Doctorate Degrees in Management Studies

Compare 86 PhD Programs in Management Studies

Management Studies

A Management PhD is usually a degree designed for those seeking careers in academic research or teaching at university level. There are many academic institutions offering excellent Management PhD programs with a variety of options for specialization.

Some examples of areas that Management PhD candidates can specialize in are marketing, health care management, economics, accounting, ethics and legal studies, organizational behavior, and entrepreneurship, among other options. Many Management PhD candidates experience rigorous coursework, exams, and research. Candidates will examine topics such as socially and environmentally responsible management, sustainability, and data analysis. Candidates pursuing their Management PhD are usually required to complete a dissertation based on their own research that provides a significant contribution to the field.

To learn more about a Management PhD and to find the perfect program for you, scroll through the options below!

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PhD in Management

University at Buffalo School of Management
Campus Full time 2 - 4 years August 2018 USA Buffalo

Built on a foundation of excellence, the University at Buffalo Management Ph.D. program will provide the training, education, and skills you need to launch a successful academic career. Choose from six majors: accounting, finance, management science and systems, marketing, operations management and strategy, or organization and human resources. [+]

Built on a foundation of excellence, the University at Buffalo Management Ph.D. program will provide the training, education, and skills you need to launch a successful academic career. Choose from six majors: accounting, finance, management science and systems, marketing, operations management and strategy, or organization and human resources.

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Visit us at www.mgt.buffalo.edu/phd to apply or learn more about the UB Ph.D. in Management.

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Doctor of Management

Case Western Reserve University, Weatherhead School of Management
Campus Full time 3 years September 2018 USA Cleveland

Business leadership is increasingly required to integrate multiple sources of knowledge, understand the perceptions of diverse parties and put human values into action. Executives are challenged to create social, intellectual and economic value for their organizations and for society at large based on rigorous and sound evidence. Recognizing these challenges, the Weatherhead School of Management offers... [+]

Doctor of Management

Business leadership is increasingly required to integrate multiple sources of knowledge, understand the perceptions of diverse parties and put human values into action. Executives are challenged to create social, intellectual and economic value for their organizations and for society at large based on rigorous and sound evidence. Recognizing these challenges, the Weatherhead School of Management offers two doctorate degrees in management for working professionals: the Doctor of Management (DM) and the Designing Sustainable Systems track in the Ph.D. in management.

The DM is a three-year lockstep program with an option to pursue the Designing Sustainable Systems track in the Ph.D. in management. DM students’ research projects are evaluated by a faculty review committee over the course of the program at critical research milestones.... [-]


Doctor of Science and Management

School of Business and Management ITB
Campus Full time 3 years July 2019 Indonesia Bandung Jakarta + 1 more

The Doctor of Science and Management (DSM) ITB aims to create a new generation of scholars with expertise in research who are able to contribute their research findings to the development of management science in general. To achieve this goal, we provide graduates with an outstanding and intellectually challenging research environment. [+]

The Doctor of Science and Management (DSM) ITB aims to create a new generation of scholars with expertise in research who are able to contribute their research findings to the development of management science in general. To achieve this goal, we provide graduates with an outstanding and intellectually challenging research environment.

At the end of their course of study, it is expected that graduates will not only possess an authoritative knowledge of management science but will also be familiar with relevant analytical tools in such topics as economics, human resources and organizational behavior, maths, and statistics. The program is also designed with a focus on problem-solving, development theory, and business implementations skills.... [-]


Doctor of Philosophy in Global Leadership and Change (PhD)

Pepperdine University
Online & Campus Combined Full time 4 years September 2018 USA Los Angeles

The Doctor of Philosophy in Global Leadership and Change program prepares students to become visionary leaders, as well as agents of change in creating new directions in strategy and policy. [+]

Introducing our new Ph.D. program: Doctor of Philosophy in Global Leadership and Change

The Doctor of Philosophy in Global Leadership and Change program prepares students to become visionary leaders, as well as agents of change in creating new directions in strategy and policy. This program was specifically designed for individuals who are focused on research. Graduates of the program are likely to hold positions in NGOs, think tanks, higher education, healthcare, military leadership, federal and state government, and other organizations.

Program Overview

Our Ph.D. program focuses on leadership theory within local and global organizations, organizational behavior, qualitative research and analysis, and transforming organizations in the global community. Students will establish new methods of analysis, resulting in creating new knowledge via original research.... [-]


PhD in Maritime Affairs

World Maritime University
Campus Full time 3 - 6 years September 2018 Sweden Malmö

The World Maritime University (WMU) was established by the UN’s International Maritime Organization in 1983 and is IMO’s apex institution for postgraduate education and research in the maritime field. [+]

Progression

During the first phase of doctoral studies, candidates complete a research methodology programme and develop their research proposals. At the end of this initial period, the first progression seminar is held, at which candidates each present their research proposals.

Throughout the doctoral programme, further progression seminars are held where the candidates present their work to date and their research plans for the next twelve-month period. After every seminar, the Progression Board meets and considers the candidate’s progress. At this Board meeting, decisions are taken as to whether the candidate is to be permitted to progress to the next stage of the research.

