Bayes Business School, part of City, University of London, has an international reputation for excellent research that generates a demonstrable impact for business, and the wider community. Our enviable location in the City of London - one of the world's leading financial centres - and our close proximity to European financial and political centres means the school provides many advantages that benefit our students, staff, and partners alike.

Influential academics

The school attracts academic staff from across the globe. Bayes Business School's faculty comprises over 100 research-active experts. Many of our faculty hold impressive academic credentials and a strong industry background, including former senior economic advisors at the Bank of England, editors of influential journals, visiting professors in top-tier business schools, fellows of professional bodies and frequently-cited authors.

Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021

The Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021 rated Bayes 5th in the UK for Business and Management research.

In total, 92% of our research was rated as world-leading (4*) or internationally excellent (3*) - up from 84% in REF 2014.

Submissions from Bayes include:

A 20-year exploration into how administrative data is used to inform policy and practice enabling local and national organisations to better cost, plan and deliver services:

The value of installing expert leaders in organisations:

The development of a global capital market for transferring longevity risk:

View the full City, University of London results on the Research in Focus microsite, which includes an overview of City’s research, a snapshot of our REF results and videos and articles about research projects and their impact on the world.

Real-world relevance

This elevated research capability enables Bayes to stay at the forefront of business and management education.

Crucially, Bayes research is also relevant to the needs of business leaders, government, professionals and the media. Our research is ranked 2nd in Europe for its impact on the real world of business, practitioners and policymakers.

Bayes experts advise governments, regulatory bodies and businesses. Our research shapes policy and regulation and feeds into industry and the professions. It is widely publicised in prestigious journals, international conferences and influential written and broadcast media.

Our research has provided strategic tools for the insurance industry, influenced the investment strategies of financial institutions, informed government policies to increase disability employment, changed leadership practices in the healthcare industry, influenced methods of demographic data collection and the management of longevity and mortality risks.

Our research centres also provide a crucial link between theory and practice, playing a key role in the implementation of our impact strategy. Seven of the nine impact case studies submitted to REF 2021 emerged from collaborative research projects at our research centres.

Research opportunities

We invest in the recruitment of promising young researchers from the world's top business schools and develop new talent through our doctoral research programme, one of the largest in the UK and consistently ranked in the world's top 40 in the Financial Times league tables of international business schools.