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Number of graduate students (full-time equivalent)
Research: 25
Number of faculty (full-time equivalent): 55
REF: 90 per cent of the Department's research was rated world-leading or internationally excellent 

Location: New Academic Building

About the Department

The Department of Management is a world leading centre for education and research in business and management, and we are ranked #2 in the world for social science and management. We sit at the heart of LSE’s thriving academic community in central London.

Our aim is to impact on socially meaningful challenges in business and policy worldwide. We are proud to be rated first in the UK for research in business and management studies (REF 2014). Our research pushes the frontiers of our understanding of the world, developing cutting-edge insights for practitioners. We collaborate with businesses, third sector organisations and policymakers across the globe to bring about real world impact.

Our teaching programmes prepare graduates for careers at the forefront of innovation, leadership and success in organisations across the globe. They are tailored to meet the diverse needs of pre-experience students and professional executives from across the world. Our Department has a tradition of innovation in business education, breaking the traditional business school mould and developing fresh approaches to teaching through academic excellence, critical analysis and the latest research in our field.

LSE is a leading social science institution, giving our teaching programmes a real world context in the social, economic and political environment in which organisations operate across the globe. Our students graduate with a unique understanding of real world business, enabling them to face future challenges in the fast-moving global environment, and setting them apart in the workplace as innovative, agile and strategic leaders.

MRes/PhD Management 
(Employment Relations and Human Resources)
(Information Systems and Innovation)
(Organisational Behaviour)

Visiting Research Students

The MRes/PhD Management aims to provide two years of rigorous postgraduate research training in methods, theory and domain knowledge, leading into a doctorate in Management. You will follow one of four streams focusing on a particular area of the field.

The Employment Relations and Human Resources stream focuses on the operation of HR functions and employee relation systems in organisational contexts which span national and cultural borders.

The Information Systems and Innovation stream examines the study of information and communication technologies and the ways they are involved in establishing patterns of action, domains of expertise and transaction or communication flows within and across organisations.

The Marketing stream looks at the fundamental dimensions of marketing research, enabling you to understand and contribute to a fundamental body of knowledge about the behaviour of consumers, companies, managers, and markets.

The Organisational Behaviour stream will enable you develop a global understanding of people and organisations, studying phenomena in a wide range of settings.

You will apply your research training from the MRes to your subsequent PhD project, which will involve a qualitative stage, including fieldwork for theory generation, and a quantitative stage for theory testing and analysis.

Taught MSc programmes

Executive programmes


MRes/PhD Management
Visiting Research Students

Application code:  N2Z1 (Employment Relations and Human Resources); N2ZG (Information Systems and Innovation); N2Z2 (Marketing); N2Z3 (Organisational Behaviour) (check availability), N1EM (VRS)

Start date: 21 September 2017

Duration: MRes 2 years, PhD 4 years, VRS up to 9 months (renewable)

Entry requirement: 2:1 degree or equivalent in any discipline

English requirement: Standard 

GRE/GMAT requirement: Will be considered if submitted, but not a requirement (this is an update from the printed version of the prospectus)

Fee level: See Tuition fees

Financial support: LSE PhD Studentships (see Financial support). ESRC funding (Organisational Behaviour and Information Systems and Innovation streams) (see ESRC)

Application deadline Rolling admissions. Please note the funding deadlines: 9 January (LSE PhD Studentships & ESRC) and 26 April 2017 (LSE PhD Studentships). Selection for funding is based on receipt of an application for a place – including all ancillary documents