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Executive PhD Program

Executive PhD Program - Program


Practical information

The Executive PhD is a 4 year program and is developed in close collaboration with the University of Antwerp

Start date: October 6, 2021

End date: June 2025


The Executive PhD is divided into 2 general stages. The program contains both compulsory and elective elements.

  • Stage 1 leads to the preparation of a PhD research proposal
  • Stage 2 focuses on supervised research, advanced teaching competencies and lecturing skills, and culminates in the defense of a doctoral dissertation

Find a detailed curriculum in the downloadable brochure

Now what makes this program unique?

Core Program Elements

  • Literature Review & Theories
  • Quantitative Research Methods
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Mixed Methods Research

Additional lecture tracks

  • Academic Writing Track
  • Publishing Track
  • Personal Academic Development and Mentoring Track
  • Big Data & QCA Track

Research Cluster Track > Find out more about this below

Research Cluster Track

As we aim to foster dialogue between Executive PhD candidates and the AMS research community, we have created a Research Cluster Track, that is based on the broader Research Domains within AMS. The idea is that PhD candidates can be embedded into the AMS research domains and its thought leaders. Within your Cluster of interest, you will be able to share

your ideas and challenges with your academic peers and cluster leaders/members.

This track will run 2-3 times a year, outside the core modules and will be offered in a virtual mode.


Our experienced faculty will assist you during this program and will help grow the reputation of the program and of Antwerp Management School thanks to our constant educational and networking activities and our continuous outstanding ranking.

Function Academic Director China-Europe Business Studies & EPhD
Function Vice Dean and Chair of Business Research Methods
Function Assistant Professor of Strategy & Innovation Ecosystems
Function Professor Neuroscience & Strategic Leadership
Function Academic Director Master in Global Management (until 2020)
Function Senior researcher & lecturer HRM & Creative Industries
Function Academic Director Master in Finance
Function BASF - Port of Antwerp - Randstad Chair on Sustainable Transformation
Function SD Worx Chair Next Generation Work: Creating Sustainable Careers
Function Academic Director Master in Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Function Academic Director Master in Global Management
Elke tweepenninckx

A question about this program?

Elke Tweepenninckx

Phone: +32 3 265 47 36


A question about this program?