Program Structure

Semester 1

ECTS

Semester 2

ECTS

MGT601 - Research Methods

7

MGT603 - Advanced Topics II

7

MGT602 - Advanced Topics I

7

MGT604 - Advanced Topics III

7

MGT701 - Research Planning I

7

MGT703 - Research Planning II

7

MGT702 - PhD Qualifying Exam

7

MGT704 - Research Proposal

7

MGT710 - Graduate Seminar I

2

MGT711 - Graduate Seminar II

2

Semester 3

ECTS

Semester 4

ECTS

MGT721 - Graduate Research I

21

MGT723 - Graduate Research II

21

MGT722 - Paper Preparation I

7

MGT724 - Paper Submission I

7

MGT712 - Graduate Seminar III

2

MGT713 - Graduate Seminar IV

2

Semester 5

ECTS

Semester 6

ECTS

MGT730 - Graduate Research III

14

MGT733 - Dissertation Writing II

14

MGT731 - Dissertation Writing I

7

MGT734 - Paper Submission II

7

MGT732 - Paper Preparation II

7

MGT735 - Dissertation Defence

7

MGT714 - Graduate Seminar V

2

MGT715 - Graduate Seminar VI

2

How to Apply

The Doctoral Program in Management accepts applications at any time during the academic year. Application forms may be completed online.

The form can be downloaded by clicking the button below:

Application Form: Click HERE to download (pdf)

As part of the application process, you will need to submit the following supporting documents:

  1. Full and up-to-date Curriculum Vitae (CV).
  2. Official transcripts of all degrees to date: Candidates have to provide full detailed copies of their transcripts outlining all the modules they have studied and marks achieved.
  3. Research Proposal: as described above.
  4. Personal Statement: A short written statement not more than 500 words outlining your suitability for the Doctoral Program and your reasons for applying. You may highlight your research interests and any relevant work experience.
  5. Any other supporting documents, such as, copies of certificates of relevant examinations, English language test results, if applicable
  6. Academic references: Please provide the contact details of two recent academic referees including official university email addresses (if you hold a Master’s degree, one of the references must come from your supervisor)

Contact Information

Nicosia Campus:
Ms Melinda Michael
7, Y. Frederickou Str., Pallouriotissa
Nicosia 1036, Cyprus
Tel. +357 22394394 (ext. 41204)
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Limassol Campus:
Ms Ismene Charalambous
Mariou  Agathagelou  18,
Agios  Georgios Havouzas,
Limassol 3080, Cyprus
Tel:  +357 25730975 (ext. 49106)
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PhD Program Director:
Professor Eleni Hadjiconstantinou  PhD, DIC, BSc, FORS
Professor of Management Science
Tel:  +357 22394394
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Completion Requirements

The Doctoral Program is based on the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS). The minimum duration of the Program is six semesters (180 ECTS). Doctoral students may enrol for a full-time or part-time mode of study.

The successful award of the PhD degree (180 ECTS) requires:

  1. Successful completion of Graduate Master’s level coursework.
  2. Successful completion of Doctoral level coursework for specialist modules related to the specific field of study.
  3. Passing of the PhD Qualifying Examination.
  4. Successful defense of the Doctoral Research Proposal.
  5. Participation in graduate level research seminars and conferences.
  6. Acceptance for publication of research papers in refereed international journals or conferences
  7. Successful defense of the Doctoral Dissertation.

Program Recognition / Accreditation

All Programs of Study offered by Frederick University have been evaluated by external academic committees and have been approved by the Evaluation Committee for Private Universities (ECPU) and, since November 2015, all the new University programs have been evaluated and accredited by the Cyprus Agency of Quality Assurance and Accreditation in Higher Education (CYQAA). All Programs of Study are recognised by the Cyprus Council of Recognition of Higher Education Qualifications (KY.S.A.T.S.). Frederick University’s degrees are also recognised by DOATAP (Hellenic NARIC – National Academic Recognition Information Centre) as equivalent to the corresponding degrees of Greek Higher Education Institutions.

Admission Requirements

Academic Requirements

Eligible applicants must hold a university degree, Bachelor’s or Master’s, granted by an institution recognized in the country where it operates, in a scientific discipline, such as, Accounting & Finance, Economics, Maritime and Transport, Engineering, Law, Life Sciences, Social Sciences, showing evidence of high academic performance.  Applicants who do not hold their first degree at the time of application, but are expected to obtain such a degree before the commencement of the Doctoral Program, are also eligible to apply.

English Language Requirements:

All candidates must have a good knowledge of the English language.

Application Procedure

Admission to the Doctoral Program is possible either via application to the Program in response of a Specific Call for Doctoral positions in the School or via direct application to the Program by interested candidates.

Applicants must submit their applications to the University’s Admissions Office which will then be forwarded to the Doctoral Program Committee of the School for evaluation. Each application for admission should include:

  • A completed application form, available online (HERE)
  • A Curriculum Vitae indicating the candidate’s academic qualifications, work experience, awards, etc.
  • A brief Research Proposal in the area in which the candidate is interested in conducting research.
  • Two letters of recommendation, at least one from an academic referee.
  • Certified copies of all degrees and transcripts.
  • Copies of any other supporting material, such as exams, awards, etc.
  • Proof of English language proficiency, such as, the TOEFL, IELTS, GCSE, or other equivalent language examinations. Candidates, who have completed an undergraduate or graduate program where the language of instruction was English, automatically satisfy the proof of English language proficiency requirement.

All application material must be submitted in English.

Admissions Evaluation Procedure

All applications for admission are evaluated by the School’s Doctoral Program Committee. The selection process is based on the following evaluation criteria:

  • Academic qualifications
  • Research potential
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Additional qualifications
  • Personal Interview