Doctorate Degrees in Economics

Compare 53 PhD Programs in Economics

Economics

A PhD Economics provides dedicated students the research skills and knowledge in specialized fields to become the future teachers and researchers of global economics. PhD Economics graduates are prepared for positions in government, universities, corporate enterprises, and consulting firms as experts in specialized economic fields. Top universities all over the world offer PhD Economics programs that engage students in small, intimate class settings for the personal attention required to not only attain the essential principals of economic theory, but to apply them to issues pertaining to government and business problems.

Work in research centers, opportunities for supervised independent research, and interdisciplinary courses allow for potential PhD Economics candidates to leave the program with a well-rounded and experienced understanding of the many different economic issues faced by our society today.

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PhD Programme

Hanken School of Economics
Campus Full time 4 years January 2019 Finland Helsinki Vaasa + 1 more

The Hanken PhD Programme corresponds to four years of full-time studies, during which you produce a doctoral thesis (180 credit points) and complete 60 ECTS credit points of coursework. [+]

Get a PhD in Business and Economics

Become the knowledge producer of tomorrow and beyond

Do you have:

An interest in business and economics beyond the ordinary? A Master’s degree and a passion for creating knowledge? A desire to work with issues that are important to both yourself and society? A wish to safeguard your employability in the global economy of tomorrow and beyond?

Hanken signs employment contracts with all new doctoral students. The employment contracts are for 12 months with an option of a further 12 months, provided there has been good study progress.

Programme Structure

The Hanken PhD Programme corresponds to four years of full-time studies, during which you produce a doctoral thesis (180 credit points) and complete 60 ECTS credit points of coursework.... [-]


PhD Sector Economics and Economics of Enterprises

Czech University of Life Sciences - Faculty of Economics and Management
Campus Full time 4 years September 2019 Czech Republic Praha-Suchdol

It is supposed that the graduate masters the theoretical foundations of the study area, the basic methods of scientific work in the field of study and the basic forms of permanent collection of worldwide knowledge in the field of study for lifelong learning. Graduates are supposed to be able to design descriptive and normative economic models of economic processes at the macro and microeconomic level and collect relevant documents needed for their formalization. Furthermore, the ability of generalization of scientific knowledge into the form of economic laws is assumed together with their application in the interpretation of specific economic tasks to promote sustainable development. [+]

The form of study: full-time or distance

Length of study: 4 years (8 semesters)

Entrance examination: is led by a committee nominated by the scientific board of the relevant study program and assigned by the dean of the faculty. The entrance examination consists of a scientific discussion, oral interview verifying the knowledge of English and a second foreign language of global use and the transcript of records from previous university studies.

Profile of the graduate

It is supposed that the graduate masters the theoretical foundations of the study area, the basic methods of scientific work in the field of study and the basic forms of permanent collection of worldwide knowledge in the field of study for lifelong learning. Graduates are supposed to be able to design descriptive and normative economic models of economic processes at the macro and microeconomic level and collect relevant documents needed for their formalization. Furthermore, the ability of generalization of scientific knowledge into the form of economic laws is assumed together with their application in the interpretation of specific economic tasks to promote sustainable development. Graduates should be able to independently work on solutions for serious economic problems, including environmental protection at sectoral and company level within the agrarian sector as an integral part of the national economy. Graduates should manage alternative approaches for solving economic problems on both the business and corporate level and be capable of supporting interdisciplinary synthesis supporting the optimization of economic actions and processes towards sustainable development.... [-]


PhD Program

Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) School of Business
Campus Full time Part time 4 - 6 years September 2019 Hong Kong Kowloon Tong + 1 more

HKBU School of Business offers research postgraduates programmes (“RPG”), either MPhil or PhD across five main disciplines, namely Accountancy and Law (ACLW), Economics (ECON), Finance and Decision Sciences (FDS), Management (MGNT) and Marketing (MKT). Combining academic rigour with a resolutely international approach, these programmes are ideal for future business leaders or scholars. [+]

Programme Overview

HKBU School of Business offers research postgraduates programmes (“RPG”), either MPhil or PhD across five main disciplines, namely Accountancy and Law (ACLW), Economics (ECON), Finance and Decision Sciences (FDS), Management (MGNT) and Marketing (MKT). Combining academic rigour with a resolutely international approach, these programmes are ideal for future business leaders or scholars.

