Doctorate Degrees in Management

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Management

A Management PhD is usually a degree designed for those seeking careers in academic research or teaching at university level. There are many academic institutions offering excellent Management PhD programs with a variety of options for specialization.

Some examples of areas that Management PhD candidates can specialize in are marketing, health care management, economics, accounting, ethics and legal studies, organizational behavior, and entrepreneurship, among other options. Many Management PhD candidates experience rigorous coursework, exams, and research. Candidates will examine topics such as socially and environmentally responsible management, sustainability, and data analysis. Candidates pursuing their Management PhD are usually required to complete a dissertation based on their own research that provides a significant contribution to the field.

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PhD, Leadership: Curriculum and Instruction

Concordia University Chicago
Campus Full time 4 years October 2017 USA Chicago

Concordia University Chicago's doctoral program in leadership with a concentration in curriculum and instruction is for teachers who wish to pursue a program as educators and scholars preparing for leadership roles in public or private schools. [+]

PhDs in Management. PhD, Leadership: Curriculum and Instruction Concordia University Chicago's doctoral program in leadership with a concentration in curriculum and instruction is for teachers who wish to pursue a program as educators and scholars preparing for leadership roles in public or private schools. This program develops educational experts who can design, implement, evaluate and manage curriculum and instruction programs in K-12 schools. Learning Objectives Develop the abilities for research and critical thinking in the field of curriculum and instruction, with a theoretical and practical knowledge. Develop competency in curriculum evaluation, development and mapping. Improve understanding in the teaching and learning process. Build a strong professional background in areas related to curriculum and instruction. Support and lead reform and change efforts related to teacher development in schools. The coursework will assist in facilitating the exploration, discussion and understanding of the challenges and possibilities of teacher education. Course Requirements Academic Entry Requirements: Bachelor’s degree and master’s degree from a U.S. equivalent, regionally accredited institution Current Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or Miller Analogies Test scores (test taken within the prior three years) English Language Proficiency: IELTS: minimum 6.0 or TOEFL: minimum 60 (internet-based) or Michigan Test: minimum 85 Official test scores should be provided. International students who have earned an advanced degree from an accredited institution in the United States, or students from an international English-speaking university (in which the language of instruction is English) need not submit English language scores. Other Documents: Completed and signed application Objective statement Writing sample: Submit a paper from your master’s program that demonstrates your ability to write in a scholarly manner at a level typical of graduate work. This sample should approach, but not exceed, five pages in length Professional resume showing past experience: at least two years of successful teaching/administrative experience Copy of official transcript Copy of passport Foreign transcript evaluation* Two letters of recommendation Proof of English language proficiency Declaration of finances/bank statement/financial guarantee [-]

PhD in Management

Walden University
Online Full time Part time March 2017 USA USA Online

Whether you seek to share your expertise as an educator, a consultant, or a business leader, Walden’s ACBSP-accredited PhD in Management program can help you gain the skills you need to reach your professional goals. Examine the influence of management on employees and organizations and learn theories, concepts, and techniques for more effective decision making. Through a choice of specializations, you can prepare to meet the continuing challenges and opportunities that exist within your profession while conducting original research in an area that complements your interests. [+]

Whether you seek to share your expertise as an educator, a consultant, or a business leader, Walden’s ACBSP-accredited PhD in Management program can help you gain the skills you need to reach your professional goals. Examine the influence of management on employees and organizations and learn theories, concepts, and techniques for more effective decision making. Through a choice of specializations, you can prepare to meet the continuing challenges and opportunities that exist within your profession while conducting original research in an area that complements your interests. Specializations Finance Human Resource Management Information Systems Management Leadership and Organizational Change Self-Designed Walden’s BS in Business Administration, Master of Business Administration (MBA), Doctor of Business Administration (DBA), and PhD in Management programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). The MS in Accounting and BS in Accounting programs are also accredited by the ACBSP and have earned the organization’s Specialized Accounting Accreditation. [-]

Programa Doutoral em Gestão e Tratamento de Resíduos

University of Minho - School of Engineering
Campus Full time October 2017 Portugal Guimarães

O objectivo do PDGTR é proporcionar uma formação especializada que desenvolva nos estudantes a capacidade de contribuir para o avanço dos processos e tecnologias de tratamento e valorização de resíduos através da investigação criativa e autónoma. [+]

PhDs in Management. Programa Doutoral em Gestão e Tratamento de Resíduos O programa doutoral em Gestão e Tratamento de Resíduos (PDGTR) é constituído por uma parte curricular e pela elaboração de uma tese, perfazendo um total de 180 ECTS, dos quais 110 são relativos à dissertação e 70 a unidades curriculares. É um projeto de ensino inter-centros de investigação da Escola de Engenharia da Universidade do Minho (EEUM), envolvendo os Centros de Engenharia do Território, Ambiente e Construção (C-TAC), de Tecnologias Mecânicas e Materias (CT2M), Instituto de Polímeros e Compósitos (IPC) e de Engenharia Biológica (CEB). O objectivo do PDGTR é proporcionar uma formação especializada que desenvolva nos estudantes a capacidade de contribuir para o avanço dos processos e tecnologias de tratamento e valorização de resíduos através da investigação criativa e autónoma. O objectivo estruturante é promover a excelência e a investigação no domínio do tratamento e valorização de resíduos, com ênfase na procura de novas soluções e no correspondente projeto e modelação, na optimização de soluções já existentes e na exploração mais eficiente de instalações de tratamento, assim como na integração de tecnologias associadas, que permitam reduzir impactos ambientais negativos. Acesso a estudos superiores A conclusão deste curso de doutoramento permite a realização de atividade de investigação a nível de pós-doutoramento [-]

Self-Paced PhD in International Business Management

ISM - International School of Management
Campus Full time Part time 4 years September 2017 France Paris South Africa Cape Town Brazil São Paulo India Delhi China Shanghai USA New York + 11 more

The ISM PhD in International Business Management prepares experienced and highly motivated business professionals to embark on careers of engaged instruction and original research in academia [+]

Self-Paced PhD in International Business Management

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) program is designed for two types of candidates: experienced business executives who would like “to give something back” and assist in the development of future business leaders by becoming effective educators; and innovative teachers and/or researchers determined to make an impact by contributing to the body knowledge in their chosen disciplines. PhD candidates learn to make a difference through writing, speaking, teaching, researching, consulting, and undertaking entrepreneurial ventures.

