|Academic field||International business studies (JACS N120)
|Nominal duration||4 years|
|Tuition fee||To be confirmed|
|Application fee||€105.00 one-time|
Postgraduate diploma (or higher)
Master’s degree in social sciences or business administration or any other equivalent qualification is obligatory.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
It is required that you send verified copies of the entry qualification documents directly to the university by postal mail, according to the instructions given by the institution. Important! Never send original documents by post!
EBS Admission and Study Department
Minimum TOEFL score of 550 points, or IELTS score of 6,0 points or other officially accepted oral and written English test result will be accepted.
At least 1 reference(s) should be provided.
Written recommendation-agreement from the supervisor of doctoral thesis.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
For more detailed info please visit: ebs.ee/en/research-and-doctoral-studies/admission
Doctoral programme in Management aims to widen the understanding of the world of a doctoral student by giving deepened knowledge of organisational 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 synthesise new ideas.
PhD in Management offers challenges and career opportunities in the academia and also raises your value on labour market.
Programme 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 assists them with planning their studies.
Compulsory courses of the doctoral programme are:
- Philosophy and Methodology of Science;
- Qualitative Research Methods;
- Quantitative Research Methods;
- Institutional Economics;
- Research Design;
- Social Systems and Organisational Theories;
- Contemporary Paradigms of Social Science;
- Management Theories;
- Systems Science.
All doctoral students have the opportunity to go on exchange with the goal to pass part of their studies or conduct research in a foreign university. Such exchange is highly encouraged.
Short description of the curriculum structure:
Core subjects 33 ECTS
Special subjects 12 ECTS
Doctoral seminars 9 ECTS
Pedagogical internship 6 ECTS
Doctoral Thesis 180 ECTS
TOTAL 240 ECTS
The programme curriculum serves as a guideline for doctoral students, but each student has the right and obligation to put together an individual study plan, declaring each semester any differences from the nominal studies.
For more detailed info please visit: ebs.ee/en/research-and-doctoral-studies/management-phd-programme
EBS prefers those doctoral candidates whose research interests comply with EBS research priorities.
EBS research priorities include:
- Development of organisations and management of change;
- Innovative entrepreneurship and knowledge transfer in international networks;
- Development of Public Administration Organizations and their Legal Framework. Application of Experience in New Democracies;
- Institutional Economics;
- Social Responsibility and Ethical Values of Organizations;
- Intelligent IT Systems in Public and Private Organizations.