Doctorate Degrees in Marketing and Communication

Compare 30 PhD Programs in Marketing and Communication

Marketing and Communication

A PhD is a prestigious degree in which students must gain and prove extensive knowledge in a particular subject. It is often pursued after a master’s degree has been obtained, and is the highest degree an individual can receive. Regardless of the field, it requires a lot of time and study.

You might wonder, “What is a PhD in Marketing and Communication?” Communication is essential to any business. Students who pursue this degree can expect to learn a great deal about multiple industries. They may be required to read and analyze the latest marketing techniques in various fields. They will participate in research, as well as attend seminars. Subjects will include cultural studies, marketing communication, history and theoretical grounding. They will study communication discipline, rhetorical studies and publication.

One of the main benefits of pursuing a PhD in Marketing and Communication is that it puts graduates one step ahead of the competition. They have the skills it takes to get higher-paying jobs. They have the qualifications necessary to ask for and receive a raise in their current positions.

The costs and fees associated with a PhD in Marketing and Communication will vary from school to school and country to country. The best way to determine how much you should plan on spending is to contact the school of your choice and speak with an admissions officer.

After graduating, individuals can expect to be considered for a variety of careers. They will vary depending on the specialization of the student, but many graduates can expect careers in management within the research or communications industry they pursue. Media consultants, marketing directors and research professionals often have this degree. Graduates might consider teaching marketing at the university level or going into business for themselves by starting a communications company.

Whether you wish to attend school at a local university, would like to study abroad or wish to stay home and do your work online, there is something out there for your preferences. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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PhD Programme

Kent Business School, University of Kent
Campus Full time Part time August 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury

Master's programmes at Kent Business School are driven by international research and relevance. Programmes are developed to broaden your career prospects and prepare you for success. [+]

PhDs in Marketing and Communication. Master's programmes at Kent Business School are driven by international research and relevance. At Kent Business School the research degree programme provides exceptional students with a dynamic research culture, supervision from our community of over 60 research active academic staff, high quality resources and excellent research training. We offer the following subject specialisms: Accounting Finance Industrial Relations Management Management Science Marketing Operational Research Our PhD students all receive a dedicated office space with either a laptop or PC, conference funding, formal research methods training and full access to the facilities of the Graduate School. We also offer a range of PhD scholarship packages for outstanding candidates.  All scholarship candidates must hold a first class honours degree (if still completing their master's programme) or a master's degree with Distinction in a relevant subject and a good standard of written or spoken English (IELTS 7 or equivalent). University of Kent PhD scholarships are based on a three year Graduate Teaching Assistantship that includes financial support in return for part-time teaching. This covers tuition fees at the UK/EU rate (and some specific scholarships may include international fees) plus a combined salary and maintenance grant at the full UK Research Council rate. Applications from self-funded students are also welcome and the minimum entry requirement is a Merit at master’s level in a relevant subject as well as our English language requirements. Entry to the Kent Business School PhD programme is in September (application deadline 30 June) or January (deadline 31 October) each year. [-]

PhD in Design, Technology & Society

Koc University - Istanbul Turkey
Campus Full time September 2017 Turkey İstanbul

The Graduate School of Social Sciences and Humanities at Koc University welcomes applications for its Master and PhD in Design, Technology and Society. [+]

PhD in Design, Technology & Society

 

Developments in current technology offer a wide range of opportunities for creative industries. There are eight fundamental fields in the global market where creative industry can grow: design, film production, music, animation, interactive media, computer games, digital advertisement, gastronomy and cultural heritage. Creative industries need scholars and professionals who can use interdisciplinary thinking skills to develop new approaches to the utilization of display technologies and digital products. All over the world, there is an expanding need for experts who can creatively manage the convergence of different communication platforms, who can analyze, anticipate and address the changing needs and expectations of individuals (as consumers or as citizens).... [-]


PhD in Marketing

Durham University Business School
Campus Full time July 2017 United Kingdom Durham

Established in 2014, following the merger of the Departments of Management and Marketing, our main aim is to advance and share knowledge at the intersection of markets, marketing practice and consumption. We do this by providing an active and inspiring environment for academic staff, students and practitioners to research ideas, produce high quality publications and discuss how to disseminate knowledge on the... [+]

