Doctorate Degrees in Business Studies

Compare 36 PhD Programs in Business Studies

Business Studies

A PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) is often awarded after students complete extensive research in their chosen area of study. Programs are available internationally to those who complete master’s degree programs in a similar field.

What is a PhD in Business Studies? In this program, students often gain an in-depth understanding of their research field and are able to apply methods of scientific research to its development and social significance. Each program will offer a different focus, but the different areas of research that may be available include accounting, banking and finance, consumer behavior, economics, marketing, and management. Through their studies and research, students develop new and original findings, ideas, and theories that can be applied in the business sector.

Students who pursue this degree benefit by gaining substantial knowledge in business and can offer companies knowledge that many others can’t. Many programs also give students the opportunities to gain real world experience, which enhances their marketability in the job arena.

The tuition and fees associated with earning this degree will depend on a number of factors. The location and reputation of the institution and the length of the program are main factors that determine overall cost. Getting in touch with the schools directly is the best way to find out about financial requirements.

Individuals who earn their PhD in Business Studies are prepared to work in a variety of different careers. Graduates with high-level business expertise are needed in private and public sector research organizations, demanding executive and development positions in universities and other institutions of higher education. Because these individuals are able to think independently and critically, some may choose to work in business as an entrepreneur.

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Law and Business PhD Program

LUISS Guido Carli University
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 Italy Rome

The PhD program in Law and Business, taught in Italian, is aimed at offering an advanced three year course of study that combines both theoretical and practical aspects of legal and regulatory issues regarding markets and business from a national, European, international and comparative perspective. [+]

PhDs in Business Studies. The PhD program in Law and Business, taught in Italian, is aimed at offering an advanced three year course of study that combines both theoretical and practical aspects of legal and regulatory issues regarding markets and business from a national, European, international and comparative perspective. The program is based not only on the analysis of relevant theoretical models but also on solving practical cases. The program, which addresses the demand for highly qualified professionals, ensures that doctoral candidates reach an appreciable level of academic and research autonomy along with an adequate capacity for criticism and analysis. Through research, academic activities and participation in seminars and courses, students will work on obtaining a solid academic grounding common to all areas of specialization. Therefore, PhD students must be able to investigate and analyze in depth, in an interdisciplinary manner, the theoretical and empirical research topics covered by the program. Students will spend 6/9 months abroad in a foreign university or scientific institute where they will be able to earn the required credits. Guidelines on the written exam In the written exam, candidates are asked to write an essay on one topic that they can choose among six drawn topics, irrespective of the scientific field of their research project. More specifically: For each of the three PhD curricula two Fields, as indicated below, are identified. This means that overall, there are six Fields; For each Field, one topic is drawn from the three different topics suggested by the Commission... [-]

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. [+]

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 teaching responsibilities so that... [-]

Doctor Of Management

University of Warsaw, Faculty of Management
Campus Full time 3 years October 2017 Poland Warsaw

Doctoral programs (ie daily), Faculty of Management conducted since the inception of the Department, and in 1995 he started being called. Extramural Studies PhD, also involving foreigners. [+]

Doctor of Management Doctoral programs (ie daily), Faculty of Management conducted since the inception of the Department, and in 1995 he started being called. Extramural Studies PhD, also involving foreigners. Doctoral Studies at the Faculty of Management operate in accordance with the Regulations of Doctoral Studies faculty. PhD students at the Faculty of Management is actively involved in the teaching process and take an active part in the scientific life of the Department. Doctoral students are involved not only in scientific conferences and seminars organized at the Department, but also organized by other research institutions at home and abroad. Some of the graduate students involved in the implementation of KBN grants, which will undoubtedly help them to conduct research related to his thesis. The Faculty of Management are also implemented grants supervised projects. Extramural Doctoral are paid. The cost of one year of study is as follows: 6800 zł (payment for the entire year in advance), 7000 zł (payment in two installments), 7300 zł (pay in eight installments).... [-]


PhD in Business Management

RISEBA
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 4 years January 2018 Latvia Riga + 1 more

This inter-university Doctoral programme in Business Administration is implemented by two Latvian partner universities: RISEBA University and BA School of Business. This programme will serve as an incubator for future thought leaders in academia and in practice by immersing them in substantial research and allowing them to work closely with senior faculty... [+]

