Doctorate Degrees in Business Studies

Compare 35 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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PhD in Business Administration

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

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. [+]

PhDs in Business Studies. Why Attend the University of Cincinnati PhD Program? The University of Cincinnati Lindner College of Business PhD Program is an apprenticeship-style model in which you will learn the history and current state of research in your area of concentration and then conduct original research in order to advance knowledge in your field and transfer that knowledge to others via teaching. To ensure you achieve these goals as a doctoral student, you will begin working closely with faculty members your first day in the University of Cincinnati PhD 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. Research Concentrations The University of Cincinnati Lindner College of Business PhD in Business Administration program has six areas of concentration: Accounting Economics Finance Management Marketing Operations, Business Analytics & Information Systems In each concentration, students learn from the best and have opportunities to... [-]

PhD in Management

Mykolas Romeris University
Campus Full time Part time 4 - 6 years October 2017 Lithuania Vilnius + 1 more

Doctoral programme includes studies, research and preparation of a doctoral thesis. Upon completion of a doctoral programme and public viva voce defence of the thesis, the doctor’s degree is awarded. [+]

Doctoral programme includes studies, research and preparation of a doctoral thesis. Upon completion of a doctoral programme and public viva voce defence of the thesis, the doctor’s degree is awarded. The studies are organized according to each candidate's individual work plan. However, each candidate must gather at least 30 ECTS gained through study subjects. The other part of the studies is allotted to the groundwork, the research, publication of at least 2 scientific peer-reviewed articles, participation in scientific conferences and research or study internship abroad and completion of the doctoral thesis. Requirements Master’s degree; 
English language proficiency – the level not lower than C1; Research proposal; Scientific publications Obligatory/optional international mobility details The programme includes compulsory research or study internship abroad (not less than one month during studies). Students can apply for Erasmus+ scholarships or other funding. Career prospects The PhD in Management is a research-intensive programme that prepares graduates for opportunities in teaching, research in management, policy development, public and governmental service, private sector and international organizations. [-]

PhD in Economics, Networks and Business Analytics

IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca
Campus Full time Part time October 2017 Italy Lucca

Economics, Networks and Business Analyticsis one of the four field-specific curricula. This curriculum provides participants with a solid knowledge on modern analytical methods in economics and management. [+]

PhDs in Business Studies. 2017/18 PhD program at IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca Deadline for applications – July 18th 2017, 12 pm (midday)Italian time Applications are now being accepted for the 2017/18 PhD program at the IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca, one of the six Schools of Excellence in Italy and one of the highest rated graduate schools in Europe according to the most recent E-Multirank survey. Highly motivated candidates from all disciplines are invited to apply for one of the 36 fully-funded scholarships within a three-year doctoral program that integrates scientific competences of economics, engineering, computer science, neuroscience and behavioral psychology, statistical physics, applied mathematics, statistics, history and sciences of cultural heritage. Economics, Networks and Business Analytics is one of the four field-specific curricula. This curriculum provides participants with a solid knowledge on modern analytical methods in economics and management. With its multidisciplinary approach, the curriculum is unique in its deployment of a strong integration of concepts, analytical foundations, and practical expertise, to educate the new generation of economists, scientists and practitioners with distinctive capabilities in analyzing, interpreting, and managing complex socio-economic systems. Graduates will be trained to become researchers and decision makers in academia, policy and industry by integrating knowledge at the boundary of Economics, Statistical Physics, Computer and Social Sciences with the unifying language of Mathematics and Statistics. Close associations with a selected set of companies and institutions provide the opportunity to analyze relevant problems, motivating new analytical techniques from practical problem solving. Students are... [-]

DCom in Strategic Management

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

The student should develop applied and highly specialised competencies and practical skills in the acquisition, interpretation, comprehension and application of strategic and general management principles. [+]

The student should develop applied and highly specialised competencies and practical skills in the acquisition, interpretation, comprehension and application of strategic and general management principles. Through the Doctoral thesis, in which the qualification culminates, a qualifying student would show evidence of independent and original scientific work. The thesis would constitute a decided contribution to 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 reflect on their research decisions and applications in order to assess the effect thereof in the holistic context of strategic and general management. Admission requirements A student in possession of a Master’s qualification in Strategic Management on NQF Level 8 or 9 may apply for admission to this qualification. An average of 65% in the MCom lectured (or dissertation) for admission to the DCom Degree. The Dean of the Faculty of Management may refuse a student admission to the Doctoral qualification if of the opinion that the student’s academic background is insufficient for the proposed studies. Contact details Name: Prof D Pooe Tel: +27 (0)11 559 5057 / Email: dpooe@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 Business 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... [-]

