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Management, Marketing, Finance, HR Management, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 30 months
The PhD program at LIGS University is provided by modern Interactive Online form. It makes studying flexible - you can start any time during the year and study anytime and anywhere in the world. You choose your PhD specialization and courses which you want to study. It's up to you and your preferences.
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PhD program represents the highest level of education and is intended primarily for those who are interested to pursue theoretical and research career and wish to know how to examine, verify or refute hypotheses and thereby enrich scientific research in particular specialization. The PhD program will enhance your professional skills and knowledge that will help you to face the current as well as future professional challenges and goals.

Interactive Online PhD program is provided in an interactive online form under the leadership of a tutor – supervisor.

  • There are compulsory and facultative study requirements:
  • Compulsory activities (have to be completed in order to graduate successfully)
  • You have to pass an e-test and submit a seminar paper from each course of the specialization and optional module
  • Passing the Scientific-research module
  • You need to study individually the theoretical basis for completion of the program
  • The publication activity is required in a minimum extent of 4 theses
  • Dissertation must be submitted and defended
Facultative activities (aren't included in the general tuition)
  • Individual tutorials (webinars) – 2-4 a year.
  • English language course in Hawaii.
Student information system:

Students have at their disposal all the information regarding their studies as well as study materials, contact details of tutors and staff – all of this in the secure environment of the Student information system (SIS). Thanks to the SIS you can study anytime and anywhere in the world while having all information regarding your studies and theses at hand.

How can I communicate with tutors of LIGS University?
  • E-mail communication
  • Chat (within the SIS, Skype, Facebook)
  • Phone (cell phone, Skype, etc.).

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date
    • 100% online and self-paced = you can enroll any day of the year and study at your own pace under the supervision of experienced tutors.
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 30 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
  • Languages
    • English
    • Russian
    • Czech
    • Slovak
  • Delivery mode
    • Time flexibility
    • Attendance
      No Attendance
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions), Online group works/assignments

Programme Structure

Doctoral program Interactive online PhD comprises a total of 12 courses. Students complete 6 courses from the Scientific research module (uniform for all students), 3 courses of the specialization (of your choice) and 3 courses from the optional module (of your choice). Integral part of the program is the publication activity.

6 courses of the Scientific - research module:
  • Research methodology
  • Project I - Proposal
  • Project II - Literature review and theoretical background
  • Project III – Methodology
  • Project IV - Survey and data analysis
  • Project V - Consultations and manuscript of the dissertation thesis
Specializations (students choose the specialization individually; there are 3 courses in each specialization):
  • Specialization Interactive Online PhD in Management
  • Specialization Interactive Online PhD in Finance
  • Specialization Interactive Online PhD in Marketing
  • Specialization Interactive Online PhD in HR Management.

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.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

What documents are needed to enroll in the program?

  • Enrollment agreement
  • Dissertation proposal and draft (approved by LIGS University)
  • Copy of a document proving the highest degree earned (master's degree)
  • Curriculum vitae (including your photograph) reflecting your scientific and publication activity.
All documents should be sent electronically.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    5556 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13900 USD for the full programme and a duration of 30 months.
  • National

    5556 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13900 USD for the full programme and a duration of 30 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.


The total tuition of the PhD program starts at $ 8,900 (for the whole degree program) and goes no higher than $ 9,700 if paid in a maximum of 36 monthly installments!

The tuition is going to increase beginning November 1st, 2015 - enroll in October and save hundreds on tuition!

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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