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The PhD is commonly considered the highest level of academic achievement possible in most fields of study. Before you are able to enroll in a PhD program, you must complete lower-level degrees. After graduation, however, a higher salary can usually be attained with a PhD.

What is a PhD in Management? The field of management is all about overseeing other employees to ensure they are working effectively. Students learn negotiation, conflict resolution, and communication in order to manage a work force efficiently. Most management programs will also help students to understand basic operational business practices, which include more than just how to manage others.

One of the most significant benefits that students enjoy is the skillset they develop. Management students learn leadership, decision-making, business knowledge, delegation strategies, professional communication, and evaluation. Graduates can more easily find positions that appeal to them with the mastery of these skills.

The tuition and fees for earning a PhD in Management depend on many factors. This is why you should thoroughly research your desired field before enrolling. The factors that affect the cost include the school, program, country, and length of study.

There are many different career options available for a person who has completed a PhD in Management. Graduates of this program may find managerial positions in various departments at all different levels. These can include sales manager, marketing manager, and commercial manager. People with management degrees and expertise may also gain positions as a consultants or planning specialists. Finally, many graduates of management programs have the goal of becoming a CEO. To work up to that position, they do well to start with an education in management.

To get started, find the best management program for your unique situation. 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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Institut für Management

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 ... [+]

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.... [-]

Austria Salzburg
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Part-time
3 years
Campus
Case Western Reserve University, Weatherhead School 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. E ... [+]

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.... [-]

USA Cleveland
September 2019
Full-time
3 years
Campus
University of Texas Arlington

A Ph.D. is a research degree. We believe those who receive a Ph.D. from the Management Department should be talented and enthusiastic organizational scholars. They should ... [+]

The Management Department will accept applications for new students for Fall 2018. The early application deadline is January 15, 2018.

A Ph.D. is a research degree. We believe those who receive a Ph.D. from the Management Department should be talented and enthusiastic organizational scholars. They should be able to critically evaluate existing research, translate and disseminate research knowledge to their students and their communities, and conduct their own original research—adding to what we know and what we do in the management discipline. Therefore, students whose major field is management receive considerable research-oriented training.

A primary form of that training occurs in one-to-one working relationships. Ph.D. students are encouraged to work closely with faculty members on current research projects, from which jointly-authored papers are submitted and published in the field. Our faculty is committed to collaborative, collegial student-faculty interactions that often lead to longer-term research partnerships.... [-]

USA Arlington
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Full-time
4 years
Campus
Free University of Bozen-Bolzano

Our ambition is to offer a Ph.D. program that leverages the specific strengths of our University and international Faculty and provides talented and motivated students wi ... [+]

Our ambition is to offer a Ph.D. program that leverages the specific strengths of our University and international Faculty and provides talented and motivated students with a high-quality education and research environment that best serves their career aspirations.

Course Description

Our 4-year full-time Ph.D. program combines methodical and theoretical courses with additional individualized training as recommended by the supervisor depending on the specific research interests and objectives of the Ph.D. student. Topic-specific individual tutoring and mentoring, as well as funding for research, stays abroad are special components of our program.

Ph.D. students will be introduced to specific research areas of the faculty, including Organizational and Institutional Outliers, Economic Policy Analysis and Financial Markets and Regulation, and have the opportunity to be engaged in corresponding research projects. Our international faculty provides a variety of research opportunities.... [-]

Italy Bolzano
October 2019
Full-time
4 years
Campus
Cracow University of Economics

The Cracow University of Economics offers innovative part-time Ph.D. Studies in Economics, Finance, and Management (EFM). These studies, conducted entirely in English, ar ... [+]

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 esp... [-]
Poland Kraków
October 2019
Part-time
3 years
Campus
Durham University Business School

The Department of Management & Marketing is a diverse and dynamic hub of thinking with over 50 active researchers. We teach courses at both undergraduate and graduate ... [+]

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.... [-]

United Kingdom Durham
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Full-time
Campus
Antwerp Management School

The Antwerp Management School’s Executive Ph.D. program is a high-level support program for executives and C-level managers with a strong ambition to bring state-of-the-a ... [+]

Executive PhD

Antwerp Management School’s Executive Ph.D. program is a top-tier support program for ambitious executives and C-level managers who want to bring the most advanced knowledge and outstanding research skill into the workplace and society.

Participants will acquire new methodologies and mindset with which they will approach actual business issues they are confronted with in their organizations or in society. Thus, the program has a considerable impact on the professional development of participants.

To flourish in today’s complicated, globally competitive business environment, organizations require leaders who seize interdisciplinary knowledge, the ability to think in global terms and the vision to design systems that respond to swiftly changing tendencies.... [-]

Belgium Antwerp
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Part-time
4 years
Campus
University of Bradford

You’ll conduct research under the supervision of our international, experienced, and highly committed faculty. In addition to being supervised by two well-established res ... [+]

Overview

Our PhD programme offers both full-time and part-time research opportunities in a range of business and management subject areas.

You’ll conduct research under the supervision of our international, experienced, and highly committed faculty. In addition to being supervised by two well-established researchers, you will take part in research training which provides you with the knowledge and skills to design and carry out rigorous research.

