Developing researchers in a number of areas of decision making
The Centre for Decision Research in Leeds University Business School is keen to encourage applications from students wishing to undertake a PhD in the area of decision making, and would be interested in discussing potential projects with students who would like to study here. Proposals are welcomed in any area of decision research, but at this time the example topic areas listed for potential supervisors in CDR in the list below are of particular interest. To get a broader idea of each supervisors’ areas of interest look at our publications page or their profile page (links in the list below).
Details of research degree study at Leeds University Business School can be found here: https://business.leeds.ac.uk/research-degrees. This includes links to details on how to apply, and fees and scholarships (in the PhD tab of “In this Section”).
Scholarships currently open for application, which could be used to support study with CDR are:
China Scholarship Council – University of Leeds Scholarships(deadline 04/01/2023)
ESRC White Rose DTP Studentship (deadline 25/01/2023)
Leeds Doctoral Scholarships (deadline 01/03/2023)
Leeds University Business School Management Department Scholarship (deadline 17/03/2023)
Leeds Opportunity Research Scholarships available to Black and Asian Home (UK) fee-rated applicants (deadline 03/04/2023)
Supervisors in CDR
The MSc Business Analytics and Decision Sciences programme delivers the knowledge and understanding of how business analytics can provide evidence to support management decision-making.
The MSc Business Analytics and Decision Sciences was ranked in the 2023 QS Master in Business Analytics rankings:
We are happy to welcome more students to the programme this year (184) giving them the chance to develop skills valued by employers. This year students have the chance to take our new module on Machine Learning in Practice, giving them experience with this technology to take to the workplace.
Students on CDR’s MSc Business Analytics & Decision Sciences took part in a “Leadership Challenge” with Premier Farnell organised by Jo Lumb, Engagement Manager in the Business School’s Management Division.
Saptarshi Ray of the MSc explained “We are taking part in the leaders’ challenge with one of the finest e-commerce companies in the world; Premier Farnell. We have got the challenge of demonstrating how big data analytics can help the company to improve their revenue and organisational efficiencies. We will be working as consultants for one month and will provide our suggestions to them.
“With the guidance of our Programme Director, Professor Alan Pearman, we undertook research on the company background and their business policy before going to the company and meeting their top personnel. Premier Farnell gave us a short presentation about their company and also briefed us on their current challenges and what they expect from us. We were given the opportunity to ask key questions to help with the challenge.
“It is a great experience for us to work as real life analytics consultants, which most of the students on our course aspire to be in their future career. We are grateful to Premier Farnell and the University of Leeds for providing us with this opportunity.”
The student group’s analysis of the company’s position was very well received and they subsequently were invited to make a full presentation to senior UK and US managers.
Euro2015 is a major academic conference in the Operations Research area. Two MSc students, Saptarshi Ray and Ryzky Yudha presented papers:
Saptarshi Ray presented a talk titled “Association rules mining and cross correlation using Apriori algorithm to the financial market: The case with respect to UK Stock market and Global cues” and Ryzky Yudha presented a talk titled “Matching Critical Success Factors of Employee Performance to Help the Recruitment Process in Analysing Candidate Profiles by Incorporating Social Media Analytics”
Staff from the Centre for Decision Research also presented papers: