School of Business and Economics


Decision Sciences

The School of Business and Economics is a leader in research on Decision Sciences. We focus on the development and application of rigorous methodologies that can support both private and public sector decision makers and policy makers in understanding, evaluating and improving the performance and choices of firms, organisations and individuals.

What is Decision Sciences?

The emergence and rapid rise of big data, social media, cloud and mobile-based services have added to our present-day era of ever-increasing complexity within decision making. These complexities present massive challenges but also opportunities for government, organisations, society and individuals.

In addition, many strategic decisions involve high stakes, uncertainty, multiple stakeholders and conflicting objectives, which require robust and rigorous empirical and theoretical analysis and decision frameworks to help decision and policy makers make informed decisions.

Engage with us

The School's Decision Sciences researchers are found across our seven discipline groups, conducting research in the private, public and third sectors, providing both theoretical and data-based tools for decision makers.  

Using modelling and prediction, we turn both masses of everyday information, and more specialised quantitative and qualitative data, into actionable insights.

We invite you to engage with us, and we welcome the opportunity to discuss possible research projects that may benefit your organisation.