Doctorate Degrees in Business

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A PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) is often awarded after students complete extensive research in their chosen area of study. Programs are available internationally to those who complete master’s degree programs in a similar field.

What is a PhD in Business Studies? In this program, students often gain an in-depth understanding of their research field and are able to apply methods of scientific research to its development and social significance. Each program will offer a different focus, but the different areas of research that may be available include accounting, banking and finance, consumer behavior, economics, marketing, and management. Through their studies and research, students develop new and original findings, ideas, and theories that can be applied in the business sector.

Students who pursue this degree benefit by gaining substantial knowledge in business and can offer companies knowledge that many others can’t. Many programs also give students the opportunities to gain real world experience, which enhances their marketability in the job arena.

The tuition and fees associated with earning this degree will depend on a number of factors. The location and reputation of the institution and the length of the program are main factors that determine overall cost. Getting in touch with the schools directly is the best way to find out about financial requirements.

Individuals who earn their PhD in Business Studies are prepared to work in a variety of different careers. Graduates with high-level business expertise are needed in private and public sector research organizations, demanding executive and development positions in universities and other institutions of higher education. Because these individuals are able to think independently and critically, some may choose to work in business as an entrepreneur.

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PhD in Business and Management

University of Portsmouth
Campus Full time October 2018 United Kingdom Portsmouth

Spanning a broad range of business and management disciplines, our research tracks and addresses the threats and opportunities that arise from an increasingly competitive global business environment. [+]

Ph.D. in Business and Management
 Research overview

Spanning a broad range of business and management disciplines, our research tracks and addresses the threats and opportunities that arise from an increasingly competitive global business environment. Staff members are engaged in research collaborations with bodies such as the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), the Higher Education Academy (HEA) and Skills for Care.

We are actively engaged in conducting research on a wide range of relevant issues relating to leadership, ethics, organization studies, human resource management and development, employment relations, sales management, advertising, operations research, organizational excellence, and corporate branding. Members of staff work with businesses and policy-makers who are participants and recipients of our research to ensure that our work has relevance and impact.... [-]


Doctor of Philosophy in Business and Management Studies

International Business School the Hague
Campus Part time 4 years September 2018 Netherlands The Hague

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. [+]

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.

The programme consists of a combination of intensive seminars and research assignments and a thesis/research project. Internationally acclaimed professors will deliver a 3-4 day seminar on current topics in business and management science and the candidates will write a research paper on each of the seminars. Apart from these topical seminars, there are a number of professional skills seminars on research methodology, academic presentation, and academic teaching. After the candidates have concluded the seminar series, they will embark on writing the thesis proposal and performing their Ph.D. research, in cooperation with one of the professors of IBSH, Sapienza, or one of the professors in IBSH’s international network. Finally, successful candidates will receive their doctorate degree from Sapienza University of Rome... [-]


Doctoral Programme in Business Studies

University of Vaasa
Campus Full time 4 years January 2019 Finland Vaasa

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. [+]

Doctoral Programme of Business Studies at the University of Vaasa invites applications for scholarships (for the period 1.8.2018–31.7.2019). More information on our website.

The Doctoral Programme in Business Studies examines in-depth the discipline's key research question, development, and societal significance. The doctoral programme prepares students for high-level independent research work. Studies in the doctoral programme consist of general studies and methods, primary subject studies, optional studies and the doctoral thesis. Students are expected to graduate from the programme as Doctors of Science in Business Studies in four years.

There are nine research groups operating in the Faculty of Business Studies. Students undertaking the Doctoral Programme in Business Studies are connected with the work of the research groups to enable more interesting research topics, group work training and a more intensive and diverse supervision programme. The doctoral programme collaborates closely with national graduate schools (KATAJA, KAVA, and OMY). The collaboration enables doctoral students to participate in events arranged by graduate schools and to organize national and international courses and seminars. Doctoral students can also benefit from the contact networks of other research groups in the form of corporate collaboration. Doctoral studies in the field of business usually also include an exchange period with a partner university abroad.... [-]


PhD in Law and Business

LUISS Guido Carli University
Campus Full time 3 years September 2018 Italy Rome

The Ph.D. 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 Ph.D. 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, Ph.D. 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.... [-]


Doctor of Philosophy (Business) (Research)

Taylor’s University
Campus June 2018 Malaysia Subang Jaya

Candidates pursuing the PhD (Business) must develop an independent thinking approach and a unique expertise in their own research interest. Independent research requires diligent and thorough investigation into a topic with the aim of formulating new and original ideas, findings and theories. [+]

