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PhDDoctor of Philosophy (Management)

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

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

EU candidates & the following countries (Turkey, Russia, Georgia, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan) are exempt 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 can carry out research individually as well as in bigger collaborative teams, make continuous and logical arguments and synthesise new ideas.

PhD in Management offers challenges and career opportunities in the academia as well as 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 and Writing;
  • Contemporary Paradigms of Social Science;
  • Management Theories;
  • Organization Theories;
  • Foundations of Teaching;
  • Developing Teaching Skills.

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 36 ECTS
Special subjects 12 ECTS
Doctoral seminars 9 ECTS
Pedagogical internship 3 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.

For more detailed info please visit: ebs.ee/en/doctoral-studies

Career opportunities

EBS prefers those doctoral candidates whose research interests comply with EBS research priorities.

EBS research priorities include:

  • Labour Market Challenges and Education Institutions;
  • Governance of Complex Semi-Public Goods;
  • Intelligent IT Systems in Private and Public Organisations;
  • Organisational Practices in the Digital Age;
  • Creative Industries and Smart Cities;
  • Entrepreneural Networks in Business Development and Competence Formation;
  • Behavioural Consumer Studies;
  • Time and Temporality in and Around Organizations.

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
Application period has ended
Studies commence
Oct 1, 2021

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
Application period has ended
Studies commence
Oct 1, 2021

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States