We encourage and support you to prepare and submit papers to academic conferences and journals. We also encourage you to engage in teaching activities which enables you to gain valuable experience of higher education teaching and prepare you for the job market.... [-]

United Kingdom Bradford
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 7 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 Management. 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 2019
Full-time
Part-time
4 years
Campus
University of Warsaw, Faculty of Management

Doctoral programs (the so-called. daily) at the Faculty of Management conducted since the inception of the Department, and in 1995 were launched so. Extramural Studies Ph ... [+]

Doctor of Management Doctoral programs (the so-called. daily) at the Faculty of Management conducted since the inception of the Department, and in 1995 were launched so. Extramural Studies PhD, also involving foreigners. PhD studies at the Faculty of Management operate in accordance with the Regulations of Doctoral Studies faculty. PhD students at the Faculty of Management actively involved in the teaching process and take an active part in the scientific life of the Faculty. Doctoral students not only participate in conferences and scientific seminars organized at the Faculty, but also organized by other scientific institutions in the country and abroad. Some of the graduate students involved in the implementation of KBN grants, which will undoubtedly help them to conduct research related to the doctoral dissertation. Faculty of Management are also implemented grants supervised projects. Extramural Doctoral Studies are paid. The cost of one year of studies is: 6800 zł (payment for the whole year in advance), 7000 zł (payment in two installments), 7300 zł (payment in eight installments).... [-]

Poland Warsaw
October 2019
Polish
Full-time
3 years
Campus
Heriot-Watt University Dubai

The Ph.D. program in the School of Social Sciences offers unique opportunities for students in the region to research issues of relevance to the Islamic and Arab world as ... [+]

Overview

The Ph.D. program in the School of Social Sciences offers unique opportunities for students in the region to research issues of relevance to the Islamic and Arab world as well as globally.

For instance, the program offers opportunities for research in areas such as Islamic business, international human resource management, cross-cultural management, equality and diversity, Emiratisation and other nationalization policies, marketing, sustainability, accounting, finance, and corporate governance.

Research topics for Ph.D. supervision Management International Human Resource Management Human Resource Management policies and practices in local and multinational organisations Expatriate staff in organisations (experiences, organisational strategies, etc.) Diversity/Equality in organisations Emiratisation, Qatarisation (and any other nationalisation/localisation) policies Critical management, comparative management and Islamic management. Cross-cultural management Electronic HRM (specifically internet recruitment) Small and Medium size enterprises (SMEs) and Entrepreneurship development Female Entrepreneurs Employer branding Sustainability Non-genuine branded goods (from a marketing perspective) Customer relationship management (CRM; Relationship Marketing; Trust, commitment and quality in customer, business and marketing channel relationships (especially in a financial services context); Marketing Channel Management. Ethical and environmental dimensions of Consumer behaviour and marketing practice.) Digital marketing, social media, consumer behaviour online Accounting, Banking, Finance areas Corporate governance and corporate finance Corporate governance and regulatory reforms in emerging economies Risk management and efficiency in the banking sector Islamic banking and finance Corporate social and environmental responsibilities Carbon disclosures and biodiversity Financial Reporting and Corporate Disclosure Risk Disclosure Investor Relations Management Accounting International Accounting Corporate Governance and Ethics Accounting education and ethics Socio-economic perspectives on accounting Entry requirements... [-]
United Arab Emirates Academic City
September 2019
Full-time
3 years
Campus
McGill University, Desautels Faculty of Management

The Desautels Ph.D. program participates in a joint doctoral program that brings together the four leading Montreal universities (HEC-Montreal, Concordia, UQAM, and McGil ... [+]

The Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill, renowned worldwide for cutting-edge research, offers a Ph.D. Program in Management where outstanding students conduct fundamental research at the frontiers of management knowledge and practice.

With the collaboration of faculty and industry leaders, the program prepares students to become autonomous researchers, whose teaching, publications and consulting activities contribute to leading universities and organizations around the world.

The Desautels Ph.D. program participates in a joint doctoral program that brings together the four leading Montreal universities (HEC-Montreal, Concordia, UQAM, and McGill). As a result, students gain access to the rich doctoral offerings from other universities and are expected to include professors from other universities on their committees.... [-]

Canada Montreal
September 2019
Full-time
3 - 5 years
Campus
SMC University

The Ph.D. / Doctorate in Management concentrates on exploring advanced management strategies and corporate governance issues assisting learners as they design, conduct an ... [+]

Exploring advanced management strategies and corporate governance issues

EXPLORE ADVANCED MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES

The Ph.D. / Doctorate in Management is being offered jointly and as a dual degree program by SMC University and Universidad Central de Nicaragua. The Ph.D. / Doctorate in Management concentrates on exploring advanced management strategies and corporate governance issues assisting learners as they design, conduct and apply innovative and practice-oriented research. The Ph.D. / Doctorate of Management is ideal for individuals with high corporate level responsibilities requiring advanced management techniques. This dual degree program is also aimed at university, university college, polytechnics lecturers who seek a thorough foundation for an academic career provided by a Ph.D. degree. 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.... [-]

Switzerland Zug
Open Enrollment
Full-time
Part-time
Online
International Business School 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 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... [-]

Netherlands The Hague
Open Enrollment
Part-time
4 years
Online & Campus Combined
ISCTE Business School – Instituto Universitário de Lisboa

The Management Ph.D. at ISCTE-IUL is a very rigorous, comprehensive and flexible program. Comprised of six different specialization fields, our Ph.D. is ideal to those wh ... [+]

Students of Ph.D. in Management may choose one of the following specialization fields:

Accounting Human Resources and Organizational Behavior Marketing Operations Management, Logistics, and Supply Chain Management Quantitative Methods Applied to Management Strategy and Entrepreneurship Reasons to choose Ph.D. in Management at ISCTE-IUL: Flexibility - classes take place not during the entire year, but during a whole week, four times a year, which makes our offer ideal to those who need to balance a demanding career with this academic journey; Comprehensiveness - the fact that you may combine a strong training in Management with a focused approached in another scientific field of interest provides you with a greater set of tools; Faculty - all courses are lectured by teachers whose research focus is on the broad areas of scope; Seminars - throughout the year you will be lectured by foreign professors, specialists on the theme under analysis. Application Deadlines ... [-]
Portugal Lisbon
October 2019
Portuguese
3 - 3 years
Campus