16 PhD Programs in Administration Studies

The PhD is the highest degree students can earn. It typically takes three or four years to complete and primarily revolves around independent research in order to write a thesis, which must be an original contribution to knowledge. Completion of a PhD program establishes graduates as academics in their field. What is a PhD in Administration? This field of study revolves around business manage… Read more

The PhD is the highest degree students can earn. It typically takes three or four years to complete and primarily revolves around independent research in order to write a thesis, which must be an original contribution to knowledge. Completion of a PhD program establishes graduates as academics in their field.

What is a PhD in Administration? This field of study revolves around business management and operation. In some cases, researching administration may also require students to learn about accounting, finance, human resources, marketing, or statistics in order to develop their thesis. Essentially, the field of administration covers nearly all areas of management and leadership in the corporate world. Business administration and strategies are common aspects that students may choose to incorporate in their studies as well.

Working toward a PhD in Administration helps students develop leadership and organizational skills essential in the business administration field. The area of study also focuses extensively on business knowledge and operational ability.

The school and country a student studies in will determine the cost of earning a PhD. Remember that as the highest level of education, PhD programs typically cost more than undergraduate or master’s degree programs and at least two or three years of study is usually required.

Like most fields a PhD can be earned in, a PhD in Administration prepares students to become a professor or researcher to pass business administration knowledge to future generations. While entering academics is the most common path for PhD holders, there are other careers one can pursue with this degree. It is possible to work as a business executive or entrepreneur, a business consultant, an investment banker, or a financial analyst.

The best way to start the journey toward a PhD is to decide whether a local, foreign, or online school works best for you and to research specific programs. 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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University of Illinois at Chicago College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs
Chicago, USA

The doctoral program in the Department of Public Administration provides students with a rich and diverse education through a combination of hands-on research training and a f ... +

The doctoral program in the Department of Public Administration provides students with a rich and diverse education through a combination of hands-on research training and a foundation of coursework targeted at your specific areas of interest. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
4 years
English
Aug 2020
15 May 2020
Campus
 
Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations
Piscataway Township, USA

SMLR's Ph.D. program in Industrial Relations and Human Resources (IRHR) is an interdisciplinary program that qualifies students for employment as college or university faculty ... +

SMLR's Ph.D. program in Industrial Relations and Human Resources (IRHR) is an interdisciplinary program that qualifies students for employment as college or university faculty or for research positions. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
5 years
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Georgia Southern University, Department of Logistics & Supply Chain Management
Statesboro, USA

The objective of the Ph.D. in Logistics and Supply Chain Management is to develop scholars who generate and disseminate new knowledge by conducting high-quality research and t ... +

The objective of the Ph.D. in Logistics and Supply Chain Management is to develop scholars who generate and disseminate new knowledge by conducting high-quality research and teach at the university level. The Ph.D. program is delivered via traditional coursework and other research initiatives with faculty in the Parker College of Business. -
PhD
Full-time
4 years
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
University of New York in Prague (UNYP)
Prague, Czech Republic

A Ph.D. by publication is similar to a conventional Ph.D. but recognizes research work carried out by entrepreneurial companies and academic organizations that lead to novel a ... +

A Ph.D. by publication is similar to a conventional Ph.D. but recognizes research work carried out by entrepreneurial companies and academic organizations that lead to novel and publishable results. A UNYP Ph.D. by publication usually requires a minimum of three years, during which time there should be three publications, in literature approved by the University of Bolton. These publications should be in relation to the student's thesis and area of expertise and should develop the student’s knowledge of the subject. The award of this Ph.D. is based purely on these three published works and as such rewards on-going activities rather than additional work. -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
The University of Southern Mississippi College of Arts and Sciences
Long Beach, USA

The School of Interdisciplinary Studies and Professional Development offers the Doctor of Philosophy in Human Capital Development. The Human Capital Development doctoral progr ... +

The School of Interdisciplinary Studies and Professional Development offers the Doctor of Philosophy in Human Capital Development. The Human Capital Development doctoral program focuses on human capital development through the transfer of research to practice. By developing critical research competencies, professionals are positioned to ask the right questions and help organization leaders make critical decisions about human capital investments. -
PhD
Online & Campus Combined
Full-time
Part-time
4 - 6 years
English
Jun 2020
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Hong Kong

The PhD programme is designed for those interested in pursuing a career in advanced industrial research and development, or university research and teaching. This programme em ... +

The PhD programme is designed for those interested in pursuing a career in advanced industrial research and development, or university research and teaching. This programme emphasizes training in original thinking and independent research. Students can design their programme of study to suit their interests and needs. The programme should cover a specialized area in industrial engineering and at least one minor area. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 6 years
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
University of Pardubice
Pardubice II, Czech Republic