The program emphasizes an understanding of management as it is practiced and interpreted across organizations, sectors, and cultures. Each candidate develops the research and teaching skills to generate and encourage new perspectives on management practice. It is designed to emphasize curricular leadership and to focus on applied and theoretical research that improves instruction and educational outcomes.... [-]


Doctor of Philosophy in Systems Engineering (Ph.D.)

The George Washington University - School of Engineering & Applied Science
Campus Full time 4 - 6 years September 2017 USA District of Columbia

Offered through the Department of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering, the Ph.D. program in Systems Engineering provides broad knowledge of the "systems approach" for designing and managing large-scale engineering systems throughout the lifecycle. Faculty research in systems engineering include: applied enterprise systems engineering and analysis; [+]

PhDs in Management. Program Overview Offered through the Department of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering, the Ph.D. program in Systems Engineering provides broad knowledge of the "systems approach" for designing and managing large-scale engineering systems throughout the lifecycle. Faculty research in systems engineering include: applied enterprise systems engineering and analysis; business and program development; critical infrastructure systems; risk assessment and management; and more. Students choose from the following areas of focus: Operations research and management science Systems engineering and integration Enterprise information assurance Doctor of Philosophy in Systems Engineering (Ph.D.) Credit hours (for those with a master's degree): 30 Credit hours (for those without a master's degree): 54 Duration: 4-6 years Prerequisite courses: Math 1231 Single Variable Calculus I Math 1232 Single Variable Calculus II APSC 3115 Engineering Analysis III Qualifying exams Proposal defense Final exam Post-graduate survey Program Requirements The program is divided into two stages. The first comprises a study of related fields of learning that support the general area of research focus and culminates in the qualifying examination. The second, composed of original research and the presentation of findings in a written dissertation, culminates in the final examination. Upon admission to the first stage of the program, the student will meet with their assigned advisor to structure their programs of study. Students who already have a master’s degree must complete a minimum of 30 credit hours at the graduate level, all of which must be completed by the end of the semester in which they take their doctoral qualifying exams (DQE). For students without master's degrees, a minimum of 54 credit hours in a formal program at the graduate level is required. In addition, all doctoral students take a minimum of 24 hours of dissertation research once they have been admitted to candidacy (post DQE). Program Prerequisites The following courses or their equivalent are prerequisites for the D.Sc. program and are required in addition to the credit hours discussed above: Math 31 Single-Variable Calculus I Math 32 S Single-Variable Calculus II APSC 3115 Engineering Analysis III If not met at admission, these courses must be completed within the first year of study. The Doctoral Program Coordinator will evaluate doctoral students after one year of study and any student who has not completed his/her prerequisites by that time will be in violation of their admissions contract and barred from further study. Core Courses All doctoral students are required to take the following three courses: EMSE 6765 Data Analysis for Engineers and Scientists (Offered in Spring and Fall) EMSE 8000 Research Formulation in EMSE (Offered in the Spring) EMSE 8001 Survey of Research Methods in EMSE (Offered in the Fall) It is recommended that students select an additional advanced methods course relevant to their doctoral work. Ph.D. Admissions Requirements Applicants must submit the following materials in order to be considered for admission into a master's program at SEAS. All materials except test scores must be uploaded to the online application form: Online Application Transcripts Scanned copies of unofficial transcripts are required from all colleges and universities attended, whether or not credit was earned; the program was not completed; or the credit appears as transfer credit on another transcript. Please ensure that all transcripts are properly scanned and attached to the online application form. Otherwise, applicants will receive notifications requesting legible transcripts, which may delay review of their application. Please do not mail official transcripts unless you are instructed to do so by a SEAS admissions officer. Admissions decisions are based on unofficial transcripts. For international applicants, please see additional requirements for attaching foreign transcripts to the online application. GRE scores The Graduate Records Examination (GRE) is required of all applicants, except for those applying for a Combined Five-Year Program. GRE scores must be sent to institution code 5246 through the Educational Testing Service (ETS). There is no minimum score required on the GRE for admission. However, applicants are encouraged to score within the 90th percentile of the Quantitative section of the exam in order to be considered competitive. To see average GRE scores from the most recent incoming class, visit the Graduate Student Profile. English proficiency exam scores (international applicants) International applicants who did not receive a degree from an institution situated in the United States or English-speaking country must also submit scores from the TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE Academic exams. Please view the International Admissions section for information on English language exam score requirements and sending scores to GW. Letters of Recommendation A minimum of three (3) letters of recommendation is required to be submitted with the online application form. At least one recommendation should be from an advisor and/or faculty member(s) at the institution from which you earned your highest degree. Statement of Purpose Applicants must include an essay of 400-600 words that clearly states their purpose in undertaking graduate study at the George Washington University; explains their academic objectives, research interests, and career plans; and discusses related qualifications including collegiate, professional, and community activities, as well as any other substantial accomplishments not already mentioned. It is strongly encouraged that essays stay within the 600 word limit. While applicants are not penalized for submitting longer essays, concise essays are more effective in demonstrating an applicant's motivation. The Statement of Purpose must be written by the applicant. Any essay found to have been written by anyone other than the applicant, or plagiarized from other published materials, will be withdrawn from consideration. Résumé/CV A current résumé or curriculum vitae (CV) should be uploaded with the online application form. If you have published articles in peer-reviewed publications, please include them as a hyperlink. Ph.D. applicants applicants must also demonstrate the following requirements in order to be considered for admission: A bachelor’s or master’s degree in an appropriate area from an accredited institution. If applicant has obtained a master’s degree, a minimum grade point average of 3.5 (on a scale of 4.0) is required. If applicant has only obtained a bachelor’s degree, the minimum grade point average must be a 3.3 (on a scale of 4.0). [-]

