48 months
15775 EUR/year
15775 EUR/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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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.

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.

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Application deadlines:

  • 13 November
  • 29 January
  • 26 March
  • 28 May





Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

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

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15775 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 63100 EUR for the full programme during 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    15775 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 63100 EUR for the full programme during 48 months.
  • 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.


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.

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