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PhD Information and Knowledge Management

University of Hradec Králové, Faculty of Informatics and Management
Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 Czech Republic Hradec Kralove

The graduate of the doctoral study in Information and knowledge management is a theoretically well-prepared professional capable of conceptual thinking. He is able to analyze information and knowledge needs of organizations, design and manage the development of systems effectively supporting the company knowledge. [+]

PhD Information and Knowledge Management

The main research topics are information systems design methodologies, advanced techniques in information and knowledge processing.

The graduate of the doctoral study in Information and knowledge management is a theoretically well-prepared professional capable of conceptual thinking. He is able to analyze information and knowledge needs of organizations, design and manage the development of systems effectively supporting the company knowledge.

Entrance Requirements for the Candidate

The candidate has to be a Master’s degree graduate specialized in economics or informatics or another closely related field of study. In the field of economics, the candidate is required to attain a university-level of understanding in macro- and micro-economics, enterprise economy and individual essential economic disciplines as well as the application of technical, programming and communication skills in management; ways of acquiring information from information sources.... [-]


PhD in Management

Estonian Business School (EBS)
Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 Estonia Tallinn

Doctoral programme in Management aims to widen the understanding of the world of a doctoral student by giving deepened knowledge of organizational theories and society whilst developing critical and analytical thinking and research skills. After completing the programme one has the ability to make continuous and logical arguments and synthesize new ideas. PhD in Management offers challenges and career opportunities in the academia and also raise your value in the labour market. [+]

Doctoral programme in Management, focusing on the research of business, public and civil society organizations, is the only PhD programme in management in Estonia and offers a comprehensive perspective on management. The programme was fully accredited in June 2009.

The continuity of R&D undertaken at EBS is guaranteed by the programme, as all students are integrated into the in-house research activities by their local supervisor. The programme is taught in English and student body involves students from several countries.

The program is managed by the EBS Research Council, that is responsible for on-going development activities and quality assurance. Doctoral students have a study consultant who helps them with planning their studies.... [-]


Doctorate Programme

Institut für Management
Campus Part time 3 years September 2018 Austria Salzburg

The extra-occupational doctoral programme of the IfM will provide you with a doctorate course for which you will not have to limit your career or private life on a large scale. In cooperation with the Mendel University of Brno, we offer a particularly flexible Ph.D. programme with excellent supervision to academics who want to do their part-time doctorate. IfM undertakes all administrative work for the university as well as the organization of the seminars. [+]

Admission Criteria

Interested candidates need to have successfully completed their Masters' study, Technical Degrees or Postgraduate studies and must demonstrate a high level of proficiency in English.

Doctorate Programme

The Doctorate programme for Graduates consists of a minimum of six semesters and is structured as follows:

Year One: three seminars held on Fridays and Saturdays, followed by an oral examination during May.

Year Two: three seminars held on Fridays and Saturdays followed by an oral examination during May.

Seminars include topics in economics, the methodology of science, management, and an elective that is specifically geared to the candidate’s thesis.... [-]


Ph.D. in Logistics & Supply Chain Management

Georgia Southern University, Department of Logistics & Supply Chain Management
Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 USA Statesboro

The objective of the Ph.D. in Logistics and Supply Chain Management is to develop scholars who generate and disseminate new knowledge by conducting high-quality research and teach at the university level. The Ph.D. program is delivered via traditional coursework and other research initiatives with faculty in the College of Business Administration. [+]

The objective of the Ph.D. in Logistics and Supply Chain Management is to develop scholars who generate and disseminate new knowledge by conducting high-quality research and teach at the university level. The Ph.D. program is delivered via traditional course work and other research initiatives with faculty in the College of Business Administration. By retaining a residence teaching/learning model, the program capitalizes on individualized student development through constant interaction in a supportive environment of mentors and colleagues.

The program requires at least 60 credit hours, provided the student has a master’s in business from an institution accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB). Students without a core understanding of major business areas may require up to an additional 18 graduate credit hours.... [-]


Ph.D. Program in Management Science and Economic Decision

Shenzhen University
Campus Full time 3 years September 2018 China Shenzhen

The Ph.D. Program in Management Science and Economic Decision at the College of Management aims at providing society with highly qualified professionals who are capable of pursuing advanced research or taking leadership positions in economic and managerial areas involving complex decisions. [+]

Doctoral Program in College of Management Overview of the Program

Shenzhen, situated immediately north of Hong Kong, is one of the first-tier cities in China. Shenzhen was dubbed as China's Silicon Valley due to its high concentration of technology innovation and entrepreneurship.