Doctor of Hotel and Tourism Management (D.HTM)

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University - School of Hotel and Tourism Management
Campus Full time Part time 2.5 - 5 years September 2017 Hong Kong Kowloon + 1 more

The hallmark of a world-leading doctoral programme is not only the research it generates but also the extent to which it provides graduates with outstanding career opportunities [+]

The hallmark of a world-leading doctoral programme is not only the research it generates but also the extent to which it provides graduates with outstanding career opportunities. The SHTM prepares students for leadership positions in their chosen careers by offering the world’s first professional D.HTM degree. The D.HTM programme has been designed for academics, senior industry executives and senior staff in governmental and non-governmental hospitality and tourism organisations. Since its inception in 2007, the programme attracts a range of professionals interested in augmenting their careers, from experienced practitioners and government representatives to academics. Its specific Asian focus, unique combination of subjects and research, and flexible delivery pattern enables industry professionals to develop their skills while remaining in the workforce. Developed to meet the ever more demanding needs of both industry and academia, the D.HTM satisfies the growing demand for a new capstone academic qualifications. This programme prepares graduates to advance their careers by developing innovation, creativity and research skills within an Asian context. Graduates of this ground-breaking programme have taken on both academic and industry roles that reflect their enhanced skillsets and leadership aspirations. [-]

PhD in Transformative Studies (Online Program)

California Institute of Integral Studies
Online & Campus Combined Full time 2 years September 2017 USA San Francisco

The primary focus of the doctoral program in Transformative Studies is to develop thought-leaders who are committed to exploring leading-edge issues in innovative ways that combine scholarship, creativity, and self-inquiry. [+]

PhDs in Management. Transformative Studies (Online Program) FALL ADMISSION ONLY Scholarship, Creativity, Self-Inquiry The primary focus of the doctoral program in Transformative Studies is to develop thought-leaders who are committed to exploring leading-edge issues in innovative ways that combine scholarship, creativity, and self-inquiry. The program places great value on developing the ability to participate in the scholarly discourse through publication, and on the importance of viewing academic inquiry as an opportunity for personal and social transformation, while grounding transformative processes in academic depth, rigor, and imagination. The program focuses on the development of the following capacities: Making an original transdisciplinary research contribution in a chosen area of inquiry. Engaging in inquiry as a creative and collaborative process in the context of a community of learners. Engaging inquiry as an integral, spiritual, and transformative process of personal and social transformation.Applying one’s research to real-world problems, articulating and embodying one’s values, and skillfully putting theory into practice. Program Format for the Transformative Studies Program The Transformative Studies program is offered in an online format. Students work in the online environment of the CIIS virtual classroom. During the two years of coursework, the students meet twice a year in the Bay Area for five- to seven-day residential intensives. Because intensives are an essential aspect of the learning experience, participation in the intensives is mandatory. Apply to the Transformative Studies Program This program draws diverse students-artists, attorneys, educators, ministers, social workers-who are passionate and self-directed, but who appreciate the creative questions raised by an international community of learners. Four intensive weeks spent at CIIS reinforce the strong bonds that students form online. After an experiential capstone project, our graduates pursue a variety of professions, including university and online teaching, organizational and diversity consulting, filmmaking, and international management. Admission to the Program Applicants to the Transformative Studies doctoral program must submit an autobiographical statement and two letters of recommendation, with at least one from an academic advisor or someone familiar with the applicant's ability to do advanced academic work. Applicants are also asked to provide a recent example of scholarly writing, a résumé of relevant experiences, and, of particular importance, a one- to three-page statement of how the resources of this curriculum will be used to advance a chosen inquiry. Skills and Competencies The successful applicant will have demonstrated skills and competencies in his or her field of work, which might be in such areas as education, health care, the arts, social activism, psychology, organizational development, or corporate management. Applicants should have a demonstrated capacity to learn and to work both independently and collaboratively. All students must have consistent access to a computer with the capacity to navigate the Internet and the web, and the ability to use the online medium for ongoing dialogue. This transdisciplinary program combines a sophisticated understanding of ways to structure knowledge with the ability to apply that knowledge in original research. Students experience inquiry as a transformative process, exploring multiple theoretical approaches in a variety of disciplines, and skillfully matching appropriate methods to research questions. Award-winning teacher and author Allan Combs directs the Focus in Integral Studies. [-]

4-year Ph.D. in Management

Kozminski University
Campus Full time 4 - 4 years October 2017 Poland Warsaw

A Ph.D. degree is useful in any field. It is highly esteemed e.g. in financial-assurance sector, in public administration, in politics, or in consulting. A doctoral degree proves highest intellectual abilities of its holder. It is a kind of intellectual nobility and is a sign of belonging to certain elite. It is also a scholarly degree widely recognized on the international market. [+]

