A Different Program for Those Who Dream of Impactful University Teaching and Research.
For enquiries call the Program Managers: Jennifer : +233 (0) 278 961 059 | Benedict : +233 (0) 262 367 830
NiBS, while still quite young, has already established a stellar international reputation as a world-class university, with demonstrated excellence in a number of essential doctoral disciplines. Our faculty, with diverse backgrounds in Marketing, Finance, Innovation, Management, Leadership, Human Resource Management (HRM), Organizational Behavior, Economics, Entrepreneurship among others are recognized as outstanding scholars in their respective disciplines as well as accomplished mentors in terms of producing the next generation of scholars in business.
This unique and timely program is possible because we do not have the traditional mindset of playing ‘god’ with thesis supervision – a common ‘migraine’ and ‘nightmare’ for doctoral students. One key aspect of a PhD is developing a lifelong bond between supervisor and student. At NiBS, students work hand-in-hand with their supervisors to produce world-class research. A bond that we cherish and nurture at all times.
NiBS also offers candidates the tools and knowledge required to make vital contributions to the field. As a PhD student at NiBS, your research will advance knowledge in your chosen field. In fact, that is what a PhD is all about. Learning how to contribute knowledge to an existing body of research. In the PhD program at NiBS, we rigorously train and equip students with strong analytical and research skills in formal social inquiry, to address complex issues in-depth, and to disseminate knowledge in scholarly journals and other publication outlets to contribute to the theoretical and empirical knowledge and practice of the field.
Intakes are usually in April/May and October/November recruitment windows of every year!
I look forward to seeing you in the program.
Dr. Hod Anyigba, FCE
Assist. Academic Dean
Aggregate Professor of Economics and Entrepreneurship
Director, Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration Program
To prepare candidates for research and teaching careers in higher education and for careers requiring advanced research and analytical capabilities in research departments in consulting, banking, government, etc.
The program is delivered in a modular format with each course completed over a number of days. In between the on-campus residencies, students will remain engaged through interactive experiences as well as team learning activities to complete assignments and to prepare for the next on-campus residency.
Components of the programn
Core Courses – 18 Credits
The core 6 courses (3-credits each) emphasize the development of skills in understanding theories and practices of business administration foundation courses. The core courses are
Research Methodology – 15 credits
Five research methodology courses (3 credits each) develop research skills needed to conduct business research and complete a doctoral thesis. In these courses, students learn to evaluate a broad range of business and academic research, to design research projects and use research techniques, and to analyze data using a variety of statistical techniques
Area of Specialization – 12 credits
To enable students appreciate fundamental concepts and issues in their field of study – as directed by their chosen research areas, courses in the following areas (concentration areas) must be taken as the case may be: Finance, Management, Innovation, Leadership and Marketing. These courses cultivate the breadth of knowledge and understanding of the theory development and comprehension of current conceptual issues in their chosen field of research.
Strategy & Innovation; or
Organizational Leadership; or
Teaching and Publishing Seminars – 6 credits
Teaching and publishing seminars provide the student with opportunities to understand and practice teaching skills as well as to conduct and publish original research under the supervision of an advisor.
Thesis Project -24 credits
Thesis develops the student’s skill in designing, conducting, and evaluating business research. Candidates complete this project under the guidance of their thesis supervisor. Candidates also present their output to receive feedback from peers and invited academics.
(Please contact program managers)
Jennifer: +233 (0) 278 961 059 | Benedict: +233 (0) 262 367 830
|Fee includes course materials, supervisor fees, teaching assistants, library access (including online), faculty amenities, research assistance and program amenities such as coffee breaks and lunch during classes.|
Please Note :
Graduation fee (e.g. cap and gown hire or purchase, thesis examination, thesis proof reading, thesis binding, mock and final dissertation defence, graduation ceremony and amenities, etc) is not included in these fees.
The Innovation Management Academy (IMA), a major sponsor of the NiBS Doctor of Business Leadership program, may provide assistance for deserving qualified students on case by case basis
Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration (PhD) Application Form
Please use the form below to apply to the NiBS Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration Program, or download the application form below
Jennifer Nketiah – Sika
PhD, Program Manager
Tel: +233 (0) 278 961 059
Benedict Asiedu Amankwah
PhD, Program Manager
Tel: +233 (0) 262 367 830