Apply for a fully funded three-year PhD studentship at Loughborough University

Applications are invited for a fully funded three-year PhD research project in the area of Business Analytics for Organisational Decision-Making. This is a unique opportunity to participate in an interdisciplinary project that has the potential to generate high impacts for organisations, professional bodies and higher education.

Extracting value from increasingly complex and extensive data is widely recognized as an essential capability for organisations, but still a significant challenge for many. Employing a cross-disciplinary perspective, the project aims to improve the understanding of : 1) how data-driven decision-making devices, employing expert statistical and algorithmic processes (the blackbox) interface with human actors, namely business partners as decision framers; and 2) how outputs (management information) are made sense of and used by a range of decision makers. 

The selected candidate will work with world-leading academics in the field of accounting and information management. Students from a broad range of disciplines, including accounting, information management and decision sciences, are welcome to apply.

Loughborough University is a top-ten rated university in England for research intensity (REF2014). In choosing Loughborough for your research, you will work alongside academics who are leaders in their field. You will benefit from comprehensive support and guidance from our Doctoral College, including tailored careers advice, to help you succeed in your research and future career.

Entry requirements:

UK Masters degree (with average programme mark of no less than 65%) or International equivalent. English Language requirement of IELTS band 7.0 or above with not less than 7.0 in each component.

Funding information:

The studentship provides a tax free stipend of £14,777 per annum for the duration of the studentship plus tuition fees at the UK/EU rate. International (non EU) students may apply however the total value of the studentship will be used towards the cost of the International tuition fee in the first instance.

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