Why choose a Ph.D. at Kozminski? Kozminski is a school with a view and with a vision. Ph.D. candidates enter a diverse environment for creative leadership that challenges their minds and hearts to create a better world. Kozminski is a leader in terms of addressing ethics, sustainability and corporate social responsibility, while exploring philosophical and artistic aspects of managing and leading. Creativity and innovation are at the very heart of Kozminski University Ph.D. programme. We offer you: • Internationally acclaimed faculty; • A challenging, creative and supportive environment for exploring issues that matter to you; • An atmosphere of collegiality and inspiration; • Engagement at deep levels of research, knowledge creation, questioning and reflection. Kozminski Ph.D. academic objectives We expect that the students completing the Ph.D. programme will be able to: • analyse and formulate relevant research questions, that aim at making significant contributions to their field of research; • conceptualise and implement with rigor research designs and methodologies that allow to contribute to expand the frontiers of knowledge in their research field; • effectively and clearly communicate orally and in writing, participate in international conferences, collaborate in international research groups and publish in top journals; • be able to hold positions in leading academic and research institutions, lead research, development and innovation projects in various organizations outside of academia. Who should enroll in the Ph.D. programme? We are looking for candidates - early stage research professionals - that have a passion for research and have the ambition to become leading scholars in their field. Characteristics of a potential candidate for a Kozminski University Ph.D. programme: • is ambitious; • aspires to build a career in management research; • is able to analyse complex problems; • is highly proficient in English; • has obtained excellent study results in the past; • has a Master degree in a field that is relevant to his or her Ph.D. project Participants' profile Participants must have an interest in research in addition to excellent academic transcripts. The programme is open to graduates from various disciplines (Management, Economics, Engineering, Psychology, Sociology and other disciplines related to management) that aim to make significant theoretical and methodological contributions to Management Research. The regular period of doctoral studies is four years. In the first two years scientific-methodical courses are to be completed as well as courses in management and economics. Years 3 and 4 are primarily devoted to writing the thesis. The course of study ends with the “disputation”. The doctoral students of the programme who are closely linked to the researching and teaching activities of the faculty members, are given four years to fully conduct their personal research project. These four years are an opportunity for them to prepare their future entry into the world of international academics by the means of publications and participations in scientific events. Two processes are designed to help students make progress in their thesis work: Progress Workshop: each of the doctoral students presents their progress in their research study at least once per year. The objective is not to evaluate the work but to help the student in his or her research orientation. This workshop gathers doctoral students, the thesis director, the programme director and other professors chosen internally or externally in accordance with the thesis subject. Annual Assessment: each of the doctoral students presents a general result of his or her activities (thesis, publications, teachings, assistance, etc.) and his or her projects planned for the following year. The objective is to validate the work done in the previous year and to prepare the stages planned for the following year. The participants include: the thesis director, the programme director and possibly other professors chosen internally or externally. It takes place in June. Curriculum The main goal of the Ph.D. programme is to help its students acquire the fundamental skills of a researcher as well as a teacher. The students also work towards their thesis, a research project of great importance and of the utmost quality. Apart from the dissertation work, the doctoral programme provides a general and thorough research training, a chosen field of specialization and a teaching and educational training, totalling around 500 course hours. The programme has 7 modules: - Introduction to doing research, - Methods workshops, - Selected discipline topics, - Advanced research topics, - Research hand-on, - Teaching experience, - Skills workshops. REQUIREMENTS AND ADMISSION Application fees (150€) Ph.D. (year 1,2,3,4): €3 500 per semester Students entering the Ph.D. programme are also required to pay the registration fee. 1. Personal Questionnaire and Application In order to begin the process, complete your Personal Questionnaire and Application. 2. Submit your application package Submit the complete set of documents at the Ph.D. Studies Centre (room A105) in person or via mail or e-mail: phd@kozminski.edu.pl. 3. Supporting documents Submit all of the supporting documents. 4. Interview Interviews can be made by telephone/Skype or face-to-face. Candidates are informed about the results of their qualification interview no more than 3 days after the interview. 5. Admission decision and the contract Upon receiving the admission decision, a candidate should sign a contract regarding the payment of tuition. Admission requirements We attach great importance to the three criteria: your prior academic background; the relevance of your proposed research problem; the fit of your proposal within the overall research activity of our Faculty. Applicants to the Kozminski University Ph.D. Programme must hold a Master degree or equivalent and must have a solid knowledge of English. The first step in the selection process is the application file. Documents to provide: - Application form, - CV and cover letter motivating your choice of pursuing a Ph.D. in Management at Kozminski University, - 2 letters of recommendation, - A 5-page Research Problem Statement (including bibliographic references), - Any research material that might be useful (dissertation, paper...) in .pdf format, - Copies of diplomas and transcript your degrees (Bachelor and Master) - Language Aptitude test results (TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC), - GMAT or GRE score, - Photocopy of ID card or passport, - 1 digital photo and 4 recent passport-size photos, - Application fees (150€) and payment confirmation. Candidates selected by the admissions committee after a first screening will have half an hour to present their motivation to the interview panel. The date and the time will be set individually for each candidate. To be considered for a position in the Ph.D. in Management programme candidates are expected to have: •At least an MSc, MA or MPhil degree in business or economics, or from related fields such as psychology, sociology, engineering, mathematics, etc. (depending on Ph.D. project). •Excellent results in their first degree/graduate study. •Explicit interest in and motivation for scientific research. •GMAT-test (Graduate Management Admission Test) or GRE-test (Graduate Record Examinations) is required for all entering students. The test results should not be older than five years. - Language Aptitude test results (TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC), - GMAT or GRE score, - Photocopy of ID card or passport, - 1 digital photo and 4 recent passport-size photos, - Application fees (150€) and payment confirmation. Candidates selected by the admissions committee after a first screening will have half an hour to present their motivation to the interview panel. The date and the time will be set individually for each candidate. To be considered for a position in the Ph.D. in Management programme candidates are expected to have: •At least an MSc, MA or MPhil degree in business or economics, or from related fields such as psychology, sociology, engineering, mathematics, etc. (depending on Ph.D. project). •Excellent results in their first degree/graduate study. •Explicit interest in and motivation for scientific research. •GMAT-test (Graduate Management Admission Test) or GRE-test (Graduate Record Examinations) is required for all entering students. The test results should not be older than five years. Admission Process: When to apply The admission process is continuous. The application process starts: -first round in April and finishes on June 15, 2016, -second round (subject to place availability) to September 8, 2016. However, we recommend that you begin the admission process as soon as possible. Candidates from the outside of the European Union should also take into account the additional time needed for visa applications. How to apply To begin the process, you need to: 1. Send us the required documentation. 2. Interview Interviews can be made by telephone/Skype or face-to-face. 3. Final decision The decision will be made by the end of June (first round applications). The decision regarding the second round of applications, which is a subject to place availability, will be made by the end of September. CONTACT: Rafał Dobosz Ph.D. Programme Office A105 phd@kozminski.edu.pl Skype – sdalka105 Kozminski University Jagiellonska str 59 03-301 Warsaw www.kozminski.edu.pl/phd [-]

