Information session Part-time PhD programme


18:00 - 19:30

VU Amsterdam, Main Building room 1D-08 (Forum 3)

Part-time PhD programme information sessions class of 2020 (start January 2020)

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Amsterdam Business Research Institute



Bringing innovation and change into an organisation is no longer an MBA level assignment. Today’s business leaders more and more often raise questions about the implications of their business decisions and organisational change initiatives on their employees, organisation, industry and even markets. Conducting research to understand the organisation’s own internal processes, as well as the business processes surrounding the organisation, is becoming an important function of each organisation and its self-assessment. Understanding trends and predicting implications ahead of others enables business leaders to make better decisions and to empower enduring organisational renewal.

Can today’s business leaders afford outsourcing research to external parties? We think not. Research produces new knowledge, and it needs to be integrated into the heart of your organisational processes. You need to pioneer this knowledge-based change by investing in developing yourself and your organisation.

With our Part-time PhD programme, we aim to support business leaders in:

  • Leveraging your expertise for the creation of innovative business concepts
  • Leveraging existing research findings into a new integrated knowledge
  • Learning to conduct high quality research
  • Publishing your work in international business and scientific journals
  • Becoming part of a stimulating academic community
Enrolment of the 2020 cohort of the Part-time (Executive) PhD programme is now open. Prospective participants are invited to apply.

To get more information about the programme and to discuss potential research topics, prospective PhD candidates are welcome to attend one of the information sessions on October 17 and November 19.

Date: Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Time: 18:00 – 19:30
Location: Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Forum 3, room HG 1D-08 *


*Room HG 1D-08 is located on the 1st floor of Vrije Universiteit main building, in the “Forum” area. When entering the building through the main entrance, walk past the coffee corner on the right side of the hall towards the elevator. Here you can take the elevator or the stairs to the 1st floor. In case you choose to take the stairs, exit through the door on which "Forum" is indicated. Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam De Boelelaan 1105 1081HV Amsterdam The Netherlands A light dinner will be available for all participants.