PhD. In Strategic Management
Ph.D. in Strategic Management focuses on coursework that deals with fundamental theories which have importance in the field of strategic management. The department of strategic management is more related to the issues faced by managers of larger organizations during their professional careers like making choices relevant to entering into industries and markets, 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 challenges, which individuals belonging to the field of strategic management need to face.
Prominent topics included are 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
The main focus of a Ph.D. 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. In this case, they can be prepared for pursuing careers as professors of Strategic Management in prominent academies worldwide.
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, it should be from 60.000 – 100.000 words (from chapter 1 to chapter 5). Students are allowed to have 10% less or more, however, the supervisor can allow a student to write more.
Do you indicate words "online" or "distance" on the Ph.D. certificate?
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 a camera and microphone.
Study Language: this study program taught entirely in English.
We have 5 intakes per year.
Is OUS Accredited by a recognized European accreditation body?
Yes, OUS is authorized, validated, certified, accredited and an institutional member of over 50 public/private organizations, for the full list please check here.
We have 5 intakes per year. So, you can start at any month you wish.
- Duration: 3 Years (one-year Study program + Thesis work which takes around 2 years)
- Age: 25 years or older
- Previous study: Master degree or equivalent
- Study Language: this study program taught entirely in English.
- English level: IELTS 6.5 or equivalent (Only for students from non-English speaking countries or students who did not study at English speaking school) If you don't have English certificate you can do our own English test for free of charge.
- Study Method: Online
- Fee: Please check: Tuition Fee
Note: If you have any doubts about your suitability for this study program please contact us,
Note: Study fee does not include application and reservation fee (to guarantee you a study place) of 240 Euro (one-time payment and non-refundable).
European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System: this program is equivalent to 180 ECTS, please check the duration above.
European Qualifications Framework: this program is equivalent to EQF Level 8
OUS Accreditations, Quality Assurance & legalizations: Please check here