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Business and Management 

International Business School

Ph.D. On Campus
36 months
6200 EUR/year
6200 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The International Business School offers the PhD in Business and Management in English, leading to the degree conferred by The University of Buckingham. 

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Postgraduate students on the Business and Management programme at the International Business School will first be enrolled on a Probationary PhD Status. All students enrolled into the programme will be supported by supervisors who will help them develop a research and writing plan and guide them through the preparation of a formal final research proposal during their first two semesters of study. 

All research students must also subject their work to an Annual Progress Review. Upon demonstrating satisfactory progress at the Annual Review exam at the end of their first year, which includes successfully defending a feasible research proposal, students are upgraded to Full PhD Status. 

Should students fail to pass their first Annual Review, they may either be asked to resubmit an amended proposal, have their registration changed to an MPhil (Master of Philosophy) degree or, in extreme cases, have their registration terminated.

Course outline

The PhD in Business and Management is an advanced research degree during which students undertake supervised but independent research that leads to a thesis presenting the results of that research. 

The thesis must demonstrate extended familiarity with and a comprehensive understanding of the subject and the academic literature in the area; show an ability to construct and execute a plan for primary research, including data collection and its critical analysis; and offer an original contribution to knowledge in the field of business and management

Programme Structure

IBS encourages PhD candidates to develop a proposal around one of these topics:

  • Marketing
  • HR / CSR
  • Auditing / controlling
  • Communication
  • Organisation theory and organisational behaviour
  • Economic policy
  • Behavioural economics
  • Banking
  • Finance

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • The admission process can take 4-6 months after the online application




On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • First or second class, upper division Master's degree.
  • A detailed research plan and one letter of recommendation by an academic, familiar with your work. Please attach these to your online application.
  • Sufficient familiarity with the academic field your proposed research project belongs to, confirmed by the IBS Research Officer during an Orientation Interview, conducted via Skype.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    6200 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6200 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6200 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6200 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • Validation fee: €1,200


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