• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
The PhD Management programme from Swiss School of Business Research is a research-based programme, with a practical approach, designed for professionals who have already completed an MBA or an equivalent qualification and are looking to expand their knowledge in the field.
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The duration of the PhD Management programme from Swiss School of Business Research is 3 academic years but it can be completed in less time, depending on the student’s motivation to deliver the final project.

What is The Structure of the PhD?

The PhD programme is a fast track program that takes place primarily ONLINE. Students can complete the program within 2 academic years, giving them a Swiss quality doctorate degree.

The PhD students are guided throughout the entire programme, from commencement through the defense of the final research project (PhD viva).

Why a Phd in Management?

A PhD in Management will give you a competitive advantage in today’s workforce and the confidence to succeed. It can help you hone your skills and reach your professional and personal goals.

A PhD in Management gives you a wide range of benefits, it helps you add knowledge to your field of study and gain recognition from your peers. It boosts your CV and offers you great advantage over other candidates.

On average, a PhD graduate can expect a 70-100% increase in salary.


  • EduQua is the first quality certification for public and private educational institutions in Switzerland recognized  by the Swiss Confederate Government.
  • OTHM is an established and recognised Awarding Organisation (Certification Body) in the UK.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date We did our best, but couldn't find the next application deadline and start date information online.
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Research Methodology 
  • Publish or Perish – Preparing for the Journal Review Process
  • Paper Clinic in General Management Taxonomies and Typologies in Research
  • Publishing in Management
  • Technology and Innovation
  • Final Thesis of your programme

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    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:


    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.

General Requirements

  • Master’s degree or equivalent, preferably in a related field
  • English-speaking environment for a minimum of 2 years.
  • Scanned copy of all required academic diplomas, transcripts, certificates
  • Extensive previous business/professional experience
  • Photocopy of a valid passport/national ID
  • Resume/CV
  • Reference letters from a former academic institution or from current employer (if applicable)
  • Completion of the Thesis Proposal Form
Initial Proposall
  • Please provide a short academic description of your ideas regarding the topic you would like to explore during the programme.
  • This will be an initial proposal to show the school that you are clear about your plans for the programme and to help us support you in your work. Your project will be expected to change and evolve once you begin the course.
  • Outline the topic, question or issue you intend to explore
  • Explain why this is worthy of exploration.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    5900 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5900 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5900 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5900 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Application fee : Non-refundable, paid with application : € 200


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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