PhD Programme at Nanyang Business School, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore


Young and research-intensive, Nanyang Technological University is ranked 13th globally according to QS World University Rankings published in 2021. It is also placed 1st amongst the world’s best young universities. As a premier business school in a leading technological university, Nanyang Business School (NBS) is the nexus of world-class innovation, research, and business education. Situated within NTU’s technology and innovation ecosystem, we are uniquely positioned to create and share knowledge on how cutting-edge technologies can be leveraged for enterprise transformation and a smart economy.

NBS’s PhD programme is committed to educating scholars who will lead in their fields of research. The general fields of research are Accounting; Banking & Finance; Information Systems; Operations Management; Marketing; Leadership, Management & Organisation; and Strategy, International Business & Entrepreneurship. In the past ten years, about 90% of our PhD graduates have successfully found placements as faculty members at prestigious universities around the world. The rest are working at various research institutes, and governmental or business organisations. Our success is also evidenced by the numerous publications in leading academic journals by our PhD alumni.

Our PhD training combines theoretical analysis with in-depth, interdisciplinary research rooted in real-world applications. We offer courses in a wide variety of research methods and PhD students will work closely with their supervisors to define their research questions and develop their thesis. We treat our PhD students as junior research colleagues, expect them to be full of ideas and curiosity, with a passion and aptitude for academic research, and challenge and inspire them to explore novel ideas and complex questions.

If you have determined to embark on a rigorous career in research and develop your full potentials, we invite you to explore the possibilities of a PhD in business and be a part of NBS’s pursuit of excellence. For further information on the programme, please visit

Application Guidelines:
Submission of application is fully digital. Electronic copies of your supporting documents must be uploaded through the online portal. Details on the application process and required documents can be found at:

Our application period will open from 1st October 2022 to 31st January 2023. For any enquires regarding the PhD programme, please email