BRU - Business Research Unit
The Business Research Unit is a multidisciplinary research center of Iscte-Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, whose scope spans various Business areas. Researchers are mainly faculty from the Iscte Business School (IBS), accredited by AMBA and AACSB, and ranked in the Financial Times European Business Schools ranking, as well as in the Times Higher Education ranking.
BRU is accredited by the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT), the National Research Agency, and is currently graded with Excellent. Research is funded by FCT core funding, by international and national competitive research grants, as well as by other research contracts with public and private entities.
The main goal of BRU is to promote research at the highest international standards, namely via our 3 interweaving pillars:
Excellence in Research by improving sound research in core Business areas that further advances the international scientific literature
World-class Ph.D. programmes able to attract promising national and international students
Engaging with society by developing solutions for specific corporate and societal challenges
BRU is currently organized in five Research Groups that mirror our multidisciplinary strengths: Accounting, Marketing & Management; Data Analytics; Economics; Finance and Organization Behaviour & Human Resources.
At present, BRU runs 4 accredited doctoral programmes, totally taught in English, enrolling 80 students annually of several nationalities. A PhD in Management with 6 specialisations (Accounting, Human Resources and Organizational Behavior, Marketing, Operations Management, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Quantitative Methods applied to Management, Strategy and Entrepreneurship), a PhD in Economics, a PhD in Finance and a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA), partly in collaboration with Chinese Universities.