Doctorate Degrees in Business Studies

Compare 32 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 October 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. The program is based not only on the analysis of relevant theoretical models but also on solving practical... [+]

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. Admission requirements The admission process is designed to establish the candidate’s knowledge, his/her aptitude for scientific research, and whether the PhD program’s research topics are suitable for the candidate. Admission is based on: An evaluation of the candidate’s academic qualifications and other relevant factors in the curriculum vitae; An evaluation of the publications submitted; An evaluation of the research project submitted, also with regard to the curricula covered by the PhD program; Once the curriculum vitae and research project have received a positive evaluation, candidates will take a written exam in accordance with the criteria specified in the call for applications. In the written exam, candidates can choose from six topics, irrespective of their research project. Specifically, two groups of subjects are identified for each curriculum. For each group of subjects, one topic is selected from the three topics suggested by the Commission, among specific themes. Non-Italian citizens and Italian citizens that reside abroad can write the exam in English. However, during the oral exam they will have to prove that they have an adequate knowledge of Italian; An oral exam relating to the research project submitted and related topics and issues. Candidates must also demonstrate a good command of English. 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 among the specific themes identified for each Field (see the list for each field). Candidates will not be summoned to take the written exam until at least 20 days after the date of publication of those admitted to the exam in question. Non-Italian citizens and Italian citizens that reside abroad can write the essay in English. However, they will have to prove, during the oral exam, an adequate knowledge of Italian. [-]

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. [+]

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 agreed with the supervisory team. Learning Outcomes - Develop a substantial contribution to theoretical knowledge and practice; - Provide insight in research and research methods, understand the role of an independent researcher, capable of developing and carrying out a well-conceived research plan, directed towards a given aim and objectives; - Create, interpret and apply knowledge through scientific research that merits publication; - Acquire and demonstrate understanding of a substantial body of knowledge at the forefront of current business concepts and processes; - Conceptualize, design and implement a substantial research project that generates new knowledge that contributes to theory and practice; - Develop and implement suitable research philosophies, methodologies and methods. [-]

PhD in Business

University of Sarajevo School of Economics and Business
Campus Full time 3 years October 2017 Bosnia and Herzegovina Sarajevo

PhD – Doctor of Philosophy Program in Business – a three-year long academic and research oriented program , with 180 ECTS points... [+]

PhDs in Business Studies. PhD – Doctor of Philosophy Program in Business – a three-year long academic and research oriented program , with 180 ECTS points. Courses that can be taken within the course Research Methods II, for both programs (Economics, Business) are: Philosophy of Science Research Methodology Qualitative and Quantitative Research Model Building and Optimization Multivariate Business Statistics Panel Data Econometrics Qualitative Research Methods Structural Equation Modeling Time Series Econometrics Experimental and Simulation Methods Game theory Elective courses Advances in Business Economics Marketing Theory Theory of Consumer Behaviour Strategic Marketing Management Advances in Accounting Theory and Management Advanced Financial Management Theory of Finance, financial markets and institutions Corporate Strategies Theory of Organization and Management Advances in Human Resources Management Advanced Business Statistics Advances in Management Information Systems Advances in Information Technology Management Advances in Business Law Directed Reading In Management Theory of Networks Majors - Fields of Specialization (Areas of specialization) Business Economics Management and Organization Marketing Financial Management Information Technology Management Management Information Systems International Business Accounting and Auditing Entrepreneurship Innovation Management Tourism Business Law Strategic Management Human Resources Management Note: Not all fields may be offered in all academic years. [-]