PhDs in Marketing and Communication. The PhD is the highest academic degree and as such Durham graduates are in demand for academic posts in leading universities and top business schools; for business and management consultancy in commerce and industry; and for senior management roles in private sector organisations and government institutions. Whatever your goals, the Durham PhD gives you the opportunity to combine rigorous academic theory with research to influence the world of business and make a unique contribution to your field of study. It attracts exceptional students of the highest calibre, and in conjunction with scholars internationally-renowned for their research and thought leadership, the PhD programme at Durham University Business School is both challenging and stimulating. As part of our vibrant and welcoming research-led community, you will work alongside a diverse faculty of research students and international academics to develop a critical command of your subject. You will cultivate high-level skills of analysis and appraisal, be able to use a range of research methodologies, and will work independently. We provide an arena where staff, students and practitioners can exchange information, ideas and inspiration and put marketing theory into practice Established in 2014, following the merger of the Departments of Management and Marketing, our main aim is to advance and share knowledge at the intersection of markets, marketing practice and consumption. We do this by providing an active and inspiring environment for academic staff, students and practitioners to research ideas, produce high quality publications and discuss how to disseminate knowledge on the nature of marketing and consumer practice. Key to this is a culture of collaboration – not just among members, but with other departments, clusters and centres, both inside and outside Durham University. Throughout our work, we connect with individual customers, organisations and other institutions, both public and private, and not- and for- profit. A meeting of minds We are a diverse team where different members bring their own perspectives. Mainstream managerial views sit alongside a critical take on marketing, including cultural and sociological perspectives on markets, marketing and consumption. We draw on a range of methodological perspectives from quantitative, statistically-driven to qualitative, interpretivist methodological traditions. PhD: Take the next step We have two intakes each year, in October and January. Closing dates for applications are: January 2017 intake: 31 October 2016 October 2017 intake: 31 July 2017 For PhD Integrated Studies (full time) there is one intake per year in October. The closing date is 31 July. What do I need first? English language requirements: If English is not your first language you will need IELTS 7.0 (no element below 6.5) or Pearson Test of English Overall Score 70+ (No element below 62). Please note that these can be no more than 2 years old at the month the programme starts, eg. for a programme commencing in October 2014 the IELTS or PTE test must have been taken in or after October 2012). Further information about acceptable tests. For UK students: A Masters degree, normally with a mark of at least 65% in your Masters dissertation. For non-UK students: A degree that is equivalent to a UK Masters. You also need to have completed and passed (at a level equivalent to at least 65%) a dissertation module. Check the full list of equivalent qualifications. It is important that your general research interests match those of at least one member of our academic staff. For information on the range of expertise and experience of our academic faculty and details of their research interests, see Our People. If you have any questions about finding a potential supervisor, we’re happy to help. Please get in touch with the Research Admissions Team. The Application Process Successful application is based on your ability to meet the entry requirements, your research proposal and the School's capacity to provide relevant supervision for your research. Our admissions process follows three stages: Stage One Please ensure that: you meet our entry requirements (above) you can meet the financial requirements of the programme you have your research proposal ready. Stage Two Applications should be made using the on-line application form. You will be asked for the following information: academic qualifications and career to date an outline of your research interests the names and addresses of two academic referees any specific support needs you may have (see Disability Support) your chosen College. (If you wish to read for a full-time programme you must become a member of one of our Colleges as well as being accepted by a department. The following documents should also be submitted online as part of your application. Without these documents your application cannot be processed: Research proposal of 1500-2000 words. Please submit your proposal within the section of the online application entitled 'Other Relevant Experience'. However, if your research proposal contains tables or equations, please upload your document via the 'supporting documents' section under 'Scholarships/Other'. Advice on writing a research proposal. A 300-500 word abstract giving a summary of the Research Proposal Copies of certificates of degrees awarded (up to 3 may be uploaded) Copies of transcripts of modules studied (up to 3 may be uploaded) Evidence of proficiency in English (where this is not your first language) Two references, one of which must be academic.(Reference letters should be emailed directly to us by your referees using the downloadable reference form.) Download the reference form Your Curriculum Vitae. If you have any problems attaching your supporting documents to your online application, you may email them to us. Stage Three We will process your application on the basis of all the information provided and will normally let you know our decision within four to six weeks. In certain circumstances we may need to request further information. A successful application will be sent to Durham University's Student Recruitment and Admissions Office (SRAO) with a recommendation for approval. (We will contact you direct if we are unable to recommend your application for approval.) The SRAO is responsible for approving all postgraduate applications. You should be aware that approval by the SRAO is not a formality and that in some cases where we recommended approval, the SRAO will be unable to support this. Until you receive an offer from the Student Recruitment and Admissions Office, you have not received a formal offer of a place. [-]

