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The KNUST School of Business offers a rigorous full-time PhD in Business Administration program designed for highly motivated individuals seeking to advance their careers in academia, research, consulting, or executive leadership roles. The program typically takes 3-4 years to complete.

The PhD program aims to equip students with advanced research skills to extend existing business and management knowledge through original scholarly work. Core objectives include fostering critical inquiry, promoting research excellence, integrating theory and practice, and addressing national economic and industry needs.

Through close collaboration with faculty advisors, PhD students develop expertise in research methodologies, analytical techniques, leading-edge theories, and effective communication of research insights. Graduates emerge with the ability to conduct high-quality, impactful research that contributes new perspectives to their chosen business disciplines.

Admission requires an undergraduate degree with at least Second Class Lower honors and a relevant master's degree such as an MBA, MSc or MPhil. A successful interview and demonstrated ability to pay fees are also required.

The PhD equips graduates for academic careers as lecturers and researchers at universities and polytechnics. Opportunities also exist in research organizations, consultancies, government agencies, and the private sector. PhD holders can pursue executive roles or entrepreneurial ventures leveraging their advanced analytical, strategic thinking and leadership capabilities.


Overall, the KNUST Business PhD provides rigorous research training to develop the next generation of business thought leaders and scholars driving innovation across industries and sectors in Ghana and globally.