encourage recovery.

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Hull University Business School x Summit Media

Meet some of our graduates who have benefited from our ten-year relationship with Summit Media by taking part in work placements, graduate opportunities and a range of masterclasses.

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Our people

The school is a vibrant community of extremely talented staff and students, who collaborate to craft some incredibly creative work.

staff members in the Hull University Business School, arranged alphabetically by last name
Nidd Building at Hull University Business School

Our facilities

Learn in an inspiring collection of Grade II listed buildings, seamlessly integrated with modern facilities to provide a wonderful place to study, work and meet, complemented by ongoing investment in the latest business technologies.


* (Marketing and Business Strategy / Organisational Behaviour and HRM / Logistics and Management Systems) UK domicile full-time first degree leavers; Higher Education Graduate Outcomes statistics, for the academic year 2020/21, published by the Higher Education Statistics Agency June 2023.