MIT Zaragoza PhD Program in Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Zaragoza Logistics Center
Campus Full time 4 years August 2017 Spain Zaragoza

The main aim of the PhD Program on Logistics and Supply Chain Management is to develop outstanding scholars who will pursue distinguished careers in research and education. Students work intensively with our faculty to create new knowledge in fields of interest such as supply chain coordination, inventory management, supply chain finance, supply chain risk management and security, and supply chain innovation. [+]

PhDs in Management. MIT Zaragoza PhD Program in Logistics and Supply Chain Management The main aim of the PhD Program on Logistics and Supply Chain Management is to develop outstanding scholars who will pursue distinguished careers in research and education. Students work intensively with our faculty to create new knowledge in fields of interest such as supply chain coordination, inventory management, supply chain finance, supply chain risk management and security, and supply chain innovation. First and second year PhD students typically complete PhD level courses offered by the MIT-Zaragoza International Logistics Program, such as probability and stochastic processes, empirical methods, integer and dynamic programming, inventory management and game theory. Second year PhD students spend a semester at MIT and have the opportunity of studying at other leading business and engineering schools. The dissertation typically requires two more years to complete. At the end of second year, students must pass a comprehensive qualifying exam, when the student becomes a candidate for the PhD and focuses on dissertation research. The program provides students with the following: Financial Aid Multicultural academic and research experience in both the EU and the US MIT SCALE Network: Multi-continent experience A unique focused PhD program on SCM Teaching assistantships in our Masters Faculty network with strong credentials Official PhD degree awarded by the University of Zaragoza Certificate from MIT Full time dedication This full-time program follows the highest international quality standards for doctoral studies, from the rigorous admissions process, continuous high-performance control process, to the comprehensive exam and thesis defense, enabling graduates to take faculty positions at leading universities around the world or to become innovation leaders for international companies. FIRST YEAR COURSEWORK (subject to change) Quarter 1 Introduction to Math Mathematical Programming Financial Systems and SCM Statistics and Probability Models. Quarter 2 Empirical Methods Econometrics Inventory Management. Elective ZLOG Quarter 3 PhD Summer Academy SECOND YEAR COURSEWORK Courses will depend on the research field of interest of the students. THE ADMISSION PROCESS FOR ACADEMIC YEAR 2017-2018 IS NOW OPENFINANCIAL AID All admitted PhD students are eligible for financial aid, in terms of fellowship to cover tuition and stipend for living expenses or funding from companies or organizations that sponsor research at ZLC or full scholarship. The program also encourages admitted PhD students to search for other external financial support. ASSISTANTSHIPS Assistantships are offered to cover tuition and a stipend for living expenses: RA (Research Assistant): It may be offered when available by funded research projects, from 1st year. TA (Teaching Assistant): 3rd year and after depending on teaching capabilities. Candidates can also obtain grants from their countries, EU, research institutions, private companies, etc. “PHD IN LOGISTICS AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT” program is supported by the European Social Fund, participating in the Operational Programme 2014-2020. FEES International ZLC Tuition 1st year: 10,000 € 2nd year: 10,000 €* 3rd year: 6,500 € 4rd year: 6,500 € Total: 33,000 € (4 years) *Students who successfully pass the Qualifying exam after the 2nd year, will obtain a Certificate in Research in Logistics and SCM, from ZLC and MIT-Zaragoza International Logistics Program. [-]

PhD in Industrial Engineering and Operations Management

Koc University - Istanbul Turkey
Campus Full time September 2017 Turkey İstanbul

Protable design and operation of modern industrial and service systems require integration of human,material, equipment and nancial resources. In recent years this integration has become [+]

PhD in Industrial Engineering and Operations Management

 

Protable design and operation of modern industrial and service systems require integration of human,material, equipment and nancial resources. In recent years this integration has become tighterdue to the inclusion of information technology, and resulted in more complex systems. Industrial Engineering research focuses on quantitative analysis, synthesis and management of such complex systems. The aliated faculty members come from the Industrial Engineering department of the College of Engineering, the Operations and Information Systems group of the College of Administrative Sciences and Economics, and other related elds. Our research areas are diverse, including Logistics, Supply Chain Management, Service Operations, Production Systems, Stochastic Processes, Financial Engineering, Mathematical Programming, Data Mining and Bioinformatics. The programs are built on the basic methodologies of operations research and their applications in manufacturing, distribution and service industries. Graduates of the M.S. program have been placed in respectable Ph.D. programs in North America, Europe and Turkey as well as various professional positions in industry since 2003. The first graduates of the Ph.D. program were produced in 2009 and they are pursuing their academic career either through a post-doc program or by joining respectable universities in Turkey or abroad. While our M.S. program provides a strong foundation for academic studies in terms of Industrial Engineering knowledge as well as developing research skills, our Ph.D. program provides advanced education emphasizing the discovery of new scientific knowledge through extensive research experience. The aim is to produce competitive research results and educate the future leaders of the profession. The potential opportunities for graduates of the programs are diverse and include: For M.S. graduates, continuing their graduate studies with the best Ph.D. programs worldwide, and for Ph.D. students, starting their academic career in respectable universities worldwide; employment in private and government organizations where they can provide the necessary technical and managerial expertise and leadership; starting new business ventures in industry or in services.... [-]


