Strathclyde Business SchoolThe University of Strathclyde Business School (SBS), located in Glasgow/Scotland, is one of only 48 business schools in the world to be triple accredited (AMBA, AACSB and EQUIS).

SBS consists of 11 subject departments and specialist units, with 200 academic staff and 3,000 full-time students enrolled.

Postgraduate research is focused on the following subject areas: Accounting & Finance, Economics, Entrepreneurship Human Resource Management, Management, Management Science, Marketing. SBS encourages a vibrant, innovative and supportive research culture.

The University of Strathclyde has been named UK University of the Year in the 2012 Times Higher Education Awards.

Cooperation

ISM and the University of Strathclyde have developed a cooperation which allows ISM graduates and other graduates to apply for a PhD or a DBA program. Both degrees are at this point in time officially accepted doctoral degrees in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

A preselection for the program is made by ISM, final admission will depend on Strathclyde. The supervision will be done jointly by the University of Strathclyde (1st and 2nd supervisor) and ISM (3rd supervisor). A maximum number of 5-8 can be accepted. Delivery of the programs shall take place according to Strathclyde’s Policy and Code of Practice for Postgraduate Research Programmes. Administrative support for ISM candidates will be provided by ISM.

PhD Doctor of Philosophy

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is a research based degree with a minimum duration of three years full-time and four years part-time.

All doctoral students are required to undertake the 60 credit Postgraduate Certificate in Research Methodology (30 ECTS):

  • Research Methods – offered at Strathclyde in fall/winter
  • Research Philosophy – offered at Strathclyde in fall/winter
  • ISM PhD Colloquium (3 Modules: Theory, Empiricism, Key Topic Work) – offered at ISM Dortmund in winter

Please note: Each module has a duration of one week and requires the completion of an assignment. The Certificate is normally completed within the first year of the full-time doctorate programme or within two years part-time.

Admission Requirements

  • Masters degree in a relevant discipline
  • Excellence in academic qualifications, i.e. minimum GPA: 2.0 (German grading system)
  • Proof of English language proficiency: IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 600 (pbt)/ 90-95 (ibt)
  • A research proposal with doctoral potential which matches University of Strathclyde Business School and ISM research expertise
  • Supervisory capacity in the proposed research area

DBA Doctor of Business Administration

The Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) focusses on researching in a practical context with a minimum duration of three years full-time and four years part-time.

All doctoral students are required to undertake the 60 credit Postgraduate Certificate in Research Methodology (30 ECTS):

  • Research Methods – offered at Strathclyde in fall/winter
  • Research Philosophy – offered at Strathclyde in fall/winter
  • ISM PhD Colloquium (3 Modules: Theory, Empiricism, Key Topic Work) – offered at ISM Dortmund in winter

Please note: Each module has a duration of one week and requires the completion of an assignment. The Certificate is normally completed within the first year of the full-time doctorate program or within two years part-time.

Additional elements of the DBA programme:

  • Directed study on areas of specialist knowledge (60 credits)
  • A mini dissertation, pilot study, or first phase research project (60 credits)
  • A scheme of research leading to a thesis in an approved area of study.

Admission Requirements

  • Masters qualification in a Business and Management related area PLUS managerial experience
  • Excellence in academic qualifications, i.e. minimum GPA: 2.0 (German grading system)
  • Proof of English language proficiency: IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 600 (pbt)/ 90-95 (ibt)
  • A research proposal with doctoral potential which matches University of Strathclyde Business School and ISM research expertise
  • Supervisory capacity in the proposed research area

Application

Applications are to be submitted to Prof. Kai Rommel (Diese E-Mail-Adresse ist vor Spambots geschützt! Zur Anzeige muss JavaScript eingeschaltet sein!), Vice-Dean for Research at ISM. Please include the following documents:

  • Research Proposal: Proposed area of research, types of research methods to be used, relations to any previous research done in this field (4-6 pages)
  • Academic transcripts
  • Proof of English proficiency
  • Proof of relevant managerial experience (DBA only)
  • Application Form (issued by ISM after consulting session)
  • Curriculum Vitae

Your application will firstly be reviewed by ISM. If successful, an interview with a Strathclyde member of staff will be arranged. Thereafter the official application to the University of Strathclyde will be completed.

Deadlines

Program start is possible at all times.

Fees

Program fees EU Students

PhD/DBA full-time

YearFees Strathclyde**Fees ISMTotal Fees***
Application* -- 3,100 € 3,100 €
1 £ 4,052 3,450 € 9,124 €
2 £ 4,052 3,450 € 9,124 €
3 £ 4,052 3,450 € 9,124 €
Total £ 12,156 13,450 € 30,472 €

* Proposal fees become due as follows: 700 € with signing of the contract, 1,200 € after acceptance from ISM, 1,200 € after acceptance from the University of Strathclyde. **Fees subject to change. ***Exchange rate 6. July 2015.

Program fees Non-EU Students

PhD/DBA full-time

YearFees Strathclyde**Fees ISMTotal Fees***
Application* -- 3,100 € 3,100 €
1 £ 12,500 3,450 € 20,954 €
2 £ 12,500 3,450 € 20,954 €
3 £ 12,500 3,450 € 20,954 €
Total £ 37,500 13,450 € 65,962 €

* Proposal fees become due as follows: 700 € with signing of the contract, 1,200 € after acceptance from ISM, 1,200 € after acceptance from the University of Strathclyde. **Fees subject to change. ***Exchange rate 6. July 2015.