PhD in eCommerce and eBusiness


Program Description

3 TOP UNIVERSITIES = 1 EUROPEAN DOCTORATE All students will have in addition to ABMS Switzerland Doctorate a Joint Doctorate with University of Dąbrowa Górnicza (WSB) and Taras Shevchenko National University (KNU). ABMS is certified by EFMD EOCCS, the Swiss National Quality for Education (EduQua) and ASIC UK. WSB Is a European state recognized university and KNU is a European public University founded 200 years ago and ranked among top 500 universities in the world. 3 Top European Universities = Best Virtual/Online Program = 1 Top European Doctorate SWITZERLAND + EU + TOP RANKED 500 eCommerce is considered as a rich and developed field that has the potential of bringing forward some great outcomes for modern organizations and companies. Ph.D. in eCommerce and eBusiness is a qualification that can help you in developing a stronger and convincing career. The coursework is mostly related to the identification, assessment, development as well as management of various capabilities related to eCommerce for the businesses, industries, government, profit as well as non-profit organizations. Skills as well as the knowledge that is needed for designing as well as implementation are provided to the students in the Ph.D. program. The focus is on developing qualities that range from strategic to managerial aspects. The prominent trends, which capture the attention, are being mentioned below:

  • Increase power of computing and associated technologies
  • Shift towards online marketing as well as sales
  • Higher access to consumers using high-speed internet connections
  • Developing newer online industries which include gaming as well as gambling
  • Using internet for increasing coordination between consumers and firms

Studying Ph.D. in eCommerce and eBusiness is going to take students towards a position where they will get many solid potentials related to career advancement. There are only a few Ph.D. programs which focus on eCommerce only a majority of the programs has the inclusion of eCommerce as well as eBusiness as prominent study areas. You get to enjoy many strong career related options after getting enrolled in the program so it is best to get enrolled as soon as you can. 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 Ph.D. online or distance? No. 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 four 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 of over 50 public / private organizations.

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: 3460 Euro per Semester

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 "eCommerce and eBusiness" 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
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