Access all 180000+ programmes, for free with a Studyportals account.
account benefits visualised

Overview

The PhD program in Business Administration at Central European University (CEU) offers various specializations, including innovation and entrepreneurship, business and society, management and strategy and business in emerging economies.

A particularly favorable target audience for this program comprises PhD applicants from and/or having interest in bringing best management thinking and research to business schools and other relevant academic units in institutions of higher education located in emerging and transitional economies, including Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). 

A key set of outcomes that will be associated with this program will be the success of our PhD graduates in teaching and conducting research in business associated with emerging economies. 

The graduates will have an opportunity to join academia or governmental organizations, or build a career in the private sector.

Accreditation

  • Program approved and registered by the New York State Education Department
  • Program registered as a non-degree post-graduate specialization program by the Hungarian Educational Authority (HEA)
  • Program subject to accreditation by the Agency for Quality Assurance and Accreditation Austria (AQ-Austria)

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

The program comprises two years of intensive coursework and an independent research period guided by internationally acclaimed faculty. 

Courses include:

  • Advanced Consumer Research
  • Business Cultures and Economics Through Simulation
  • Data Analysis: Exploration - Economic Policy track
  • Data Analysis: Finding Patterns with Regressions - Economic Policy track
  • Digital Strategy
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Ethical Leaders and Integrity
  • EU Industrial Policies in a Global Economy
  • Financial Economics
  • Introduction to Entrepreneurship
  • Microeconomics for Economic Policy
  • Operations Management
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Sustainability and Innovation in Business

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    100

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Get a free IELTS practice test
  • Minimum required score:

    600

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

  • Minimum required score:

    76

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

Academic Requirements

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

    Schedule GRE®

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

  • Completed online application form
  • Proof of English proficiency
  • Letters of recommendation
  • CV
  • MBA or master's degree equivalent in or comparable degree in the social sciences or other fields to which business administration theory is applicable
  • Academic records
  • Statement of purpose
  • GMAT or GRE General Test score
  • Research proposal

Tuition Fee

Candidates who apply by January 30 are automatically considered for CEU Doctoral Scholarship that includes a full tuition waiver and a monthly stipend.

Visit Programme Website

Living costs for Vienna

  • 861 - 1340 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

In pursuit of its mission, CEU strives to attract world-class graduate talent from all over the world, offering generous scholarships available to students from any country. Doctoral scholarships include a full tuition waiver and a monthly stipend for living expenses.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Business Administration
Visit programme website

Wishlist

You’ve wishlisted multiple studies. Did you know you can compare them side-by-side in our Compare-tool?