PhDs in Business. Candidates pursuing the PhD (Business) must develop an independent thinking approach and a unique expertise in their own research interest. Independent research requires diligent and thorough investigation into a topic with the aim of formulating new and original ideas, findings and theories. All Doctor of Philosophy students is required to attend the Research Methodology & Advance Research Methodology modules in their first year of candidature. The key areas of research offered in the PhD programme are: Accounting Accounting Information Systems and Risk Management Corporate Governance Financial Reporting Market-Based Accounting Research Banking and Finance Corporate and Personal Finance Electronic Banking Financial Management Financial Reporting Islamic Finance Microfinance Money Laundering Productivity and Efficiency of Financial Institutions Risk Disclosure Practices of IPO and PLC Risk Management and Supervision of Financial Institution Consumer Behaviour Customer Relationship Management Influence of Behaviour upon Society Personal Motivation Place and Space Tourist and Leisure Behaviour Economics Business Economics Econometrics Energy Economics International Economics International Macroeconomics (Exchange Rate Management and East Asian Financial-Capital Market Integration) International Trade Macroeconomics Microeconomics Statics Tourism Economics Marketing International Marketing Services Marketing Management Employment and Training Opportunities in South East Asia Entrepreneurship Environmental Management Human resource management Knowledge Management Poverty Alleviation via Tourism Real Estate Development Strategic Management Sustainable and Responsible Tourism [-]

PhD in Industrial Engineering and Decision Analytics

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 4 years September 2018 Hong Kong

The Ph.D. program is designed for those interested in pursuing a career in advanced industrial research and development, or university research and teaching. This program emphasizes training in original thinking and independent research. Students can design their program of study to suit their interests and needs. The program should cover a specialized area in industrial engineering and at least one minor area. [+]

The world economy has been undergoing a rapid transformation from a capital-intensive age to a knowledge-based age. The entire Asia-Pacific region is endeavoring to nurture businesses to meet the challenges of this transformation. Joining the Department of Industrial Engineering and Decision Analytics as a postgraduate student gives you the opportunity to gain a comprehensive grasp of both technological and managerial aspects of contemporary issues in this field and to make a contribution to progress in driving the world forward by improving technology management and operations management.

The Ph.D. program is designed for those interested in pursuing a career in advanced industrial research and development, or university research and teaching. This program emphasizes training in original thinking and independent research. Students can design their program of study to suit their interests and needs. The program should cover a specialized area in industrial engineering and at least one minor area.... [-]


PhD

Carl H. Lindner College of Business, University of Cincinnati
Campus Full time September 2018 USA Cincinnati

The University of Cincinnati Lindner College of Business Ph.D. A 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. [+]

Why Attend the University of Cincinnati Ph.D. Program?

The University of Cincinnati Lindner College of Business Ph.D. The program is an apprenticeship-style model in which you will learn the history and current state of research in your area of concentration and then conduct original research in order to advance knowledge in your field and transfer that knowledge to others via teaching. To ensure you achieve these goals as a doctoral student, you will begin working closely with faculty members your first day in the University of Cincinnati Ph.D. program.

The primary mission of the University of Cincinnati Lindner College of BusinePh.D. Ph.D. The 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.... [-]


PhD Business Economics and Management (English)

University of Economics Prague - Faculty of Business Administration
Campus Full time Part time 3 years September 2018 Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

In the branch of Business Economics and Management, the research activities of PhD students are focused on such topics as the new theories of economic organization; new directions in the [+]

PhD Business Economics and Management (English)

In the branch of Business Economics and Management, the research activities of PhD students are focused on such topics as the new theories of economic organization; new directions in the measurement of business performance; business strategy in a European context; the effects of globalization on the conduct of business; restructuring and revitalization of companies; innovation and financial strategy of multinational firms; forms of cooperation in the international business environment; joint-multinational companies; management of companies; and other, related, matters. The structure of the programme is as follows:

Block A: Subjects common to the whole school:... [-]


Executive PhD Program in Management

Management Center Innsbruck
Online & Campus Combined Part time 4 years November 2018 Austria Innsbruck

The Executive Ph.D. program offered by the University of Antwerp, the Antwerp Management School and the Management Center Innsbruck is a four-year, part-time research-based program for senior executives seeking to apply relevant and current knowledge and research skills to contemporary business problems in their industry or at their workplace. [+]

The Executive Ph.D. program offered by the University of Antwerp, the Antwerp Management School and the Management Center Innsbruck is a four-year, part-time research-based program for senior executives seeking to apply relevant and current knowledge and research skills to contemporary business problems in their industry or at their workplace. The program is a premium executive development program designed to be academically rigorous and intellectually challenging. The program will be delivered to the campus of the Antwerp Management School and the campus of Management Center Innsbruck.

