Ph.D. On Campus

Business and Management

International Business School

36 months
6200 EUR/year
6200 EUR/year
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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. 


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

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


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Academic requirements

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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

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  • International

    6200 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6200 EUR per year during 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6200 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6200 EUR per year during 36 months.
  • Validation fee: €1,200

Living costs for Budapest

172338 - 268251 HUF /month
Living costs

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


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