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Executive PhD Program

Antwerp Management School

48 months
15775 EUR/year
15775 EUR/year
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The Antwerp Management School Executive PhD Program is a four-year, part-time research-based Program positioned for senior executives looking to apply relevant knowledge and research skills to contemporary business problems in their industry or workplace. The program is a premium executive development program designed to be academically rigorous and intellectually challenging.


This Executive PhD Program program at Antwerp Management School is designed for senior executives with over 10 years of relevant management experience, who work in organizations that are predominantly internationally oriented. A significant proportion is expected to hold board-level or CEO positions. Participants should have a commitment to life-long learning, and personal and leadership development.

Learning objectives

  • are able to generate, interpret and transfer academic knowledge within your professional and academic network;
  • might join the Faculty team at Antwerp Management School and continue your research activities in one of our Expertise Centers.
  • master business research tools and methods and be able to independently apply them to practical business challenges;
  • possess knowledge and experience in academic publishing and case writing.

Why AMS?

  • Acquire the latest theoretical and practical insights in your chosen management field.
  • Demonstrate the ability to develop original contributions to existing knowledge.
  • Be part of a top ranked international management school.

Programme Structure

The Executive PhD is divided into 2 general stages. Stage 1 leads to the preparation of a PhD research proposal. Stage 2 focuses on supervised research, advanced teaching competencies and lecturing skills, and culminates in the defense of a doctoral dissertation. The program contains both compulsory and elective elements, which should result in a PhD degree within 4 years. 


Academic Director

  • Marynissen, Hugo, DBA
Lecturers Antwerp Management School
  • Cambré, Bart, Prof. Dr.
  • De Vos, Ans, Prof. Dr.
  • Marynissen, Hugo, Dr.
  • Matthyssens, Paul, Prof. Dr.
  • Poels Truus, Dr.
Guest lecturers
  • Blomme, Rob, Prof. Dr.
  • Briner, Rob, Prof. Dr.
  • Busi, Marco, Dr.
  • Dul, Jan, Prof. Dr.
  • Ladkin, Donna, Prof. Dr.
  • Lauder, Mike, Dr.

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 48 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines




  • Semi-structured
  • Regular mandatory meetings
  • Continuous support with feedback on request
  • Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions)

Academic requirements

GMAT admission requirements GMAT

English requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

We only admit participants to the Executive PhD Program with an intrinsic motivation and willingness to contribute to academic research and to become the next generation business leaders. Candidates must hold an MBA or Master’s degree from an accredited academic institution, have at least ten years of professional experience in the field of management and demonstrate academic and professional progression. The program is taught in English. Excellent oral and written knowledge of English is therefore required. Applicants whose native language is not English might be required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).

Work experience

Participants should have at least ten years of professional experience in the field of management

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.
  • National

    15775 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 63100 EUR for the full programme during 48 months.
  • The program tuition fee for the 2020 – 2024 PhD cohort is € 63.100 (VAT exempt):
  • Year 1 + 2: € 37.100
  • Year 3 + 4: € 26.000
  • (Additional year: € 7000)

Living costs for Antwerpen

787 - 1230 EUR /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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