The Graduate School of Business and Economics (GSBE) is SBE’s central authority on academic research and administers SBE’s PhD programme and research master’s programmes. The graduate school also stimulates research in various ways, provides incentives for new research initiatives, and oversees quality and productivity.
GSBE has seven research themes drawing on expertise from the departments and institutes of SBE. In many cases, this collaboration exists in both research and teaching. As a result of their early development from a strong business economics orientation, many research themes cannot be characterised as exclusively covering either business or economics. They all cross the boundaries of both business and economics.
The Graduate School of Business and Economics offers two research master's programmes: Business Research and Economic and Financial Research. PhD candidates carry out their research within one of the seven departments. And of course, GSBE researchers also teach at the bachelor's and master’s level in the School of Business and Economics.
Contributing to and participating in GSBE research
"Winning an NWO-VIdi grant will offer me the time and the means to take a broader approach to my research on individual decision-making and the effect of contextual cues on consumer behaviour. It will make it possible to include a more diverse set of research methodologies (including brain data), and to complement lab studies with a nice set of field studies."
"You really need to believe in the strength and relevance of your proposal, and to be very enthusiastic about your research. With or without the NWO-Vidi grant, I would have been carrying out this study into the economic effects of accounting – although without the grant it would have been much more difficult."
"The NWO-Vidi grant for my research on crime prevention across three life phases will help me to do work that would be hard to fund independently. Really in-depth research can take a lot of time to complete, and although governments sometimes directly fund studies into this important societal issue, it often comes with strings attached and is limited in scope."
Mark Levels (ROA and GSBE) won a research grant in the highly competitive Open Research Area grant scheme, organized by NWO, ANR, JSPS, DFG and ESRC, to conduct a large cross-national research program on youth Not in Employment, Education and Training (NEETs).