PhD Programme

NHH Norwegian School of Economics
Campus Full time 4 years August 2017 Norway Bergen

As a young researcher at NHH you will work closely with leading professors within your chosen field, having access to the sophisticated research resources and thriving intellectual community that will help develop your academic interests. [+]

PhD at NHH The PhD programme at NHH is designed for those seeking a specialisation within the fields of economics and business administration for challenging jobs in the private and public sector. Although the majority of our PhD graduates go on to work in academic institutions, an increasing number of graduates take on positions in management, consultancy and larger organisations. The NHH PhD programme offers specialisations in six different fields: Accounting Economics Finance Management Science Strategy and Management Professional and Intercultural Communication As a young researcher at NHH you will work closely with leading professors within your chosen field, having access to the sophisticated research resources and thriving intellectual community that will help develop your academic interests. NHHs PhD programme starts every year in August. NHH PhD research scholarships are fully funded for four years on very competitive terms. PhD research scholarships include a commitment to work 25% as a teaching and/or research assistant for the school while enrolled on the PhD programme. The annual salary for the PhD Research Scholarships is currently € 46 400. NHH provides generous research funds for travelling and conference participation, and a bonus system for publications in top international journals. ... [-]

PhD in Management - Marketing and consumer behaviour

University of Guelph
Campus Full time 6 semesters September 2017 Canada Guelph

With the University of Guelph's PhD in Management program, you'll explore complex challenges in modern business management and scholarship, and develop relevant research within one of three unique academic fields in which the University has a distinct strength - marketing and consumer behavior, services management and organizational leadership. Throughout your time here, you'll be conducting innovative and relevant research, presenting your ideas at conferences, writing papers for journal publications and networking with peers from other universities. [+]

PhDs in Marketing and Communication. With the University of Guelph's PhD in Management program, you'll explore complex challenges in modern business management and scholarship, and develop relevant research within one of three unique academic fields in which the University has a distinct strength - marketing and consumer behavior, services management and organizational leadership. Throughout your time here, you'll be conducting innovative and relevant research, presenting your ideas at conferences, writing papers for journal publications and networking with peers from other universities. Marketing and consumer behaviour Understand the basis for consumer purchasing patterns and the development of marketing strategies. Consumer preferences and decision making Consumer well-being and public policy Marketing management and strategy Innovation adoption Program timeline This PhD program consists of six semesters of coursework within the first two years. Students take five core and six field courses along with one teaching course and a subsequent qualifying exam. The remainder of the program is devoted to completion and defense of a full doctoral dissertation. Admission requirements A recognized master’s degree in a management field with an average standing of at least “B+” Acceptable GMAT or GRE Score Applicants need an acceptable TOEFL score (or equivalent) if English is not their first language The application deadline is February 1. [-]

PhD in Marketing and Strategy

University of Minho - School of Economics and Management
Campus Full time Part time 3 years October 2017 Portugal Braga + 1 more

The Doctoral Programme in Marketing and Strategy is a project that enhances the synergies of three recognised national higher education institutions: the University of Minho, Aveiro University and the University of Beira Interior, respectively. [+]

Justification and Purpose The Doctoral Programme in Marketing and Strategy is a project that enhances the synergies of three recognised national higher education institutions: the University of Minho, Aveiro University and the University of Beira Interior, respectively. Their primary objective is to provide doctoral students with an insight into the state-of-the-art about the advances of scientific knowledge in Marketing and Strategy. It is a programme of international scope, complete and innovative, which resorts to education in the English language. In addition, it is flexible, as it offers the possibility to develop studies/research in a part-time or full-time regime. It is a six-semester-long programme, which corresponds to 180 ECTS. Therefore, it combines the structural components of Marketing and Strategy and specific optional course units of both areas, at two different times: the first year is dedicated to coursework and research in the three above-mentioned universities, according to their calendars, and the last two years is devoted to the design and elaboration of an original doctoral thesis. Doctoral candidates have the opportunity to acquire academic and professional skills that promote their career, in particular, in high positions of private and public, national and international institutions or while recognised leaders and managers when developing a given business idea. Hence, this doctoral programme envisages the strengthening of skills of research, analysis, autonomous and creative production of scientific knowledge and its dissemination worldwide. [-]

