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Short Facts

Academic Degree:PhD in Management or PhD in Social Sciences
(issued by the University of Antwerp*)

Duration: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.
Next start:Fall 2017
Language:English

Executive PhD Program in Management

The Executive PhD Program offered by the University of Antwerp, the Antwerp Management School and the Management Center Innsbruck is a four-year, part-time research-based program for senior executives seeking to apply relevant and current knowledge and research skills to contemporary business problems in their industry or at their workplace. The program is a premium executive development program designed to be academically rigorous and intellectually challenging. The program will be delivered at the campus of the Antwerp Management School and campus the campus of Management Center Innsbruck.

After successfully defending the doctoral dissertation (after 4 years), participants will earn a PhD in Management Sciences or PhD in Social Sciences (issued by the University of Antwerp*).


* The establishment of the program is subject to submission to and registration by the Agency for Quality Assurance and Accreditation Austria (AQ) in accordance with § 27 para. 1 and in accordance with § 27 para. 6 HS-QSG. 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.

The program in short:

PROGRAM & DEGREE

  • Executive PhD Program in Management, jointly offered by the
    • University of Antwerp (UA)
    • Antwerp Management School (AMS)
    • Management Center Innsbruck (MCI)
  • PhD, Doctor of Philosphy, conferred by the UA*

TARGET GROUPS

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 reputable 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.

LOCATIONS

  • Innsbruck, app. 50%
  • Antwerp, app. 50%


ADMISSION CRITERIA

  • 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 research field which should show high potential for business and management research. It also should fit to the research priorities of UA, AMS and MCI
  • Two letters of recommendation (one academic and one business)
  • Successful completion of the intake procedure

SUPPORT

  • Supervisor and doctoral committee
  • Peer support within your cohort
  • PhD-circles and workshops, conferences, doctoral colloquia
  • Integration into the research groups at the participating universities

DURATION

  • 4 years
  • Part-time
  • 11 on-site three-day seminars (5 in Antwerp, 6 in Innsbruck)
  • Intense supervision process by two scholarly experts

LANGUAGE

  • English

TUITION

  • 1st year EUR 18,000; 2nd year EUR 18,000; 3rd year EUR 12,000; 4th year EUR 12,000

PROGRAM

  • Quality assurance through the University of Antwerp and the Antwerp Management School
  • Didactical concept and definition of content and requirements through the University of Antwerp and Antwerp Management School

DOCTORAL THESIS

  • 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 the University of Antwerp

Contact us for more information about the Executive PhD Program.

 claudia haidacher  susanne herzog  
Claudia Haidacher
Assistant & Project Management
+43 512 2070 - 2122
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Mag. Susanne E. Herzog
Program Director Executive PhD
+43 512 2070 - 2100
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FH-Prof. PD Dr. Bernd Ebersberger
Academic Director Executive PhD
+43 512 2070 - 1810
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