The PhD in Management combines rigorous exploration at the intersection of theory and practice. The programme will concentrate on research projects which have a high-level of integration of best practices in management. The programme will provide students with the knowledge and ability to engage in critical thinking with regard to promoting sustainable public and private sector development. Emphasizing research in many disciplines such as business models, leadership, accounting/finance, strategy, innovation and entrepreneurship, marketing and human resource management. The educational programme consists of three stages:
BUSI 980, 981, 982
Stage 1: Proposal Examination
(Year 1) Term 1, 2, 3
BUSI 983, 984, 985
Stage 2: Progress Report
(Year 2) Term 4, 5, 6
BUSI 986, 987, 988
Stage 3: Final Thesis Presentation
(Year 3) Term 7, 8, 9
Students may apply and be accepted for admission at any time during the SGU academic year (Fall, Spring, or Summer terms).
After completing the programme, the student will have the following competencies:
Broad conceptual knowledge of the discipline of management
Deep knowledge of a specific field within management
Critical thinking skills
Research method skills
Responsible conduct of research and ethics
Leadership and management skills
The PhD in Management is designed for university graduates in any field who have completed a Master’s level degree and who would like to pursue in-depth research in a management discipline.
Admission to the PhD program will be based on the following: 1) a Masters-level Degree, in which a student has received a minimum undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale; 2) letters of recommendation; 3) proficiency in English and; 4) a 1500-word preliminary research proposal.
Applicants with a Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score would be considered an advantage.
The preliminary research proposal must include an initial literature review of the research topic, a description of the research hypothesis and supporting models, a detailed research plan for the intended duration of the candidacy, and a justification of the research proposed.
The final dissertation is an independent piece of work of high academic standards regarding problem statements, the definition of concepts; methodological, theoretical, and empirical bases; documentation of findings; conclusions and limitations. A final Viva defence of your research and your knowledge of the academic area in which your research has been carried out will be conducted with assessment by internal and external academic experts in the field. The dissertation must contribute to developing new academic knowledge and be of a standard
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