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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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Management Center Innsbruck

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, ... [+]

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.

This international Executive PhD Program aims at applying state-of-the-art knowledge and relevant research skills to contemporary business problems. As a premium executive development program, designed to be academically rigorous and intellectually challenging, it closes the gap between traditional PhD and professional DBA programs.

The Executive PhD program will be delivered at the Antwerp Management School as well as at the Management Center Innsbruck campuses.... [-]

Austria Innsbruck
November 2019
Part-time
4 years
Online & Campus Combined
Australian Graduate School of Leadership

The Doctor of Business Leadership (D.B.L.) is designed to prepare senior executives to more effectively assume overall leadership responsibility within a substantial mult ... [+]

An Important Career Landmark

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. The DBL involves a learning journey that has been identified by corporate leaders, their boards and past DBL participants as vital preparation to deal with increasingly complex and dynamic contexts.

Many corporate leaders have gained their formal organisational positions as a consequence of their performance and meritorious achievements, complemented by general management education in courses such as the MBA, but frequently have not had opportunities to undertake higher education CEO level leadership courses suited to senior corporate executives where the outcomes of Master level courses in management have been surpassed. The DBL equips candidates to accelerate their leadership development by assisting them to make explicit their implicit personal contingent leadership paradigm, drawing on their personal leadership journey.... [-]

Australia Sydney
January 2020
Full-time
Campus
Online
Rhodes Business School

According to the National Qualifications Framework, the Doctorate Degree (General) provides training for an academic career and requires a candidate to undertake research ... [+]

According to the National Qualifications Framework, the Doctorate Degree (General) provides training for an academic career and requires a candidate to undertake research that culminates in a thesis. Furthermore, the research that is produced should be of a publishable standard, thereby demonstrating an original contribution to the body of knowledge. This implies that there is no assessed course-work component, although coursework may be included to facilitate the completion of the degree.

In keeping with its essence, the Business School offers a PhD programme that seeks to contribute to the body of knowledge related to “Leadership for Sustainability”. Topics currently being researched include leadership development, responsible strategic decision making, servant leadership and service as a leadership competency.... [-]

South Africa Grahamstown
February 2020
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 5 years
Campus
IUMW - International University of Malaya-Wales

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 t ... [+]

At IUMW, our main business is providing you with quality and globally relevant education in Business. Our Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programme is aimed to prepare students for a career as an academic or a researcher in the public or private sector.

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. Students are expected to have strong theoretical and research methodological foundations and be able to conduct their research fairly independently.

Your educational journey has been meticulously designed to unlock full potential towards pursuing professional certification and postgraduate studies. All these and much more in unique education package inclusive of a vibrant university life in the heart of Kuala Lumpur.... [-]

Malaysia Kuala Lumpur
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Full-time
3 years
Campus
Goizueta Business School

We believe hands-on research collaboration between students and faculty is critical in the education of new scholars. It's through collaborative research you'll learn how ... [+]

Ph.D.: Create knowledge.

We believe hands-on research collaboration between students and faculty is critical in the education of new scholars. It's through collaborative research you'll learn how to transform abstract theoretical questions into workable projects that are publishable in major journals.

From the associate dean

Welcome. I'm so glad you're considering Emory University's Ph.D. Program in Business, offered by the Laney Graduate School and delivered by Goizueta Business School. Applying to a doctoral program is the first step in committing your life to the discovery and dissemination of knowledge.

Goizueta is among the best business programs in the country. We have undergraduate and graduate programs that rank in the top 25 nationally, and graduates of our doctoral program hold faculty positions at top business schools. We have the resources of Emory University, a major world-class research institution, to draw on.... [-]

USA Atlanta
September 2020
Full-time
5 years
Campus
Kent Business School, University of Kent

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 ... [+]

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).... [-]

United Kingdom Canterbury
August 2020
Full-time
Part-time
Campus
Global Humanistic University

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 ... [+]

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.

Supervised by highly qualified professors from around the world, the Ph.D. program will strengthen your grasp of business practices and give you more career choices. At the same time, you can gain a higher salary and position within your company. Furthermore, your expertise in the field also gives you the opportunity to acquire teaching positions at a college or university.... [-]

Curaçao Willemstad
Open Enrollment
Part-time
3 - 7 years
Online
University of Vaasa

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

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.... [-]

Finland Vaasa
January 2020
Full-time
4 years
Campus
University Of Rijeka - Faculty of Economics and Business

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: ... [+]

Postgraduate Doctoral Study in Economics and Business Economics

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). This enables our students to be additionally included in student exchange, participate at distinguished summer schools and workshops. Besides our professors, the distinguished foreign professors are engaged in the program also and our doctoral candidates could pick up their supervisors from the high-quality professors from all around the world.... [-]

Croatia Rijeka
October 2019
Full-time
3 years
Campus
International Business School – 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 re ... [+]

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.... [-]

Hungary Budapest
Open Enrollment
Full-time
3 years
Campus
Lingnan University

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 K ... [+]

PhD in Business

Normal Duration: 3 or 4 years (Full-time)

Place: Hong Kong

Faculty of Business

Department of AccountancyBy topical area, the Accountancy Department at Lingnan in the last six years ranks 21st worldwide in taxation research according to a comprehensive survey “Accounting Rankings for Universities 2014” by Brigham Young University (www.byuaccounting.net) and is the leader in taxation research in Hong Kong. The Department has published tax research in top-tier academic journals, including The Accounting Review; Journal of Accounting and Economics; and Journal of the American Taxation Association. The Department also ranks highly in auditing research according to the same study, and has published auditing research in the leading journals such as Journal of Accounting and Economics; Contemporary Accounting Research; Review of Accounting Studies; Accounting, Organization and Society; Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory; and Journal of International Accounting Research. The accounting faculty also has an interest in corporate disclosure, supply chain information transfer and business connectivity, corporate governance and ethics research. Our research contributes to accounting theory and practice that offers significant insights to the accountancy profession in the Mainland and Hong Kong.... [-]

Hong Kong Tuen Mun
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Full-time
30 - 72 months
Campus
Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences

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

Introduction

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

Students study at Wittenborg in Apeldoorn and have two supervisors, one from the University of Brighton and one from Wittenborg.

The Ph.D. degree is awarded by the University of Brighton.

Ph.D. program overview

'The Doctoral school offers a three-year full-time or four-year part-time degree program. The core delivery in a doctoral program is via regular meetings between students and supervisors, and self-generated work by the PhD-student. As a PhD-student at WUAS, you will be able to draw on research approaches from a variety of social sciences.'... [-]

Netherlands Apeldoorn
December 2019
Full-time
3 - 4 years
Campus
Technical University of Liberec

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

PhDs in Business. Ph.D. in Economics and Management

The highest level of university education provides deep and systematic knowledge of microeconomics, the methodology of scientific work, quantitative and statistical methods processing empirical data and, foremost, it equips the students with expertise knowledge in business administration and management, which focuses on behaviour and management of enterprises in a global environment in terms of innovation and new tools of corporate finance. The graduates gain a prerequisite for succeeding in economic and managerial positions at the highest level of corporate and other institutions management. Further, the graduates will be employable at universities, science and research institutions.Specialization and offer of possible topics of individual supervisors you can find here.... [-]

Czech Republic Liberec
September 2020
Full-time
Part-time
4 years
Campus
Taylor’s University

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

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... [-]
Malaysia Subang Jaya
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Sunway University

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 excellen ... [+]

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.... [-]

Malaysia Shah Alam
January 2020
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 8 years
Campus