Graduate School

Graduate School of Business and Economics

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. This has led to the creation of seven research themes.


GSBE has seven research themes with several links between the various 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.

Learn more about GSBE's research themes.



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.

Research Themes

  • Conflict and Cooperation (CoCo)

  • Data-Driven Decision-Making (D3M)

  • Human Decisions and Policy Design

  • Learning and Work

  • Sustainability

  • Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

  • Culture, Ethics and Leadership


Contributing to and participating in GSBE research

  • Large cross-national research project on youth not in employment or education

    Thursday, March 17, 2016

    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).

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Graduate School of Business & Economics

School of Business and Economics
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