This inter-university Doctoral programme in Business Administration is implemented by two Latvian partner universities: RISEBA University and BA School of Business. This programme will serve as an incubator for future thought leaders in academia and in practice by immersing them in substantial research and allowing them to work closely with senior faculty. All doctoral students undergo a two-year taught stage during which they receive a thorough grounding in research design, skills and methods. This phase includes courses in Strategic Management, Finance Management, Research Methods, as well as a number of elective courses, all contributing to the development of students’ own research projects. The research stage of the programme usually takes three years to complete. Having developed research proposals in consultation with their supervisors, students conduct their own research. RISEBA DBA candidates utilise their career experience and industry knowledge in developing research projects, which not only tackle important unresolved problems in the real world, but also make a significant contribution to their subject fields. Degree: PhD in Business Management Language of instruction: Latvian, Russian, English Duration of the programme: Full time studies last for 3 years, part time studies - 4 years (the maximal term of studies – 5 years). The studies start in January 2017. Required documents Application form Certified copy of academic qualification (master degree) Curriculum Vitae Description of potential doctoral thesis topic (10 -15 p.) Copy of passport Registration payment - 30.00 EUR 2 colour passport photos Enrollment requirements for the doctoral programme Applications to the doctoral programme... [-]

PhD in Business Administration

University of Nicosia
Campus Full time Part time 3 years September 2017 Cyprus Nicosia Greece Athens + 3 more

The degree encompasses an active participatory learning style as appropriate and participants are encouraged to develop knowledge and skills through group and individual projects, ranging from the presentation of their own work to active critique tasks. [+]

PhDs in Business Studies. Duration (years): 3 Qualification Awarded: Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration Level of Qualification: Doctorate Degree (3rd Cycle) Language of Instruction: English and Greek Mode of Study: Full-time or Part-time Minimum Credits: 90 Minimum ECTS Credits: 180 Profile of the Programme: A research doctorate programme leading to the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) The degree encompasses an active participatory learning style as appropriate and participants are encouraged to develop knowledge and skills through group and individual projects, ranging from the presentation of their own work to active critique tasks. The PhD contains only one course: Research Philosophy, Methodology and Methods. The taught module provides ongoing guidance on work in progress. This will help to support the achievement of appropriate standards where work is developed and discussed as an on-going and iterative process between candidate and lectures. Following this, students need to proceed by completing and submitting the final assignment for assessment. Further, the PhD 803 (Research Philosophy, Methodology and Methods course) has an assessed presentation (taking place in front of the faculty and class) and assignment. This guarantees that the students get all the necessary support and guidance. It is anticipated that the taught course will be assessed via an assignment of 7500 word in length and is followed by the thesis, which is approximately 80,000 words (including the part from the assignment from the taught course). The students may be asked to follow additional courses from the Masters programmes, depending on his/her needs as... [-]

PhD in Business

Lingnan University
Campus Full time 3 - 4 years September 2017 Hong Kong Tuen Mun

Lingnan excels not only in teaching but also in research. According to the most recent Research Assessment Exercise conducted by University Grants Committee of the Hong Kong SAR, the [+]

PhD in Business Duration: 3 or 4 years (Full-time) Place: Hong Kong Faculty of Business Department of Accountancy By topical area, the Accountancy Department at Lingnan in the last 6 years ranks 21st worldwide in taxation research according to a comprehensive survey “Accounting Rankings for Universities 2014” by Brigham Young University (www.byuaccounting.net) and is the leader in taxation research in Hong Kong. The Department has published tax research in top-tier academic journals, including The Accounting Review; Journal of Accounting and Economics; and Journal of the American Taxation Association. The Department also ranks highly in auditing research according to the same study, and has published auditing research in the leading journals such as Contemporary Accounting Research; Review of Accounting Studies; Accounting, Organization and Society; Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory; and Journal of International Accounting Research. The accounting faculty also has an interest in corporate governance and ethics research. Our faculty members’ membership in the Editorial Review Board of leading research journals such as The Accounting Review, Contemporary Accounting Research and Journal of the American Taxation Association is clear recognition of our research standing. Our research contributes to accounting theory and practice that offers significant insights to the accountancy profession in the Mainland and Hong Kong. Department of Computing and Decision Sciences The Department of Computing and Decision Sciences Department is one of the five departments in the Faculty of Business, specialising in teaching and research in Information Systems Management (ISM) and Operations Management (OM). It has a small group... [-]