The Regional and Public Economics doctoral study program trains students to become experts in the field and to participate in and manage economics in the public sector and in ... +

The Regional and Public Economics doctoral study program trains students to become experts in the field and to participate in and manage economics in the public sector and in regional development. Graduates acquire a deep knowledge of economics, economy, and management with an emphasis on the public sector and regional work. Graduates work in top management positions in the field of public administration, state administration, in regional municipalities, and in economic branches of the public sector. Some graduates find careers in EU bodies and institutions. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
3 years
English
Sep 2020
15 May 2020
Campus
 
Zaragoza Logistics Center
Zaragoza, Spain

The main aim of the Ph.D. Program on Logistics and Supply Chain Management is to develop outstanding scholars who will pursue distinguished careers in research and education. ... +

The main aim of the Ph.D. Program on Logistics and Supply Chain Management is to develop outstanding scholars who will pursue distinguished careers in research and education. Students work intensively with our faculty to create new knowledge in fields of interest such as supply chain coordination, inventory management, supply chain finance, supply chain risk management and security, and supply chain innovation. -
PhD
Full-time
4 years
English
Aug 2020
Campus
 
University of Johannesburg
Johannesburg, South Africa

The programme develops intellectual and professional skills of the student. Through the doctorate thesis, a qualifying student would show evidence of independent and original ... +

The programme develops intellectual and professional skills of the student. Through the doctorate thesis, a qualifying student would show evidence of independent and original scientific work. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 4 years
English
Jan 2021
Campus
 
Telfer School of Management
Ottawa, Canada

Multidisciplinary, holistic and forward-looking, the Telfer Ph.D. in Management program is unique, challenging and carries high expectations for students. Specializing in Orga ... +

Multidisciplinary, holistic and forward-looking, the Telfer Ph.D. in Management program is unique, challenging and carries high expectations for students. Specializing in Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources (OBHR) will allow students to gain insight into the “human” side of work, such as individual-level topics (e.g., recruitment, selection, job analysis), relational topics (e.g., relationships between individuals at work, leaders-followers, conflict management, diversity, equity) and organizational-level topics (e.g., organizational learning, change management, compensation systems, industrial relations) as well as topics from complementary disciplines such as psychology and sociology. -
PhD
Full-time
English
Campus
 
Universidad Autonoma de Aguascalientes
Aguascalientes, Mexico

The Doctorate in Administrative Sciences offers ample possibilities for those who want a program that suits their needs.

The Doctorate in Administrative Sciences offers ample possibilities for those who want a program that suits their needs. -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
Spanish
Jul 2020
Campus
 
Campus Universitario Europeo
A Coruña, Spain +2 More

The Excellent Program Doctor of Philosophy Human Resource (PhD) aims to train students in the area of ​​Human Resources with a complete vision of Human Resources within compan ... +

The Excellent Program Doctor of Philosophy Human Resource (PhD) aims to train students in the area of ​​Human Resources with a complete vision of Human Resources within companies. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
3 years
English
Sep 2020
Online
 
OUS Royal Academy of Economics and Technology in Switzerland
Zürich, Switzerland

Ph.D. in Human Resources is a qualification which is for individuals who have acquired master’s degree in the relevant field and want to further enhance opportunities re ... +

Ph.D. in Human Resources is a qualification which is for individuals who have acquired master’s degree in the relevant field and want to further enhance opportunities related to career and development. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
3 years
English
Online
 
University of Johannesburg
Johannesburg, South Africa

The programme develops the intellectual and professional skills of the student. A qualifying student should show evidence of independent and original scientific work in the th ... +

The programme develops the intellectual and professional skills of the student. A qualifying student should show evidence of independent and original scientific work in the thesis. The thesis would constitute a distinctive contribution to the knowledge of, and insight into, the subject discipline as well as the field of research. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 4 years
English
Jan 2021
Campus
 
University of Johannesburg
Johannesburg, South Africa

The programme develops the intellectual and professional skills of the student. A qualifying student should show evidence of independent and original scientific work in the th ... +

The programme develops the intellectual and professional skills of the student. A qualifying student should show evidence of independent and original scientific work in the thesis. The thesis would constitute a distinctive contribution to the knowledge of, and insight into, the subject discipline as well as the field of research. Qualifying students should also display competence in the application of related research methodology and the proper written and/or oral communication of the research process and findings. Students should also be able to reflect on their research findings. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 4 years
English
Jan 2021
Campus
 

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