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 2020
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 new Executive PhD course 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.

Cass Business School

Sir John Cass 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) 2014 rated Cass as 6th in the UK for Business and Management research. According to HEFCE data, 84% of Cass research submitted was classified as world-leading (4*) or internationally excellent (3*).