Shenzhen University (SZU), as one of the most popular universities in China, is now accelerating its pace toward establishing a research-intensive university. It has been at the forefront of many academic reforms and has been pursuing excellence in teaching as well as research programs for doctoral degrees. International students are especially welcome to apply for doctoral studies at Shenzhen University.... [-]


Ed. D. in Organizational Leadership with an Emphasis in Special Education

Grand Canyon University
Campus Full time September 2018 USA Phoenix Albuquerque Sun City Scottsdale + 2 more

The Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership program develops the learner’s ability to generate new knowledge and responsibly apply knowledge to achieve high-performing entities that allow organizational employees and followers to grow and develop to their full potential. Learners will study the major bodies of literature in leadership, reflect critically on existing theory, and identify appropriate applications of theory in education, business, and other organizational cultures. [+]

The Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership program develops the learner’s ability to generate new knowledge and responsibly apply knowledge to achieve high-performing entities that allow organizational employees and followers to grow and develop to their full potential. Learners will study the major bodies of literature in leadership, reflect critically on existing theory, and identify appropriate applications of theory in education, business, and other organizational cultures.

Learners will develop academic and organizational research expertise through the study of statistical and research methodologies. The program of study is consistent with Grand Canyon University's mission to develop learners who are global citizens, critical thinkers, effective communicators, and responsible leaders.Graduates who earn the Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership with an Emphasis in Special Education will advance the study of leadership within the field of special education with an in-depth research-based approach to facilitate the leadership abilities and role as a strategic professional.... [-]


Ed.D. in Organization and Leadership

University of San Francisco - School of Education
Campus Full time Part time 5 years August 2018 USA San Francisco + 1 more

The Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.) in Organization and Leadership is a unique program for working professionals who see themselves as educational leaders transforming their organizations through a learning perspective. [+]

Preparing leaders who serve schools, community and social agencies, government, and non-profit institutions in a regional and international world.

The Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.) in Organization and Leadership is a unique program for working professionals who see themselves as educational leaders transforming their organizations through a learning perspective.

Program Details

The Organization and Leadership (O&L) Doctoral program is comprised of 60 credits of study beyond the master's degree and culminates in the completion of a doctoral dissertation.

Program Delivery

To meet the needs of working professionals, the program follows a schedule of alternate weekend classes that convene nine times a semester (Friday evenings and all day Saturdays).... [-]


Doctoral Programme in Finance & Management

Frankfurt School of Finance & Management
Campus Full time 3 years October 2018 Germany Frankfurt

Frankfurt School of Finance & Management’s Doctoral Programme offers candidates an internationally recognized academic education intended to pave the way for a career in international academia. This three year, English language programme in finance and [+]

Doctoral Programme in Finance & Management

Frankfurt School of Finance & Management’s Doctoral Programme offers candidates an internationally recognized academic education intended to pave the way for a career in international academia. This three year, English language programme in finance and management requires a Master’s or equivalent degree. Commencing with one year of intensive coursework the key objective of the programme is to enable doctoral students to write publication standard papers as early as possible.

The Doctoral Programme in finance and management welcomes talented, self-motivated international and German students with excellent grades who aspire to launch a career in academia. Doctoral candidates at Frankfurt School are involved in joint research projects and publications with a faculty that has one of the strongest research records of any business studies faculty Research & Faculty in Germany. In addition, top-ranking scholars from a global network of partner institutions regularly present their findings in research seminars.... [-]


PhD in Management

Walden University
Online Full time Part time 4 - 8 years September 2018 USA USA Online + 1 more

Whether you seek to share your expertise as an educator, a consultant, or a business leader, Walden’s ACBSP-accredited PhD in Management program can help you gain the skills you need to reach your professional goals. Examine the influence of management on employees and organizations and learn theories, concepts, and techniques for more effective decision making. Through a choice of specializations, you can prepare to meet the continuing challenges and opportunities that exist within your profession while conducting original research in an area that complements your interests. [+]

Whether you seek to share and expand your expertise as an educator, consultant, or business leader, Walden’s ACBSP-accredited PhD in Management program can help you gain the skills you need to reach your professional goals. Examine the influence of management on employees and organizations and learn theories, concepts, and techniques for more effective decision making. Through a choice of specializations, you can prepare to meet the continuing challenges and opportunities that exist within your profession while conducting original research in an area that complements your interests.

Specializations Finance Human Resource Management Information Systems Management Leadership and Organizational Change Self-Designed ... [-]

PhD in Leadership Studies

University Of San Diego School of Leadership and Education Sciences
Campus Full time 5 - 7 years September 2018 USA San Diego

As the nation’s first doctoral program in Leadership Studies, USD is internationally recognized as an institution of dynamic innovation and scholarly excellence. Known for our close student/faculty engagement and collaboration, we offer a rigorous yet practical course of study grounded in prevailing theory and a social change orientation. The program is designed to empower the next generation of researchers, scholars, and practitioners to make significant contributions to the field of leadership studies and efforts to address the pressing needs of the world at large. [+]

The PhD in Leadership Studies offers specializations in:

Educational Leadership for Innovation and Social Justice Higher Education Leadership Leadership for International School Leaders Nonprofit and Philanthropic Leadership Organizational Leadership and Consulting

The program is designed to empower the next generation of researchers, scholars, and practitioners to make significant contributions to the field of leadership studies and efforts to address the pressing needs of the world at large.

What can I do with this degree?

Prospective students are teachers, administrators, mid- and upper-level executives, nonprofit professionals, military personnel, counselors, and leaders in a variety of other professional arenas. After graduation, they may become university professors or work as policy analysts, evaluators, consultants, executive coaches or educational administrators.... [-]