PhD in Media and Communications

University of Nicosia
Campus Full time Part time 3 years September 2017 Cyprus Nicosia Greece Athens + 3 more

With strengths across the fields of Media and Communication, the Department of Communications offers aspirant researchers and accomplished professionals a strong platform to develop both their academic interests and their career. [+]

PhDs in Marketing and Communication. Duration (years): 3 Qualification Awarded: Media and Communication (PhD, 3 years) Level of Qualification: 3rd Cycle ( Doctorate) Language of Instruction: The programme is offered in both English and Greek. Mode of Study: Full time / Part time Minimum Credits: 90 Minimum ECTS Credits: 180 Profile of the Programme: With strengths across the fields of Media and Communication, the Department of Communications offers aspirant researchers and accomplished professionals a strong platform to develop both their academic interests and their career. The Department aims to provide an inspiring and vibrant environment for postgraduate research, to support the development of research and presentation skills, and to respond to the academic needs of our students. We create opportunities for interdisciplinary interaction and we pride ourselves on helping our students to extend their professional networks by organizing conferences, seminars and events that aim to establish close links with the media industry and the local and international academic community. The members of the Department of Communications are actively engaged in challenging projects and publications, and in a broad range of extracurricular activities such as: creative media projects, organization of media related festivals and other cultural events; professional training and consultancies in a variety of fields such as Media Literacy and Education, Digital Media and Learning, Film Policy, Community Media, Transmedia and Digital Storytelling and Social Media Management. Prospective PhD students are welcome to approach the Department at any time in the academic year. You are strongly advised to contact the Doctoral Degree Coordinator before making a formal application. This helps us to ensure that we can offer you the best support and put you in contact with the member of the Department who has the expertise to help and guide you. Dr. Costas Constandinides Department of Communications Doctoral Degree Coordinator Career Prospects: People who complete successfully the doctoral programme will be able to: Work as Research Faculty Members in tertiary education institutions. Exercise a leadership role in the media, e.g. the industry or the academic world. Be appointed as high officials in various departments/services of Ministries associated with the function and contribution of the media to social and cultural development. Exercise an administrative and/or supervisory role in public or private institutions of higher education, in research centers or in consulting units. Graduation Requirements The programme extends over three academic years, that is 6 semesters in all. Learning Outcomes To give the student deep knowledge of the new trends (subject-and research-wise) of the concentration s/he selected. To enable the student to plan and bring to closure large-scale research and, therefore, to generate new knowledge and thus contribute to the further development of the sciences in media practice and media education. To enable the student to understand the problems associated with advancements in media and communication, deriving from social and technological developments. To prepare the students to act as agents of change in their work environment. To prepare the students to undertake and exercise successfully leadership role(s) in the area of their concentration/work environment [-]

PhD in Communication Sciences

University of Minho - Institute of Social Sciences
Campus Full time 6 semesters October 2017 Portugal Braga

The doctoral program in Communication Sciences is a strong training proposal supported by the skills, competences and resources developed by the work of the Communication and Society Research Centre, and aims to respond to a need for advanced education in the region. [+]

Academic degree: Doctorate ECTS: 180 Duration: 6 curricular semesters Regime: Normal Place: Gualtar Campus, Braga Main Scientific area: Communication Sciences The doctoral program in Communication Sciences is a strong training proposal supported by the skills, competencies and resources developed by the work of the Communication and Society Research Centre, and aims to respond to a need for advanced education in the region. At the same time, it is considered that this course answers to the Lusophone space, particularly Brazil and African Portuguese speaking countries. The course was designed in an autonomous way, aiming to meet the expectations of students from the University of Minho, but also of students from other national and international universities who intend to pursue studies, as well as other candidates with curricula and enablers bases. With a broad spectrum, the model of this course is based on a solid training that supports investigations focused on both theoretical and empirical study objects. In either cases, the program is concern that the knowledge produced can stimulate and support the training of cultural workers, business and communication professionals. [-]

