The Antwerp Management School PhD Program for executives is a four-year, research-based program for senior executives looking to apply relevant knowledge and research skills to contemporary business problems in their industry or workplace. The program is a premium executive development program designed to be academically rigorous and intellectually challenging.
For the past 60 years Antwerp Management School has been at the forefront of innovation, transformation, entrepreneurship and ecosystems, always in the best interest of people and society. In all these years our ambition has remained unchanged. Our baseline perfectly captures what we stand for: “Opening minds to impact the world”. Our three key values are at the heart of everything we do: global perspective, societal consciousness and self-awareness.
Highly ranked and accredited business school
We, at Antwerp Management School, continuously strive to provide high quality management training and research which has given a powerful impulse to economic and social activities in Belgium and far beyond. The AACSB and NVAO accreditations awarded to Antwerp Management School clearly demonstrate AMS's permanent attention to quality education. On top of that, AMS is also listed in the Financial Times Rankings and takes into account the principles for responsible management education as presented by PRME.
Research that matters and that strives for a positive impact on the world
As an excellent management school, we want to remain at the forefront of business innovation and transformation. Thanks to our extensive research team, we stay on top of business, management and organization science. We achieve this by both creating new knowledge through research and bringing about effective changes together with our partners. Thus, our ambition is clear: “Opening minds to impact the world”.
Three pillars that make us stand out as a business school
We motivate our students to create sustainable value by becoming Global Citizens, mastering the art of decision-making and leading people. To accomplish this mission, Antwerp Management School delivers state-of-the-art management knowledge, anchored in a business and organizational context. This is the fundamental basis on which we put three value pillars that we believe are needed to become Global Citizens:
That leads to better cooperation with others. All our programs offer specific tracks to improve your leadership and personal development skills.
2. Global Perspective
That leads to ingenuity for providing adequate and responsible solutions to problems and issues.
3. Societal Consciousness
Which contributes to the development of a sustainable society.
The PhD program for Executives here at AMS is fantastic. You get to know a lot of exciting peers, industry experts and professors from all over the world. Combined with fast response times and strong support from my PhD promoters makes it a well-tailored program fitting my situation as a busy manager.
I’m very happy that I made the right choice.
Fabian Hänle - Managing Director of the Blickle Group, China
Start the application procedure
Every year we only accept a select amount of candidates. We advise you to start the noncommittal application process as soon as possible.