Business & Management - Research

Alongside exceptional research training and support, the structured doctorate in business also aims to provide doctoral graduates with the requisite skills to engage in university-based research and teaching as well as make contributions to broader business and civil communities outside academia.

Entry requirements

Applicants normally require a Masters Degree (Honours).
Prospective students should make direct contact with research
active academics in advance of submitting a research proposal
(please see our website for a list of current faculty and their
research experience & interests). For international students
whose first language is not English, an English language exam
certificate showing IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent) is required.


MH02D PhD 4 years Full-time
MH03D PhD 6 years Part-time
MH04D MLitt by Research 2 years Full-time
MH05D MLitt by Research 3 years Part-time

Further enquiries

Tel: +353 (0)1 708 6520
Fax: +353 (0)1 708 6519


The School of Business at Maynooth provides students with the personal support that Maynooth is renowned for, backed by the industry experience of its lecturers, the 'real-world' focus of its course content and the preparation for the workplace offered in the design of its programmes. Our passion is working with students from a mix of backgrounds (non-business degree holders, experienced professionals who do not hold a primary degree and business graduates) to develop their understanding of intermediate and advanced concepts and practices of business. We have a dynamic teaching approach. A typical full-time student usually takes classes for two full days every fortnight. Students are encouraged to learn independently, though significant reading and assignments, sometimes on their own but also working in teams both prior to a class and afterwards.

Application date

All applications should be made through the PAC system.

Research areas

Research Interests
Research interests include strategy, leadership, innovation, human resource management, organisational culture and change, global logistics, supply chain management (including risk/resilience) and humanitarian logistics.

Course fee

In general, there are two levels of fees payable. EU students from EU countries including Ireland pay a subsidised level of fees for both taught courses and research programmes. Tuition fees for students from outside the EU are not subsidised and are thus somewhat higher than for EU students.

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