Develop valuable, practical research, closely related to real-world practice, as you work towards your thesis, within our Faculties of Management, Finance and Actuarial Science.

Next intake
September 2024
Programme duration
4 years (part-time)

About the Executive PhD programme

Today's business environment is fast moving, competitive and constantly changing. In order to survive and thrive, organisations need to be highly flexible, forward-thinking and able to respond quickly to changes in the global market.

Our Executive PhD programme inspires you to develop new perspectives and approach change in a unique and innovative way. It offers all the academic rigour of a traditional PhD, but is tailored to the executive audience and aimed at researchers who want a qualification that is highly practical and relevant to the organisation they work for.

Areas of expertise and research topics

The research activities at the Bayes Business School are is organised around three core faculties of Finance, Management and Actuarial Science and Insurance.

Find out more about our areas of expertise and potential research areas for you.

Key areas of training on the Executive PhD

  1. Research methodologies and skills
  2. Disciplinary knowledge (management and finance streams)
  3. Personal development: academic reading and writing, research ethics
  4. Publishing your research

Bayes Business School

Bayes Business School is consistently ranked amongst the best business schools and programmes in the world, as part of the global elite of institutions that hold the gold standard of 'triple-crown' accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the Association of MBAs (AMBA) and the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS).

The Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021 rated Bayes as 5th in the UK for Business and Management research. A total of 92 per cent of our research was rated as world-leading (4*) or internationally excellent (3*). This is a significant improvement on our result in 2014, and both our absolute and relative performance has gone up over the last seven years.