PhD in Semiotics and Philosophy of Communication

Charles University Faculty of Humanities
Campus Full time Part time 3 years October 2017 Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

The graduate of the doctoral study program Semiotics and Philosophy of Communication is a qualified specialist endowed with deep understanding of theoretical approaches in communicational strategies, relevant analytical skills and solid knowledge of actual philosophic and semiotic research of the process of communication. [+]

PhDs in Marketing and Communication. Language: French Profile of the graduate The graduate of the doctoral study program Semiotics and Philosophy of Communication is a qualified specialist endowed with deep understanding of theoretical approaches in communicational strategies, relevant analytical skills and solid knowledge of actual philosophic and semiotic research of the process of communication. The study program provides necessary qualification to those willing to work in basic and applied research in institutes and universities of the given thematic orientation. The graduates are also well prepared to occupy critic, conceptional and creative positions and are qualified to work at such positions in academic or massmedial sphere where familiarity with semiotics and theory of communication is an indispensable asset. Tuition Fee 55000 CZK (2000 EUR)/year This number was calculated by automatic currency conversion using exchange rate for EUR: 27.055 [-]

PhD in Consumer, Apparel, and Retail Studies

University of North Carolina Greensboro
Campus Full time 60 hours August 2017 USA Greensboro

For those who imagine themselves as university professors sharing their passion for Consumer, Apparel and Retail studies with future students, a PhD in the field is an outstanding course of study to pursue. By delving deep into exciting topics ranging from marketing to consumer behavior, you will gain an expert’s understanding of the industry and how to apply your knowledge for success in the field. The CARS graduate program of study leading to the doctor of philosophy degree requires a minimum of 60 hours (90 beyond the BS) and the completion of a dissertation. [+]

PhD in Consumer, Apparel, and Retail Studies For those who imagine themselves as university professors sharing their passion for Consumer, Apparel, and Retail studies with future students, a PhD in the field is an outstanding course of study to pursue. By delving deep into exciting topics ranging from marketing to consumer behavior, you will gain an expert’s understanding of the industry and how to apply your knowledge for success in the field. The CARS graduate program of study leading to the doctor of philosophy degree requires a minimum of 60 hours (90 beyond the BS) and the completion of a dissertation. Sample doctoral courses include: CRS 712: Theory Development in Consumer, Apparel and Retail Studies Examination of business related marketing theories. Analysis of marketing theories, models, and conceptual frameworks. Includes business-to-business, consumer, customer relationship and economic theories. CRS 713: Qualitative Methodology in Consumer, Apparel and Retail Studies Exploration of development and use of qualitative research methodology. Focus on application of qualitative methodology to diverse research problems, data collection procedures, and analysis approaches. CRS 721: Consumer Behavior in Apparel and Retailing Current theories and research in consumer behavior. Application of consumer behavior models to apparel, apparel-related products and retailing through individualized research projects. This school offers programs in: English [-]

Mass Communication

United Arab Emirates University
Campus Full time September 2017 United Arab Emirates AL Ain

http://www.uaeu.ac.ae/en/admission/ph.d.and_professional_doctorate.shtml [+]

PhDs in Marketing and Communication. The field of mass communication is expansive as it evolves at a fast clip with communication technologies at the same time that it reflects a symbiotic relationship with older disciplines in the social sciences such as sociology, political science, psychology, history, and literature. This offers the Ph.D. student a broad spectrum of academic foci in which to pursue research interests. Accordingly, the coursework in the UAEU program provides opportunities to pursue study of the effects of new communication technologies on culture (especially in the Arab and/or Islamic region), the role of communication in development, comparative media systems, as well as regulatory frameworks for different media systems. Students must develop a strong grasp of research methodologies to pursue independent study in the field. [-]

PhD in Media and Communication Studies

Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias
Campus Full time 3 years October 2017 Portugal Lisbon

The main objective of this PhD programme is to train researchers and lecturers in the media and communication study field. [+]

Programme Director

Professor Doutor Manuel José Carvalho de Almeida Damásio

 

 

Qualification requirements and regulations

The following may apply for the Doctoral Programme in Communication Sciences:

