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Part-time PhD Information sessions 2021

25 October 2021 18:00 - 19:30

Enrolment for the 2022 cohort of the Part-time PhD programme at the Amsterdam Business Research Institute (ABRI), VU School of Business and Economics is now open. Management practitioners and professionals who aspire to obtain a PhD degree in a business or management specialization are invited to apply.

To get more information about the programme and to discuss potential research topics, prospective PhD candidates are welcome to attend one of the upcoming information sessions on October 25 (live) and November 15 (online).

Meeting 1:

Date: Monday, October 25, 2021

Time: 18:00 – 19:30

Location: Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, de Boelelaan 1105, 1081HV Amsterdam (room t.b.a.)

Meeting 2:

Date: Monday, November 15, 2021

Time: 18:00 – 19:30

Location: Online. A link will be provided to registered participants

You can register for one of these sessions through the registration form on this page.


During the sessions we will discuss: 

  • The Part-time PhD programme’s design and teaching philosophy
  • Key deliverables and objectives of the programme
  • Working with world-class faculty on your PhD research project
  • Your research ideas

About Part-time PhD Information sessions 2021


  • 25 October 2021


  • 18:00 - 19:30

Organized by

  • Amsterdam Business Research Institute (ABRI), VU School of Business and Economics


  • English

Prof. dr. Svetlana Khapova

Prof. dr. Svetlana Khapova

The information sessions are held by Prof. dr. Svetlana Khapova, the Director of the Part-time PhD programme.

Prof. dr. Svetlana Khapova is a full professor of Organisational Behaviour at the School of Business and Economics (SBE) of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. She is Head of the Department of Management & Organisation, and Head of the research section Human Resource Management / Organisational Behaviour. 

Between 2009-2017, she served as a founding Director of Amsterdam Business Research Institute (ABRI). ABRI caters for doctoral education in management and organisation studies at VU. She also served as Director of Doctoral Education between 2009-2015. Her research focuses on the link between careers and institutions. 

She specializes in the following topics:

  • Individual careers as a resource for innovation
  • Employees who take initiative to make changes
  • Nascent entrepreneurs who make their careers successful
  • Board members who define the future of their firms
Svetlana Khapova

Reach out for more information

For general information, please contact the Programme Coordinator Niki Konijn. For research-related questions, please contact the Programme Director Prof. dr. Svetlana Khapova

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
School of Business and Economics Executive Education
De Boelelaan 1105

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  • Prof. dr. Svetlana Khapova
  • Head of Department, Department of Management & Organisation, Programme Director part-time PhD in Business
  • Professor of Organisational Behaviour, and Head of Section HRM/OB
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Svetlana Khapova