PhD. in Supply Chain and Procurement
The Ph.D. in Supply Chain and Procurement is supervised by the OUS Center for Strategic Procurement and Supply Management. It should be mentioned here that procurement management, as well as the supply procedures, are considered as complicated tasks considering the tough competition present in our surroundings. Students who pursue this qualification need to focus on the following points in a comprehensive manner:
• Business procedures
• Configuration of products
• Trends prevailing in the market
• Behavior of customers
Students are provided with knowledge and skills considered as important ones for exploring and explaining complicated issues that can arise in procurement as well as supply systems. In this case, they can also look for solutions for complicated problems. The coursework also focuses on various aspects related to the future of procurement as well as management of supply and these are taken as internal functions present inside an organization.
The Ph.D. proposals in Supply Chain and Procurement are generally related to addressing issues that show relevance with designs, control, planning and consistent improvement of the supply management and procurement. The focus of research can be upon any of the following issues:
• Global Procurement
• Procurement Risk Management
• Supplier Relationship
• Green Procurement
• Public Procurement
• Supplier & Procurement Segmentation
• Supply Cain in the Emerging Markets as well as Economics
• Evaluation of supplier, development as well as a selection
There are sound career-related opportunities for people who pursue this qualification.
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/or 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