University-type non-public HEI
Doctoral studies
Mode of studies: 
full-time programme
4 years (8 semesters)
Tuition fee: 
Tuition for the entire 4-year program is 28000 EURO (3500 euro per semester). Tuition for every semester can be paid in the form of a single payment or in installments (x2 in every semester).
Degree awarded: 
Doctorate in Management
Scholarships available: 
Application deadline: 
Friday, 30 September, 2016
Day of semester start: 
Monday, 2 October, 2017
Credits (ECTS): 
Admission requirements: 

Do you wish to become a researcher at world’s best universities? Are you looking for a rigorous Ph.D. programme provided by one of the best research business school in Central Europe? Then the full-time Ph.D. in Management, organised by Kozminski University, is the programme for you. The doctoral programme at Kozminski University offers high-calibre management researchers the chance to work closely with faculty at the forefront of their fields, to be part of a vibrant research community and to benefit from the resources and reputation of the University.  We are looking for candidates - early stage research professionals - that have a passion for research and have the ambition to become leading scholars in their field. Doctoral programme at Kozminski University provides rigorous training with courses that cover a wide range of topics and research methods. 


Dates and facts

Kozminski University holds the rights to award a Ph.D. degree in management since 1998. The Ph.D. Program was initiated in 1999 and for the past 5 years, as the only private university in Poland, it has also been entitled to award a senior Ph.D. (habilitation) degree in management, which allows for full-fledged Ph.D. studies to be included in its program offer. Since 2008 Kozminski University also holds Ph.D. granting rights in economics. Since 2013 Kozminski University also holds Ph.D. granting rights in finace.

A doctorate is a kind of intellectual nobility

A Ph.D. degree is useful in any field. It is highly esteemed e.g. in financial-assurance sector, in public administration, in politics, or in consulting. A doctoral degree proves highest intellectual abilities of its holder. It is a kind of intellectual nobility and is a sign of belonging to certain elite. It is also a scholarly degree widely recognized on the international market. 

Why a Ph.D. program at Kozminski University is worth considering? 

Kozminski University provides excellent studying conditions and the ability to develop professional and academic skills and knowledge under the supervision of a unique community of outstanding professors, with long experience in Ph.D. advisory. As the program is prepared especially for people who are successful in their professional careers, it allows for professional work to be combined with the studies. 

Business practitioners need a Ph.D. degree to get a competitive advantage on the job market. Consulting or finance experts holding Ph.D. degrees are also most trustworthy in the eyes of the clients. Obtaining a Ph.D. degree is an essential step for people considering academic career in the future, or interested in scholarly research in the fields of management, finance or economics.

Full-time Program of studies

1. Methodological preparation
- Qualitative research methods,
- Quantitative research methods
- Introduction to econometrics

2. Ph.D. exam preparation
- Management and organization theory
- Macroeconomics
- Microeconomics  

3. Advanced courses
- Theory and research entrepreneurship 
- Theory and research strategic management
- Theory and research marketing
- Theory and research accounting finance and control
- Theory and research in human resource management

4. Seminars
- Research seminar
- PhD advisory seminar