PhD in Business Management and Administration
USB's internationally acknowledged PhD in Business Management and Administration focuses on developing employable expertise through in-depth research.
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The USB's PhD is the first PhD outside Europe audited and approved by EDAMBA. It is also internationally accredited by the AACSB and EQUIS.
To develop employable knowledge underpinned by theory and practice, PhD students conduct action research on real-world problems and develop personal and transferable skills which can be used in a range of applied situations.
These include a relevant master's degree and a minimum registration period of two years.
Fees and scholarships
Fee structure and scholarships for Full-time PhD degrees
Current PhD research
See a list of the USB's current PhD candidates their research topics and promoters.
Prepare yourself for a PhD
Attend the USB's 5-day Doctoral Research Training Programme (DRTP) to prepare yourself for a PhD in any field of study
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