International Business School

Business and Management, Ph. D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    6200
    Tuition (Year)
    6200
    Tuition (Year)
  • English
    Language
The International Business School offers the DPhil (PhD) in Business and Management programme in English, leading to the degree conferred by our British partner, The University of Buckingham. The programme requires an original contribution to the body of knowledge in a particular academic or professional discipline.
  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding

About

Business and Management students at the International Business School undertake supervised but independent research, at the end of which they submit a thesis of not more than 100,000 words embodying the results of that research. This thesis must demonstrate familiarity with, and an understanding of the subject, its principal sources and authorities. It should display critical discrimination and a sense of proportion in evaluating evidence and the judgements of others.
A DPhil thesis must embody an original contribution to the knowledge of business and management either by the discovery of new knowledge, or by the exercise of a new and independent critical approach.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • Partnership
    Joint
  • More information Go To The Course Website

Programme Structure

Candidates spend a considerable part of their studies undertaking supervised research, at the end of which they submit a thesis embodying the results of that research. This thesis must demonstrate familiarity with, and an understanding of the subject, its principal sources and authorities. It should display critical discrimination and a sense of proportion in evaluating evidence and the judgements of others. The subject should be dealt with in a competent and scholarly manner.

Academic Requirements

  • first or second class, upper division degree or significant work experience. A Master’s degree is preferred,

  • sufficient English skills and academic knowledge that the IBS Research Officerchecks with an Orientation Interview via Skype after the online application. The interview is followed by the IBS English language test (you can be exempt from the test with a sufficient score of IELTS, TOEFL, Cambridge or Pearson),

  • after a successful Skype interview and English testing student must submit his/her proposal by email. If the proposal is accepted, student will proceed with payment transfer of the first year’s fee and will have a face-to-face consultation on his/her proposal with the Supervisor.

English Skills

The IBS Research Officer checks the applicant's English skills with an Orientation Interview via Skype after the online application. The interview is followed by IBS’own English Language Placement Test that consists of a 100 minute test.

If the applicant has a certificate of

  • the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a minimum overall score of 6.5 points (including a minimum of 6.5 in each component of assessment)
  • or the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a score of 575 (232 in the computerised version, 90 in the iBT version),
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) with a score of 176-184 (with a minimum of 175 in each component)
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) with a score of 59-65 (with 4 minimum component scores of 59),

the applicant is not required to take the written test, only the interview.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 6200 International
  • EUR 6200 EU/EEA
One-off registration fee for non-EU citizens: € 900

Funding

There are 3 kinds of scholarships available at IBS.

  • If you are a new student you can apply for a Starter Scholarship
  • If you already study at IBS and have good grades, you can apply for an Academic Scholarship
  • Latin American Master's Scholarship
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