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 of faculty members who are among the most active researchers in Hong Kong in their specialised research areas (http://cptra.ln.edu.hk/), and who are well recognised by peers with competitive research grants and publications in high quality journals (e.g., Management Science, Operations Research, Production and Operations Management, European Journal of Operational Research, Communications of the ACM, Decision Support Systems, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetic, and Information and Management). The Department offers MPhil and PhD degree programmes in Business with a special focus on ISM and OM. We welcome motivated applicants and are fully committed to offering the best possible learning and research environment for our MPhil and PhD students. Qualified applicants are also encouraged to consider the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS), a highly competitive and prestigious programme established by the Research Grants Council (RGC) of Hong Kong. Department of Finance and Insurance The Department of Finance and Insurance has seven faculty members who are active in research. Our research interests are wide ranging and use theoretical, empirical, and applied approaches. Faculty have recently completed studies on credit ratings, securities volatility and derivatives, bank lending decisions, corporate finance, and theoretical models of insurance and risk management. The findings from these studies have been published in prestigious international journals. The research students work closely with their supervisors. In addition to their theses, the students have the opportunity to work with faculty members on other research projects. Students do relevant coursework at Lingnan and at other local universities. One characteristic of our approach is that students start to work on research projects from their first term. Department of Management Lingnan’s Department of Management has developed research strengths in such major areas as conflict management, organisation studies, business ethics, cross-cultural management, and China business studies and is also exploring emerging research issues. Our research supports Lingnan University’s liberal arts mission of developing and applying knowledge for public service. We seek motivated, capable students who are committed to developing their research competence through our postgraduate programmes. Department of Marketing and International Business Our faculty received their doctoral degrees in Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, or the United States. Over the years, the graduates of our programme have been gainfully employed by organisations in Hong Kong, the Mainland and overseas. Some continue to pursue advanced studies in other prestigious universities, including Georgia State University, McGill University, Rutgers University, York University, University of Connecticut, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and University of Alberta. Our graduates have presented their research findings at international academic conferences such as the Academy of International Business Conference and Marketing Science Conference. Some of them have won such awards as “Best Graduate Student Paper” or “Best Conference Paper” at international conferences. Application Methods Applicants may seek admission to the PhD programme in two ways as follows: 1. Apply for PhD Programmes via the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS) ... [-]

DCom in Strategic Management

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years February 2017 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. [+]

PhDs in Business Studies. 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

The Da Vinci Institute
Campus Full time 6 years February 2017 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. [+]

(MOTI): NQF LEVEL 8+ (NEW HEQSF: NQF LEVEL 10) 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 and candidates are required to demonstrate their ability to develop new concepts that will significantly improve their operations. PhD applicants: It is compulsory for all students applying for enrolment for PhD study, to note that their final thesis for assessment will only be received with a publish-ready article attached. DEMAND The Learning Programme 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 - 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 - make a contribution towards community development initiatives. ADMISSION CRITERIA Previous Academic Qualifications a. Masters Degree Or other relevant NQF 8 (New HEQSF: NQF Level 9) qualification Appropriate Work Experience (years): 10 Employer Support: General, but detailed assessment by Da Vinci b. Not equivalent to a Masters Degree Appropriate Work Experience (years): 15 Employer Support: Detailed assessment by Da Vinci Conditions: Prospective candidates can be provisionally approved on the following conditions: In the event that a candidate does not comply with the requirements for registration in the PhD programme, but does demonstrate relevant professional experience, consideration can be given to register such candidates in the PhD Programme at Da Vinci on the following conditions: - Demonstrate an understanding at NQF Level 8 (new HEQSF: NQF Level 9) (appropriate level descriptors will be used to guide the process). - Evidence of relevant publications, presentations or relevant working experience that could be considered for Recognition of Prior Learning at NQF Level 8+ (new HEQSF: NQF Level 9) - Registration for the four Research Workshops - Acceptance of a Research Proposal - On successful completion of the above, the provisional approval will be converted to full approval. In the event that a student is unsuccessful in completing the above, the student will be deregistered for the relevant qualification. [-]

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

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 they can focus on their research program and develop their research skills without much distraction on their time. For students interested in experimental methods, there is a dedicated marketing lab with twenty one lab stations. Data collection is simplified thanks to specialized software that handles study announcements, participant sign-ups, and extra credit assignments. We emphasize a supportive culture among our PhD students, and focus on the collective success of the group rather than individual students. Resulting supportive social environment enables students to establish valuable relationships with their colleagues in the program. Admission criteria In order to apply to the PhD Program, the applicants must complete the online application and upload the following; • GMAT/GRE, TOEFL and ALES test scores (GMAT and TOEFL scores should be sent to the institution number 0163 and GRE score should be sent to the institution number 0668) Minimum scores for the tests are: GMAT 600 GRE 150 TOEFL 600(PBT), 250(CBT), 100(IBT) • An official academic transcript from every university attended • A statement of purpose describing your proposed area of study and why you are prepared for this program. • Three (or more) Letters of Recommendation. The candidate should provide the contact information of those who will fill in the reference letters in the online application. They will be provided with the web link of the reference letter form via e-mail. • A curriculum vitae • Application fee payment slip Selected applicants will be called for an interview by the Graduate School of Business. Scholarship Students admitted choose between the following two offers: Tuition waiver (49,000 TL/year) plus 1,800 TL monthly stipend. The monthly stipend increases to 2,200 TL after the student passes the PhD qualifier. Additional Benefits: 1. All students receive a laptop computer and private health insurance. 2. Students with successful standing receive travel funds to attend scientific conferences and meetings. 3. PhD students may be offered monthly stipend up to 3,000 TL through externally funded research grants and projects. Students who receive their stipend from other sources (like TÜBİTAK scholarships or externally funded research grants and projects) are eligible for the following benefits provided by the university: Research Award: 1,800 TLc. Housing Allowance: 525 TL/month for students who do not use the free housing benefit. [-]

