About the Programme
Join high calibre doctoral candidates from more than 25 countries in the world and study at a triple-accredited global business school. Henley Business School is ideally located, set on a beautiful campus, just 25 minutes by train from London. During your studies you will benefit from dedicated supervision, impressive facilities and high-quality support.
For over 50 years we have stood at the forefront of teaching and research in International Business (IB) and we continue to help define the research agenda in the field as well as in Business History and International Human Resource Management (IHRM). As a part of our program, we offer the International Business Masterclasses, which allow to engage in key IB and IHRM topics taught by notable intellectual figures in the field and provide networking opportunities with PhD students from all over the world. Our research is driven through leading centres, such as the John H. Dunning Centre for International Business and the Centre for International Business History.
The programme emphasises:
• Formal research training (PhD/Masters level courses in year 1)
• Flexibility to meet individual needs
• Student-staff interaction
• Timely completion of the degree
As part of your personal development, you will be encouraged to engage in teaching (formal training also provided), research activities, conferences and events within the Business School and around the world.
Henley Business School scholarships have been awarded for the next academic year (September 2020 start) and applications are now closed.
More information about 2021-22 Henley Business School scholarships will be available later in the year.
For more funding opportunities, please visit the Graduate School website.
You should have obtained a Masters degree at distinction or merit level in a relevant area from an internationally recognised university. Relevant research and/or industry experience may be considered for those with exceptional strengths.
As part of the application process, you will also be asked to submit a research proposal. Prior to your submission, you may wish to discuss your proposal with an individual faculty member working in the area. Please avoid contacting multiple faculty members.
HOW TO APPLY FOR A PhD
The application process normally consists of three main steps:
1. Formal application (incl. research proposal, CV, transcripts and reference letters)
2. Shortlisting based on the submitted documents
3. Formal interview
For fees (covered if fully funded), please visit the Graduate School website.
We welcome applicants seeking to conduct postgraduate research in the following fields:
- Business History,
- International Business,
- International Human Resource Management,
To help identify your fit with the departmental research agenda, a summary of the research interests of our faculty members and links to their academic profiles are available at http://hly.ac/ibs-phd.
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