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Business, Entrepreneurship & Financial Management

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What is Business, Entrepreneurship & Financial Management PhD?

As a research degree candidate, you’ll be supported by a supervisory team with expertise in your subject and/or research approach. A research degree will open the door to work in full-time research or teaching, or provide a greater understanding of professional practice. Postgraduate researchers are able to draw on a wide range of expertise from more than 50 academic staff.

The Business School’s PhD programme is a member of the European Doctoral Association in Management and Business Administration (EDAMBA), alongside other internationally recognised doctoral providers. It’s a robust and active PhD programme means that doctoral researchers, whether full-time or part-time, join a group of over 125 candidates involved in driving new knowledge and professional practice forward.

Study style

There is a strong applied research focus and particular interests in: enterprise and productivity human resources and leadership, management accounting, financial management, as well as marketing and consumer behaviour. We may also be able to offer you effective supervision for cross-disciplinary projects that link to engineering technology, computing, education and health.

We offer a range of further research training events, postgraduate researcher-led seminars, conferences and summer schools, which will continue your training opportunities throughout your programme. You’ll receive updates on opportunities to participate in training offered through other universities and bodies.

You’re also encouraged to attend national and international academic conferences in the latter stages of your research to present your ideas, and receive feedback at such events.

Get Business, Entrepreneurship & Financial Management PhD course updates and hear more about studying with us.

Entry requirements

    • MA or MSc by Research/MRes: at least a 2.1 honours degree or equivalent qualification in a relevant subject area

    • PhD: a master’s degree or equivalent in a subject area relevant to the proposed research topic

    • We actively encourage applications from students from a range of diverse backgrounds who demonstrate appropriate research experience and achievement

    • EU and international students need IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 6.0 in writing and 5.5 in any other component) or equivalent

Course modules

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Fees and costs

See the further details of fees and potential extra costs when studying a course at the University of Gloucestershire.
Start date Location UCAS code Fee (UK)
per year
Fee (international)
per year
May 2021 Off-campus - Munich, Germany £8,100 £13,610
May 2021 Off-campus - Bielefeld GmbH, Germany £8,100 £13,610
May 2021 Off-campus - Cologne, Germany £8,100 £13,610
Oct 2021 Distance Learning £5,000 £10,000
Oct 2021 Off-campus - Munich, Germany £8,100 £13,610
Feb 2022 Distance Learning £5,000 £10,000
Mar 2022 Off-campus - Munich, Germany £8,100 £13,610
May 2022 Off-campus - Munich, Germany £8,100 £13,610
May 2022 Off-campus - Bielefeld GmbH, Germany £8,100 £13,610
May 2022 Off-campus - Cologne, Germany £8,100 £13,610
Oct 2022 Distance Learning
Oct 2022 Off-campus - Munich, Germany
Feb 2023 Distance Learning
Mar 2023 Off-campus - Munich, Germany
May 2023 Off-campus - Munich, Germany
May 2023 Off-campus - Bielefeld GmbH, Germany
May 2023 Off-campus - Cologne, Germany

Possible careers

Graduates from this course can go on to work as:

  • Project Manager
  • Logistics Manager
  • Management Consultant
  • Operational Researcher
  • Retail Manager
  • Sales Manager
  • Business Management / Leadership.

Industry links

You’ll be supported by a supervisory team with expertise in your subject and/or research approach. A research degree will open the door to work in full-time research or teaching, or provide a greater understanding of professional practice.

We also offer a range of further research training events, postgraduate researcher-led seminars, conferences and summer schools, which will continue your training opportunities throughout your programme. You’ll also receive updates on opportunities to participate in training offered through other universities and bodies.

PhD study in the UK or Germany

2018 saw us celebrate 10 successful years of working closely with IHP, our official German PhD partner. IHP has introduced us to many high-calibre German PhD applicants.

Lecturer (Matt Barr) talking to Marketing students in seminar room at Oxstalls campus

Trips and experiences

PhD study in the UK or Germany

2018 saw us celebrate ten successful years of working closely with IHP, our official German PhD partner. IHP has introduced us to many high-calibre German PhD applicants. If you are interested in studying the taught element of the PhD in Munich, Germany, please visit IHP website.

Placements

As part of your course you can gain valuable experience on an optional placement year.

  • Duration – 12 months, full-time (minimum 35 hours a week)
  • Location – popular destinations include the UK, USA, China and Europe
  • Visa – you may need a visa if you’re on placement abroad
  • Finance – your tuition fee is reduced for your placement year – and you can still apply for a maintenance loan and get money advice
  • Placement support – we’ll help you find a great placement and get the most out of the experience

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