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33 Top PhDs in Switzerland 2023

Switzerland offers first-rate educational opportunities for candidates pursing PhD degrees. Switzerland is home to institutes of technology that are world leaders in the field of science and engineering education and research. Switzerland is also home to beautiful landscapes and an innovative environment where candidates are intellectually stimulated. There are several diverse fields of study that… Read more

Switzerland offers first-rate educational opportunities for candidates pursing PhD degrees. Switzerland is home to institutes of technology that are world leaders in the field of science and engineering education and research. Switzerland is also home to beautiful landscapes and an innovative environment where candidates are intellectually stimulated.

There are several diverse fields of study that a PhD in Switzerland can offer.  The top notch educational and research institutions are attractive for international candidates, as well as candidates from within Europe. Candidates pursuing a PhD in Switzerland are also considered employers so are paid as they are conducting research and pursuing their degree.  Candidates working toward their PhD in Switzerland are expected to complete their research with a dissertation or thesis, which provides significant contribution to their field of study.

Consider a PhD in Switzerland as you are looking for the educational institution that will fit your needs. Take a look through the options below and you may find the PhD in Switzerland that you have been waiting for!

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Geneva School of Diplomacy and International Relations
Geneva, Switzerland

The Doctor of International Relations (DIR) Programme is the highest degree offered by the Geneva School of Diplomacy and brings together academic excellence through meticulou ... +

The Doctor of International Relations (DIR) Programme is the highest degree offered by the Geneva School of Diplomacy and brings together academic excellence through meticulous independent research, and real-world applicability. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 6 years
English
Campus
 
Swiss School of Business and Management
Geneva, Switzerland

We offer several different types of Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) programs: DBA/Doctoral degree Dissertation or Research tracks (Online or Geneva Campus), Executive ... +

We offer several different types of Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) programs: DBA/Doctoral degree Dissertation or Research tracks (Online or Geneva Campus), Executive DBA and Double DBA Degree (Geneva-Zagreb-Moscow) Online or Blended format. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
English
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Alfred Nobel Open Business School
Zürich, Switzerland

COLLÉGIUM HUMANUM WARSAW MANAGEMENT UNIVERSITY AND ALFRED NOBEL OPEN BISUNESS SCHOOL SWITZERLAND UNIVERSITY OF EUROPEAN BUSINESS SCIENCES are launching Europe announces public ... +

COLLÉGIUM HUMANUM WARSAW MANAGEMENT UNIVERSITY AND ALFRED NOBEL OPEN BISUNESS SCHOOL SWITZERLAND UNIVERSITY OF EUROPEAN BUSINESS SCIENCES are launching Europe announces publicly recognized DBA course in the academic year 2020/2021 1.semester. -
PhD
Part-time
2 semesters
English
Online
 

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European College for Liberal Studies
Zürich, Switzerland +8 More

Upon successful completion of the study program students receive an international private Doctor of Philosophy in Management (Ph.D.) in Communication Studies degree awarded by ... +

Upon successful completion of the study program students receive an international private Doctor of Philosophy in Management (Ph.D.) in Communication Studies degree awarded by the school's headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland, based on the recommendation of the faculty of the local campuses where credits were earned. -
PhD
Full-time
2 years
English
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Academy of Leadership Sciences Switzerland
Zürich, Switzerland

Academy of Leadership Science in Switzerland is committed to discovering and educating the next generation of the world’s most powerful leaders. We offer various education act ... +

Academy of Leadership Science in Switzerland is committed to discovering and educating the next generation of the world’s most powerful leaders. We offer various education activities combining online and traditional learning methodologies in various domains including different leadership management and business courses and advanced studies programs. The academy will provide you with an exceptional academic experience that will give you the opportunity to strengthen your leadership potential in various business domains while expanding your professional and intellectual abilities beyond your expectations. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
36 - 48 months
English
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
United International Business Schools
Zürich, Switzerland +8 More

Upon successful completion of the study program students receive an international private Doctor of Philosophy in Management (Ph.D.) degree awarded by the school's headquarter ... +

