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Swiss School of Management - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Program

Duration : 3 Years
Mode : Online
Total Fees : INR 6,50,000/-
(EMI starts at INR 6221/- pm*)

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Program Overview

Embark on a rigorous career in research with an International level of expertise through the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) program. Top-Ranked Global Management School, Swiss School of Management- Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) program is curated for professionals to equip them with the best practices in doctoral education that attain academic or professional career growth.

The 3-year Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) program enables professionals to specialise in the stream of Economics and Management. Swiss School of Management- Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) has a rich pedagogy program that fulfils high-quality doctoral training that enables students and graduates to produce high-end research in their specialized fields. Leverage the opportunity to undertake independent research by building challenging experiences and gain international-level of academic expertise.

Learning Frameworks

This interdisciplinary PhD program consists of three main consecutive stages:

Stage #1 Coursework

  • Five taught Research Method modules
  • Consisting of three workshops requiring students’ attendance

Stage #2 Research Lab (Data Collection and Analysis)

  • Candidates can collect, edit and analyze data.

Stage #3 Doctoral Thesis (Write-up and Defense)

  • The write-up of your Doctoral Thesis is an essential component of the PhD Program.

Explore Key Insights

  • Discover new formulation of theories or the innovative interpretation of established data.
  • Embed new knowledge, real-world skills, business and management practice at the global level.
  • Gain unique and exciting opportunities to explore a research topic in real depth.
  • Undertake guidelines from academic experts and research leaders.
  • Leverage international standards of higher education; the process of Harmonization of Higher Education in Europe.

Program Highlights


120 ECTS Credits by coursework

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European Qualification Framework EQF-Level 8

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Research Method modules

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Practice-oriented study model, combining : Online lectures, Web-based learning, Work-based study

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Assignment-based assessment for each module


  • 3 year program (divided into 6 Semesters)

Mode of Delivery & Study

  • Online


  • Each module is assessed through one assignment.
  • It forms paperwork addressing all the intended learning outcomes of the module.

Program Modules

  • Research Methods
  • Quantitative Methods & Survey Design
  • Qualitative Methods
  • Essential Tools
  • Thesis

Fee Structure

Fee Structure
Application Fees INR 2,000/- (including taxes)
Total Fees INR 6,50,000/- (including taxes)

Note: No cost EMI is available for the Program

Program Modules

The coursework consists of the following mandatory modules:

Participants can explore all the program modules and related study materials will be accessed via our user-friendly e-learning platform and have to be prepared by self-study before joining the workshop

  • Research Methods
  • Qualitative Methods and Techniques
  • Quantitative Methods and Techniques
  • Research Tools
  • Research Proposals


Upon successful accomplishment of the Doctor of Philosophy program, PhD graduates will be awarded the most reputed doctor degree from the Swiss School of Management.

Alumni Talk


Prof. Arakalgud Nagaraj Subbarao

Dean at School of Commerce & Management Studies (PGP)

“The doctoral program from the Swiss School of Management is exceptionally well crafted and delivered. The pedagogy is inclusive and coherent. The emphasis is on research by practice and just not on theoretical frameworks. The curriculum and program architecture allow students to stay involved and engaged.

The faculty is friendly, approachable and very competent. The program is highly recommended for a busy executive or academician interested in research and knowledge creation. Synchronous class sessions are conveniently scheduled and allow participation from students. The fact that the program is IACBE accredited adds immense value to anyone pursuing this high-quality program.”


The standard duration of the Doctor of Philosophy program from the Swiss School of Management is three years.

To prepare for global level PhD study, send us your qualification proofs.

  • Candidate must have Master’s Degree
  • Demonstrate an ability to research independently
  • Must possess a high level of theoretical understanding
  • The Department committee decides whether your qualifications fulfil the admission requirements as a doctoral candidate.

The Doctor of Philosophy program from the Swiss School of Management has 120 ECTS Credits by coursework.

  • The participants must submit a doctoral thesis.
  • The thesis 100,000 words (+/- 10%) should fulfill the criteria of independent research following acknowledged standards of empirical research.
  • The PhD candidates will defend their thesis through a Viva-voce.

Yes, the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) program candidates must have English and/or German language proficiency.

About Swiss School of Management (SSM)

The Swiss School of Management (SSM) is an accredited private institute of higher education founded in the last century in Switzerland. While the head office is still in Switzerland, in 2002 the School moved operations to the eternal city of Rome, Italy where it continues to successfully operate today. With the move to Italy, SSM students benefited from the EU policy which grants students the ability to travel and work without a visa in 27 member countries among the European Union. Still today, Switzerland is not part of the EU. To facilitate recruitment and allow foreign students to be closely followed by tutors and SSM Staff members, the school has opened more learning centers: Dubai (UAE), Bahrain (GCC), Cairo (Egypt) and Brescia (Italy).


The beauty of being in different countries is to have a closer relation to our international students. Since most of our programs can be offered through online learning, students appreciate the ability to be followed by local tutors and staff members. Our learning centers are also official examination centers where candidates can defend their final theses, dissertations, and projects. The aim of an international network is to give students a chance to travel the world, get exposed to new cultures & customs, and continue with their studies under the same academic roof.

Explore the Global Advantage

  • Accredited by the Ministry of Education & Research of Italy
  • Accredited by CHEA-Council for Higher Education Accreditation
  • A UNESCO approved Institution, through the International Association of Universities
  • Certified Accreditation of International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE)
  • EduQua Certified

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