PhD in Business Management

RISEBA
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 4 years January 2017 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... [+]

PhDs in Business Studies. 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 can be submitted by persons having Master’s degree in social sciences or persons with Master’s degree in humanitarian and technical sciences if they have at least a 2-year experience in Business Administration, Public Management or Management of Educational and have sufficient knowledge in the field of Management sciences. Foreign applicants must have education that is equivalent to the Master’s degree in Latvia. Conformity of the degree is determined by experts of the Centre of Academic Information. Compulsory modules Strategic Management Data Mining Finance Management Marketing Management Research Methods Limited Choice Electives Management and Organisational Theory Risk Management and Crisis Management Resource Development Management Human Resources Management Business in Various Spheres Project Management Innovation Management Free Choice Electives Business Foreign Language Globalization processes Research work Publications (minimum 3, for each 1-2 CP) Participation in international conferences and workshops (minimum three presentations included) Preparation, design and presentation of the doctoral thesis [-]

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).... [-]


MPhil / PhD in Business Management specialisms

University of Bolton
Campus Full time 3 - 7 years August 2017 United Kingdom Bolton

Business and management professionals who hold a PhD from the Business, Leadership, Innovation and Systems (BLIS) Research Centre take back to their organisation a greater knowledge and a higher understanding of today's complex business world. You may already be working professionally in the field you wish to research. You may already have extensive knowledge of your field. You may be a business professional with the basis of your research in... [+]

PhDs in Business Studies. Business Management specialisms - MPhil / PhD Business and management professionals who hold a PhD from the Business, Leadership, Innovation and Systems (BLIS) Research Centre take back to their organisation a greater knowledge and a higher understanding of today's complex business world. You may already be working professionally in the field you wish to research. You may already have extensive knowledge of your field. You may be a business professional with the basis of your research in mind, looking for a way to formalise and extend your knowledge and skills within the framework of a research degree. The award of a UK doctorate is based solely upon individual research, presented in the form of a thesis. We expect prospective candidates to have a good honours degree or its equivalent in a relevant discipline. You may also have an appropriate masters degree, or other demonstrable research experience and writing skills. The doctorate-level programmes at the BLIS Research Centre are intended for professionals, graduates and career-minded individuals seeking to develop as a managerial, industrial, or an academic professional in their chosen field of study. You should be seeking the knowledge that will allow you to respond operationally and strategically to the demands of, and function effectively within, a wide range of business and academic environments, and have a desire to make a significant contribution to knowledge and your own career development. Careers & professional development Successful PhD candidates could pursue their career in academia or any sectors of the economy in their area of specialisation. Subject overview As a research student, you will be supported by a supervisory team of academics with industry experience who will guide you through the programme of your studies. You will be expected to participate in seminars, conferences, research training workshops and relevant events. It is also expected that you will have the commitment and willingness to assume responsibility for your personal development, and the intellectual capacity to assimilate, manipulate and master advanced levels of knowledge appropriate to your area of research. Research topics Research topics include: - accounting and finance - law - information systems and management - strategic exploitation of ICT - E-business - strategy - marketing and E-marketing - human resource management - organisation and change - management practice - entrepreneurship and SMEs - online UK customer behaviour - E-business project management - E-banking. Available projects Current projects being undertaken by doctorate candidates include: The role of the volunteer within the police services. Internet: a business tool for the UK SMEs. A business model for financial services hubs based on the platform of electronic banking solutions in the CIS markets (Russian Federation case). The role of customer service in B2B marketing. [-]

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) [+]

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 requirements within the intended program duration. Dissertation The comprehensive dissertation work consists of a dissertation proposal and the actual dissertation. Proposals for its title and contents are submitted by the student and are approved by our academic council. Dissertation work can be directly related to the student’s professional activities. Admission requirements proficiency in the English language Master degree (or equivalent) No distinction is made between academic or professional Master degrees. Degrees with 60 European credits or 40 American semester credits are considered equivalent. CAREER PERSPECTIVES Our study programs and courses are career-oriented in nature and provide students with a high level of flexibility throughout their postgraduate studies. Focusing on a broad range of specialized subject matters, students are equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge to be successful in today’s global economy, and are prepared for a wide variety of professional development and career opportunities. Postgraduate programs are an excellent choice for college and university graduates with several years of relevant work experience who would like to see their employability in today's job market increase by engaging in rigorous and academically challenging postgraduate studies to obtain a relevant academic qualification in the field of liberal arts. Upon graduation, students mainly advance their careers with entry to upper-level management positions in national and multinational companies and organizations in various economic sectors. Students can also choose to continue their studies without interruption in almost any of our other graduate and postgraduate programs to further enhance their career prospects. [-]

