Doctorate Degrees in Administration Studies

Compare 22 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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Doctorate In Economics And Government

Instituto Universitario de Investigación Ortega y Gasset
Campus Full time May 2018 Spain Madrid

The Doctoral Program in Economics and Government aims to train researchers capable of making independent, innovative and significant contributions to scientific knowledge in the field of economics and government. [+]

PhDs in Administration Studies. The Doctoral Program in Economics and Government aims to train researchers capable of making independent, innovative and significant contributions to scientific knowledge in the field of economics and government. This Doctorate is developed in two main areas: Economy Area, which is run by the Center for Monetary and Financial Studies (www.cemfi.es) -UIMP, and the Government Area, which is run by the University Institute of Research Ortega y Gasset-UIMP. The area of ​​Government includes research related to the Social Sciences: Political Science and Administration, Sociology, Demography, Law, International Relations and Cooperation, within the two broad lines of the program: Democracy, government and public administration; And Social and political change in a global world. The duration of the doctoral studies will be three years, full time, from the admission of the doctorate to the program until the presentation of the doctoral thesis, with the possibility of requesting a maximum of two extensions of one year each that must be Authorized by the Academic Commission responsible for the program. Also, with the authorization of the Academic Committee, part-time doctoral studies may be carried out. In this case, such studies may last five years from admission to the program until the presentation of the doctoral thesis, with the possibility of requesting a maximum of two extensions of two and one year, respectively. GOVERNMENT AREA Democracy, government and public administration - Governance - Political Science - High Public Management - Public Policies - Public Ethics - Political Communication Social and political... [-]

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 centre and psychometric assessments. A module in Research Methodology at Master’s Degree level is essential. Contact details Name: Ms A Ferreira Tel: +27 (0)11 559 2079 / Email: amandaf@uj.ac.za [-]

PhD In Business Administration

Koc University - Istanbul Turkey
Campus Full time 4 - 5 years September 2017 Turkey İstanbul

Koç PhD program's main focus is to train students to become influential research scholars in their field of study at top universities worldwide. Interested students should desire an academic position at a top university, and possess the motivation and ability to attain this goal. For this reason, our program is not an appropriate option for people planning to work in industry. [+]

PhDs in Administration Studies. PhD in Business Administration Koç PhD program's main focus is to train students to become influential research scholars in their field of study at top universities worldwide. Interested students should desire an academic position at a top university, and possess the motivation and ability to attain this goal. For this reason, our program is not an appropriate option for people planning to work in industry. Three aspects of the program stand out to help achieve its primary goal of training high-quality researchers: The Quality of the Faculty Koç GSB Faculty members have PhD's from reputable PhD programs worldwide, are research-active and publish in top journals in their area of expertise (click here for a list of most recent publications). Additionally, a number of faculty are represented in editorial review boards of top journals. Program Structure Koç University PhD in Business Administration program has a flexible structure to accommodate students with unique goals and backgrounds. For example, PhD candidates in marketing can focus on consumer behavior, strategy, or modeling, and customize their course work accordingly. This customization may involve taking courses from related disciplines, including economics, and psychology. Note that our program requirements focus on developing conceptual and methodological skills, which are essential to producing quality academic research. Student Support Koç GSB Faculty is dedicated to the training of Phd students, and collaborate with them on joint projects. Published papers that resulted from such collaborations attest to the success of this approach. PhD students have very limited... [-]

Doctoral Programme in Administrative Sciences

University of Vaasa
Campus Full time 4 years August 2018 Finland Vaasa

Students of the Doctoral Programme in Administrative Sciences complete a Doctor of Administrative Sciences, D.Sc. (Admin.), degree. The programme is interdisciplinary and its aim is to train doctoral-level experts and independent researchers to positions especially in the public sector, but also in the private sector and for other actors of society. [+]

Students of the Doctoral Programme in Administrative Sciences complete a Doctor of Administrative Sciences, D.Sc. (Admin.), degree. The programme is interdisciplinary and its aim is to train doctoral-level experts and independent researchers to positions especially in the public sector, but also in the private sector and for other actors of society. The scientific resources of the programme are those of the research fields of the main subjects of the unit of Administrative Sciences. The contents of the programme are decided upon by the groups of the programme. The main subjects are: regional studies, public management, public law, and social and health management. The focus areas of the subjects are regional development and economy study of public management and ethics: ethical management and identification of problems, good management and leadership changing governance and basic rights study of social and health services and systems: citizen participation, governance and management of complex problems The studies of the programme consist of several elements, such as in-depth education in the theoretical background of the research field, research methods, ethics, and methodology of research work. An additional aim is to include courses that prepare students for working life. Also, the intention is to utilize the most recent scientific knowledge. The doctoral programme is nationally and internationally networked. The researchers organize seminars, and actively participate in international seminars and contemporary public discussion. It is possible to complete the degrees of the Licentiate of Administrative Sciences and the Doctor of Administrative Sciences as academic graduate degrees in the... [-]

