PhD in Management

As well as providing the opportunity to undertake specialist research in each of the School's departments, LUMS offers a cross-disciplinary PhD in Management. This programme allows you to take advantage of the School's research strengths and also to develop general research skills.

This PhD programme is centrally administered by LUMS and it provides the necessary flexibility for those candidates whose research interests are not confined within the borders of a given department. In most cases, these PhD students are supervised by academic staff belonging to different departments and gain the most from interactions with a wider community. The PhD in Management is also the typical pathway for candidates intending to conduct research in entrepreneurship, strategy and innovation or in topics covered by the Pentland Centre for Sustainability in Business.

We offer registration on a full and part-time basis. For part-time students we would expect regular attendance at Lancaster for supervision meetings. This would normally mean once per term.

The research training of the PhD in Management includes compulsory modules covering topics related to research design in management, qualitative and quantitative research methods. They are accompanied by several skill seminars and the opportunity to take postgraduate-level modules from a wide selection of modules offered by other programmes in LUMS. Full details of this programme are provided in the PhD Management handbook‌.