PhD in Business Administration
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PhD in Business Administration Program is designed for students who aspire to become faculty members at leading academic institutions or conduct applied research in relevant organizations.
Course description
The program comprises the following major aspects:

  1. 12 courses:
1) 7 Foundational Core Courses
2) 3 Subject Specific Core Courses
3) 2 Elective Courses

2. Submission and presentation of 2 Research Papers (in Year 1 and Year 2 Summer Semesters) as part of the requirements of the Core Research Skills I and II courses.
PhD Qualifying Examination (Summer of Year 2).
Submission of an Annual Progress Review at the end of Years 1, 2, and 3.
Presentation of a Thesis proposal (Fall of Year 3).
Defence and submission of a Thesis in Year 4.

The overall 4-year program equates to 240 ECTS.
Before the start of Year 2, during the summer of year 1, each student will choose a primary PhD advisor.

Year 1 Curriculum

This course considers the relationship between the dominant philosophical perspectives which inform social science research and the practice of doing social science research. It provides the foundations for learning about social science research by enabling students to justify and explain their own epistemological choices. The course highlights how these choices impact upon questions of research design and method. The course introduces philosophical/theoretical concepts alongside practical issues of research method choice and design.