Birmingham Business School consists of a number of departments, each designed to deliver authoritative research and specialist teaching.

The Department of...


Accounting at Birmingham Business School has a history of academic excellence in both research and teaching that places it at the forefront of knowledge creation and dissemination, and has strong links accounting professional bodies and commercial, governmental and third sector organisations.

Business and Labour Economics

The Department of Business and Labour Economics provides business and policy-oriented economics education for the Business School and associated programmes in Engineering and Science.


The Department of Economics at Birmingham has a long and distinguished history of research. Its faculty focuses on experimental, financial, international, environmental, as well as other branches of economics. Most of the courses offered are research-led, and all of them offer a high level of employability and opportunities.

Entrepreneurship & Local Economy

Providing entrepreneurship education across the university, the department conducts academic research funded by a range of public and industry sources, and engages with policymakers and business advisory agencies in the UK and Europe to inform their work with entrepreneurs and in small businesses.


The Department of Finance emerged from the previously combined accounting and finance department, which contributed to sustaining the high reputation for scholarship in commerce related disciplines since the University’s foundation in 1900.


The Department of Marketing is internationally recognised and consists of academics providing leading research insights across the full spectrum of marketing matters. Each member of the department strives to generate first class, meaningful research that contributes to the diversity and inter-disciplinarity of marketing theory and practice. 

Organisation, Work and Employment

The Department of Organisation, Work and Employment provides critically focussed, theoretically informed research on work and employment in contemporary organisations in the public and private sectors.

Procurement and Operations Management

The Department of Procurement and Operations Management is fully equipped to help those working in, or aspiring to work in, the areas of procurement, operations and project management to develop a high level of competence and to understand how they fit within the overall management of a firm or public sector organisation.

Strategy and International Business

Research and teaching in the Department of Strategy and International Business reflects the multidisciplinary background of its membership, and encompasses a wide range of issues and themes in management and business studies.