• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
The Executive PhD Program in Management jointly offered by the MCI - The Entrepreneurial School, University of Antwerp, the Antwerp Management School and the Management Center Innsbruck is a four-year, part-time research-based program. It provides the perfect fit for senior executives who have been seeking for high-level DBA programs.
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This Executive PhD Program in Management from MCI - The Entrepreneurial School aims at applying state-of-the-art knowledge and relevant research skills to contemporary business problems.

A premium program

As a premium executive development program, designed to be academically rigorous and intellectually challenging, it closes the gap between traditional PhD and professional DBA programs.

The Executive PhD Program will be delivered at the Antwerp Management School as well as at the Management Center Innsbruck campuses.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Application deadlines:

    • 31 January
    • 21 March
    • 30 May
    • 29 August
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Choosing a research topic / Literature
  • Developing a research proposal / Quals
  • Research design Quants / Quals
  • Quants / Research design
  • Starting the doctoral work
  • Doctoral colloquium
  • Work in progress Project 
  • Work in progress Final Dissertation 


Executives and senior business professionals who want to:

  • achieve a highly distinguished academic degree,
  • combine their work experience with high-level academic research,
  • 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.


The faculty teaching in the Executive PhD Program and supervising PhD theses are internationally renowned experts in their field of research. Moreover, based on their extensive experience both in academia and industry, faculty members can help to integrate practical relevance into academically rigorous theses.

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • MBA, Master’s level or equivalent university degree in a relevant field
  • demonstration of academic and professional progression
  • pre-selected field of research which should show high potential for business and management research
  • two letters of recommendation (one academic and one business)
  • successful completion of the intake procedure

Work Experience

At least 10 year(s) of work experience are required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15780 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 63100 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    15780 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 63100 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 48 months.
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  • 1st & 2nd year: EUR 37.100
  • 3rd & 4th year: EUR 26.000
  • additional year: EUR 7,000

Living costs for Innsbruck

  • 800 - 1300 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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