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PhDDoctor of Philosophy (Management)

Tuition fee To be confirmed
Application fee €120 one-time

Application fee is non-refundable. Application documents will be processed only after application fee is received.

EU candidates & following countries (Turkey, Russia, Georgia, Ukraine, Belarus) are excempt from the application fee.

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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 and Development 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.

Programme structure

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


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.

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Career opportunities

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.

Apply now! Fall semester 2019/20
Application period has ended
Studies commence
Sep 1, 2019

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States