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Executive PhD Program

Executive PhD Program - Overview


The Antwerp Management School Executive PhD program is a four-year, research-based program.

Our PhD program is tailor made around the needs of Executives and Managers who aim to translate their expertise and market know-how into a PhD degree. It addresses life-long learning aspirations of intellectually active professionals who have already obtained advanced degrees in their fields and wish to continue their education on the highest level. As such, the program enables you to acquire a new mindset and apply scientific methodologies to actual business issues. Therefore, the program has a major impact on your personal and professional development.

This program is designed for senior executives with over 10 years of relevant management experience, who work in organizations that are predominantly internationally oriented. A significant proportion is expected to hold board-level or CEO positions. Participants should have a commitment to life-long learning, and personal and leadership development.

Click here to see the schedule of our ePhd.

Learning objectives

After attending this program, you:

  • are able to generate, interpret and transfer academic knowledge within your professional and academic network;
  • might join the Faculty team at Antwerp Management School and continue your research activities in one of our Expertise Centers.
  • master business research tools and methods and be able to independently apply them to practical business challenges;
  • possess knowledge and experience in academic publishing and case writing.


After successfully defending your doctoral dissertation (after 4 years), you will acquire a PhD in Management Sciences or PhD in Social Sciences, issued by the University of Antwerp.

Profile of past editions

Female: 29%

Male: 71%

Average age: 42


  • South-America: 4%
  • North-America: 7%
  • Middle East: 7%
  • Africa: 11%
  • Europe: 11%
  • Asia: 29%
  • Belgium: 32%


  • Marketing & sales: 14%
  • IT & telecom: 14%
  • Public health: 7%
  • Education: 7%
  • Research: 7%
  • Production Industry: 7%
  • Medical Sciences: 4%
  • Development: 4%

Current students & their research topics

Click here to see the overview of our students and their research.

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Elke Tweepenninckx

Phone: +32 3 265 47 36


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