PhD in Global Management

ABMS The Open University Of Switzerland

Program Description

PhD in Global Management

ABMS The Open University Of Switzerland

3 TOP UNIVERSITIES = 1 EUROPEAN DEGREE All students will have in addition to ABMS Diploma a Joint Diploma with University of Dąbrowa Górnicza (WSB) and Taras Shevchenko National University. 3 Top European Universities = Best Virtual/Distance Program = 1 Top European Diploma SWITZERLAND + EU + TOP RANKED 500

PhD in Global Management is a post graduate program that is open to anyone with a Master’s degree in any business field. The program focuses on making student involved on community development, economic and social change, sustainable development, and human rights both in the local and international scene. The majority of the study focuses on the community, its development, the impact of globalization, as well as the economic standing of its members. The program also tackles topics such as social evaluation and research, leadership, as well as the effect of industrialization and current trends on development of communities.

This PhD is recommended for those with interest in community organizing and social interactions. Graduates of this program can find employment in the fields of research, journalism, as international project manager, and government service. International organizations such as environmental groups Greenpeace and the IWC look for people that can rally a community towards a worthy cause the same can be said for the Red Cross and other volunteer organizations.

Although there are some careers available that can offer a large payday such as journalism and international project managers, graduates in this field mostly find employment non-profit organisations and cause-driven groups. Those who wish to pursue this field of study must have, in addition for the willingness to learn, a purpose other than earning a pay check. The good news is today there is an abundance of groups that require the skills learned in this program so finding employment is hardly a problem.

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 from 60.000 – 100.000 words, students are allowed to have 10% less or more.

Do you mention on the PhD online or distance?


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 camera and microphone.

Study Language: this study program taught entirely in English.

We have 4 intakes per year: January, April, July and October

Is ABMS Accredited by a recognized European accreditation body?

Yes, ABMS is authorized, validated, certified, accredited and an institutional member in over 50 public / private organisations.

Admission Requirements

  • Duration: 1 year study + thesis (thesis takes in average 2 years)
  • Age: Minimum age 25 years
  • Previous study: Master Degree or equivalent
  • English level: IELTS or equivalent (Only for students from non-English speaking countries or students who did not study at English speaking school)
  • Study Method: 100% Online / Distance
  • Fee: 24900 Euro (for the whole study program)

Note: Study fee does not include application and reservation fee (to guarantee you a study place) of 240 Euro (onetime payment and non-refundable).


For the PhD, your thesis is the most important part, you have to write the whole thesis about the "Global Management" with one of our supervisors.

The following modules you will study during the first year:

  • Global Management
  • Strategic Management and Leadership
  • Project Management
  • Strategic Information System Analyses
  • Accounting and Finance
  • Research Methods
  • Electronic Research Methods
  • Dynamic Websites
This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated March 8, 2017
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Switzerland - Zurich
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