Doctorate Degrees in Administration Studies

Compare 10 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 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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PhD in Administrative Sciences

University of Minho - School of Economics and Management
Campus Full time 3 years October 2018 Portugal Braga

Unlike some doctoral programs that seek mostly to prepare students for university education and research, the PhD program in Administration Sciences offers a modern approach to the study of policy decision making processes and management in public services in areas such as health, welfare, environment, and education. The Administration Sciences program prepares students ... [+]

Justification and Purpose

Unlike some doctoral programmes that seek mostly to prepare students for university education and research, our Doctoral Programme in Administrative Sciences offers a modern approach to the study of policy decision-making processes and management in public services in areas such as health, welfare, environment, and education. This Programme in Administrative Sciences envisions to rationalize and enhance in-depth scientific knowledge on policy decision processes and their management in public institutions and non-profit organizations and in diverse areas such as those mentioned above. Candidates should hold a Master Degree Programme or an appropriate scientific and professional curriculum in order to apply.... [-]


Doctorate In Public Administration

University of Nicosia
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 8 years September 2018 Cyprus Nicosia + 1 more

The University of Nicosia offers Doctoral Programme in Public Administration leading to Doctorate (Ph.D.) in Public Administration. [+]

Duration of study (years): 3 years Title of studies: Doctoral degree in Public Administration Level of Title: Doctoral Degree (3rd Cycle of Studies) Teaching language: The doctoral candidate has the option of writing his thesis and examining it either in Greek or in English Study Mode: Full-time / Part-time Minimum Credit Units: 90 Minimum European Credit Units (ECTS): 180 Program Description

The University of Nicosia offers Doctoral Programme in Public Administration leading to Doctorate (Ph.D.) in Public Administration.

The program is designed to provide scientific knowledge at the highest academic level and prepare students for careers in the field of higher learning, scientific research and public administration (Public Service, Semi-Government Organisations, Local Government (Municipalities and Communities), Public Organizations and Agencies, Non-Governmental Organizations). The aim of the doctoral program in Public Administration is to produce scientists who will conduct cutting-edge research, propose innovative and practicable solutions and conquer leading positions in the field of public administration. The program directs students to use the most modern methods of multidisciplinary research into the production and application of knowledge in theoretical and practical level.... [-]


Doctorate In Administrative Sciences

Universidad Autonoma de Aguascalientes
Campus Full time 3 years July 2018 Mexico Aguascalientes

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. The student develops and trains in an intense and independent way in the elaboration of his doctoral thesis, seeking that his idea breaks with established schemes and designs solutions that benefit the organizations and the society.

The student fulfills his / her qualification requirements taking advantage of the basic subjects offered, such as research methodology, quantitative and qualitative methods, validation of scales, among others. Also, the student participates semiannually in seminars and in complementary activities, like, optional subjects, participation in congresses, publications and national and international stays. In fact, recently the signing of a "double degree" agreement with the Universidad Politécnica del Cartagena has been achieved, which gives the doctoral student important benefits and acknowledgments at an international level.... [-]


MIT Zaragoza PhD Program in Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Zaragoza Logistics Center
Campus Full time 4 years August 2018 Spain Zaragoza USA Cambridge + 2 more

The main aim of the PhD 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. [+]

MIT Zaragoza PhD Program in Logistics and Supply Chain Management

The main aim of the PhD 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.

First and second-year PhD students typically complete PhD level courses offered by the MIT-Zaragoza International Logistics Program, such as probability and stochastic processes, empirical methods, integer and dynamic programming, inventory management, and game theory. Second year PhD students spend a semester at MIT and have the opportunity of studying at other leading business and engineering schools. The dissertation typically requires two more years to complete. At the end of the second year, students must pass a comprehensive qualifying exam, when the student becomes a candidate for the PhD and focuses on dissertation research.... [-]


PhD in Organizational Behaviour & Human Resource Management

Telfer School of Management
Campus Full time September 2018 Canada Ottawa

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. [+]

The Telfer Ph.D. in Management is designed the shape visionary, influential thinkers who have a positive impact on the lives of people, organizations, and communities through their research. Our students work on their research in collaboration with internationally renowned professors. We share with our students the expertise of our researchers, their extensive networks, and their partnerships with organizations in local, national, and international business communities. Our mission is to consistently maintain high-quality research networks – and to put our students at the center of everything. The Telfer Ph.D. offers students the opportunity to specialize in one of five fields:

Accounting and Control Entrepreneurship Finance Health Systems Organizational Behaviour & Human Resources ... [-]

Ph.D. in Logistics & Supply Chain Management

Georgia Southern University, Department of Logistics & Supply Chain Management
Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 USA Statesboro

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 College of Business Administration. [+]

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 course work and other research initiatives with faculty in the College of Business Administration. By retaining a residence teaching/learning model, the program capitalizes on individualized student development through constant interaction in a supportive environment of mentors and colleagues.

The program requires at least 60 credit hours, provided the student has a master’s in business from an institution accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB). Students without a core understanding of major business areas may require up to an additional 18 graduate credit hours.... [-]


PhD in Logistics Management

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

The student should develop intellectual and specialized competencies and practical skills in the acquisition, interpretation, understanding, analysis, and application of logistics management principles. The student should develop research, writing and creative thinking skills in the logistics management field. [+]

The student should develop intellectual and specialized competencies and practical skills in the acquisition, interpretation, understanding, analysis, and application of logistics management principles. The student should develop research, writing and creative thinking skills in the logistics management field. The student should be able to take strategic decisions in the context of a logistics organization, or the logistics function of a company, and to analyze and assess any internal or external decision impacting the logistics function and/or profession. The student should also be able to reflect on his/her managerial decisions and applications to analyze and assess the effect thereof in the holistic context of logistics management. The thesis should constitute a reflection of knowledge and insight into the logistics management field.... [-]


PhD in Human Resource Management

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

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. [+]

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.

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 would 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 be able to critically reflect on the research process and findings.

Admission requirements

An appropriate Master’s Degree in the broader field of human resource management as well as the completion of a research methodology module at Honours and/or Master’s Degree level with an average pass mark of 65% at Master’s Degree level. Three to five years relevant industry work experience.... [-]


PhD in Human Resource Development

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

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. [+]

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.

Admission requirements

An appropriate Master’s Degree (NQF Level 8 or 9)in the broader field of human resource management as well as the completion of a research methodology module at Honours and/or Master’s Degree level with an average pass mark of 65% at Master’s Degree level. Three to five years relevant industry work experience.Student number constraints necessitate a selection process consisting of a full day assessment center and psychometric assessments. A module at least undergraduate level or above in Statistical Methods or Analytical Techniques.... [-]


PhD in Employment Relations

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

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. [+]

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.

Admission requirements

An appropriate Master’s Degree Qualification on NQF Level 8 or 9 in Employment Relations, Labour Law or a related discipline and evidence of a full or mini-research component at Master’s Degree level, as well as the completion of a research methodology module at Honours and/or Master’s Degree level with an average pass mark of 65% at Master’s Degree level. Three to five years relevant industry/work experience. Student number constraints necessitate a selection process consisting of a full day assessment center and psychometric assessments. A module in Research Methodology at Master’s Degree level is essential.... [-]