WIT’s School of Business has an established reputation for internationally recognised research excellence. Our strong track record in the provision of supervision for PhDs, DBAs (Doctor of Business Administration) and research Masters stems from a very innovative ecosystem of dual supervision, access to a wide range of information resources, formal learning through the completion of pathway modules, and extensive networks with academia and industry. Our pool of highly committed and experienced academics include Academy Chairs and National Council Members, as well as international members of editorial boards with access to national and international academic networks.
In addition to doctoral supervision, our School houses a number of renowned Research Groups including the AIB Centre for Finance and Business Research, the Centre for Enterprise Development and Regional Economy (CEDRE), and RIKON, a research centre which helps organisations innovate and grow, by providing access to commercial and academic resources. These groups collaborate with a range of international academic institutions and research centres, as well as industry stakeholders including key employers in the region. Our aim is to generate knowledge that has real economic and social benefits.
We welcome applications from suitable candidates to join our level 9 (Master of Business by Research) or level 10 (PhD / DBA) postgraduate research programmes. Generally, to study at this level requires that you like doing independent study and have demonstrated, at some stage in your academic or professional career, an ability to write critically at an advanced level. A research degree is an enjoyable journey but one that favours students who are committed to a two-year journey in the case of a Master’s by Research or a four year journey for a PhD / DBA. Research degrees can also be undertaken on a part-time basis over a longer period of time and are also welcomed in the School.
Given the wide range of research expertise in the School, we provide opportunities to study for research degrees in all of the major business disciplines. Institute-wide regulations and application procedures are provided in the research section of this website.
You can view more details on our PhD, DBA and Master of Business by Research programmes by selecting the programme links below.