Discover our
PhD Program for Executives

Start October 2023

Reinforce your career on an academic & business level!

Download the brochure and find more info about:

  • The curriculum and structure of this 4-year research-based program;
  • The benefits of a PhD program and the purpose of such a program;
  • The international nature of the program;
  • The admission requirements and fees and funding.

Why would you choose this PhD Program for Executives?

Our program and curriculum have been meticulously crafted in order to allow you to:

  • Ease your work-life-study balance as a Senior Executive: the program consists of 11 modules (3 to 4 days long) spread over 4 years;
  • Dive into a combination of theory & practice;
  • Sharpen your academic insights and enrich your everyday management challenges;
  • Become part of an international PhD cohort: share knowledge and network with fellow Executives across the globe;
  • Receive support and be advised by our top international faculty members;
  • Develop your personal, professional and academic leadership.

..and what makes this program at AMS so unique?




Highly ranked & accredited business school

For almost sixty years Antwerp Management School has been providing high quality management training and research which has given a powerful impulse to economic and social activities in Belgium and far beyond. The AACSB and NVAO accreditations awarded to Antwerp Management School clearly demonstrate AMS permanent attention to quality education. AMS is also listed in the Financial Times Rankings and the School takes into account the principles for responsible management education as presented by PRME.

Developing yourself


Research that matters & strives for a positive impact on the world

As an excellent management school, we want to remain at the forefront of business innovation and transformation. Thanks to our extensive research team, we stay on top of business science, management and organization. We do this by both creating new knowledge through research and bringing about effective changes together with partners. Thus, our ambition is clear: “Opening minds to impact the world”.



Personal approach

Participants appreciate us for our entrepreneurial spirit, sustainable mindset and our open, human-centered approach. Next to that, we made sure to take care of your work-life-study balance as a Senior Executive: the program consists of 11 modules (3 to 4 days long) spread over 4 years. It is a challenging program, but feasible and definitely worth-while!

The journey of a PhD...

...through the eyes of our Academic Director


A few years ago, our current Academic Director Steffi Weil started her PhD journey. Read more about her experience and what she can advise others.


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...through the eyes of one of our alumni


Chris Wuytens is Managing Director at Acerta Consult. He is also one of the very first graduates of the Executive PhD program at Antwerp Management School.


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The added value of our PhD program according to Ilse

Ilse graduated in 2021 and summarizes the PhD program for Executives as a program “where theory meets practice”. Find out in this video how she experienced her EPhD study trajectory, why she chose to enroll and the added value it brought her, on an academic, career, and personal level.



Discover the research topics of current students

Curious to find out what our current students are working on? Have a look and explore the interesting research topics they chose. Intrigued and want to know more about one of the topics? Feel free to reach out to them via the LinkedIn button. Click here to see an overview of the current research topics.


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Get in touch with us!

Do you want to meet us & get more information? Book an appointment
with Elke, our program manager, for a personal (online) conversation!

Elke Tweepennickx