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Bond Business School

ISM and Bond Business School have developed cooperation that allows ISM graduates and other graduates to apply for a Ph.D. program.

assignment-lateDeadline:Jun 30, 2024
Bond Business School - Cover
3 years
Tuition Fee
€10,040 annually
On Campus
Full Time



The Bond Business School (BBS) of Bond University is located at the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia. BBS has recently been awarded a five-star rating for student experience for the thirteenth year in a row by the 2019 Good Universities Guide Australia.

As Australia’s first private non-profit university, Bond University seeks to be recognized internationally as a leading independent university. BBS is AACSB and EQUIS accredited and one of only four universities in Australia that are members of GMAC which signals the significant contribution BBS makes to graduate management education.

The Ph.D. program places a major emphasis on independent inquiry, a thorough understanding of domain-specific knowledge, competence in research methodologies, and on the ability to communicate research results.


ISM and Bond Business School have developed cooperation that allows ISM graduates and other graduates to apply for a Ph.D. program.

Preselection for the program is made by ISM, the final admission will depend on BBS. The supervision will be done jointly by the BBS (1st supervisor) and ISM (2nd supervisor).

Delivery of the Programs shall take place according to BBS’ Policy and Code of Practice for Postgraduate Research Programs. Administrative support for ISM candidates will be provided by ISM.

Doctor of Philosophy

The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) is a degree based on a research project and lasts 4 years.

Please note: Each student has to be present at the Bond Business School for at least their first semester of candidature and is obliged to attend one module at the ISM (one week), which is taking place during February/March at the ISM Dortmund and is equivalent to 20 ECTS. Doctoral candidates may be required to successfully complete at least three research methodology subjects at BBS, including qualitative and quantitative analysis, in the first year of candidature.


  • Research Proposal: Proposed area of research (department), types of research methods to be used, relations to any previous research done in this field (4-6 pages)
  • Academic transcripts/Degree certificates
  • Proof of English proficiency
  • Two reference letters
  • Evidence of financial sponsoring
  • Application Form (issued by ISM after consulting session)
  • Curriculum Vitae


Fees Part-time Ph.D. €10,040

Tuition Fee €10,040 annually
Application Fee €0
Acceptance Fee €2,500
Housing Fee €300- €400 monthly
Living Fee €200- €200 monthly

Addition Information

Duration3 years
AttendanceOn Campus
Country🇩🇪 Germany
Main Campus
FormatFull Time
Fall 2023, Fall 2023, Fall 2024, Fall 2024, Spring 2023, Spring 2024, Spring 2025, Spring 2025, Fall 2025, Fall 2025
Study LanguageEnglish
Application Fee€0

€10,040 per year

assignment-lateJun 30, 2024
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