Do you want to focus your research on entrepreneurship, strategy, leadership, family business or innovation, and benefit from cutting-edge insights from research-active staff? We are the most research-intensive business school in the UK, according to the latest Research Excellence Framework. In our welcoming environment, ideas can flourish and connections can be made.
Our PhD programme connects you with the following leading research centres and research forum to develop your expertise:
- The Centre for Family Business
- The Centre for Leadership Studies and Practice
- The Academy for Gender, Work and Leadership
We pride ourselves in offering a strong learning environment. You will have access to state-of-the-art computing facilities, IT support and dedicated office space. There will be opportunities to participate in various seminar series, workshops and conferences. You will also be able to access advanced training courses, including those delivered by the Economic and Social Research Council-funded North West Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership (NWSSDTP).
As we have a strong focus on practice, we will expect your doctoral research to have impact for practitioners as well as being theoretically thorough.
As a PhD student, you will study topics related to research design in management, including qualitative and quantitative research methods and research ethics. Subject experts will guide and supervise you during your PhD programme.
In addition to your thesis, an oral examination will form an integral part of the assessment of your doctoral research.