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The PhD is a doctoral degree, specifically called a "doctor of philosophy" degree. This is misleading because PhD holders are not necessarily philosophers (unless they earned their degree in philosophy!). That said, PhD recipients are able to engage in thought experiments, reason about problems, and solve problems in sophisticated ways.

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Law and Business PhD Program

LUISS Guido Carli University
Campus 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... [+]

Best Part time Doctoral Degrees in Business Studies 2017. 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 Economics

DIW Graduate Center
Campus 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. [+]

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. [-]

Doctor Of Management

University of Warsaw, Faculty of Management
Campus 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

University of Sarajevo School of Economics and Business
Campus 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... [+]

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 Management

RISEBA
Campus Part time 3 - 4 years January 2017 Latvia Riga

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... [+]

Best Part time Doctoral Degrees in Business Studies 2017. 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 [-]

PhD

Carl H. Lindner College of Business, University of Cincinnati
Campus 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. [-]

PhD in Business Administration

University of Nicosia
Campus Part time 3 years September 2017 Cyprus Nicosia Greece Athens + 2 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. [+]

Best Part time Doctoral Degrees in Business Studies 2017. 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 Administration

Koc University - Istanbul Turkey
Campus 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. [-]

Ph.D in Business Administration

Grenoble Ecole de Management
Campus 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. [+]

Best Part time Doctoral Degrees in Business Studies 2017. 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 [-]

DCom in Strategic Management

University of Johannesburg
Campus Part time 2 - 4 years February 2017 South Africa Johannesburg

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 and Management Studies

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

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. [+]

Best Part time Doctoral Degrees in Business Studies 2017. 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 motivated: to become a full member of the international research community of management scholars; to participate in international conferences; to submit the research for publication in international academic journals. Candidates are expected to have earned a master’s degree from an accredited institution in business and management studies or other closely related field. Candidates who have not previously completed a master’s degree in economics, business or management may be required to attend specific training sessions prior to taking the remaining courses in their degree plan. Satisfying minimal standards does not guarantee admission. Admission decisions are based on a number of factors such as the academic degrees and records, the statement of purpose (motivation letter), and relevant research experience. In the statement of purpose, candidates should describe their research interests and aspirations, and motivation to pursue a doctorate degree. Applications 1st call: December 12, 2016 to January 18, 2017 2nd call: March 24, 2017 to April 24, 2017 3rd call: June 30, 2017 to July 19, 2017 The 2nd and the 3rd call only apply to the programmes with places left over from the previous call. Click here for more information [-]

The Bradford PhD

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

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.... [-]


Doctoral Programme of Science in Business, Economics and Finance

Aalto University
Campus 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. [+]

Best Part time Doctoral Degrees in Business Studies 2017. 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. The School of Business is located in Central Helsinki. Helsinki has been praised as one of the world's most livable cities eg. by Monocle Magazine and in the Economist Intelligence Unit livability rankings. As for Finland, the country is consistently ranked highly in quality-of-life studies. It was the best country in the world according to a Newsweek 2010 study. The departments and professors of the School have longstanding co-operation with other universities worldwide and faculty members have been working as visiting professors eg. in London Business School, EMLYON business School and Erasmus University Rotterdam. The School of Business offers an English-language four-year doctoral programme in Business, Economics and Finance for those seeking academic careers or high level positions in business. Last year 24 doctors graduated from the School. New doctoral students are selected in an application process once a year. As a rule, the doctoral dissertations are written in English and the main results are often published as articles in international refereed scientific journals. In order to guarantee a high international standard the School encourages every doctoral student to publish at least one article in refereed international journals. Consequently, articles have been published in journals like Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science or Journal of Financial Economics. The pre-examiners and opponents of dissertations are normally from well-known universities outside Finland, often European and American. The employment situation of the graduates is very good. [-]

MPhil / PhD in Business Management specialisms

University of Bolton
Campus 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... [+]

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 Business

Singapore Management University PhD Programmes
Campus 4 - 5 years August 2017 Singapore

The Singapore Management University (SMU) PhD in Business programme develops exceptional scholars who have a deep understanding of the issues confronting the business world and who are able to conduct cutting-edge independent research in specialisations including Finance, Marketing, Operations Management, Organisational Behaviour & Human Resources, and Strategic Management & Organisation... [+]

