• PhD Program Overview and Objectives
  • Admission Requirements
  • Degree and Study Plans
  • How to Apply?
  • Fees
  • Contact Details

Program Overview

The purpose of the Ph.D. program in Management is to prepare next generation academics, researchers, business leaders, and policy makers who will be empowered with the latest knowledge, skills, and tools necessary to support the advancement of business knowledge and practice, and research endeavors in Oman, in the region, and worldwide.  The program further aims to develop students’ ability to conduct independent research and to showcase their in-depth knowledge in management that is essential in the world of academia.

Admission Requirements:

The program will admit students with a master’s degree in management, business administration or related fields. The admission screening procedures will include English proficiency tests, a departmental interview, evaluation of the applicant’s proposal, his/her statement of purpose and other applicable procedures as defined by SQU’s policy 2018. The PhD program will be 100% research based and the official study duration to earn a doctoral degree is up to 3 years’ full-time and 6 years’ part-time. Upon completion of the requirements set forth in SQU Policy 2018, the student will be awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Management.


  • Applicants should have a master’s degree in management, business administration or related fields from a recognized university.
  • A master cumulative Grade Point Average of not less than 3.00 on a 4-point scale or equivalent in any other system and the Deanship of Postgraduate studies makes the assessment for equivalency acceptance.
  • A master’s degree cumulative GPA ranging between 2.75 and 2.99 on a 4-point scale or its equivalent, provided that the candidate has some relevant work experience (not less than 2 years following completion of an undergraduate degree) and any relevant academic activities they are engaged in.
  • A resume that shows the candidate’s qualifications, research experience and publications if any, work experience, skills, awards and honors received, and any other extracurricular activities.
  • Two letters of reference from academics, to show competence in the discipline of interest and research capabilities.
  • A research proposal that demonstrates the candidate’s background knowledge of the topic, the research methodology and proposed research plan.
  • Applicant must submit a release letter or a study leave from employer, addressed to the dean of postgraduate studies at SQU. Unemployed applicant needs to submit a statement from The Ministry of Labor documenting the unemployment status of the applicant.

Please follow the link below to apply in PhD Management program:




For more information:



Dr. Alexandre  Bachkirov
Tel no. (+968) 24141847

Tel no. (+968) 24142927
Email: alexbach@squ.edu.om