PhD in Global Studies

European College for Liberal Studies
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Netherlands Amsterdam Spain Barcelona Belgium Brussels Madrid Switzerland Zurich Japan Tokyo + 9 more

PhD - Doctor of Philosophy in Global Studies (60 credits) [+]

PhDs in Business Studies. Our postgraduate programs, each with different program requirements, are based on and are fully compatible with the established European and American educational systems. The European guidelines for higher education are outlined in the Bologna agreements. Once a minimum number of credits has been earned, a request for graduation can be submitted. Postgraduate programs are advanced academic programs for college and university graduates, as well as for working professionals wishing to pursue a progressive career in the field of communication and liberal arts. The college’s truly global community provides ample opportunities for students to pursue academic topics of interest and research with an emphasis on globalization, communication and higher education. Not all programs are offered at all campuses. Courses Postgraduate courses are divided into program-specific courses. Electives can be chosen from any of the scheduled courses offered at the postgraduate level. Program-specific courses are scheduled based on enrollments and may not be available at all campuses. Students are recommended to complete courses and earn credits at the highest level possible. Program requirements Total 60 credits Graduate Courses 60 credits Courses (PhD) 15 credits / 3 courses Courses (Communication) 15 credits / 3 courses Courses (Higher Education) 15 credits / 3 courses Dissertation 15 credits Switching to another program once the studies have started is possible as long as the program requirements are met by the end of the studies. Therefore, the decision to switch should be made as early as possible to avoid not meeting the program... [-]

PhD

Carl H. Lindner College of Business, University of Cincinnati
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Cincinnati

The University of Cincinnati Lindner College of Business PhD Program is an apprenticeship-style model in which our students learn the history and current state of research in their area of concentration and then conduct original research in order to advance knowledge in their field and transfer that knowledge to others via teaching. [+]

The University of Cincinnati Lindner College of Business PhD Program is an apprenticeship-style model in which our students learn the history and current state of research in their area of concentration and then conduct original research in order to advance knowledge in their field and transfer that knowledge to others via teaching. To ensure our doctoral students achieve these goals, they begin working closely with faculty members their first day in our program. The primary mission of the University of Cincinnati Lindner College of Business PhD Program is to train future business school faculty who not only teach in and across the disciplines in which they work, but also advance knowledge in those disciplines through the generation and conduct of original research. That is a key reason why our PhD graduates go on to excel at both public and private business schools across the United States and around the globe. All students admitted to the University of Cincinnati Lindner College of Business PhD program are eligible to receive four years of financial support via both assistantships and scholarships with additional funding available to support conference travel and research. Photo credit: Ofer Wolberger/BRANSCH INC. [-]

Ph.D in Business Administration

Grenoble Ecole de Management
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 France Grenoble

The PhD program at Grenoble Ecole de Management aims at educating scholars who will become faculty members in leading international business schools or universities. It is a 4-year full-time program, designed to ensure that students are involved very early on in research and develop a solid publication record during their PhD studies. [+]

PhDs in Business Studies. Ph.D in Business Administration Grenoble Ecole de Management Objectives: The PhD program at Grenoble Ecole de Management aims at educating scholars who will become faculty members in leading international business schools or universities. It is a 4-year full-time program, designed to ensure that students are involved very early on in research and develop a solid publication record during their PhD studies. Program Description: Phase 1: This phase lasts for two years. Years 1 & 2 are devoted to courses, seminars and joint research projects with faculty members. During Phase 1, students receive a thorough and sophisticated training in the latest methods of inquiry and state-of-the-art knowledge. Phase 2: This phase lasts between two and three years and is dedicated to dissertation work. Successful completion of Phase 1 is compulsory in order to move on to Phase 2. Careers: The co-production of rigorous, high-impact research makes graduates from this program highly attractive on the academic job market. Admission: Program applicants must meet these minimum qualifications: - A Bachelor’s degree is required. - A Master’s degree is a plus. Applicants must also send an application package which includes: - GMAT, GRE or TAGE MAGE scores - For non-native English speakers: results of an English test (TOEFL or TOEIC) taken less than 5 years ago - Faculty recommendations - Other factors such as work and research experience play a part in the acceptance decision. Prior coursework in business administration is not mandatory for this program. Courses in related disciplines... [-]