The Bradford PhD

University of Bradford School of Management
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 7 years September 2017 United Kingdom Bradford + 1 more

Studying a PhD degree at the University of Bradford School of Management places you at the core of the university's intellectual life and at the forefront of its worldwide quest to provide future generations with the necessary flow of new business and management ideas. [+]

Pioneering research has always been at the heart of all teaching and learning at the University of Bradford School of Management. The School ranks as one of Europe's Top 60 Business Schools and is in an elite group of only 1% of business schools in the world to hold the triple accreditations of EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB, often referred to as the "Triple Crown". In the current RAE, 90% of the School's research was assessed to be of international standing.

The Bradford PhD

Studying a PhD degree at the School of Management places you at the core of the University's intellectual life and at the forefront of its worldwide quest to provide future generations with the necessary flow of new management ideas. The Bradford PhD allows you to conduct research under the supervision of our international, experienced, and highly committed faculty. As well as being supervised by two well established researchers, you will take part in research training to provide you with the knowledge and skills to design and carry out rigorous research. You also have opportunities to present your work in our school's research seminars to discuss your research with fellow PhD students and members of faculty.... [-]


PhD in Business Administration

European University Cyprus
Campus Full time September 2017 Cyprus Nicosia

This is a program designed for highly motivated students wishing to acquire advanced research and intellectual (analytical) skills in the area of business administration. The aim of the program is to prepare a generation of highly effective PhD scholars aiming to pursue careers in the academia or consulting in the private or public sector. The program provides students with a solid theoretical background and the opportunity to conduct innovative, highly focused research in business administration, for the purpose of creating new knowledge. [+]

This is a program designed for highly motivated students wishing to acquire advanced research and intellectual (analytical) skills in the area of business administration. The aim of the program is to prepare a generation of highly effective PhD scholars aiming to pursue careers in the academia or consulting in the private or public sector. The program provides students with a solid theoretical background and the opportunity to conduct innovative, highly focused research in business administration, for the purpose of creating new knowledge. Objectives & Outcomes General Objectives To provide training to PhD candidates to be independent scholars and researchers, who can work at a local or an international level. The program is research based and focuses on qualitative and quantitative skills and global perspectives – enabling students to engage in research projects with faculty early in the doctoral program. The curriculum purports to prepare people for stimulating careers in universities and research institutions, in public and private organizations and agencies, as well as prepare top managers to be able to manage within complex and dynamic business environments. Through this doctoral program the School of Business delivers the highest quality management education seeking to further enhance the doctoral students’ research and management skills and knowledge of business and management issues by offering courses on how organizations and their top managers can best manage internal and external challenges. Specific Objectives To prepare small, select group of exceptional students to hold university faculty positions or conduct original research in the corporate or public... [-]

PhD in Industrial Engineering and Logistics Management

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 4 years September 2018 Hong Kong

The PhD program is designed for those interested in pursuing a career in advanced industrial research and development, or university research and teaching. This program emphasizes training in original thinking and independent research. Students can design their program of study to suit their interests and needs. The program should cover a specialized area in industrial engineering and at least one minor area. [+]

PhDs in Administration Studies. The world economy has been undergoing a rapid transformation from a capital intensive age to a knowledge-based age. The entire Asia-Pacific region is endeavoring to nurture businesses to meet the challenges of this transformation. Joining the Department of Industrial Engineering and Logistics Management as a postgraduate student gives you the opportunity to gain a comprehensive grasp of both technological and managerial aspects of contemporary issues in this field and to make a contribution to progress in driving the world forward by improving technology management and operations management. The PhD program is designed for those interested in pursuing a career in advanced industrial research and development, or university research and teaching. This program emphasizes training in original thinking and independent research. Students can design their program of study to suit their interests and needs. The program should cover a specialized area in industrial engineering and at least one minor area. Research Foci The Department covers two main research areas: Design and manufacturing systems Product and service design, quality management, human factors and ergonomics, biomechanics and cognitive decisions, and service system engineering. Logistics management and Operations Management Logistics and supply chain management, dynamic pricing and revenue management, operations research and stochastic modeling, financial engineering and risk management, and service operations management. The Department has built partnerships with major service industry sectors, including logistics, service provision and product design. In particular, the Logistics and Supply Chain Management Institute has been established to transfer research results and assist decision-making and... [-]

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

UUM Othman Yeop Abdullah Graduate School of Business
Campus Full time Part time 4 - 14 semesters January 2018 Malaysia Kedah + 1 more

The PhD programme at Othman Yeop Abdullah Graduate School of Business (OYAGSB), UUM College of Business is a full research program in which students are assessed based on the thesis produced at the end of their study period. [+]

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

 

The program is a full research program in which students are assessed based on the thesis produced at the end of their study period. The program aims to produce graduates who are capable of becoming scholarly researchers and making original contribution to knowledge in their specific field of study.