PhD in Management

Durham University Business School
Campus Full time July 2017 United Kingdom Durham

The Department of Management & Marketing is a diverse and dynamic hub of thinking with over 50 active researchers. We teach courses at both undergraduate and graduate levels in the main management fields of strategy, organisational behavior, leadership, HRM, marketing, entrepreneurship, public management, operations, and international business. [+]

PhDs in Management. The PhD is the highest academic degree and as such Durham graduates are in demand for academic posts in leading universities and top business schools; for business and management consultancy in commerce and industry; and for senior management roles in private sector organisations and government institutions. Whatever your goals, the Durham PhD gives you the opportunity to combine rigorous academic theory with research to influence the world of business and make a unique contribution to your field of study. It attracts exceptional students of the highest calibre, and in conjunction with scholars internationally-renowned for their research and thought leadership, the PhD programme at Durham University Business School is both challenging and stimulating. As part of our vibrant and welcoming research-led community, you will work alongside a diverse faculty of research students and international academics to develop a critical command of your subject. You will cultivate high-level skills of analysis and appraisal, be able to use a range of research methodologies, and will work independently. Built on strong and broad foundations in Management Knowledge, our research focuses on the real challenges faced by managers across the Business spectrum The Department of Management & Marketing is a diverse and dynamic hub of thinking with over 50 active researchers. We teach courses at both undergraduate and graduate levels in the main management fields of strategy, organisational behavior, leadership, HRM, marketing, entrepreneurship, public management, operations, and international business. Our teaching and research are closely linked and we cover areas that are relevant to organisations and managers at various stages of development, from small start-ups to large multi-national firms. We link closely with the business community, public and voluntary organisations to ensure our work both informs and responds to the dynamic world of management. Staff Peter Allen Senior Teaching Fellow Barbara Bechter Lecturer in HR Management Joanna Berry Senior Teaching Fellow in Entrepreneurship Bernd Brandl Reader in Management Susanne Braun Senior Lecturer in Leadership Paul Burrows Teaching Fellow in Management Glenn Carroll Professor in Organisational Behaviour Timothy Clark Professor of Organisational Behaviour and Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Social Sciences and Health) Alison Collins Impact and Engagement Officer Li Ding Lecturer in Operations Management Nick Ellis Professor of Marketing Management, Director of PhD Programme Olga Epitropaki Professor in Management Kiran Fernandes Fellow Nickolas Goumagias Post Doctoral Research Fellow Les Graham Senior Teaching Fellow in Strategy David Greatbatch Professor James Gudgeon Business Behavior Analyst (KTP Associate) Rosalie Hall Professor of Management Peter Hamilton Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management Michael T Hannan Professor of Organisation Theory Mariann Hardey Lecturer in Marketing Deborah Harrison Child Poverty Coordinator Xinming He Director of MSc Marketing Jonquil Hinson Teaching Fellow in Marketing, Course Director – BA Marketing/M Programmes John Hirst Senior Teaching Fellow in Management Julie Hodges Senior Teaching Fellow in Management, MBA Programme Director Hazel H. Huang Lecturer in Marketing Mathew (Mat) Hughes Reader in Entrepreneurial Management/PhD Programme Director Paul Hughes Senior Lecturer in Strategy Michael Humphreys Professor of Organisation Studies Gopalkrishnan R. Iyer Visiting Chair in Marketing Alan Jessop Senior Lecturer in Operational Research Satomi Kimino Lecturer in Management Gretchen Larsen Senior Lecturer in Marketing Mark Learmonth Professor of Organisation Studies/Deputy Dean (Research) Min Liu Lecturer in Management, MSc Managment Route Leader (International Business) Robert Lord Professor of Leadership John Mawson Director of the Institute for Local Governance Robert McMurray Senior Lecturer in Management, Executive MBA Programme Director Susan Miller Professorial Senior Teaching Fellow Riccardo Mogre Lecturer in Operations Management Geoff Moore Professor of Business Ethics Mona Moufahim Lecturer in Marketing Mary Mundell Teaching Fellow in Marketing Michael Nicholson Professorial Fellow in Marketing Andrew Pendleton Professor of Human Resource Management Dayna Platts KTP Associate in Marketing Strategy and Supply Chain Development Laszlo Polos Professor of Organisational Theory/Director, Durham DBA Birgit Schyns Professor in Organisational Behaviour Manish Shukla Lecturer in Operations Management Carlos M.P. Sousa Professor of International Marketing Ian Stone Professorial Fellow Dylan Sutherland Lecturer in Management Mark Tadajewski Professor of Marketing Jill Tidmarsh Fellow Christos Tsinopoulos Senior Lecturer in Operations & Project Management & Director of Master in Management Programmes & MSc Marketing Board of Examiners Philip Warwick Senior Teaching Fellow in Management Paul Westhead Chair in Entrepreneurship/MSc Management Route Leader- Entrepreneurship Christopher Williams Reader in Management Barbara Wisse Chair in Managment Sarah Xiao Senior Lecturer in Marketing & Programme Director, Fudan DBA Ji (Karena) Yan Lecturer in Marketing Athina Zeriti Lecturer in Marketing Qin Zhou Lecturer in Management PhD: Take the next step We have two intakes each year, in October and January. Closing dates for applications are: January 2017 intake: 31 October 2016 October 2017 intake: 31 July 2017 For PhD Integrated Studies (full time) there is one intake per year in October. The closing date is 31 July. What do I need first? English language requirements: If English is not your first language you will need IELTS 7.0 (no element below 6.5) or Pearson Test of English Overall Score 70+ (No element below 62). Please note that these can be no more than 2 years old at the month the programme starts, eg. for a programme commencing in October 2014 the IELTS or PTE test must have been taken in or after October 2012). Further information about acceptable tests. For UK students: A Masters degree, normally with a mark of at least 65% in your Masters dissertation. For non-UK students: A degree that is equivalent to a UK Masters. You also need to have completed and passed (at a level equivalent to at least 65%) a dissertation module. Check the full list of equivalent qualifications. It is important that your general research interests match those of at least one member of our academic staff. For information on the range of expertise and experience of our academic faculty and details of their research interests, see Our People. If you have any questions about finding a potential supervisor, we’re happy to help. Please get in touch with the Research Admissions Team. The Application Process Successful application is based on your ability to meet the entry requirements, your research proposal and the School's capacity to provide relevant supervision for your research. Our admissions process follows three stages: Stage One Please ensure that: you meet our entry requirements (above) you can meet the financial requirements of the programme you have your research proposal ready. Stage Two Applications should be made using the on-line application form. You will be asked for the following information: academic qualifications and career to date an outline of your research interests the names and addresses of two academic referees any specific support needs you may have (see Disability Support) your chosen College. (If you wish to read for a full-time programme you must become a member of one of our Colleges as well as being accepted by a department. The following documents should also be submitted online as part of your application. Without these documents your application cannot be processed: Research proposal of 1500-2000 words. Please submit your proposal within the section of the online application entitled 'Other Relevant Experience'. However, if your research proposal contains tables or equations, please upload your document via the 'supporting documents' section under 'Scholarships/Other'. Advice on writing a research proposal. A 300-500 word abstract giving a summary of the Research Proposal Copies of certificates of degrees awarded (up to 3 may be uploaded) Copies of transcripts of modules studied (up to 3 may be uploaded) Evidence of proficiency in English (where this is not your first language) Two references, one of which must be academic.(Reference letters should be emailed directly to us by your referees using the downloadable reference form.) Download the reference form Your Curriculum Vitae. If you have any problems attaching your supporting documents to your online application, you may email them to us. Stage Three We will process your application on the basis of all the information provided and will normally let you know our decision within four to six weeks. In certain circumstances we may need to request further information. A successful application will be sent to Durham University's Student Recruitment and Admissions Office (SRAO) with a recommendation for approval. (We will contact you direct if we are unable to recommend your application for approval.) The SRAO is responsible for approving all postgraduate applications. You should be aware that approval by the SRAO is not a formality and that in some cases where we recommended approval, the SRAO will be unable to support this. Until you receive an offer from the Student Recruitment and Admissions Office, you have not received a formal offer of a place. [-]

