Executive PhD Program in Management

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Short Facts
  • Academic Degree: PhD, Doctor of Philosophy, conferred by the University of Antwerp
  • Duration of study: 4 years, part-time
  • Prerequisites: Admission to the Executive PhD Program requires an MBA, Master degree or equivalent, at least 10 years of relevant work experience and successfully passing the admission process
  • Language: English
  • Tuition fee: EUR 61,800 (VAT exempt)
    1st year EUR 19.800; 2nd year EUR 16.000; 3rd year EUR 13.000; 4th year EUR 13.000
    (Additional year: EUR 6,500)
  • Next starting date: November 2020

Before Studying

The "Executive PhD Program in Management" jointly offered by the University of Antwerp, the Antwerp Management School and the Management Center Innsbruck is a four-year, part-time research-based program. It provides the perfect fit for senior executives who have been seeking for high-level DBA programs.

Overview

Executive PhD Graduate in Portrait

After successfully defending the doctoral dissertation (after 4 years), participants will be rewarded with the PhD degree (Doctor of Philosophy) conferred by the University of Antwerp.

This international Executive PhD Program aims at applying state-of-the-art knowledge and relevant research skills to contemporary business problems. As a premium executive development program, designed to be academically rigorous and intellectually challenging, it closes the gap between traditional PhD and professional DBA programs.

The Executive PhD Program will be delivered at the Antwerp Management School as well as at the Management Center Innsbruck campuses.

 

 

 

 

Head Executive Education
Susanne E. Herzog
Mag. Susanne E. Herzog Head Executive Education +43 512 2070 - 2100This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Academic Director
Markus Kittler
FH-Prof. Dr. Markus Kittler Academic Director +43 512 2070 - 3636This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Contact
Michaela Krauss
Michaela Krauss, BA MA Assistant & Project Management +43 512 2070 - 2121This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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Admission

Applications for admission are accepted on a rolling basis. The required documents are to be submitted online.

 Deadline

Date

Interview

1

14. January 2019

05. − 06. February 2019 

2

04. February 2019

04. − 05. March 2019

3

01. April 2019

15. − 16. April 2019

4

03. June 2019

17. − 18. June 2019

5

26. August 2019 

09. − 10. September 2019

6

26. September 2019

01. October 2019

  • MBA, Master’s level or equivalent university degree in a relevant field
  • minimum 10 years of relevant managerial experience
  • demonstration of academic and professional progression
  • pre-selected field of research which should show high potential for business and management research
  • two letters of recommendation (one academic and one business)
  • successful completion of the intake procedure

Executives and senior business professionals who want to

  • achieve a highly distinguished academic degree,
  • combine their work experience with high-level academic research,
  • learn from and collaborate with renowned universities,
  • establish or strengthen links with the academic sector,
  • pursue a career at the interface of academia and business,
  • further develop their research skills and methods,
  • broaden and deepen their intellectual capabilities.

The University of Antwerp (UAntwerp), the Antwerp Management School (AMS) and the Management Center Innsbruck (MCI) only admit participants to the Executive PhD Program with the intrinsic motivation and willingness to contribute to academic research and to become the next generation business leaders. Candidates must hold an MBA, a Master‘s degree, or an equivalent degree from an accredited academic institution and must have at least ten years of professional experience in the field of management. The program is taught in English thus an excellent knowledge of oral and written English is required.

You will need to upload the following documents*:

  • motivation letter in which you demonstrate your academic and professional progression
  • current resume / CV
  • copy of your passport
  • recent passport photo
  • outline of your pre-selected research field and an initial research idea. It should demonstrate high potential for applied business and interdisciplinary research and should link to the research priorities of UAntwerp, AMS or MCI
  • two letters of recommendation (one academic and one business)
  • copy of your MBA and/or Master’s certificate and transcripts scanned version of your TOEFL / IELTS scores (except for native English speakers or applicants who completed their undergraduate or graduate studies in a native English speaking country)


* By applying and/or registering for the Executive PhD Program, you give the University of Antwerp, the Antwerp Management School and the Management Center Innsbruck the formal consent to check all of the provided credentials and documents. Once your application file has been accepted, intake interviews will be organized to get a better insight of your motivation and perseverance. All applicants are requested to present their initial research topic during an interview with one or more faculty members of the Executive PhD Program.

While Studying

While scientific research and traditional doctoral programs often have little practical relevance, the international "Executive PhD Programs in Management“ integrates international academic standards and economic relevance.

The four-year English-language Executive PhD Program is jointly run by the Universität Antwerpen, the Antwerp Management School and the Management Center Innsbruck takes places in Antwerp / Belgium and Innsbruck / Austria.

  • inspired by current business problems
  • based on critical literature review, contribution to management research and empirical research
  • public defense of the thesis before a committee of internal and external examiners
    at the UAntwerp

  • 4 years
  • part-time
  • 11 on-site three-day seminars (5 in Antwerp, 6 in Innsbruck)
  • intense supervision process by two scholars

  • Innsbruck, app. 50%
  • Antwerpen, app. 50%

  • supervisor and doctoral committee
  • peer support through the cohort of PhD students
  • PhD circles and workshops, conferences, doctoral colloquia
  • integration into the research groups at the participating universities
  • blended learning environment

Prof. Dr. Markus Kittler<br>Academic Director of the Executive PhD Program in Management at MCI

What is most important for a successful PhD thesis?
“Write it! Make writing a habit.”

Prof. Dr. Markus Kittler
Academic Director of the Executive PhD Program in Management at MCI

After Studying

After successfully defending the doctoral dissertation (after 4 years), participants will be rewarded with the PhD degree (Doctor of Philosophy) conferred by the University of Antwerp.

Our graduates profit from our strong network of recognized lecturers from science, business, and society, even beyond their studies. The exchange with international students also improves their own network and creates international acceptance for the benefit of all our students.

 

The Executive PhD Program was submitted to the Agency for Quality Assurance and Accreditation Austria (AQ) in accordance with § 27 para. 1 and registered by the AQ in accordance with § 27 para. 6 HSQSG. The registration of the program in accordance with § 27 para. 6 HS-QSG does not ascertain equivalence with Austrian study programs and similar Austrian academic degrees. Graduates awarded with an academic degree from Belgium are entitled to use it in accordance with § 88 para. 1 of the 2002 law governing universities. The academic degrees awarded by the University of Antwerp are therefore recognized foreign degrees in Austria and may be used in official documents in accordance with § 88 para. 1a of the 2002 law governing universities.

 

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