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DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (PhD)

Since GSB’s formation in 2009 we have developed into an innovative and ambitious Business School, producing PhD graduates who are sought after by universities, business schools, research institutes and public and private sector organisations worldwide.

Each PhD student is assigned to one of GSB’s six research clusters where they will work closely not only with their supervisor(s) but also with other lecturers and doctoral students with similar research interests and expertise. You will therefore be active in the research activities of your cluster, participating in regular seminars and presenting your ideas and research to peers within the cluster. In addition to cluster-based activities, PhD students will also be engaged in workshops, seminars and other events organised by the School for the benefit of all doctoral candidates.

Whether you plan for a career in academia, industry or the public sector, your experience as a PhD student at GSB will give you the chance to make an impact on the thoughts and actions of scholars, business leaders and policy makers. The PhD programme at GSB is designed to equip students with research and analytical skills for scholarly inquiry and leadership in the field of business and management. As a doctoral student you will benefit from the systematic and rigorous research methods courses we provide. Given GSB’s tagline of ‘Nurturing Business Sustainability’, you will also be exposed from the outset to the importance of business sustainability.

The overall experience of the PhD programme at GSB can be summarised by our four main ‘learning goals’:

  • To produce business scholars with relevant knowledge and skills in conducting scientific research
  • To produce business scholars with the ability to publish peer-reviewed original results from research
  • To produce scholars with effective teaching skills
  • To produce business scholars who are highly aware of issues pertaining to business sustainability

The PhD programme is open for application throughout the year, with our taught courses taking place every semester. You may apply to the programme at any time.