City, University of London

City, University of London

Executive PhD

Today's business environment is fast moving, competitive and constantly changing. In order to survive and thrive, organisations need to be highly flexible, forward-thinking and able to respond quickly to changes in the global market. Our new Executive PhD inspires you to develop new perspectives and approach change in a unique and innovative way. It offers all the academic rigour of a traditional PhD, but is tailored to the executive audience and aimed at researchers who want a qualification that is highly practical and relevant to the organisation they work for.

Entry requirements

Senior executives working in research and development, knowledge management or innovation in the public, governmental, not-for-profit and commercial sectors.

Course modules

Faculty of Actuarial Science and Insurance -
Areas of expertise:
Health and Care;
Life Insurance;
Mortality;
Non-life Insurance; and
Pensions.

Faculty of Finance -
Areas of expertise:
Accounting;
Banking and International Finance;
Econometrics;
Corporate Finance;
Investment and Risk Management;
Quantitative Methods;
Real Estate Finance and Investment; and
Shipping, Trade and Finance.

Faculty of Management -
Areas of expertise:
Corporate Governance;
Corporate Social Responsibility;
Entrepreneurship and Innovation;
Human Resource Management;
Information and Knowledge Management;
Internal Auditing;
Leadership;
Management in the Charity Sector;
Marketing;
Operations and Supply Chain Management;
Organisational Behaviour; and
Strategy.

Assessment methods

Year 1:
Four weeks -

Week 1: introductions and set up, research methodology, managing research projects, theory and practice of statistics and economics, experimental methods, qualitative research methods, databases, students papers and proposals (presentations).

Week 2: theory and practice of statistics and economics, qualitative research methods, databases and subject training in accounting, economics and finance in management.

Weeks 3 and 4: as above with additional student paper and proposals (presentations).

Year 2:
Two weeks -

Week 5: reading, writing and presenting, subject training in accounting, economics and finance and management, student papers and proposals (presentations) and group work supervisor meetings.

Week 6: subject training in accounting, economics and finance and management, student papers and proposals (presentations) and group work and supervisor meetings.

Year 3:
Two weeks -

Week 7: reading, writing and presenting, subject training in accounting, economics and finance and management, student papers and proposals (presentations) and group work and supervisor meetings.

Week 8: subject training in accounting, economics and finance and management, student papers and proposals (presentations) and group work and supervisor meetings.

Year 4:
Two weeks -

Week 9: subject training in accounting, economics and finance and management, student papers and proposals (presentations) and group work and supervisor meetings.

Week 10: student papers and proposals (presentations), group work and supervisor meetings.

Thesis presentation and defence
You will present your thesis at the end of year four following approval by the supervisory team. After being questioned about its academic content you will be invited to defend your thesis. Once this process has been successfully completed you will receive your doctoral degree.

Sponsorship information

Some participants may obtain sponsorship from their employer. The nature of this sponsorship differs from company to company - from full payment of tuition fees to a contribution to the overall costs. It is important to ensure that conditions of any employer sponsorship covers the entire duration of the course, and the expectations of all involved, are clearly understood from the outset.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Part-time September 2017 GBP 65,000 per Whole course (International) 4 years
PhD Part-time September 2017 GBP 65,000 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 4 years
PhD Part-time September 2017 GBP 65,000 per Whole course (Scotland) 4 years
PhD Part-time September 2017 GBP 65,000 per Whole course (Wales) 4 years
PhD Part-time September 2017 GBP 65,000 per Whole course (England) 4 years

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