PhD Degree in Business and Management

Faculty of Business and Economics, Mendel University in Brno
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 Czech Republic Brno

Graduates of the Ph.D. study programme acquire general, scholarly and expert knowledge and skills for independent scientific and professional creative work with the possibility to find jobs in re-search and development, business education, and in highly qualified professional consultancy. [+]

Graduates of the Ph.D. study programme acquire general, scholarly and expert knowledge and skills for independent scientific and professional creative work with the possibility to find jobs in re-search and development, business education, and in highly qualified professional consultancy. Graduate profile is directed into an independent creative work and teamwork, and abilities to analyze and subsequently synthesize acquired knowledge in a complex and interdisciplinary way, and transform it into qualified decisions. Comprehensive spectrum of knowledge and skills enables graduates to solve expertly complex situations not only from the viewpoint of the current state, but also with regard to the prediction of future development in the particular field of specialisation. Admission procedure The general requirements for admission are as follows: Submitting an application form Passing an entrance exam: PhD applicants – submitting your thesis proposal Obtaining the recognition of previous education Payment of the tuition fee (for all programmes in English the tuition fee is approximately 1 500 EUR per academic year) Recognition of previous foreign education Recognition of previous study is an obligatory condition required by the Ministry of Education of the Czech Republic for students who apply for degree programmes. The recognition is provided by the official authorities. Applicants for PhD level Applicants for the PhD level study must prove the recognition of their master education which is arranged by public universities in the Czech Republic according to the study field. To apply for the recognition the applicants must submit the following documents: Application for recognition Master’s diploma –... [-]

PhD in Business and Management Studies

University of Porto School of Economics and Management.
Campus Full time Part time 3 years September 2017 Portugal Porto + 1 more

The School of Economics and Management, University of Porto, is a leading school in the fields of economics and management in Portugal with a long experience in teaching and research in these fields. By enrolling in the Doctoral Programme, students benefit from the expertise and experience of this most distinguished research community. [+]

PhDs in Business Studies. The School of Economics and Management, University of Porto, is a leading school in the fields of Economics and Management in Portugal with a long experience in teaching and research in these fields. By enrolling in the Doctoral Programme, students benefit from the expertise and experience of this most distinguished research community. The Doctoral Programme in Business and Management Studies started in 2006/2007. It is considered a success story, given the number of applicants, theses completed, and publications (journal papers and conference papers) based on research conducted during the programme. The Business and Management Studies Doctoral Programme includes a one-year course work with a concentration in one of the following five fields of study: Management Accounting and Control Finance Marketing and Strategy Operations and Logistics Organisation and Human Resources. Objectives The main objectives of the Business and Management Studies Doctoral Programme are: to examine and integrate concepts and theoretical frameworks in management and related fields, and get a general view of the state-of the-art knowledge in their field of studies; to develop research skills that enable students to carry out original and rigorous research, formulate significant research questions, design empirical research, and analyze and interpret data. to allow the participation of students in international research networks and the publication of their research in international academic journals Target Group The Programme aims to promote the training of researchers in the area of Business and Management Studies. Applicants who wish to enroll in this programme must be highly... [-]

Ph.D. (Business Administration)

Hatyai University
Campus Full time June 2017 Thailand Hat Yai, Songkhla

The Ph.D. Program in Business Administration is founded upon the idea that business administration is an important factor in driving and developing an organization to accomplish its objectives efficiently and effectively. [+]

