Doctoral Education

In 2009 the Amsterdam Business Research Institute was set up as an initiative of the School of Business & Economics of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. In September 2009 ABRI started a 4 year full-time PhD programme in Business and Organisation. After a successful year, ABRI expanded its collaboration with the VU Faculty of Social Sciences (FSW) and the Amsterdam Business School of the University of Amsterdam (UvA), in order to continue to deliver excellent teaching and research. We are proud to offer, as part of our PhD Programme, an accredited MPhil or Research Master programme in Business in Society (2 years), that can also be accessed by current MSc students with an interest in an academic career.


PhD in Business Administration

If you want to pursue a PhD in business administration, ABRI offers a number of tracks where the focus is not only on excellent research but also on academic career development. Read more about the programme here.

Research Master Business in Society

ABRI offers a joint research master programme ‘Business in Society’ together with the ABS research institute of the UvA. It aims to develop a selective group of highly talented international students who seek to become the leaders of business research of tomorrow. Read more about the programme here.

MSc Honours Programme in Business Research

Are you considering continuing your career in business research? Then the Master Honours Programme in Business Research might be for you. Read more about the programme here.

Part-Time PhD programme in Business

The Amsterdam Business Research Institute (ABRI) offers a part-time PhD programme for management practitioners. This programme supports executives and management professionals with a relevant background in conducting PhD-level research, and facilitates them in matching their professional experience with excellent academic insights.

ABRI PhD Graduates and Placement

All ABRI PHD graduates and their placement.

Useful Information

Everything you need to know about studying at ABRI, Amsterdam and the Netherlands.