Best Part time Doctoral Degrees in Business Studies 2017. The Singapore Management University (SMU) PhD in Business programme develops exceptional scholars who have a deep understanding of the issues confronting the business world and who are able to conduct cutting-edge independent research in specialisations including Finance, Marketing, Operations Management, Organisational Behaviour & Human Resources, and Strategic Management & Organisation. The programme is run by the SMU Lee Kong Chian School of Business which is is one of the youngest institutions worldwide to be conferred the EQUIS and AACSB accreditations. The accreditations cover all programmes, including the PhD. Faculty members at the School consistently publish in top-tier business journals, and our rigorous and intellectually stimulating curriculum prepares our graduates for diverse careers in academia and industry. The Singapore Management University (SMU) Lee Kong Chian School of Business offers: PhD in Business (Finance) This rigorous and intellectually stimulating programme emphasises advanced study in the areas of finance, economics, statistics and quantitative research methods. The programme is taught by a group of dynamic faculty who consistently publish in top finance journals. At the end of the programme, graduates will have the skills needed to conduct in-depth research into a specific sub-field in finance such as asset pricing, corporate finance and market microstructure. Graduates will also have a broad appreciation of the field’s key research issues. Given the tremendous relevance of finance to the global economy, a graduate of this programme will be well prepared for diverse careers in academia, industry, international organisations and the public sector. PhD in Business (Marketing) This programme trains students to conduct rigorous and relevant research focused on understanding and predicting marketing actions of firms and managers, and consumer behaviour. This is a highly selective programme geared towards training students to become marketing faculty in top-tiered research focused schools. The learning experience includes undertaking coursework across SMU and close collaboration with, and exposure to, world-renowned marketing faculty members who will offer advanced research topic courses. PhD students will also be able to leverage on the resources of SMU’s world-class research institutes and centres such as the Centre for Marketing Excellence and Institute for Service Excellence. PhD in Business (Operations Management) This highly competitive programme emphasises theoretical research with practical relevance. Students are expected to complete rigorous coursework, collaborate closely with the Operations Management faculty members and attend regular research seminars. Students will also have opportunities to interact with renowned visiting scholars from different parts of the world. The programme aims to place its graduates into faculty positions at leading universities, and managerial positions in industry, public sector and international organisations. PhD in Business (Organisational Behaviour and Human Resources - OBHR) The programme equips graduates with the knowledge, skills and abilities to conduct highly rigorous research in OBHR in major research universities worldwide. The programme, taught by an international group of faculty members who consistently publish in the field’s most respected journals, provides hands-on training in research right from the onset as well as a stimulating curriculum emphasising psychological foundations of organisational behaviour & human resources, statistics and research methods. A nurturing approach is adopted by our faculty members who will help students succeed in the job market and in their careers. PhD in Business (Strategic Management & Organisation) This programme equips students with the skills, knowledge and competencies to conduct high-quality research in the areas of strategic management and organisations. Students can choose their research topics from a variety of sub-areas within the domains of strategic management and organisation theory, corporate and business strategy, innovation, technology management, entrepreneurship, and corporate governance. The programme provides rigorous training by faculty members who regularly publish in top academic journals. This ensures that our students will be well equipped to start their academic careers as competent, independent and published researchers. PhD in Business Programme Structure The PhD in Business is a full-time programme, with a maximum candidature of five years. In the first two years of study, students will enrol in intensive courses to build their research depth and breadth. The coursework is intended to prepare students for dissertation research. Students are required to sit for a PhD Qualifying Examination (QE) to assess their mastery of fundamental concepts and theories. On successful completion of the QE, the student will be ready to embark on the dissertation, which is based on original, independent research. Framework - 6 Foundation Courses (6 Course Units) - 2 Electives (2 Course Units) - 4 Advanced Research Topics Courses (4 Course Units) - PhD Dissertation (28 Course Units) Oral Defence of the Dissertation Proposal This is an oral presentation of the proposed topic to a Dissertation Committee. A written dissertation proposal will have to be submitted before the presentation. A supervisor, with the expertise in the chosen topic, will be appointed. He or she guides and mentors the student throughout the dissertation work. Oral Defence and Completion of the PhD Dissertation This is an oral presentation of the written dissertation report to the Committee. After possible revision(s) to the report and upon fulfillment of all necessary requirements, the Committee will recommend to the University to award the PhD degree. Admission Requirements - At least a good Bachelor’s degree. A Master’s degree is useful but not required. - Good GRE or GMAT results. - Good TOEFL or IELTS scores (for applicants whose medium of instruction at the Bachelor’s/Master’s level was not in English). PhD Students’ Professional Development Students are also provided professional training. These include teaching, English communications and presentation skills, as well as career development workshops such as interview preparation. Furthermore, students also have opportunities to share their research contributions with the international research community through reputable refereed research conferences, in Singapore and abroad. SMU provides funding for our students to attend such conferences. [-]