 

a) The holders of a master’s degree or a legal equivalent;

b) The holders of a B.A. who present an especially relevant academic or scientific which is acknowledge by the Scientific Council of the Lusophone University of Humanities and Technologies’ Communication, Arts and Information Technologies School as being a competence certificate. b) The holders of an academic, scientific or professional curriculum which is acknowledged by the Scientific Council of the Lusophone University of Humanities and Technologies’ Communication, Arts and Information Technologies School as being a competence certificate.... [-]


Doctorate In Communication

San Jorge University / Fundacion Universidad San Jorge
Campus September 2017 Spain Zaragoza

The Doctorate aims to develop the skills and competencies necessary to successfully carry out a strong research activity in the field of communication. The objectives of the PhD program in Communication are the training of researchers in the own scientific field, the transmission of scientific advances, learning theories and techniques of specialized research and professional development of graduates in the different branches of the Communication. [+]

PhDs in Marketing and Communication. The Doctorate aims to develop the skills and competencies necessary to successfully carry out a strong research activity in the field of communication. The objectives of the PhD program in Communication are the training of researchers in the own scientific field, the transmission of scientific advances, learning theories and techniques of specialized research and professional development of graduates in the different branches of the Communication. Lines of investigation audiovisual communication and audiovisual media. institutional and corporate communication. intercultural communication political communication newspaper design. communicative company. Journalistic genres and formats. History of Communication. Advertising: creativity, media, processes. Dirigido a: The different profiles of students of the PhD program in Communication can be summarized as follows: Graduates or graduates in the three traditional branches of Communication (Audiovisual Communication, Journalism, Advertising and Public Relations) or other disciplines (preferably in the field of Social Sciences and Humanities) wishing to start a teaching and research career in the field higher education. Communication graduates or graduates in other disciplines or who develop their professional performance in the field of communication and want a training and professional improvement. Objectives: The general objectives of the training program leading to the official title of Doctor / Doctor San Jorge University are: Train researchers in the field of communication. Develop in students the skills, abilities and attitudes of the researcher. The specific objectives of the training program leading to the official title of Doctor / Doctor San Jorge University are: Train students in the knowledge of the theoretical basis on which the communication is based, as well as the use of the methodology and sources of information needed for scientific research in the field of communication, in its various forms and demonstrations. Train students for the dissemination of research results in the field of communication. Provide necessary to analyze the situation and problems engulfing the world of communication knowledge. Develop in students the skills, abilities and attitudes of competent investitador, both from the scientific point of view and from the point of view of ethics. Normative 1. ACCESS a) In general, you must be in possession of the Spanish official degree, or equivalent, and Master. b) also can access those who are in any of the following cases: Being in possession of a Spanish official university degree or another member country of the European Higher Education Area, which enable access to the Master in accordance with the provisions of Article 16 of Royal Decree 1393/2007, of 29 October and have passed a minimum of 300 ECTS credits in all official university studies, of which at least 60, there will be Master level. Being in possession of a Spanish official title of graduate or graduate whose duration, in accordance with rules of Community law, is at least 300 ECTS credits. These graduates must take mandatory training complements Article 7.2 of this standard, unless the curriculum of the corresponding undergraduate degree includes credits of research training, equivalent educational value to credit research from concerns Master studies. Graduates who, after obtaining a place in training in the corresponding test access to places of specialized medical training, have passed with positive evaluation at least two years of training in a program to obtain the official title of one of the specialties in Health Sciences. Being in possession of a diploma obtained in accordance with foreign education systems without their approval, after verification by the university that it accredits a level equivalent to the Spanish official title of Master and entitling the issuing country training qualification for admission to doctoral studies. This admission does not imply in any case the approval of the previous title in possession of the applicant or its recognition for purposes other than access to doctoral programs. Being in possession of another Spanish PhD degree obtained under previous university ordinations. 2. ELIGIBILITY The universities, through the Academic Committees Article 8.3 of Royal Decree 99/2011 of 28 January referred to may establish additional requirements and criteria for selection and admission of students to a specific doctoral program. Admission to Doctoral Programs may include requiring specific training supplements. [-]

PhD Program in Management

McGill University
Campus Full time 3 - 5 years September 2017 Canada Montreal

The Desautels PhD program participates in a joint doctoral program that brings together the four leading Montreal universities (HEC-Montreal, Concordia, UQAM, and McGill). As a result, students gain access to the rich doctoral offerings from other universities and are expected to include professors from other universities on their committees. [+]

The Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill, renowned world-wide for cutting edge research, offers a PhD Program in Management where outstanding students conduct fundamental research at the frontiers of management knowledge and practice. With the collaboration of faculty and industry leaders, the program prepares students to become autonomous researchers, whose teaching, publications and consulting activities contribute to leading universities and organizations around the world. The Desautels PhD program participates in a joint doctoral program that brings together the four leading Montreal universities (HEC-Montreal, Concordia, UQAM, and McGill). As a result, students gain access to the rich doctoral offerings from other universities and are expected to include professors from other universities on their committees. Areas of specialization Before entering the PhD in Management Program at Desautels, students must select an area of specialization from one of the following or from a combination thereof: Accounting Finance Information Systems Marketing Operations Management Organizational Behaviour Strategy and Organization Accounting The PhD specialization in Accounting focuses on issues related to the use of accounting information by various users (i.e., investors, financial analysts), the effect of regulations and of changes in accounting practices and theory. These include financial reporting and disclosure, management accounting and control systems, and auditing. Finance The PhD specialization in Finance prepares students for research-oriented academic careers. While students from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply, the typical student holds an undergraduate or a master degree in economics, finance, mathematics, statistics, computer science, engineering or physics. All admitted students will receive funding of at least $20,000 per year for a four year period. Information Systems The objectives of the PhD specialization in Information Systems (IS) are to promote theoretical and applied research on topics related to information systems practice with a combined focus on scientific rigour and relevance. Marketing The PhD specialization in Marketing is concerned with the behavior of consumers, competitors and intermediaries, and the outcomes of their decisions as they relate to the performance of firms and brands. An interdisciplinary field, marketing relies considerably on fields such as psychology, economics, statistics and sociology to develop theory and methodology. Operations Management The PhD specialization in Operations Management is typically characterized by a blend of theoretical and applied research. In addition to the Management Science Research Center of McGill, the area members are affiliated with two main inter-University research centers, GÉRAD and CIRRELT. Organizational Behaviour The fundamental objective of the PhD specialization in Organizational Behaviour is to train world-class researchers in this field. The term "organizational behaviour" refers to a collection of theory and research that focuses on individual and group attitudes, cognitions and behaviours in organizations. Strategy and Organization The PhD specialization in Strategy and Organization is designed to train students in the theory and methods of strategy and organization. Desautels is renowned for its process approach to strategy – a focus on the dynamics through which strategies emerge and are realized in organizations, and the particular concepts and methodologies for studying the dynamics of strategic change. Program structure Phase I: Preparation (3 to 12 months) Before entering the program, you will have selected your area of specialization from the following areas or a combination of them: Accounting Finance Information Systems Operations Management Marketing Organizational Behaviour Strategy and Organization NSERC CREATE Enviro option The required courses in Phase I include: Graduate level courses (as required): Determined at the time of registration, course requirements will depend on the student's academic background and/or the desired area of specialization. Management Research Statistics (MGSC 706): Topics include simple, multiple, polynomial and stepwise regression; matrix approach to regression; one-way analysis of variance, two-way analysis of variance with and without replication; analysis of covariance; multiple comparison procedures; non-parametric statistical methods; one- and multi-sample problems; tests of randomness; and exercises using statistical computer programs. Phase II - Specialization (18 to 24 months) When you enter Phase II of the program, you will form a Phase II Advisory Committee of three or more members. At least one professor must represent one of the other universities participating in the joint program. This committee will supervise all of your Phase II work. Its role is threefold: To approve specialization and support field course selection To supervise the Research Paper To administer your Comprehensive Exam and provide you with an agreed list of texts and articles to prepare for the exam. Phase II is initiated by your filing of the Phase II form, which lists committee members and requirements with tentative completion dates. This phase consists of: Seminar on Research Methodology (or approved equivalent course): An introduction to the fundamentals of research methodology (scientific method, research methods used in management, multiple-method approach), research validity, research measurement and qualitative research techniques. Seminar in Pedagogy (or approved equivalent course): Presenting the main methods, tools and support activities used in the teaching of management (i.e. lecture method, cases, teaching through practice, etc.), this seminar gives participants the opportunity to practice and improve their teaching skills, and to reflect on university teaching and the place of teaching in an academic career. A minimum of four courses in the student's area of specialization A minimum of two courses in the student's support field A research paper Preparation and completion of a comprehensive exam Phase III - Dissertation (12 to 24 months) All Phase III work is supervised by your Phase III Dissertation Committee. This committee may be the same as your Phase II Advisory Committee, or may be reconstituted, again with representation from at least one other participating university. This third phase begins with filing a Phase III form, which contains a list of committee members and a one page description of your research topic. You then publicly present your thesis proposal, which must be formally approved by your thesis committee. Once the research and written dissertation are completed, you publicly defend your thesis as the final step of the PhD. \ Admissions The McGill PhD in Management aims to attract individuals who possess a strong academic background, personal initiative, and the potential to become excellent researchers. Applicants are assessed according to their past academic record, evaluations by former professors or supervisors, performance on standard graduate examinations, relevant work experience and the fit between their interests and the Faculty's focus and objectives. The McGill Doctoral Committee reviews all completed applications and makes the final admission recommendations to the Joint Doctoral Committee and to the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research for final approval. Candidates typically hold a Master's-level degree, with a strong academic record from a recognized university. The PhD in Management is a full-time program only. Please note that our doctoral program does not review applications for Special/Exchange/Visiting. [-]

