About the Department of International Business & Economics Business School

Global business from an economic perspective is the focus of our department's teaching and research. We are proud to say the University of Greenwich has been repeatedly ranked 1st in the UK for student satisfaction in economics, according to The Complete University Guide 2016.


Our undergraduate degree programmes provide a solid grounding in economics, business economics, international business and business law. Our postgraduate degrees draw students from around the world. We also have a strong PhD programme.


We work with industry bodies such as the Society of Business Economists to ensure our curriculum meets the needs of modern international business.

Teaching staff

Our academic staff teach our students directly and are committed to supporting the learning of each student. Our staff are active in research and maintain excellent professional contacts.

Accreditation's and professional bodies

Our economics and international business programmes have repeatedly been rated top in the UK in the National Student Survey, and two thirds of our research was rated world class or world leading in the last Research Assessment Exercise. Our doctoral programme is endorsed by EDAMBA, the European Doctoral Programmes Association in Management and Business Administration.

We were recently mentioned in an article written by the Economist, regarding the evolution of economics. 


Our research and teaching are closely interrelated. We host the internationally renowned research units Public Services International Research Unit and the Greenwich Political Economy Research Centre. We support the Centre for Business Network Analysis, the largest concentration of business network analysts in Europe, with specialist expertise in the social network analysis of organisations.

Dr Riccardo De Vita
Head of Department

"We have got strong links with the Royal Economic Society which provides us with the latest developments in the field. We have got links to the public sector, especially the Government Economic Service; we take our students at least twice a year to the treasury to see seminars."

Dr Tesfa Mehari
Principal Lecturer, Economics

"One of the great advantages of this course is that we are drawing staff, academic staff, from all over the world and I think this gives our students direct access into people who have actually got experience of those countries. The staff also, they are not simply academic staff, many of them are coming out of industry."

Dr Michael Wynn-Williams
Senior Lecturer, International Business