|Study location||Estonia, Tallinn|
|Nominal duration||4 years|
|Awards||PhD (Doctor of Philosophy)|
|Tuition fee||€120 per credit hour
Lay-out of the tuition fees per semester: students.ebs.ee/tuition-fee-and-scholarships/doctoral-studies-price-list-payment-refund-terms-and-condition/
|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.
Postgraduate diploma (or higher)
Master’s degree or any equivalent qualification is obligatory.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / Estonian / Russian.
EBS Admission and Study Department
At least 1 reference(s) should be provided.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
Research proposal of the doctoral thesis (topic, outlined research problem, description of research methodology).
If your educational documents are in any other language than accepted languages, you need to present certified translation.
For more detailed info please visit: ebs.ee/en/research-and-doctoral-studies
The 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 in the labour market.
The programme is managed by the EBS Research and Development Council, which 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:
- Doctoral Seminar I-VI
- Management Theories
- Research Design
- Philosophy and Methodology of Science
- Institutional Economics
- Qualitative Research Methods
- Quantitative Research Methods
- Organization Theories: Meta-theoretical Perspectives of Traditional Theories and Alternative Views to Organizational Reality
- Foundations of Learning
- Foundations of Teaching
- Contemporary Paradigms of Social Science
- Teaching internship*
*Passing the teaching internship under the supervision of a professor is compulsory for all doctoral students and it takes place at EBS. The aim of this internship is to give the doctoral students the necessary skills and experience of teaching at the university level. The volume and period of internship are set in the individual study plan.
Individual supervision of doctoral thesis is provided each semester.
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 36 ECTS
Special subjects 12 ECTS
Doctoral seminars 9 ECTS
Pedagogical internship 3 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/doctoral-studies
EBS prefers 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.
Doctoral theses proposal presentations: August 25th, 2022