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Parttime PhD Program

The Management Science Faculty of the Open University of the Netherlands offers a unique opportunity. Earn a Doctorate in Management Science - without putting your career on hold!

Since 2010 the Open University offers a part-time Ph.D. program in Management: Unfortunately at the moment we do not enroll new PhD students until 2017.

Program objectives are:

  • To offer you support and guidance through the entire process from inception to the completion of your doctoral research and dissertation at international standards
  • To enable you to successfully write and defend your Doctoral Dissertation within 4-8 years

Program offerings:

  • Expert academic guidance by your Disseration Chair, a Full-Professor or Associate Professor
  • Workshops and Academic Presentations
  • Participation in communities with fellow doctoral candidates
  • Access to on-line library facilities

Program Structure

The program is a hybrid of traditional and distance-learning. Periodic workshops and meetings are organized to promote dynamic discussions with fellow students, experts and professors. In addition, (virtual) academic communities are formed with similar teams of professors, experts and fellow students within your special area of interest/expertise. Each type of forum enables you to discuss and develop your doctoral research and collaborative endeavors. In combination, these two elements enable you to combine your career and attaining your Ph.D. in a successful, pragmatic and rewarding way.

Research Areas

  • Accounting and Control
  • Financial Management
  • Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour
  • (Inter)organizational Learning
  • Innovation
  • Supply Chain Management and Purchasing Environmental Sciences

Selection criteria

  • Per topic a maximum of 2-3 candidates per year
  • Master degree officially acknowledged by Nuffic
  • Good command of English language
  • Travelling distance < 5 hours

More information

For more information regarding this part-time Ph.D. Program in Management Science please contact: PhDschool.mst@ou.nl

Prof. dr. ir. Harold Krikke
Professor of Supply Chain Management, Director of PhD Program

Mrs. Chantal Dewitte
Administrative Assistant PhD Program
Telephone number: +31 (0)45 576 2484

Ms. Danielle Tissingh
Administrative Assistant PhD Program
Telephone number: +31 (0)45 576 2877