After successfully defending the doctoral dissertation (after 4 years), participants will earn a Ph.D. in Management Sciences or Ph.D. in Social Sciences (issued by the University of Antwerp*).... [-]


PhD in Business and Management Studies

University of Porto School of Economics and Management.
Campus Full time Part time 3 years September 2018 Portugal Porto + 1 more

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 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:... [-]


PhD

University of the Witwatersrand
Campus Full time Part time February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg

Join top candidates from across the continent, participate in rich cultural and social debates and realize the vastness of the knowledge domains you can master by developing your learning and research skills. [+]

PhD

Join top candidates from across the continent, participate in rich cultural and social debates and realize the vastness of the knowledge domains you can master by developing your learning and research skills.

The WBS PhD programme is the largest in South Africa and one of the most highly regarded on the continent. We seek out and bring together top candidates from across Africa to address important topics in their PhD research that are relevant to the advancement of business and society on our continent. We have students from Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Zambia and of course South Africa, and the best faculty from across the continent so that our PhD is authentically African in perspective.... [-]


PhD Programmes

Kent Business School, University of Kent
Campus Full time Part time August 2018 United Kingdom Canterbury

Master's programmes at Kent Business School are driven by international research and relevance. Programmes are developed to broaden your career prospects and prepare you for success. [+]

Master's programmes at Kent Business School are driven by international research and relevance. At Kent Business School the research degree programme provides exceptional students with a dynamic research culture, supervision from our community of over 60 research active academic staff, high-quality resources and excellent research training. We offer the following subject specialisms:

Accounting Finance Management Management Science Marketing Operational Research

Our PhD students all receive a dedicated office space with either a laptop or PC, conference funding, formal research methods training and full access to the facilities of the Graduate School. We also offer a range of PhD scholarship packages for outstanding candidates. All scholarship candidates must hold a first class honors degree (if still completing their master's programme) or a master's degree with Distinction in a relevant subject and a good standard of written or spoken English (IELTS 7 or equivalent). University of Kent PhD scholarships are based on a three year Graduate Teaching Assistantship that includes financial support in return for part-time teaching. This covers tuition fees at the UK/EU rate (and some specific scholarships may include international fees) plus a combined salary and maintenance grant at the full UK Research Council rate. Applications from self-funded students are also welcome and the minimum entry requirement is a Merit at master’s level in a relevant subject as well as our English language requirements. Entry to the Kent Business School PhD programme is in September (application deadline 30 June) or January (deadline 31 October) each year.... [-]


Doctor of Philosophy (Business)

Sunway University
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 8 years January 2019 Malaysia Selangor + 1 more

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. [+]

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.... [-]


DPhil (PhD) in Business and Management

International Business School – Budapest
Campus Full time 3 years Open Enrollment Hungary Budapest

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. [+]

Course outline

DPhil students undertake supervised but independent research, at the end of which they submit a thesis of not more than 100,000 words embodying the results of that research. This thesis must demonstrate familiarity with, and an understanding of the subject, its principal sources and authorities. It should display critical discrimination and a sense of proportion in evaluating evidence and the judgments of others. A DPhil thesis must embody an original contribution to the knowledge of business and management either by the discovery of new knowledge or by the exercise of a new and independent critical approach.

Application

If you wish to apply, please fill in our online electronic application form and upload your Master’s or Bachelor’s degree with official English translation, your passport copy and English language certificate (if you have one). Please email us your planned research topic to info@ibs-b.hu soon after the online application.... [-]


PhD in Business Literature

ABMS Open University Of Switzerland
Online Full time Part time 3 years Open Enrollment Switzerland Zurich + 1 more

Various subjects that are included in Ph.D. in Business Literature Review revolve around understanding of the tools as well as rules that are used for development as well as the presentation of Business literature.

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3 TOP UNIVERSITIES = 1 EUROPEAN DOCTORATE All students will have in addition to ABMS Switzerland Doctorate a Joint Doctorate with University of Dąbrowa Górnicza (WSB) and Taras Shevchenko National University (KNU). ABMS is certified by EFMD EOCCS, the Swiss National Quality for Education (EduQua) and ASIC UK. WSB Is a European state-recognized university and KNU is a European public University founded 200 years ago and ranked among top 500 universities in the world. 3 Top European Universities = Best Virtual/Online Program = 1 Top European Doctorate SWITZERLAND + EU + TOP RANKED 500 Various subjects that are included in PhD in Business Literature Review revolve around understanding of the tools as well as rules that are used for development as well as presentation of Business literature review right in accordance with modern trends and conditions. Since ancient times it is very much common for the scholars to make a distinction between smaller and larger businesses as far as the requirement, sophistication level and the range of strategic planning are concerned. Students pursuing this program are taught about the formulation of different definitions related with strategic planning where the uniqueness of smaller businesses is taken into consideration so that they can get in a better position of formulating literature reviews related with business. During the study hours, main focus is laid upon following aspects... [-]