22 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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Management Center Innsbruck
Innsbruck, Austria

The Executive PhD Program in Management, jointly offered by the University of Antwerp, the Antwerp Management School and the MCI Management Center Innsbruck , is aimed at seni ... +

The Executive PhD Program in Management, jointly offered by the University of Antwerp, the Antwerp Management School and the MCI Management Center Innsbruck , is aimed at senior managers and decision-makers who obtain a doctoral degree (Dr., PhD or DBA) while working would like. It accelerates the development of its own research expertise and the application of scientific solutions to current challenges in industry and companies. -
PhD
Online & Campus Combined
Part-time
4 years
English
October 2020
01 Jun 2020
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 years
English
February 2020
Online
 
University Of Rijeka - Faculty of Economics and Business
Rijeka, Croatia

The doctoral study program in Economics and Business Economics of the Faculty of Economics in Rijeka is the member of the two prestigious doctoral networks/associations: Centr ... +

The doctoral study program in Economics and Business Economics of the Faculty of Economics in Rijeka is the member of the two prestigious doctoral networks/associations: Central and South-Eastern European Ph.D. Network (CESEENET) and European Doctoral Association in Management and Business Administration (EDAMBA). -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
English
October 2020
Campus
 
Taylor’s University
Subang Jaya, Malaysia

Candidates pursuing the PhD in Business must develop an independent thinking approach and a unique expertise in their own research interest. Independent research requires dili ... +

Candidates pursuing the PhD in Business must develop an independent thinking approach and a unique expertise in their own research interest. Independent research requires diligent and -
PhD
English
Campus
 
University of Vaasa
Vaasa, Finland

The Doctoral Programme in Business Studies produces Doctors of Science in Business Administration or Economics for demanding expert and management roles. The University of Vaa ... +

The Doctoral Programme in Business Studies produces Doctors of Science in Business Administration or Economics for demanding expert and management roles. The University of Vaasa is one of Finland's oldest business studies institutions and the university's Faculty of Business Studies has a long tradition of high-caliber international graduate education. -
PhD
Full-time
4 years
English
January 2020
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 months
English
Campus
 
Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences
Apeldoorn, Netherlands

Wittenborg offers 3- to 4-year Ph.D. research degrees together with its UK partner, the University of Brighton.

Wittenborg offers 3- to 4-year Ph.D. research degrees together with its UK partner, the University of Brighton. -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
English
Campus
 
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
Part-time
4 years
English
September 2020
Campus
 
International Business School – Budapest
Budapest, Hungary

We offer the DPhil in Business and Management programme in English, leading to the degree conferred by our British partner, The University of Buckingham. The programme require ... +

We offer the DPhil in Business and Management programme in English, leading to the degree conferred by our British partner, The University of Buckingham. The programme requires an original contribution to the body of knowledge in a particular academic or professional discipline. -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
English
Campus
 
Sunway University
Shah Alam, Malaysia

A Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) is the highest level of academic qualification that you can achieve. Having a Ph.D. sets you apart: not just as a mark of academic excellence, b ... +

A Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) is the highest level of academic qualification that you can achieve. Having a Ph.D. sets you apart: not just as a mark of academic excellence, but it also shows that you have the ambition, drive, and skills needed to succeed in even the toughest of intellectual challenges. The Ph.D. (Business) program at Sunway University Business School provides students with the opportunity to develop an in-depth understanding of business at the leading edge of their selected discipline. The university has a dedicated team of academicians to mentor you on your research journey. We have active researchers in the fields of Accounting, Actuarial Studies, Business Law, Economics, Finance, Management, and Marketing. The topic of your Ph.D. is for you to decide, so you can be sure that you will be committing yourself to something that you will truly enjoy studying. You might even choose to pursue a topic in which you are currently undertaking research within your workplace, in which case your Ph.D. can also be of direct relevance to your current employment. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
English
January 2020
Campus
 
IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca
Lucca, Italy

Economics, Networks and Business Analytics is one of the four field-specific Tracks offered and is under the “Systems Science” PhD Program.

Economics, Networks and Business Analytics is one of the four field-specific Tracks offered and is under the “Systems Science” PhD Program. -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
English
October 2020
Campus
 
IUMW - International University of Malaya-Wales
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The research in the PhD programme is an in-depth investigation of specific research issues related to a management discipline with the aim of enhancing and contributing to new ... +

The research in the PhD programme is an in-depth investigation of specific research issues related to a management discipline with the aim of enhancing and contributing to new knowledge in that discipline. -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
English
Campus
 
International Business School the Hague
The Hague, Netherlands

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

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

The PhD is a University-wide degree that involves an intense period of supervised study and research. The degree of Doctor of Philosophy is awarded to successful candidates wh ... +

The PhD is a University-wide degree that involves an intense period of supervised study and research. The degree of Doctor of Philosophy is awarded to successful candidates who have made a distinct contribution to knowledge, whether by original investigation, review or criticism. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
4 years
Campus
 
Universidade da Coruña
A Coruña, Spain

The official program of Interuniversity Doctorate in Economic Analysis and Business Strategy responds to the intention to integrate in a same doctoral program to researchers o ... +

The official program of Interuniversity Doctorate in Economic Analysis and Business Strategy responds to the intention to integrate in a same doctoral program to researchers of the different areas of Economy and Business of the Faculties of Economic and Business Sciences of the Universities of Coruña, Santiago Compostela and Vigo, which carry out research of a quality that is contrasted by their publications in scientific journals of international prestige. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
3 years
Spanish
Campus