Doctor of Philosophy Doctor of Philosophy (Business Administration) Ph.D. (Business Administration) The Ph.D. Program in Business Administration is founded upon the idea that business administration is an important factor in driving and developing an organization to accomplish its objectives efficiently and effectively. Thus, we need to produce scholars, executives and consultants professionalized in business administration who are knowledgeable, have the ability to analytically think, maintain and uphold ethics in the profession, as well as personal morality, and proficient in administrating the business to achieve the ultimate goal. Additionally, students can create research-based knowledge in business administration and continually contribute to the development of an organization, the community, society and the country. Objectives of Program To produce Ph.D. graduates excelling in business administrative both of theories and advanced research and learning adaptability. To create opportunities and develop knowledge for scholars, executives and consultants in the business administration field, in order to respond to the demands of personnel in developing an organization, the community, society and the country. To produce Ph.D. graduates upholding ethics in business administration and working effectively to accomplish organization goals. Modes of Study The Ph.D. program provides two modes of study for students as follows: Plan 1: Dissertation mode (research-based): not less than 48 credits Plan 2: Coursework mode: not less than 60 credits (including 18 credits of compulsory courses, 6 credits of elective courses and 36 credits of dissertation) Instructional Date Saturdays & Sundays Study Courses (1) Foundation Courses 908-100 English for Doctoral Degree 908-101 Fundamental Statistics... [-]

Doctoral Programme of Science in Business, Economics and Finance

Aalto University
Campus Full time 4 years August 2017 Finland Espoo

Aalto University School of Business offers a four-year doctoral programme in English. The degree offered is Doctor of Science in Economics and Business Administration. [+]

PhDs in Business Studies. The degrees that can be completed on the Aalto University Doctoral Programme in Economics are Doctor of Science (Economics and Business Administration), Doctor of Philosophy and Licentiate in Science (Economics and Business Administration). Aalto University School of Business offers a four-year doctoral programme in English. The degree offered is Doctor of Science in Economics and Business Administration. The program has 12 specialization areas: Organization and Management, Accounting, Marketing, Entrepreneurship, International Business, Management Science, Finance, Economics, Business Law, Logistics, Information Systems Science and Organizational Communication. New doctoral candidates are admitted once a year. The deadline for applications is normally in January. The doctoral program is thoroughly international in many ways. The faculty comprises professors eg. from USA, Germany, New Zealand, Russia and Norway, apart from outstanding Finnish scholars. Almost one quarter of the students come from outside Finland. The language of instruction is English and most doctoral dissertation are published and defended in English. The pre-examiners and opponents of dissertations are mostly distinguished professors from well-known universities worldwide. A large number of doctoral candidates carry out part of their research and coursework in foreign universities and publish their research in prestigious international peer-reviewed journals. We consider full-time dedication to doctoral studies vital and therefore have launched a funding program which covers all new students willing to study full-time. Aalto University School of Business is the leading business school in Finland and one of the top schools in Europe, established in 1911. It is strongly dedicated to research.... [-]

PhD (Business)

Taylor’s University
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 6 years Open Enrollment Malaysia Subang Jaya + 1 more

Candidates pursuing the PhD (Business) must develop an independent thinking approach and a unique expertise in their own research interest. Independent research requires diligent and thorough investigation into a topic with the aim of formulating new and original ideas, findings and theories. [+]

PhD (Business)

Candidates pursuing the PhD (Business) must develop an independent thinking approach and a unique expertise in their own research interest. Independent research requires diligent and thorough investigation into a topic with the aim of formulating new and original ideas, findings and theories.

All PhD students are required to attend the Research Methodology & Advance Research Methodology modules in their first year of candidature.

Established in 1993, Taylor's Business School has grown to become one of the largest and most dynamic business schools in Malaysia. We are the preferred business school for hundreds of students who want an internationally recognised business qualification. Through strong linkages and collaborations with industry leaders and professionals, we are able to offer co-curricular programmes that help expose students to practical fieldwork, gain real world experience and enhance their marketability in the job arena.... [-]


Doctorate In Management (phd)

ISEG - Lisbon School of Economics & Management
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 Portugal Lisbon

It is with great pleasure that we present a new edition of the PhD program in Management. The success of previous editions has been achieved in several successful .... [+]

PhD in Management

It is with great pleasure that we present a new edition of the PhD program in Management. The success of previous editions has been successfully implemented in several research projects and publishing their findings in conferences and international journals. These facts justify our contentment and commitment at the beginning of this latest edition.

Throughout its existence, the School of Economics and Management (ISEG) has had a fundamental contribution to the training of cadres and leaders of the Portuguese organizations. Regarding the development of research in management, the important contribution of ISEG has been manifested through the many works, some of them award winners, produced by its faculty and published in national and international publications. ... [-]