PhD Degree in Business in Estonia

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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.

People who earn a PhD in business, economics and administration typically go on to teach in universities or perform statistical research for large organizations. Moreover, anyone with a PhD degree has the right to be addressed as "Dr."

Estonia is among other things known for its forests (they make up almost half of the territory) and for being the only country in Europe with almost total 4G network coverage. Estonia provides high-level and internationally recognized education, and many universities in the country offer degree programs in English.

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PhD in Management

Estonian Business School (EBS)
Campus Full time September 2017 Estonia Tallinn

Doctoral programme in Management, focusing on the research of business, public and civil society organisations, is the only PhD programme in management in Estonia, and [+]

Best Doctorates in Business in Estonia 2017. Doctoral programme in Management, focusing on the research of business, public and civil society organisations, is the only PhD programme in management in Estonia, and offers a comprehensive perspective on management. The programme was fully accredited in June 2009. The continuity of R&D undertaken at EBS is guaranteed by the programme, as all students are integrated in the in-house research activities by their local supervisor. The programme is taught in English and student body involves students from several countries. Programme is managed by the EBS Research Council, that is responsible for on-going development activities and quality assurance. Doctoral students have a study consultant who helps them with planning their studies. The total volume of doctoral programme in management is 240 ECTS, of which the studies give 60 ECTS and research activity 180 ECTS. Studies consist of compulsory courses (42 ECTS), electives (6-12 ECTS) and pedagogical internship (6-12 ECTS). The programme curriculum serves as a guideline for doctoral students, but each student has the right and obligation to put together an individual study plan, declaring each semester any differences from the nominal studies. All doctoral students have the opportunity to go on exchange with the goal to pass part of their studies or conduct research in a foreign university. Such exchange is highly encouraged. Research of the doctoral student is carried out according to individual study plan under the guidance of supervisor. The progress of doctoral student is evaluated yearly by the evaluation committee formed by the Research Council. The doctoral thesis presented in order to apply for the doctor’s degree may be in form of an independent thesis, a series of publications provided with the summarising review article, or a published monograph. Compulsory courses of the doctoral programme are: - Philosophy of Science - Methods, Paradigms and Approaches of Contemporary Social Sciences - Management and Organisation Theories - Microeconomics - Management of Public Organisations and their Legal Framework - Doctoral Seminars Admission Prerequisite for applying to the doctoral programme in Management is a master’s degree in social sciences or business administration (or an equivalent qualification). Documents can be submitted all year around but new doctoral students are admitted twice a year – on the last week of August and January. Following documents must be submitted to apply: - application - curriculum vitae - diploma of a master’s degree - proposal a doctoral thesis (topic, research tasks, theoretical approach, research methodology) - passport or ID card Decision of admission is made by the Research Council of EBS based on the research focus of EBS, motivation of the doctoral student and argumentation presented in the proposal. For admission you have to make a 5 minute presentation of your research proposal and answer the questions of the admission committee. The presentation can be done via skype (for the foreign candidates, the time is arranged individually) or in EBS on August 27, 2014. [-]