The Management and Business pathway brings together three institutions to offer a formidable range and combination of substantive and methodological strengths. The pathway covers a variety of research themes in the fields of marketing & strategy, banking, accounting & finance, logistics & operations management, and management, employment & organisation; all underpinned by the research strength and experience of faculty members at Cardiff, Bangor and Swansea Universities. This joint working allows students increased access to leading researchers whilst also offering them a breadth of contacts and experiences, enabling them to network within a larger cohort and to see their research within an especially wide disciplinary context.
Cardiff Business School benefits from internationally recognised expertise in multiple areas including: public value; post-structuralist and critical realist theorizing; accounting and control; fit supply chains; consumer behaviour. Bangor Business School focuses on banking and finance (specifically credit and uncertainty), critical management and corporate communications, especially organisation/stakeholder relationships. Swansea School of Management has an international reputation in the research areas of digital innovation and organisational behavior, and human resource management.
Students on the ‘1+3’ route, as part of their Masters programme, take a module in advanced research methods specific to their research discipline which is shared by students and taught by staff across the three institutions. Subject-specific training and student development continues throughout the Doctorate. At every stage, students are active participants in a wide range of reading and discussion groups, roundtable sessions, seminar series and data analysis workshops. Students are strongly encouraged and supported to attend and present at relevant national and international conferences.