PhD Programme

NHH Norwegian School of Economics
Campus Full time 4 years August 2017 Norway Bergen

As a young researcher at NHH you will work closely with leading professors within your chosen field, having access to the sophisticated research resources and thriving intellectual community that will help develop your academic interests. [+]

PhD at NHH The PhD programme at NHH is designed for those seeking a specialisation within the fields of economics and business administration for challenging jobs in the private and public sector. Although the majority of our PhD graduates go on to work in academic institutions, an increasing number of graduates take on positions in management, consultancy and larger organisations. The NHH PhD programme offers specialisations in six different fields: Accounting Economics Finance Management Science Strategy and Management Professional and Intercultural Communication As a young researcher at NHH you will work closely with leading professors within your chosen field, having access to the sophisticated research resources and thriving intellectual community that will help develop your academic interests. NHHs PhD programme starts every year in August. NHH PhD research scholarships are fully funded for four years on very competitive terms. PhD research scholarships include a commitment to work 25% as a teaching and/or research assistant for the school while enrolled on the PhD programme. The annual salary for the PhD Research Scholarships is currently € 46 400. NHH provides generous research funds for travelling and conference participation, and a bonus system for publications in top international journals. ... [-]

Phd. Business Management

Sales Manager Akademie am Studienzentrum Hohe Warte
Online Part time 4 years October 2017 Austria Vienna

The philosophy of the study center is characterized by responding to individual requirements and needs of the students. The above-average success and satisfaction rate of graduates is based on methodological work in small groups and interactive learning and teaching at a high academic level directly related to the practical daily work of students. [+]

PhDs in Management. The Study Centre Hohewarte (SHW) is cooperating successfully for years with universities at home and abroad in the field of doctoral study programs. The offer of this PhD program reflects the current education trend that also Degrees and Diplomas Europe's borders have fallen. The new European Higher Education Area is also the study center Hohewarte feels connected. The philosophy of the study center is characterized by responding to individual requirements and needs of the students. The above-average success and satisfaction rate of graduates is based on methodological work in small groups and interactive learning and teaching at a high academic level directly related to the practical daily work of students. Audience and Prerequisites target group The target audience for this doctoral program are university graduates with a degree from the second academic level (Master, Bachelor + Master, engineer) or a comparable academic training who aspire to a higher academic qualification and want to realize the promotion part-time in the foreseeable future. Entrance Requirements From student applicants is a University degree with 300 ECTS Credits (master's degree, bachelor's and 180 master 120) or demonstrate a comparable academic training. Acceptance procedure For admissions following documents must be submitted: CV english certified copies of graduation (diploma certificate, degree certificate, Diploma Supplement) Dissertation Draft: Framework project description on the subject of dissertation (scope of 10 pages) copy of passport Study organization and curriculum Study contents This part-time doctoral program is tailored to the needs of the target group. Besides the Dissertantenseminaren and seminars on the compulsory and elective subjects scientific activity comprises mainly the drafting of the thesis and the publication of research results in prestigious international media as well as the active participation in the scientific conferences. study Programme The courses can be attended online or classroom sessions and are presented mostly in English. Mandatory subjects: Macroeconomics and Micro Economics Quantitative methods in business management research Selected chapters on Management Selected chapters on Business Management Two electives: Financial Management I Financial Management II Methods of Optimization of Business Management innovation management marketing management Strategic HRM The individual composition of the study program is carried out in consultation with the academic supervisor. The curriculum includes a total of 4 compulsory and 2 elective courses. The publication of the research results in the dissertation topic in international trade media is mandatory. Interim results of the thesis will be presented at scientific conferences. Examinations Thesis examination: Can be stored at the earliest after the first year, if by then at least 75 credits were worked out. Dissertation defense: At the conclusion of the study the submitted dissertation before a committee of the university to defend for management. dissertation Degree: Philosophiae Doctor (PhD.) The title is awarded by the Academy of Management Bratislava. The School of Management is an accredited private college Slovak. This doctoral program the College of Management is a part-time research-based academic training for managers in industry and government. After achieving an appropriate scientific qualification, this course leads in four years for PhD Philosophiae Doctor (PhD.). dissertation topic The focus of the doctoral program is from the start on the elaboration of the thesis as well as a parallel Begleitstudium that with an independent examination (dissertation examination) closes. The dissertation is about 130 - include 150 pages. To ensure that benefit the previous practical work focuses on the dissertation, the thematic ideas of the PhD in cooperation with the scientific supervisors are largely integrated in the doctoral project. In this way, an appropriate professional use of academic work and a more manageable length of study are possible. Studienleistung Dissertation: about 130-150 pages 2- 3 publications in scientific journals Participation in 2 - 3 Science Conferences Scientific (teaching) activity [-]

