About The Online PHD in Business Management

The doctoral degree in business management will give you the opportunity to make a significant contribution to business practice through an extensive and innovative research-driven program. 

At the University of Zambia, our doctorate in business management will have you maintain a laser-focus on highly-relevant skills and knowledge that will make you even more attractive to hiring managers. You’ll begin with subjects that build your research capability, after which you’ll develop an original research project and produce a thesis outlining your findings. For the duration of your doctorate in project management, you’ll be part of a vibrant research community and will be under the supervision of renowned discipline experts. And as a student enrolled in the UNZA E-Campus portal, you’ll have 24/7 access to a range of valuable learning resources that will help you succeed. 

From research seminars and professional development workshops, to a doctoral research symposium. You’ll be assisted by leaders in executive business management to graduate and drive discovery within your profession, positioning yourself for leading roles in your industry.




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Our unique distance learning doctoral degree in business management is carefully designed to provide you with top-notch doctoral-level knowledge and expertise that will ready you for a profitable career in the global workplace of business and management. Studying via our E-Campus will give you invaluable exposure to management and business related subjects.

Key components of the executive PHD in management include: structural equation modeling, organizational theory, and cross disciplinary decision making. These core elements will prepare you for careers in areas such as budget analysis, management analysis and financial management. Once you graduate from UNZA with a doctorate in business management, you will have acquired highly sought-after skills and understanding of business and management that is meant to help you to land your dream job.

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Admission Requirements


• Online application

• Bachelors and Master degree from a recognized institution

• 6 (Credit)- score or better in 5 subjects including English

Simply submit a copy of your state certificate and transcripts with your application online



This is a 3-year programme designed to prepare students to immediately apply the skills, knowledge and competencies.


PhD Tuition and Fees

Zambian NationalsInternational Students
Application Fee500 ZMK50 USD
Year 137,242 ZMK4500 USD
Year 242,108 ZMK 4500 USD
Doctoral Dissertation36,000 ZMK 3000 USD
Technology Fee (Per Year)400 ZMK40 USD
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Why Choose a PHD in Business Management with UNZA?

The PHD in business management online course offered at the University of Zambia is an ideal doctoral degree for students who are eager to further increase their employable value for an employer in the vast global business environment.

By opting to study with the help of our exclusive E-Campus, you will get one of the top business and management doctoral degrees in the world. To make distance PHD learning accessible to you 24/7, we have merged business with management courses and seminars into a special online PHD in strategic management program. By utilising specialisation seminars and doctoral dissertations, you will be uniquely equipped with intricate knowledge about math, economics and best business practices.

So whether you’re aiming to conquer corporate or government institutions, our specialised PHD in management and business can help you achieve an exceptional standard when it comes to future career prospects.

PhD in Business and Management


Are you called a doctor with a doctorate?

Yes, as PhD stands for Doctor of Philosophy. The actual word doctor is derived from the obsolete Latin language (the word is “docere”) and it means “to teach”. This meaning refers to achieving the highest level of academic training in a respective field e.g. philosophy, engineering, education etc. On the other hand, those who become medical practitioners receive an MD (Doctor of Medicine) upon graduation.

What is the difference between a DBA and a PhD?

The difference between the two is that PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) is a doctoral degree aimed at individuals who would like to advance their careers in the world of academia. On the other hand, a DBA (Doctor of Business Administration) is a professional doctorate degree with an emphasis on theoretical expertise related to business practice..

What can you do with a PhD in business management?

A PhD in international business management from UNZA can open up a world of high-paying career opportunities and specific jobs such as: financial manager, management analyst, budget analyst and even top executive.

Disclaimer: Substitutions (or waivers) of the Specialization seminars may be permitted by the PhD faculty committee. Such substitutions may be from courses in related areas or from appropriate individual study courses offered by members of the PhD Faculty committee or seminars in the topics related to the students’ specialization and research focus.