As part of our commitment in becoming a center of excellence for business and management education, students may choose to specialize in any of the various business fields such as Management, Accounting, Banking, Finance, Insurance, Islamic Banking and Finance, Marketing, Technology Management, Operations Management, Entrepreneurship, and Human Resource Management.... [-]


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. [+]

PhDs in Administration Studies. 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 second year, students must pass a comprehensive qualifying exam, when the student becomes a candidate for the PhD and focuses on dissertation research. The program provides students with the following: Financial Aid Multicultural academic and research experience in both the EU and the US MIT SCALE Network: Multi-continent experience A unique focused PhD program on SCM Teaching assistantships in our Masters Faculty network with strong credentials Official PhD degree awarded by the University of Zaragoza Certificate from MIT Full time dedication This full-time program follows the highest international quality standards for doctoral studies, from the rigorous admissions process, continuous high-performance control process, to the comprehensive... [-]

PhD in Business Administration

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

The Doctoral Programme in Business Administration seeks to train competent academic researchers at an international standard in the field of Management. [+]

Justification and Purpose The Doctoral Programme in Business Administration seeks to train competent academic researchers at an international standard in the field of Management. The Programme’ specific objectives are: Promote the advancement of knowledge in Business Administration; Prepare students to develop independent and original scientific research in Business Administration; Provide students with the necessary support to produce high quality research, by attending a programme of taught courses; Contribute to the interdisciplinary discussion of knowledge in Business Administration and its interactions with other areas of knowledge; Promote communication within the academic community and to society in general by discussing the results, contributions and implications of research projects; Capacite students to take action in their professional and social contexts within the various domains of Business Administration in a way that contributes to scientific and social progress. This doctoral programme, totalling 180 ECTS, is organised in two distinct phases: a first academic year of coursework dedicated to learning and research within compulsory course units (in the areas of Management and Epistemology), a wide range of elective course units in the various areas of Management (Accounting, Applied Quantitative Methods, Finance, Marketing and Strategy and Organisation and Business Policy) and various theoretical and methodological seminars with a view to prepare students to write their doctoral thesis; and the following four semesters that are exclusively dedicated to the production of research and its dissemination. English is the working language in the Doctoral Programme in Business Administration, which offers excellent conditions for researching, both in terms of... [-]

PhD in Organizational Behaviour & Human Resource Management

Telfer School of Management
Campus Full time September 2017 Canada Ottawa

Multidisciplinary, holistic and forward-looking, the Telfer PhD 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. [+]

PhDs in Administration Studies. The Telfer PhD 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 centre of everything. The Telfer PhD offers students the opportunity to specialize in one of five fields: Accounting and Control Entrepreneurship Finance Health Systems Organizational Behaviour & Human Resources Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources (OBHR) focuses on the understanding and management of behaviour in the workplace. Students develop a deep appreciation for the research and insight of subjects dealing with the “human” side of work, such as individual-level topics (e.g., recruitment, selection, job analysis, training and development, learning, motivation, performance), relational topics (e.g., relationships between individuals at work, mentors-protégés, leaders-followers, teamwork, 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. Organizational Behaviour & Human Resources as a specialty The PhD in Management offers students the opportunity to focus on one of five specialties: Accounting and Control, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Health Systems and Organizational Behaviour & Human Resources. Program Highlights Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources (OBHR) focuses... [-]

PhD in Business Administration

Izmir University of Economics
Campus Full time 5 years September 2017 Turkey Balçova

Ph.D. Program in Business Administration is completely customizable, and is open to executives who want to gain theoretical knowledge in business or aspiring academicians.Students are provided with the opportunity to specialize in one of six sub-branches of Business Administration. These branches are Management, Marketing, Accounting, Production and Technology Management, and Logistics Management. [+]

Ph.D. Program in Business Administration is completely customizable, and is open to executives who want to gain theoretical knowledge in business or aspiring academicians.Students are provided with the opportunity to specialize in one of six sub-branches of Business Administration. These branches are Management, Marketing, Accounting, Production and Technology Management, and Logistics Management. The aim of the Ph.D. Program is to lead the students to prepare a substantial piece of original research that has contribution in its respective field through its strong content focusing on research and theoretical issues. Ph.D. Program in Business Administration is directed with the support of qualified academicians. The program spans for four years including the thesis. The courses in Ph.D. Program are offered throughout the year. The Program is open to students who own an undergraduate or graduate diploma, provided that they possess necessary qualifications. Accepted candidates who have graduated from programs other than business administration may take extra courses as scientific preparatory program. Courses BA 630 Philosophy of Science and Research Design BA 632 Qualitative Research Methods BA 631 Quantitative Research Methods BA 650 Area Research Paper I BA 651 Area Research Paper II BA 652 Seminars in Teaching Skills BA 697 Individual Studies BA 699 Thesis Elective Courses BA 634 Applied Regression Analysis ECON 601 Microeconomic Theory I ECON 603 Macroeconomic Theory I ECON 605 Statistics ECON 606 Econometrics STAT 602 Probability and Statistics for Business Application Requirements for International Students Who can apply? Foreign nationals Blue Card holders (Turkish citizens by birth, but... [-]

