PhD in Strategic Management

ABMS Open University Of Switzerland

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PhD in Strategic Management

ABMS Open University Of Switzerland

3 TOP UNIVERSITIES = 1 EUROPEAN DOCTORATE All students will have in addition to ABMS Switzerland Doctorate a Joint Doctorate with University of Dąbrowa Górnicza (WSB) and Taras Shevchenko National University (KNU). ABMS is certified by EFMD EOCCS, the Swiss National Quality for Education (EduQua) and ASIC UK. WSB Is a European state recognized university and KNU is a European public University founded 200 years ago and ranked among top 500 universities in the world. 3 Top European Universities = Best Virtual/Online Programme = 1 Top European Doctorate SWITZERLAND + EU + TOP RANKED 500 PhD in Strategic Management focuses upon course work that deals with fundamental theories which have importance in the field of strategic management. The department of strategic management is more related with the issues that are faced by managers of larger organizations during their professional careers like making choices related with entering into industries and markets, the manner in which entrance or exit from a market should be made, in which position a firm should be placed for availing the competitive benefits, sequencing, timing as well as many other competitive initiatives. These are the challenges, which individuals belonging to the field of strategic management need to face. Prominent topics that are included are being mentioned below:

  • Competitive Strategy
  • Corporate Strategy
  • Resource Allocation
  • Emerging and international market strategies
  • Strategic Entrepreneurship
  • Non-Market strategies
  • Strategic decision procedures
  • Knowledge as well as innovation management

Main focus of PhD in Strategic Management program is to provide efficient training to students so that they can develop the potential of carrying out detailed research in any one of the above mentioned department so that they can get prepared for pursuing careers as professors of Strategic Management in prominent universities of the world. This program is equivalent to EQF (European Qualifications Framework) Level 8 - Doctorate Level. This program is equivalent to 180 ECTS How long should be my thesis? Usually from 60.000 – 100.000 words, students are allowed to have 10% less or more. Do you mention on the PhD online or distance? No. Can I use the title? We have asked the Swiss Authorities about the title, and their answer was (Students are allowed to use the title they got from the school) Is there a "Thesis Defence"? Yes, and we recommend students to do it in Switzerland however it can be done ONLINE too, you need camera and microphone. Study Language: this study program taught entirely in English. We have 4 intakes per year: January, April, July and October Is ABMS Accredited by a recognized European accreditation body? Yes, ABMS is authorized, validated, certified, accredited and an institutional member in over 50 public / private organisations.

Admission Requirements

  • Duration: 1 year study + thesis (thesis takes in average 2 years)
  • Age: Minimum age 25 years
  • Previous study: Master Degree or equivalent
  • English level: IELTS or equivalent (Only for students from non-English speaking countries or students who did not study at English speaking school)
  • Study Method: 100% Online / Distance
  • Fee:3460 Euro per Semester

Note: Study fee does not include application and reservation fee (to guarantee you a study place) of 240 Euro (onetime payment and non-refundable).

Modules:

For the PhD, your thesis is the most important part, you have to write the whole thesis about the "Strategic Management" with one of our supervisors. The following modules you will study during the first year:

  • Global Management
  • Strategic Management and Leadership
  • Project Management
  • Strategic Information System Analyses
  • Accounting and Finance
  • Research Methods
  • Electronic Research Methods
  • Dynamic Websites
This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated September 21, 2017
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