The research area of the School covers the field of economics (including development economics, spatial economics, and finance), econometrics (including operations research), and business administration (including accounting, marketing, management and organization, information and logistics).

The School of Business and Economics (SBE) seeks to combine high quality education with excellent research. It has several research groups with an outstanding international reputation. The School's research policies aim to further reinforce these high standards and to facilitate new talents. The website provides information about the School's research programmes and publications, and the graduate school that provides excellent training to PhD students.