Introduction

Over the last 10 years, Strathmore University Business School (SBS) has been influencing the leadership of public and private sectors in the continent through the development of international executive business management and leadership programs.

Building on this experience, SBS is set to launch a PhD programme in Business and Management in response to business environment needs, as a reflection of the maturity of the school and the overwhelming demand for the programme.

The programme curriculum comprises of one year of taught courses followed by two years of a research thesis. The programme is designed to produce scholars and practitioners of management theory and practice who will anchor sustainable and ethical socio-economic development in the continent and beyond.

The programme’s faculty and supervisors have extensive global experience in research, teaching and supervision. The programme will also expose the participants to global trends through the planned international modules.

To access the Academic Programme form, click here.

To view the brochure, click here.

Areas of Study

In addition to the core courses, each PhD student will be able to specialize in one of the seven areas of specialization. These courses are intended to focus the student on a particular research paradigm and as preparation for the doctoral thesis and subsequent professional career.

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Program Structure

Upon admission to the programme, a student will pursue the six core course
and one specialization course over a period of one year.

Core Courses

The core courses will expose the students to fundamental theories in business and management, current research methodology techniques and bring to the fore the importance of ethics, responsible management and sustainability in business and management, research and practice.

These courses provide a broad academic grounding for a student to subsequently pursue their specialization course and research.

Specialization Courses

These courses are intended to focus the student on a particular research paradigm and as a preparation for the doctoral thesis and subsequent professional career.

Comprehensive Examination

The comprehensive examination will be done at the end of year one and will mainly test the student’s competence in their specialization research area.

Developing Great African Leaders

For more information on the application process, write to

phdadmissions@strathmore.edu or

call +254 703 034 414.