PhD students work in close collaboration with world-class faculty as thesis supervisor, but also a mentor and coach to support you in this intellectual journey. Students will have the opportunity to act as a part-time lecturer in the undergraduate programme. This opportunity, available in the final year of study, is an ideal stepping stone for those seeking a career in academia. Financial assistance in various forms is available through the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme.... [-]


PhD in Economics

Singapore Management University
Campus Full time 4 - 5 years August 2019 Singapore

The Singapore Management University (SMU) PhD in Economics trains scholars to do rigorous research and analysis in Economics. It is a highly selective and carefully planned programme delivered by a team of internationally recognized professors who are actively engaged in research at the frontiers of economics knowledge, and who are dedicated to teaching and training the next generation of economics researchers and thinkers, teachers and policymakers. [+]

The Singapore Management University (SMU) PhD in Economics trains scholars to do rigorous research and analysis in Economics. It is a highly selective and carefully planned programme delivered by a team of internationally recognized professors who are actively engaged in research at the frontiers of economics knowledge, and who are dedicated to teaching and training the next generation of economics researchers and thinkers, teachers and policymakers.

Our graduates often go on to become professors in universities where they work to extend and transmit knowledge of our economies. Many graduates also go on to work in the industry, the public sector, and in international organizations where they apply their economics knowledge and research capabilities to improve the economic condition of their firms, industries, countries, and the world.... [-]


Doctor in Economics

Xiamen University - Wang Yanan Institute for Studies in Economics
Campus Full time 4 years September 2019 China Xiamen

The international doctoral programs in economics and finance at WISE & SOE, XMU are designed to attract international students with clear academic interests and motivations, who would like to carry out their master and/or doctoral studies in China. [+]

PhDs in Economics.

The international doctoral programs in economics and finance at WISE & SOE, XMU are designed to attract international students with clear academic interests and motivations, who would like to carry out their master and/or doctoral studies in China.

WISE focuses on high-quality economics and finance education, frontier research, and intensive international academic exchanges and cooperation. With excellent faculty members recruited from top overseas universities, all degree programs are conducted in English based on international common standard.

WISE & SOE offer four doctoral programs for international students:... [-]


Postgraduate Doctoral Study in Economics and Business Economics

University Of Rijeka - Faculty of Economics
Campus Full time 3 years October 2019 Croatia Rijeka

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). [+]

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.... [-]


PhD in Economics

Durham University Business School
Campus Full time October 2019 United Kingdom Durham

Our research is broad ranging and far reaching and includes economic growth and policy, behavioral economics and finance, and economic and financial development in China – where we have close research links with Fudan and Renmin Universities. [+]

The PhD is the highest academic degree and as such Durham graduates are in demand for academic posts in leading universities and top business schools; for business and management consultancy in commerce and industry; and for senior management roles in private sector organizations and government institutions.

Whatever your goals, the Durham PhD gives you the opportunity to combine rigorous academic theory with research to influence the world of business and make a unique contribution to your field of study. It attracts exceptional students of the highest caliber, and in conjunction with scholars internationally-renowned for their research and thought leadership, the PhD programme at Durham University Business School is both challenging and stimulating.... [-]


PhD

Wits Business School
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. [+]

Programme Overview

The WBS Ph.D. 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 Ph.D. 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 Ph.D. is authentically African in perspective. As a student of our Ph.D. programme, you will gain real cultural and social insights from our commercial and political debates, you will sharpen your ability to articulate, grow in confidence and realize the vastness of the knowledge domains you can master by developing your learning and research skills. A Ph.D. shows the world you are capable of putting in the disciplined effort, logical thought and leaps of insight needed to be a ground-breaking innovator. It tells employers that you work diligently to discover new truths, evaluate alternative approaches and forge ways forward based on solid evidence.... [-]


PhD in Economics

Stockholm School of Economics
Campus Full time 5 years August 2019 Sweden Stockholm

The Ph.D. Program in Economics at the Stockholm School of Economics (SSE) combines the advantages of a small department with a close and informal connection to faculty, with the breadth of courses and seminars associated with a larger department. [+]

PhDs in Economics.

