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PhD Program for Professionals

Obtain a doctorate from a leading School in Economics and Management

Are you looking for a new challenge in your professional career? Are you interested in performing practice-oriented research that meets the highest scientific standards? Then our PhD Program for Professionals might just be the right opportunity for you.

The program is offered to professionals who are interested in pursuing a PhD in combination with their job. We provide you with a framework that enables you to take doctoral courses and write a doctoral thesis on a part-time basis. In this way, we can help you achieve your professional ambition!

The PhD Program for Professionals is offered by the Graduate School of the research institute CentER at Tilburg School of Economics and Management.

More information

Click on the left-side menu and find information about our unique features, the program, requirements, admission, and more.

Do you still have questions? Send an email to or call our graduate office: +31 (0)13 466 3102.

Interested in a full-time PhD?

If you are interested in a full-time PhD position, please visit the PhD pages for more information and application.