Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Leadership, Management & Organisation




What will I learn?

The PhD programme of the Leadership, Management & Organization (LMO) Division is designed for students who wish to study and do research on Organizational Behavior (OB) and Human Resource Management (HRM). Our programme has a strong focus on empirical research. We aim to develop academics who publish world-class research and whose ideas have practical implications for the modern workplace.

Our area focuses on studying people in their roles as employees, managers, and leaders. By drawing on concepts and research methods from psychology and sociology, students learn to conduct research on people’s behavior in organizational contexts. The LMO Division has a special emphasis is on cross-cultural and intercultural organizational behavior in the global context. Research topics may include culture, personality, motivation, negotiation, decision making, power, leadership, team processes, compensation & benefits, talent sourcing, and human resource management.

A unique strength of the LMO PhD programme is its focus on the theory and practice of Cultural Intelligence (CQ), which is defined as an individual's capability to work effectively across cultures. PhD students with unique interests in extending the knowledge domain in the area of cultural intelligence will have the opportunity to work with a team of faculty on the CQ research programme.​

Which department am I in?

Nanyang Business School

Study options

Full Time (4 to 5 years)

Tuition fees
SG$19,250.00 (11,69,502) per year
This fee is for 2019 - 2020 and it may subject to change in the coming years.
Start date

Expected July 2024


Nanyang Business School

Block S3, 50 Nanyang Avenue,

Nanyang Technological University,

639798, Singapore

Entry requirements

For international students

Bachelor's and Master's degree

GMAT/GRE and TOEFL/IELTS score reports (exams taken in the last 5 and 2 years respectively)

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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