PhD in Business Studies in Cape Town in South Africa

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The PhD is a doctoral degree, specifically called a "doctor of philosophy" degree. This is misleading because PhD holders are not necessarily philosophers (unless they earned their degree in philosophy!). That said, PhD recipients are able to engage in thought experiments, reason about problems, and solve problems in sophisticated ways.

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PhD in Fu​tures Studies​

University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB)
Campus 2 years February 2017 South Africa Cape Town

USB's internationally accredited PhD in Futures Studies builds on the School's MPhil in Futures Studies and forms part of its Futures Studies cluster of programmes. It allows students to become specialists in this field by acquiring in-depth knowledge through doctoral research. This is the only PhD degree of its kind in Africa. [+]

Doctoral Degrees in Business Studies in Cape Town in South Africa. USB's internationally accredited PhD in Futures Studies builds on the School's MPhil in Futures Studies and forms part of its Futures Studies cluster of programmes. It allows students to become specialists in this field by acquiring in-depth knowledge through doctoral research. This is the only PhD degree of its kind in Africa. Cre​ating new knowledge As a PhD student at USB you will be expected to pursue supervised research, culminating in a doctoral disser­tation. This dissertation must: Represent an original and significant contribution to the enrichment and advancement of knowledge in the chosen area Demonstrate originality of thought, a theoretical underpinning, relevance to the discipline and rigour in execution Create intellectual capital, which is the cornerstone of today's knowledge society. Who should e​​nrol? The programme is aimed at professional futurists, decision makers and strategic planners who would like to distinguish themselves through in-depth research aimed at helping people to bring about a more desirable future. It will prepare them for senior-level positions in government, public and private corporations, financial institutions, and sub-regional, regional and international organisations. It could also enable candidates to become lecturers at academic institutions. Registration A minimum registration period of two years is required. ​ Why d​o your PhD at USB? Enrolling for your PhD at USB holds various benefits: Acquire a globally acknowledged PhD: USB holds all three international accreditations for business schools – AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA. USB is also a member of the European Doctoral Programmes Association in Management and Business Administration (EDAMBA) and the Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative's Global Doctoral Alliance (GDA), which holds benefits and creates opportunities for USB's doctoral students. Engage in research that creates employable knowledge: USB's PhD programme seeks to develop research that is relevant to organisations in private or public sector. Make your research meaningful: As a signatory to the Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative's Global Doctoral Alliance, USB is committed to incorporating the societal dimension of business and sustainability in its PhD research. The GRLI promotes responsible management education, asking PhD candidates: What kind of problem do you have in the work environment that can be changed to make the world a better place? Join a research community: At USB, various people are involved in your research – not only your supervisor. This leads to input and support from a diverse group of academics in a multidisciplinary environment. USB's Research Colloquia provides a platform to engage with other PhD candidates and their supervisors. It also gives you the opportunity to present your research as it develops to this select audience and to gain insight from them.​ How to apply Apply in 3 steps Complete the application form: Contact Prof André Roux at Andre.Roux@usb.ac.za for the PhD application form. Please note that this is an application for doctoral studies. It does NOT imply acceptance as a doctoral candidate or registrant. You will be able to complete the form in steps without losing information. The application process is the same for South African and foreign students. Pay your application fee: Bank: Standard Bank; Type of account: cheque account; Account name: US Business School; Account number: 073003069; Branch name: Stellenbosch; Branch code: 050610; Beneficiary name: Stellenbosch University; SWIFT code: SBZAZAJJ. Cheques made out to: Stellenbosch University. Proof of payment of your application fee can also be e-mailed to appollisa@sun.ac.za. Prepare and upload the following: Signed declaration form Proof of payment of application fee Acceptance form Initial research proposal Cover letter Certified copies of academic records Certified copies of degree certificates Motivational essay (short essay on your academic and/or professional achievements which have contributed most to your development and your educational goals, research interests and professional aims) Curriculum vitae (CV) Copy of ID (or passport for non-South African students) Marriage certificate (if married and female; to verify degree certificates)​ [-]

PhD in Business Management and Administration

University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB)
Campus February 2017 South Africa Cape Town

USB's internationally acknowledged PhD in Business Management and Administration focuses on developing employable expertise through in-depth research. [+]

USB's internationally acknowledged PhD in Business Management and Administration focuses on developing employable expertise through in-depth research. A combination of scientific rigor and managerial relevance The executive PhD may be described as a practice-based programme since knowledge is advanced partly by means of the professional application of the discipline. It combines scientific rigor and managerial relevance, and consequently PhD students must be able to demonstrate that they have a theoretical as well as a practical appreciation and understanding of their research area. "It's about developing employable knowledge" To develop employable knowledge underpinned by theory and practice, PhD students need to: Conduct action research on challenging, real-world problems, and Develop personal and transferable skills which can be used in a range of applied situations. The aim is to link the two areas of theory and practice in such a way that this results in "hybrid vigour". Research that is relevant for SA organisations The USB also emphasises the creation of knowledge that is particularly relevant to South African organisations, be they in the private or public sector, and from there to beyond our borders. This forms part of our social responsibility to strengthen our country to the benefit of all those involved. The research process Start with an initial research proposal Write a comprehensive initial research proposal in scientific language. This will assist the USB to evaluate at an early stage that: The topic is viable We can provide appropriate supervision and resources You have thought through your interest in and commitment to the programme You are suitable for admission. Candidates need to do the following for an initial research proposal: Provide a preliminary title Provide an overview of the subject area State the research problem and aim State why your topic merits research Provide a literature review Provide a research protocol Include a list of sources Adhere to technical specifications Assessment of your application Your application package, which includes your initial research proposal, will be reviewed and evaluated by USB’s Doctoral Research Committee and your provisional promoter. This may take up to six weeks. Submitting your comprehensive research proposal Once your initial research proposal has been approved, you need to prepare a comprehensive research proposal. Your provisional promoter will guide you in the preparation of your proposal, which must be presented to the Admissions Panel. This presentation constitutes an interview to convince the panel that the candidate will be an asset to the Research Programme. You also need to submit a research protocol which serves as your road map for the completion of your PhD degree. You may register to start your residency for your PhD once your comprehensive research proposal has been accepted. The actual research process and its deliverables What the registrant must demonstrate The ability to undertake independent academic research The ability to work independently The ability to liaise with the promoter at times mutually agreed to Deliverables for all registrants Attending the Doctoral Research Training Programme (DRTP) A peer-review presentation at a Doctoral Colloquium Two publishable articles The reading of a paper at a subject-related conference Attendance of the Research Colloquium Programme Two Progress Reports per year Final dissertation Additional deliverables for scholarship registrants Contractually agreed upon tasks, which includes approximately 100 hours of teaching and research assistance Attending the Research Colloquium Programme. Submitting four Progress Reports per year. Approving your dissertation Your final dissertation will be evaluated by three independent examiners. This will be followed by a public oral defence of the dissertation – the viva voce – before your dissertation is finally approved. Receiving your PhD Upon completion of the PhD, the registrant will be awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Business Management and Administration by the University of Stellenbosch. The promoter completes the graduation ceremony information form.​ [-]