The "Executive PhD Program in Management" jointly offered by the University of Antwerp, the Antwerp Management School and the Management Center Innsbruck is a four-year, part-time research-based program. It provides the perfect fit for senior executives who have been seeking for high-level DBA programs.
This international Executive PhD Program aims at applying state-of-the-art knowledge and relevant research skills to contemporary business problems. As a premium executive development program, designed to be academically rigorous and intellectually challenging, it closes the gap between traditional PhD and professional DBA programs.
The Executive PhD program will be delivered at the Antwerp Management School as well as at the Management Center Innsbruck campuses.
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 renowned 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.
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 field of research which should show high potential for business and management research.
Two letters of recommendation (one academic and one business)
Successful completion of the intake procedure
Supervisor and doctoral committee
Peer support through the cohort of PhD students
PhD circles and workshops, conferences, doctoral colloquia
Integration into the research groups at the participating universities
Blended learning environment
Quality assurance through the UAntwerp and the Antwerp Management School
Didactical concept and definition of content and requirements through the UAntwerp and Antwerp Management School
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 internal and external examinersat the UAntwerp