Upon successful completion of the study program students receive an international private Doctor of Philosophy in Management (Ph.D.) degree awarded by the school's headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland, based on the recommendation of the faculty of the local campuses where credits were earned. -
PhD
Part-time
2 - 4 years
English
Campus
 
Monarch Business School Switzerland
Zug, Switzerland

EFFECTIVE LEADERSHIP The program provides a platform that enables participants to develop as effective leaders and coaches by examining their personal skills, beliefs, and val ... +

EFFECTIVE LEADERSHIP The program provides a platform that enables participants to develop as effective leaders and coaches by examining their personal skills, beliefs, and value-sets as they relate to those with whom they interact. Participants will develop insight and skills to mature into more effective leaders and managers. Insight into managerial and leadership effectiveness increasingly points to emotional intelligence and congruence. Knowing the Self enables leaders to better know their employees and effectively lead. The program is uniquely designed for the working professional who wishes to immediately apply the knowledge of the program back to their working environment. APPLIED & PRACTICAL The program employs a blended learning methodology that includes one-to-one coaching, practical workplace application, applied leadership scholarship, and individual reflection. Success in the program is defined as higher performance as a leader and coach in the real world of the participant's existing workplace. The program covers material considered to be essential to applied leadership. Contemporary themes covered include Ethics & CSR, Leadership, Change, Sustainability, Congruency, Personnel Psychology, and Spirituality. You may download the program schematic here. LEADERSHIP CAPACITY BUILDING Leadership is the key to developing a resilient organization. Through exceptional teaching and real-world applications, the DOAL program develops managers ready to take a leadership role within their organizations. -
PhD
English (UK)
Campus
 
Swiss Finance Institute
Geneva, Switzerland

The Swiss Finance Institute Ph.D. in Finance is one of the largest and most competitive programs in the world The program promotes the pursuit of academic excellence by provid ... +

The Swiss Finance Institute Ph.D. in Finance is one of the largest and most competitive programs in the world The program promotes the pursuit of academic excellence by providing an intellectual environment and a curriculum comparable with the top Ph.D. programs in the world. The Ph.D. program operates at the three Swiss Finance Institute campuses: Léman(Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, the University of Geneva, and the University of Lausanne), Lugano (Università della Svizzera italiana), and Zurich (the University of Zurich). -
PhD
English (UK)
Campus
 
University of Lausanne Faculty of Social and Political Sciences
Lausanne, Switzerland

The doctoral program in Digital Studies, funded by swiss universities for the period 2017-2020, was created at the University of Lausanne in January 2017. From its first year ... +

The doctoral program in Digital Studies, funded by swiss universities for the period 2017-2020, was created at the University of Lausanne in January 2017. From its first year of existence, this program brought together more than sixty doctoral students interested in digital studies. The doctoral program in Digital Studies offers doctoral students from the universities of Lausanne, Geneva, Friborg, Neuchâtel, Basel, Bern, and EPFL a space for reflection and sharing around the challenges of digital cultures, societies, and humanities. Designed as an extension of the Interfaculty Master in Digital Humanities at UNIL, this doctoral program is resolutely interdisciplinary, offering to develop a transversal perspective on the challenges of digitization in the context of the human and social sciences. -
PhD
French
Campus
 
Victoria University School of Management
Neuchâtel, Switzerland

The VU Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) program is best described as a research-based management program aimed at enhancing managerial capacity to make a significant, o ... +

The VU Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) program is best described as a research-based management program aimed at enhancing managerial capacity to make a significant, original contribution to business practices. The program is highly flexible: DBA participants can tailor their studies around their career needs and lifestyle. The DBA program provides a practical yet academically rigorous learning experience for a diverse population of traditional and non-traditional participants. The objectives of the program are three-fold : to prepare participants for a career in management or consulting at the senior executive level; to provide participants with the knowledge and skills necessary in order to conduct meaningful and original empirical research; to develop within each participant the fundamental expertise and skills required in order to become a college or school faculty member in an area of Business Administration. -
PhD
English (UK)
Campus