Ph.D. On Campus

Business Administration (Track A)

University of Zurich

36 months
278 EUR/year
278 EUR/year
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This Business Administration (Track A) program from University of Zurich is aimed at students who are already working closely with a professor of the Faculty of Economics, Business Administration and Information Technology in a specific area of research and who are generally not pursuing a career in research.


Educational goals

Doctoral students demonstrate a systematic understanding of a field of study and mastery of the skills and methods of research associated with that field. They can conceive, implement, and adapt a research process with scientific integrity.

Doctoral students can undertake original research which expands existing knowledge through substantial research contributions. Doctoral students can analyze and solve complex problems and critically reflect on scientifically relevant issues. 

They are able to apply their research to practical problems and to present and discuss their research field to the international scientific community as well as communicate their research field to the general public. 

Graduates of the Business Administration program from University of Zurich successfully completed modules with a total work load of 18 ECTS credits. 

The doctoral thesis covers a specific subject in Business Administration (Track A) of current scientific interest in great depth, and is publicly defended. 

Programme Structure

  • This Doctoral program involves a dissertation and a dissertation defense as well as successful completion of Doctoral courses for a total of at least 18 ECTS credits. 
  • Modules must be selected from the core elective area in Business Administration. The doctorate is usually completed in three to five years. 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Master’s degree diploma from a state-accredited university.

  • Credits for any transferred coursework must also have been acquired at a state-accredited university.

  • The diploma itself is state-accredited.

  • The diploma grants entitlement to pursue doctoral studies at a state-accredited university in the relevant country.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    278 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 139 EUR per semester during 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    278 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 139 EUR per semester during 36 months.
  • Tuition fee is 150 CHF per semester

Living costs for Zürich

1920 - 2572 CHF /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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