Executive PhD Program in Management

Management Center Innsbruck

Program Description
AACSB Accredited

Executive PhD Program in Management

Management Center Innsbruck

The Executive Ph.D. program offered by the University of Antwerp, the Antwerp Management School and the Management Center Innsbruck is a four-year, part-time research-based program for senior executives seeking to apply relevant and current knowledge and research skills to contemporary business problems in their industry or at their workplace. The program is a premium executive development program designed to be academically rigorous and intellectually challenging. The program will be delivered to the campus of the Antwerp Management School and the campus of Management Center Innsbruck.

After successfully defending the doctoral dissertation (after 4 years), participants will earn a Ph.D. in Management Sciences or Ph.D. in Social Sciences (issued by the University of Antwerp*).

  • The establishment of the program is subject to submission to and registration by the Agency for Quality Assurance and Accreditation Austria (AQ) in accordance with § 27 para. 1 and in accordance with § 27 para. 6 HS-QSG. The registration of the program in accordance with § 27 para. 6 HS-QSG does not ascertain equivalence with Austrian study programs and similar Austrian academic degrees. Graduates awarded with an academic degree from Belgium are entitled to use it in accordance with § 88 para. 1 of the 2002 law governing universities. The academic degrees awarded by the University of Antwerp are therefore recognized foreign degrees in Austria and may be used in official documents in accordance with § 88 para. 1a of the 2002 law governing universities.

The program in short:

PROGRAM & DEGREE

Executive Ph.D. Program in Management, jointly offered by the

  • University of Antwerp (UA)
  • Antwerp Management School (AMS)
  • Management Center Innsbruck (MCI)

Ph.D., Doctor of Philosophy, conferred by the UA*

TARGET GROUPS

Executives and Senior Business Professionals who want to

  • achieve a highly distinguished academic degree,
  • combine their work experience with high-level academic research,
  • learn from and collaborate with reputable universities,
  • establish or strengthen links with the academic sector,
  • pursue a career at the interface of academia and business,
  • further, develop their research skills and methods,
  • broaden and deepen their intellectual capabilities.

LOCATIONS

  • Innsbruck, app. 50%
  • Antwerp, app. 50%

ADMISSION CRITERIA

  • MBA, Master’s level or equivalent university degree in a relevant field
  • Minimum 10 years of relevant managerial experience
  • Demonstration of academic and professional progression
  • Pre-selected research field which should show high potential for business and management research. It also should fit the research priorities of UA, AMS, and MCI
  • Two letters of recommendation (one academic and one business)
  • Successful completion of the intake procedure

SUPPORT

  • Supervisor and doctoral committee
  • Peer support within your cohort
  • PhD-circles and workshops, conferences, doctoral colloquia
  • Integration into the research groups at the participating universities

DURATION

  • 4 years
  • Part-time
  • 11 on-site three-day seminars (5 in Antwerp, 6 in Innsbruck)
  • Intense supervision process by two scholarly experts

PROGRAM

Quality assurance through the University of Antwerp and the Antwerp Management School Didactical concept and definition of content and requirements through the University of Antwerp and Antwerp Management School

DOCTORAL THESIS

  • Inspired by current business problems
  • Based on critical literature review, contribution to management research and empirical research
  • Public defense of the thesis before a committee of the University of Antwerp
This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated April 5, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Online & Campus Combined
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Nov. 2018
Duration
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4 years
Part time
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60,000 EUR
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Austria - Innsbruck, Tyrol
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Nov. 2018
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1st year EUR 18,000; 2nd year EUR 18,000; 3rd year EUR 12,000; 4th year EUR 12,000.