Executive Doctor of Public Administration (DPA)

SABI University
Campus or Online Full time Part time 2 - 4 years September 2017 France Paris Finland Helsinki + 3 more

The Executive Doctor of Public Administration is a Doctoral level research-based qualification, designed to enhance your public leadership skills as you develop and apply research addressing multidisciplinary public service issues. This doctoral program uses course work, current case studies, advanced learning technologies and field experience to strengthen collaboration and leadership skills and identify community issues that could benefit from an action-based research project. [+]

PhDs in Administration Studies. Key Information -- Program code - SABIEEDPA -- Language - English -- Duration - 2 - 4 years -- Mode of study - e-learning or blended education -- Cost - 17000 € e-learning 21000 € blended -- Credits - 120 ECTS credits The Executive Doctor of Public Administration is a Doctoral level research-based qualification, designed to enhance your public leadership skills as you develop and apply research addressing multidisciplinary public service issues. This doctoral program uses course work, current case studies, advanced learning technologies and field experience to strengthen collaboration and leadership skills and identify community issues that could benefit from an action-based research project. Sabi University’s Executive Doctor of Public Administration (EDPA) places great emphasis on highly relevant, workplace-based research by producing truly actionable knowledge, which is relevant to the student’s field of expertise rather than narrowly defined theoretical research. The professional doctoral program produces a qualification, which, whilst being equivalent in status and difficulty to a PhD, is more appropriate for those pursuing professional rather than academic careers. The EDPA program’s combination of deep practice-based learning and research is highly beneficial to professionals allowing for the immediate integration of actionable knowledge and critical thinking skills. Today’s work environment is fully globalized, highly complex and prone to disruptive change. In this environment, effective leaders must make sense of a morass of complex and often conflicting information to help their organizations solve truly challenging problems. The Sabi University’s Executive Doctor of Public Administration (EDPA) program is... [-]

Phd In Public Administration

University of Nicosia
Campus Full time 3 - 8 years September 2017 Greece Athens Cyprus Nicosia + 2 more

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

Duration (years): 3 Qualification Awarded: PhD in Public Administration Level of Qualification: Doctorate (3rd Cycle) Language of Instruction: The PhD student has the option of writing the thesis and examination either in Greek or in English Mode of Study: Full / Part Time Minimum Credits: 90 Minimum ECTS Credits: 180 Profile of the Programme: 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. The research of the doctoral candidates directed to areas of direct interest to the public service, such as the strategic analysis and planning, public programs, e-government, administrative planning and organization of public services, the exercise of public policy and human resources management . The program is structured in such a way that enables students to specialize in areas of particular interest, having a background knowledge and / or experience in Public Administration Career Prospects: The doctoral students... [-]

Phd Business Administration

Universidad Central de Nicaragua
Campus Full time 3 years May 2018 Nicaragua Managua

This modern Doctorate presents a "pragmatic design" in its curriculum, which meets the demands of the new global business environment for professionals from different disciplines who wish to develop the skills of their research science in the area of ​​Management Sciences of the company. [+]

PhDs in Administration Studies. Central University of Nicaragua UCN in coordination with egeu Business School in Chile have a PhD in Business Administration. This modern Doctorate presents a "pragmatic design" in its curriculum, which meets the demands of the new global business environment for professionals from different disciplines who wish to develop the skills of their research science in the area of ​​Management Sciences of the company. The Doctoral Program of UCN and egeu Business School of Chile, will develop: The attitude and skills for scientific research, designed to induce people to reflect on the importance in the areas of Business Administration, especially when They are complemented by delivering market research tools to answer various issues within the field of business. Program orientation The program is geared for those professionals who possess the academic degree of Master, Master or its equivalent awarded by a university and who wish to develop skills of research training. Admission Requirements  Master's Degree. (Present Bachelor's Degree and Master) At least one of the degrees should be from areas of knowledge of business administration, engineering or social sciences. Photocopies of titles duly authenticated by a notary is abroad. Photocopy of identity card or passport notarized legalized if foreigner. Application form. Program Features The curriculum of the PhD program, is structured on the basis of a series of teaching and research aimed at developing the doctoral thesis in the field of business administration. The academic period of the PhD program will end with the presentation of the... [-]