The Ph.D. Program in Economics is a five-year, full-time, residential program taught in English. SSE does not offer distance learning or allow for part-time studies.

In order to receive a Ph.D. degree in Economics from SSE, you must earn 240 ECTS. These credits consist of a coursework component (105 ECTS) and a dissertation component (135 ECTS).

The core courses (60 ECTS) of the Stockholm Doctoral Course Program in Economics, Econometrics, and Finance (SDPE) are compulsory and should be completed in your first year of study. In the second year, you can choose from a large selection of elective courses (45 ECTS). In the beginning of your second year of study, you find a subject field for your dissertation and decide on an SSE faculty member for your supervisor; you will be conducting dissertation research in your final two to three years. The program ends with a thesis defense.... [-]


PhD Programme

NHH Norwegian School of Economics
Campus Full time 3 - 4 years August 2019 Norway Bergen

As a young researcher at NHH, you will work closely with leading professors within your chosen field, having access to the sophisticated research resources and thriving intellectual community that will help develop your academic interests. [+]

PhD at NHH

The PhD programme at NHH is designed for those seeking a specialization within the fields of economics and business administration for challenging jobs in the private and public sector. Although the majority of our PhD graduates go on to work in academic institutions, an increasing number of graduates take on positions in management, consultancy, and larger organizations.

The NHH PhD programme offers specialisations in six different fields:

Accounting, Auditing and Law Business and Management Science Economics Finance Strategy and Management Professional and Intercultural Communication

As a young researcher at NHH you will work closely with leading professors within your chosen field, having access to the sophisticated research resources and thriving intellectual community that will help develop your academic interests.... [-]


Ph.D. Studies in Economics, Finance and Management (EFM)

Cracow University of Economics
Campus Part time 3 years October 2019 Poland Kraków

The Cracow University of Economics offers innovative part-time Ph.D. Studies in Economics, Finance, and Management (EFM). These studies, conducted entirely in English, are designed for candidates interested in academic research, willing to explore multidisciplinary research opportunities given at the CUE. The aim of the programme is to educate future researchers, teachers, and professionals, and to contribute to... [+]

The Cracow University of Economics offers innovative part-time Ph.D. Studies in Economics, Finance, and Management (EFM). These studies, conducted entirely in English, are designed for candidates interested in academic research, willing to explore multidisciplinary research opportunities given at the CUE. The aim of the programme is to educate future researchers, teachers, and professionals, and to contribute to the development and application of scientific knowledge at an international level.

The programme lasts for 3 years (6 semesters); Doctoral students meet four times a year (2 times per semester). Each meeting lasts for three days (Friday-Sunday); Study programme is designed especially for foreign students involved in professional careers – thanks to flexible schedule they can work and live in their place of residence during the whole period of studies; Starting from the first-semester doctoral students participate in Ph.D. seminars – individual meetings with selected Ph.D. supervisor; During first and second year Ph.D. students follow methodology subjects, core courses and learn how to write a good research article; During the third year Ph.D. students follow courses familiarising them with current research issues (in economics, finance or management) as well as with detailed research methods in chosen fields; Additionally, students participate in organization of academic classes; Requirements: master diploma or equivalent and good knowledge of English language (confirmed by a certificate) Part-time doctoral programme characteristics Ph.D. programme leads to obtaining the Ph.D. degree. The main aim of the programme is to write and defend a Ph.D. thesis. The thesis should be an innovative and... [-]

