Learn how organisations operate, behave, and create value. At St Andrews, management is regarded through the lens of responsible enterprise, with concepts such as ethical approaches and environmental impact integrated into research and teaching.

Gain insight into how business and management function and explore areas including:

  • markets
  • finance and accounting
  • strategy development
  • entrepreneurship
  • managing and developing people.
Students sitting outside School of Management


Postgraduate taught

Postgraduate research

University of St Andrews Business School offers PhD and MRes programmes. Research in management typically falls into one of four main groups:

To apply, you should first identify and contact a potential supervisor you would like to work with in your intended research area. Find out how to contact a research supervisor.

“I like how the lecturers allow us space to develop our own learning and study styles within the context of our core courses. It really taught me how to take the initiative, communicate with staff and enhance my academic writing. St Andrews is full of passionate and friendly students and provides a melting pot of international perspectives in both academic and everyday life.”

- Georgia, USA


First in Scotland and second in the UK for business and management 

Guardian Good University Guide 2023

First in Scotland for business and management studies

The Complete University Guide 2023

88% of research activity rated 3* or 4*

Most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF 2021)