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36 PhD Programs in Business

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 re… Read more

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.

Using the online database is quick and easy. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Modul University Vienna
Vienna, Austria

Modul University Vienna’s Ph.D. in Business and Socioeconomic Sciences is a four-year, full-time doctoral studies program that prepares candidates to contribute to innovative ... +

Modul University Vienna’s Ph.D. in Business and Socioeconomic Sciences is a four-year, full-time doctoral studies program that prepares candidates to contribute to innovative research in industry-related areas of specialization. Based on the unique research orientation of the four Modul University departments, incoming Ph.D. candidates can focus their doctoral studies from among the following concentrations: Information Systems; Marketing; Sustainable Development; Public Governance; Service Management; Tourism; Leisure Science; Quality of Life, Well-being and Environmental Psychology. The doctoral program targets those interested in research careers in either higher education or industry and is ideal for prospective candidates already holding a master’s degree (or equivalent) in either business or one of the social sciences. -
PhD
Full-time
4 years
English
Sep 2022
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Technical University of Liberec
Liberec, Czech Republic

This program equips the students with expert knowledge in business administration and management, which focuses on behavior and management of enterprises in a global environme ... +

This program equips the students with expert knowledge in business administration and management, which focuses on behavior and management of enterprises in a global environment in terms of innovation and new tools of corporate finance. -
PhD
Full-time
4 years
English
Sep 2022
31 May 2022
Campus
 
University of Vaasa
Vaasa, Finland

The University of Vaasa Doctoral Programme is a multidisciplinary programme where students can graduate as a Doctor or Licentiate of of Economics and Business Administration, ... +

The University of Vaasa Doctoral Programme is a multidisciplinary programme where students can graduate as a Doctor or Licentiate of of Economics and Business Administration, Administrative Sciences, Technology or Philosophy. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
4 - 6 years
English
01 Aug 2022
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 

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International Business School - Budapest
Budapest, Hungary

We offer a Ph.D. in Business and Management in English, leading to a degree conferred by The University of Buckingham. Companies and institutions need professionals with the s ... +

We offer a Ph.D. in Business and Management in English, leading to a degree conferred by The University of Buckingham. Companies and institutions need professionals with the skills to manage and market knowledge-intensive products, as well as professionals with a deep understanding of the scientific principles underlying products and processes. The Ph.D. in Business and Management focuses on developing employable expertise through in-depth research. -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
English
26 Sep 2022
Campus
 
Management Center Innsbruck
Innsbruck, Austria

The "Executive PhD Program in Management" jointly offered by the University of Antwerp, the Antwerp Management School and the Management Center Innsbruck is a four-year, part- ... +

The "Executive PhD Program in Management" jointly offered by the University of Antwerp, the Antwerp Management School and the Management Center Innsbruck is a four-year, part-time research-based program. It provides the perfect fit for senior executives who have been seeking for high-level DBA programs. -
PhD
Part-time
4 years
English
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Australian Graduate School of Leadership
Sydney, Australia

The Doctor of Business Leadership (DBL) is designed to prepare senior executives to more effectively assume overall leadership responsibility within a substantial multi-busine ... +

The Doctor of Business Leadership (DBL) is designed to prepare senior executives to more effectively assume overall leadership responsibility within a substantial multi-business unit organisation operating in intensely competitive national and global markets. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 5 years
English
Online
 
Alfred Nobel Open Business School
Zürich, Switzerland

Master of Laws – Magister Legum (LL.M.) is a prestigious and elite postgraduate programme conducted by Collegium Humanum – Warsaw Management University and Alfred Nobel Open B ... +

Master of Laws – Magister Legum (LL.M.) is a prestigious and elite postgraduate programme conducted by Collegium Humanum – Warsaw Management University and Alfred Nobel Open Business School Zürich. -
PhD
Part-time
6 semesters
English, German
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Luiss PhD programs
Rome, Italy

The educational objective of the Doctorate is to offer an advanced study path that combines theoretical and practical profiles of the legal and regulatory issues that affect t ... +

The educational objective of the Doctorate is to offer an advanced study path that combines theoretical and practical profiles of the legal and regulatory issues that affect the market and the company, according to a national, community, international and comparative perspective and centered on both analysis of the theoretical reference models and the resolution of practical cases. -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
Italian, English
01 Oct 2022
26 May 2022
Campus
 
University of Porto School of Economics and Management
Porto, Portugal

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 r ... +

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. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
4 years
English
Campus
 
Nobel International Business School
Accra, Ghana

The Ph.D. program offered by NiBS is designed to improve the quality of business education. It is designed to adequately prepare candidates to pursue careers in a university a ... +

The Ph.D. program offered by NiBS is designed to improve the quality of business education. It is designed to adequately prepare candidates to pursue careers in a university and polytechnic setting as full-time faculty members where research and teaching will be their primary focus. The program has a focus on new theory and knowledge development with a heavy emphasis on a variety of research methodologies and publications. -
PhD
Part-time
3 - 4 years
English
Sep 2022
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca
Lucca, Italy

Economics Analytics and Decision Sciences is one of the three PhD Programs offered by the IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca.

Economics Analytics and Decision Sciences is one of the three PhD Programs offered by the IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca. -
PhD
Full-time
3 - 4 years
English
02 Nov 2022
30 Jun 2022
Campus
 
Sunway University
Shah Alam, Malaysia

A Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) is the highest level of academic qualification one can achieve. This qualification sets you apart as having developed an exhaustive understandin ... +

A Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) is the highest level of academic qualification one can achieve. This qualification sets you apart as having developed an exhaustive understanding of your selected focus area in the discipline of business studies, placing you at the forefront of your chosen field of research. Our Ph.D. in Business provides you with opportunities to undertake extensive investigation within your chosen business field and you are encouraged to develop new ideas or employ well-thought-out methodologies to produce noteworthy theoretical and practical contributions. You will utilize the best-suited research design to explore and/or test informed ideas. The outcome of your research extends the frontiers of knowledge and you will disseminate the scholarly findings to peers and practitioners, through academic and professional networks, conferences/seminars, and even publications. -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
English
Campus
 
Lingnan University
Tuen Mun, Hong Kong

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 S ... +

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
Full-time
30 - 72 months
English
Sep 2022
Campus
 
Global Humanistic University
Willemstad, Curaçao +1 More

The online Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) program (180 ECTS) of the Global Humanistic University will provide you with research and information management skills, analysis and p ... +

The online Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) program (180 ECTS) of the Global Humanistic University will provide you with research and information management skills, analysis and problem-solving capabilities, interpersonal and leadership competencies, and will help you with your self-management and work habits, as well as your written and oral communication aptitudes. -
PhD
Part-time
3 - 7 years
English
Online
 
International Business School the Hague
The Hague, Netherlands +1 More

The International Business School, The Hague (IBSH), offers a Ph.D. program in Business and Management Studies, in cooperation with Sapienza University of Rome, Italy. The Ph. ... +

The International Business School, The Hague (IBSH), offers a Ph.D. program in Business and Management Studies, in cooperation with Sapienza University of Rome, Italy. The Ph.D. program is part-time, and therefore well-suited for professionals that want to get a doctorate in combination with their career. -
PhD
Part-time
4 years
English
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online