Ph.D. in System Engineering and Informatics, Economics and Informatics

Technical University of Liberec
Campus Full time 4 years September 2019 Czech Republic Liberec

The aim of the program is to provide candidates with complex Ph.D. studies in IT technologies and systems along with fundamental knowledge in economics. [+]

Ph.D. in System Engineering and Informatics, Economics and Informatics

The highest degree of university education provides deep and systematic knowledge of the information systems for analysis specialisation, projecting optimised conception of information systems and their running with regard to their users. Apart from the gained knowledge of information systems, the students gain considerable expertise in economics and management. The students acquire a prerequisite for succeeding in economic and managerial positions at the highest level of corporate and other institutions management. Further, the students will be of use at universities, and in science and research institutions.... [-]


PhD Economics

University of Nottingham - Faculty of Social Sciences
Campus Full time 3 - 6 years September 2019 United Kingdom Nottingham

With expert supervision and additional research training, the School of Economics offers an excellent PhD programme. [+]

Research overview

With expert supervision and additional research training, the School of Economics offers an excellent PhD programme.

A PhD is the most advanced form of postgraduate study. It is awarded on the successful completion of supervised research, verbal examination, and final thesis.

Our academic staff conduct world-leading research across a wide range of subjects, so we can offer expert supervision in most areas of the discipline. You will be assigned two supervisors who will help ensure the smooth progress of your research work.

During your first year, you will complete taught courses in order to acquire the necessary skills and background knowledge for your research. Some are compulsory and some will be recommended by your supervisors. You will also undertake research and generic skills training, provided by the School of Economics and the Graduate School, and start work on your research.... [-]


PhD in Political Economy

SMC University
Online Full time Part time Open Enrollment Switzerland Zug

The Ph.D. /Doctorate in Political Economy is an extensive study of the political and diplomatic trends of today, requiring learned to have a solid background in the field both academically and professionally.

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Extensive study of the political and diplomatic trends of today

EXCEL IN THE FIELD OF POLITICAL SCIENCE

The Ph.D. / Doctorate in Political Economy is being offered jointly and as a dual degree program by SMC University and Universidad Central de Nicaragua. The Ph.D. / Doctorate in Political Economy is an extensive study of the political and diplomatic trends of today, requiring learned to have a solid background in the field both academically and professionally. The program consists of courses which provide a broad spectrum of political international problems from the perspective of different parties involved. The program targets individuals who wish to excel in this field of ever-increasing importance and who wish to obtain an international perspective on their previous education and career experience. It also is aimed at individuals wishing to give their career an academic direction, developing skills of applied research, political consulting and lecturing in the field of diplomacy/political science. UCN Universidad Central de Nicaragua was founded in 1997 as a private Nicaraguan university in Managua, Nicaragua. It was accredited by the Consejo Nacional de Universidades and received the status of a fully autonomous university with unrestricted degree awarding authority by Act of Parliament and by the award of the fully autonomous university status by Decree of the President of Nicaragua.... [-]


PhD in Company Management and Economics

Brno University of Technology
Campus Full time 4 years September 2019 Czech Republic Brno

Doctoral education provides to the graduates with Master's degree in the field of company management and economics higher level of education deepening theoretical knowledge. [+]

Company Management and Economics

Abbreviation: DSP-ŘEP-E

Length of Study: 4 years

Programme: Economics and Management

Faculty: Faculty of Business and Management

Academic year: 2017/2018

Accredited until: 1.11.2019

Profile of the branch:

Doctoral education provides to the graduates with Master's degree in the field of company management and economics higher level of education deepening theoretical knowledge. The aim of doctoral study branch is to teach methods of scientific work.

Key learning outcomes:

A graduate of doctoral study is capable of independent scientific, research and directive work. He is ready to tackle challenging conceptual, research and development problems in management and economics. He is able to carry out research, development, and production independently in practice.... [-]