Welcome to Nanyang Business School’s PhD Programme 


We are a full-time programme at Nanyang Business School, one of Asia’s premier business schools and part of Nanyang Technological University (NTU), the renowned research-intensive university.

With a holistic, interdisciplinary, and research-oriented approach to teaching, our goals are closely aligned with those of NBS. Namely, to equip our high-calibre students with the skills and knowledge to develop an academic career in their specialist fields.

Our PhD training combines theoretical analysis with in-depth, interdisciplinary research rooted in real-world applications. We offer programmes in a wide variety of research methods and our students will work closely with their supervisors to define their research questions and develop their thesis.

In fact, we treat our PhD students as junior research colleagues. We expect them to be full of ideas and curiosity, with a passion and aptitude for academic research, and challenge and inspire them to explore novel ideas and complex questions.

The areas that we focus on are:

  • Accounting
  • Banking & Finance
  • Information Systems 
  • Operations Management
  • Marketing
  • Leadership, Management & Organisation
  • Strategy, International Business & Entrepreneurship


Why Nanyang Business School's PhD Programme?


Nanyang Business School: A global leader in business research

Part of NTU, consistently ranked among the world’s top  universities, NBS is one of the most established, comprehensive providers of business and management education in the Asia-Pacific.

We are accredited​ by both the European Quality Improvement System and Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, two of the most globally recognised quality assurance standards for accounting and business education.

A world-renowned faculty with state-of-the-art research facilities

Our faculty members comprise of professors from all over the world, distinguished experts in their fields with impressive track records in cutting-edge research.

With their knowledge and teaching, together with our first-class research-led learning environments, libraries, and other resources, you will have the perfect foundation for your doctoral studies.

What’s more, you will be able to tap into the various initiatives organised by our academic divisions and research centres, as well as the vast international alumni network of business leaders and entrepreneurs.

Scholarships and financial support

For full-time PhD students, scholarships are available. In addition, there is financial assistance for those attending conferences and presenting papers.

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Career Opportunities Post-PhD

In the past ten years, about 90% of our PhD graduates have successfully found placements as faculty members at prestigious universities around the world. The rest are working at various research institutes, and governmental or business organisations.

Our success is also evidenced by the numerous publications in leading academic journals by our PhD alumni.

Start your journey of self-discovery and learning with us

If you have a good bachelor's or master's degree, and have a real passion for research and learning, apply for the NBS PhD Programme today.