Interactive Online PhD

LIGS University
Online Part time 2 - 3 years Open Enrollment USA Honolulu Czech Republic Prague + 2 more

The PhD program at LIGS University is provided by modern Interactive Online form. It makes studying flexible - you can start any time during the year and study anytime and anywhere in the world. [+]

PhDs in Marketing and Communication. The PhD program at LIGS University is provided by modern Interactive Online form. It makes studying flexible - you can start any time during the year and study anytime and anywhere in the world. You choose your PhD specialization and courses which you want to study. It's up to you and your preferences. Structure of the Program Doctoral program Interactive online PhD comprises a total of 12 courses. Students complete 6 courses from the Scientific research module (uniform for all students), 3 courses of the specialization (of your choice) and 3 courses from the optional module (of your choice). Integral part of the program is the publication activity. Specialization (students choose the specialization individually; there are 3 courses in each specialization) Specialization Interactive Online PhD in Management Management Strategic Management Project Management Specialization Interactive Online PhD in Finance Financial Management Risk Management Financial Reporting and Analysis Specialization Interactive Online PhD in Marketing Global Marketing Marketing Communication Managed Communication with the Media Specialization Interactive Online PhD in HR Management HR Management Planning and Development of Human Resources Recruitment and Selection An optional module (participant chooses 3 subjects, selected courses may not be the same as the courses of the chosen specialization). Management Strategic Management Project Management Process Management Financial Management Risk Management Financial Markets and Investments Financial Reporting and Analysis Managerial Accounting Strategic Management of Sales E-Commerce HR Management Planning and Development of Human Resources Recruitment and Selection Marketing Communication The Internet as Part of the Communication Marketing Strategy Managed Communication with the Media Strategy and Tactics of a Spokesperson Marketing Communication Global Marketing Change Management International Business Team Management Corporate Social Responsibility Method and form of education Interactive Online PhD program is provided in an interactive online form under the leadership of a tutor – supervisor. There are compulsory and facultative study requirements: Compulsory activities (have to be completed in order to graduate successfully) You have to pass an e-test and submit a seminar paper from each course of the specialization and optional module Passing the Scientific-research module You need to study individually the theoretical basis for completion of the program The publication activity is required in a minimum extent of 4 theses Dissertation must be submitted and defended Facultative activities (aren't included in the general tuition) Individual tutorials (webinars) – 2-4 a year. English language course in Hawaii. Student information system: Students have at their disposal all the information regarding their studies as well as study materials, contact details of tutors and staff – all of this in the secure environment of the Student information system (SIS). Thanks to the SIS you can study anytime and anywhere in the world while having all information regarding your studies and theses at hand. How can I communicate with tutors of LIGS University? E-mail communication Chat (within the SIS, Skype, Facebook) Phone (cell phone, Skype, etc.) Completion of the program: All successful graduates earn a degree and a diploma from an American LIGS University. [-]