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. [+]

PhDs in Business Studies. 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 universities. Study program is expressed through ECTS credits, which will enable mobility of the attendants of the program, transfer of points, or accumulation of points within the system of lifelong learning. The program includes organized classes, direct individual scientific-research work on the doctoral dissertation, and elective scientific and teaching activities. Academic title awarded upon completion of the studies Doctor of Social Sciences (Ph.D.), area of economics Duration of the program 6 semesters, 3 years Conditions for enrollment Right of enrollment to the doctoral program „Entrepreneurship and Innovativeness“ belongs to: Students who have graduated from adequate pre-Bologna, at least 4-year university studies Students who have graduated from pre-Bologna university scientific master studies Students who have graduated from Bologna university postgraduate specialist studies and acquired at least 60 ECTS Students who have graduated from a Bologna 3+2 or 4+1 or 0+5 study program Students whose previous studies are not from social sciences can also enroll to the postgraduate doctoral program „Entrepreneurship and Innovativeness“, with passing differential exams, which will be determined by the Council of the doctoral program, having in mind related scientific areas, fields and branches. Selection criteria Selection of attendants is made based on the average grades at the previous studies, motivational essay, existing research and scientific references, and the recommendation by the potential counselor. The application must contain Filled in application Motivational essay Curriculum Vitae Recommendation Transcript of grades (highest level of education) Certified copy of the diploma (highest level of education) Copy of certificate of citizenship or other adequate proof of citizenship for foreign nationals Two photographs (4×6 cm) [-]

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. [+]

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 such as economics, mathematics, engineering, statistics or psychology provide the student with the background necessary for integrating and understanding the concepts taught in the PhD program. Tuition: fees waived for students accepted on the program plus bursary to cover living expenses [-]

PhD in Economics

DIW Graduate Center
Campus Full time 4 years October 2017 Germany Berlin

Apply to the DIW Graduate Center, where academic excellence meets the stimulating environment of Germany’s largest economic think-tank. [+]

PhDs in Business Studies. PhD in Economics - with a full-time scholarship at DIW Graduate Center Who we are The German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) is one of the leading economic research institutes in Germany. We are an independent, non-profit institute involved in economic research, service and policy advice. In addition to co-operating closely with universities in Berlin and Brandenburg, we are also active in international academic networks. The goal of the DIW Graduate Center is to provide outstanding doctoral students with a research environment and a training structure that will develop their talents in exemplary manner. It provides them to a deep understanding of economic and social processes while offering them the opportunity to apply their knowledge within the professional research environment of one of the leading economic think tanks in Germany. Who are we looking for The DIW Graduate Center (GC) at the German Institute for Economic Research welcomes applications from highly qualified post-graduate students from around the world to enroll in its structured doctoral program in Economics. What we offer The Graduate Center offers a 4-year program of in-depth training in Economics leading to a PhD from one of Berlin’s universities. The student will go through a high-level coursework curriculum and receive on-the-job training in DIW Berlin’s research departments. Student’s research should focus on theoretical and/or applied topics within Economics and related social sciences. Both the education and the research at the GC have a strong empirical component. The PhD education also includes sponsored internships at prestigious institutions, such as the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and Ministries. After successfully completing the program students will have submitted a number of papers to refereed scientific journals. They will receive a certificate confirming participation along with a doctoral degree. Funding The DIW Graduate Center offers four years of funding and pays a standard scholarship of 1,200 € per month. After completing the first year, doctoral students are assigned to the research departments of the institute. Research positions are offered depending on the volume of research projects under work. Requirements Applicants must hold a master’s degree or diploma in Economics in order to apply for the economic training program. Degrees from other related fields (such as civil engineering, statistics or quantitative social sciences) may also fulfill requirements for the program if the applicant has a sufficient background in Economics. Applicants whose native language is not English must demonstrate English language proficiency unless they hold a degree from a university in an English-speaking country or can document at least one year of studies at an English-speaking university. Sufficient evidence for a good command of English is a high score on TOEFL or IELTS tests. Knowledge of German is not a necessary requirement for a successful application, but students are encouraged to learn and improve their skills. Deadline of Application: March 31, 2017. Application procedure and further information, please view here. [-]