PhD in Management
School of Business & Law

PhD in Management

PhD in Management
School of Business & Law

PhD in Management

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Duration4 years (full-time study)

Fees
€12,060 for whole program

LanguageEnglish

CampusNicosia - Limassol

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Qualification Awarded Doctoral Program (PhD) in Management
Level Of Qualification PhD (3rd Cycle Degree)
Offered by School of Business and Law
Mode of Study Full Time or Part Time

The PhD Program in Management provides a framework for state-of-the-art research in a wide-range of management disciplines. It is a research-based program that aims to produce high-level scientific research and to create graduates of international recognition capable of contributing to the advancement of academic knowledge. The Program offers research specialization in the main disciplines and related fields which are the focus of the School’s Departments. It aims to:

  • Attract well-qualified students and give them the opportunity to carry out focused research under supervision and guidance in areas of mutual interest;
  • Develop students’ knowledge, skills and expertise, to perform high quality theoretical and applied research in a wide variety of business-related and multi-disciplinary areas, such as, finance, economics, management, marketing, maritime, transport operations, logistics.

Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:
1. Acquire an in-depth knowledge of the literature relevant to their focused research and demonstrate understanding of tools and techniques used in the specific field of study.
2. Perform significant research showing originality in the application of knowledge and a practical understanding of how research is used to advance knowledge in a specific discipline(s).
3. Critically analyse, assess and apply theories, research techniques, methodologies and knowledge to address fundamental questions in their area of study.
4. Demonstrate independent, critical and creative thinking in formulating ideas and hypotheses, problem solving and planning and implementation of research.
5. Develop oral and written communication skills that are needed to publish and present work in their own discipline.
6. Enhance the abilities of independent learning and research design in a way that can contribute to continuous professional development.
7. Produce work of publishable quality.

The successful completion of the Program leads to the award of a PhD Degree. As a graduate of the Program, you will have acquired the knowledge and developed the skills necessary for a career as a researcher or academic, or for employment at a senior position in an industrial or business organization.

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 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
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:
- Successful completion of Graduate Master’s level coursework.
- Successful completion of Doctoral level coursework for specialist modules related to the specific field of study.
- Passing of the PhD Qualifying Examination.
- Successful defense of the Doctoral Research Proposal.
- Participation in graduate level research seminars and conferences.
- Acceptance for publication of research papers in refereed international journals or conferences
- 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.
Module Group
ECTS

The student must successfully complete 180 ECTS, from the following list of modules:

No.CodeNameECTSHours / week
1MGT601RESEARCH METHODS I73
2MGT602ADVANCED TOPICS I73
3MGT603ADVANCED TOPICS II73
4MGT604ADVANCED TOPICS III73
5MGT701RESEARCH PLANNING I73
6MGT702PHD QUALIFYING EXAM73
7MGT703RESEARCH PLANNING II73
8MGT704RESEARCH PROPOSAL73
9MGT710GRADUATE SEMINAR I23
10MGT711GRADUATE SEMINAR II23
11MGT712GRADUATE SEMINAR III23
12MGT713GRADUATE SEMINAR IV23
13MGT714GRADUATE SEMINAR V23
14MGT715GRADUATE SEMINAR VI23
15MGT721GRADUATE RESEARCH I213
16MGT722PAPER PREPARATION I73
17MGT723GRADUATE RESEARCH II213
18MGT724PAPER SUBMISSION I73
19MGT731DISSERTATION WRITING I73
20MGT732PAPER PREPARATION II73
21MGT733DISSERTATION WRITING II143
22MGT734PAPER SUBMISSION II73
23MGT730GRADUATE REASERCH III143
24MGT735DISSERTATION DEFENSE73

The student must successfully complete 60 ECTS, from the following list of modules:

No.CodeNameECTSHours / week
Total
180
Semesters
ECTS
No.CodeNameECTS
1POSTGRADUATE LEVEL COURSES30
TOTAL30
No.CodeNameECTS
1POSTGRADUATE LEVEL COURSES30
TOTAL30
No.CodeNameECTS
1MGT601RESEARCH METHODS I7
2MGT602ADVANCED TOPICS I7
3MGT701RESEARCH PLANNING I7
4MGT702PHD QUALIFYING EXAM7
5MGT710GRADUATE SEMINAR I2
TOTAL30
No.CodeNameECTS
1MGT603ADVANCED TOPICS II7
2MGT604ADVANCED TOPICS III7
3MGT703RESEARCH PLANNING II7
4MGT704RESEARCH PROPOSAL7
5MGT711GRADUATE SEMINAR II2
TOTAL30
No.CodeNameECTS
1MGT712GRADUATE SEMINAR III2
2MGT721GRADUATE RESEARCH I21
3MGT722PAPER PREPARATION I7
TOTAL30
No.CodeNameECTS
1MGT713GRADUATE SEMINAR IV2
2MGT723GRADUATE RESEARCH II21
3MGT724PAPER SUBMISSION I7
TOTAL30
No.CodeNameECTS
1MGT714GRADUATE SEMINAR V2
2MGT730GRADUATE REASERCH III14
3MGT731DISSERTATION WRITING I7
4MGT732PAPER PREPARATION II7
TOTAL30
No.CodeNameECTS
1MGT715GRADUATE SEMINAR VI2
2MGT733DISSERTATION WRITING II14
3MGT734PAPER SUBMISSION II7
4MGT735DISSERTATION DEFENSE7
TOTAL30


 

 
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