Doctor Of Management

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

Doctoral programs (the so-called. daily) at the Faculty of Management conducted since the inception of the Department, and in 1995 were launched so. Extramural Studies PhD, also involving foreigners. [+]

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


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 Entrepreneurship and Innovativeness

University of Osijek Faculty of Economics
Campus Full time 3 years October 2017 Croatia Osijek

Starting the international inter-university interdisciplinary postgraduate (doctoral) study ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND INNOVATIVENESS was stimulated by the need for creation of competitive knowledge necessary for strengthening the proactive and innovative capacity of individuals and society in facing changes and managing changes. [+]

Starting the international inter-university interdisciplinary postgraduate (doctoral) study ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND INNOVATIVENESS was stimulated by the need for creation of competitive knowledge necessary for strengthening the proactive and innovative capacity of individuals and society in facing changes and managing changes. Study is the result of the TEMPUS Joint European Project International Centre for Entrepreneurial Studies (CD_JEP-41014-2006), which was realized by Josip Juraj Strossmayer University in Osijek, Croatia; University of Turku, Finland; University of Maribor, Slovenia; University of Klagenfurt, Austria and Durham University, United Kingdom in the 2007-2009 period. Building educational capacity at all levels of education for training for initiative and entrepreneurship requires creating a critical mass of educators from that interdisciplinary area, that is, creating teams of educators in different disciplines who can implement entrepreneurship education programs at different educational levels, from primary to tertiary. Considering the interdisciplinary character of entrepreneurship, which can be defined in the narrow (within social sciences) or the wide sense (as cognitive science within the interdisciplinary area of science), doctoral study ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND INNOVATIVENESS is open to everyone interested who want to contribute to the hybridization of knowledge, and thus develop competence for innovative approach to diagnosing and solving problems. Since five universities participated in the development of the concept of the program, whose lecturing teams will also participate in its realization, students are given the opportunity to, without payment of tuitions, on the principle of reciprocity, use teaching and research resources of partner universities, on the basis of the signed Agreement of Co-operation between... [-]

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 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... [-]

Doctor of Philosophy (Business) (Research)

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.... [-]


Phd In Management

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

This PhD program in Mangement will be Particularly interesting BOTH For Those Who Wish to Pursue advanced research careers or projects in public or private Institutions, or want to Pursue Their careers of teachers in higher education institutions or research centers. [+]

PhD on 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 Achieved through the completion of good research projects and the consequent publication of Their results in conferences and blind peer reviewed papers published in international journals good ranking. These facts justify our enthusiasm and commitment in launching this edition.

Throughout its existence, the School of Economics and Management (ISEG) has had a fundamental contribution to the training of cadres and leaders of Portuguese organizations and international ones. ISEG's faculty and PhD alumni display a good publishing and citation record.... [-]

PhD

The Da Vinci Institute
Distance learning February 2018 South Africa Lethabong

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) qualification in the Management of Technology and Innovation provides a highly individualised learning environment within which students actually solve a meaningful business problem of substance to their organisation. The PhD programme is aimed at senior managers and executives. Candidates are required to demonstrate their ability to develop new concepts and application that will significantly improve their operations. [+]

PhDs in Business Studies. The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) qualification in the Management of Technology and Innovation provides a highly individualised learning environment within which students actually solve a meaningful business problem of substance to their organisation. The PhD programme is aimed at senior managers and executives. Candidates are required to demonstrate their ability to develop new concepts and application that will significantly improve their operations. DEMAND The qualification is specifically designed to enable members of an organisation to realise their true potential by: Challenging them to initiate innovative solutions for business improvement and socio-economic transformation; Acquiring the competence to design a system and to develop technology and innovation related activities to meet transformational targets; and Providing personal development opportunities for them to contribute significantly to the development of wealth within the South African economy. PURPOSE Students who achieve this Qualification will be able to: Initiate innovation and change at a national and international level; Integrate systemic principles into alternative designs and developments; Incorporate management of technology, management of innovation and management of people frameworks into new product/process designs and developments; and Make a contribution towards community development initiatives. LEVEL DESCRIPTORS At the Doctoral Programme Level, The Institute provides a highly individualised learning environment within which students actually solve a meaningful business problem of substance to their organisation. In this guided environment they develop the capacity to realise: Scope of knowledge, in respect of which a learner is able to demonstrate expertise and critical knowledge in an area at the... [-]