PhD Program in Management

McGill University
Campus Full time 3 - 5 years September 2017 Canada Montreal

The Desautels PhD program participates in a joint doctoral program that brings together the four leading Montreal universities (HEC-Montreal, Concordia, UQAM, and McGill). As a result, students gain access to the rich doctoral offerings from other universities and are expected to include professors from other universities on their committees. [+]

The Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill, renowned world-wide for cutting edge research, offers a PhD Program in Management where outstanding students conduct fundamental research at the frontiers of management knowledge and practice. With the collaboration of faculty and industry leaders, the program prepares students to become autonomous researchers, whose teaching, publications and consulting activities contribute to leading universities and organizations around the world. The Desautels PhD program participates in a joint doctoral program that brings together the four leading Montreal universities (HEC-Montreal, Concordia, UQAM, and McGill). As a result, students gain access to the rich doctoral offerings from other universities and are expected to include professors from other universities on their committees. Areas of specialization Before entering the PhD in Management Program at Desautels, students must select an area of specialization from one of the following or from a combination thereof: Accounting Finance Information Systems Marketing Operations Management Organizational Behaviour Strategy and Organization Accounting The PhD specialization in Accounting focuses on issues related to the use of accounting information by various users (i.e., investors, financial analysts), the effect of regulations and of changes in accounting practices and theory. These include financial reporting and disclosure, management accounting and control systems, and auditing. Finance The PhD specialization in Finance prepares students for research-oriented academic careers. While students from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply, the typical student holds an undergraduate or a master degree in economics, finance, mathematics, statistics, computer science, engineering or physics. All admitted students will receive funding of at least $20,000 per year for a four year period. Information Systems The objectives of the PhD specialization in Information Systems (IS) are to promote theoretical and applied research on topics related to information systems practice with a combined focus on scientific rigour and relevance. Marketing The PhD specialization in Marketing is concerned with the behavior of consumers, competitors and intermediaries, and the outcomes of their decisions as they relate to the performance of firms and brands. An interdisciplinary field, marketing relies considerably on fields such as psychology, economics, statistics and sociology to develop theory and methodology. Operations Management The PhD specialization in Operations Management is typically characterized by a blend of theoretical and applied research. In addition to the Management Science Research Center of McGill, the area members are affiliated with two main inter-University research centers, GÉRAD and CIRRELT. Organizational Behaviour The fundamental objective of the PhD specialization in Organizational Behaviour is to train world-class researchers in this field. The term "organizational behaviour" refers to a collection of theory and research that focuses on individual and group attitudes, cognitions and behaviours in organizations. Strategy and Organization The PhD specialization in Strategy and Organization is designed to train students in the theory and methods of strategy and organization. Desautels is renowned for its process approach to strategy – a focus on the dynamics through which strategies emerge and are realized in organizations, and the particular concepts and methodologies for studying the dynamics of strategic change. Program structure Phase I: Preparation (3 to 12 months) Before entering the program, you will have selected your area of specialization from the following areas or a combination of them: Accounting Finance Information Systems Operations Management Marketing Organizational Behaviour Strategy and Organization NSERC CREATE Enviro option The required courses in Phase I include: Graduate level courses (as required): Determined at the time of registration, course requirements will depend on the student's academic background and/or the desired area of specialization. Management Research Statistics (MGSC 706): Topics include simple, multiple, polynomial and stepwise regression; matrix approach to regression; one-way analysis of variance, two-way analysis of variance with and without replication; analysis of covariance; multiple comparison procedures; non-parametric statistical methods; one- and multi-sample problems; tests of randomness; and exercises using statistical computer programs. Phase II - Specialization (18 to 24 months) When you enter Phase II of the program, you will form a Phase II Advisory Committee of three or more members. At least one professor must represent one of the other universities participating in the joint program. This committee will supervise all of your Phase II work. Its role is threefold: To approve specialization and support field course selection To supervise the Research Paper To administer your Comprehensive Exam and provide you with an agreed list of texts and articles to prepare for the exam. Phase II is initiated by your filing of the Phase II form, which lists committee members and requirements with tentative completion dates. This phase consists of: Seminar on Research Methodology (or approved equivalent course): An introduction to the fundamentals of research methodology (scientific method, research methods used in management, multiple-method approach), research validity, research measurement and qualitative research techniques. Seminar in Pedagogy (or approved equivalent course): Presenting the main methods, tools and support activities used in the teaching of management (i.e. lecture method, cases, teaching through practice, etc.), this seminar gives participants the opportunity to practice and improve their teaching skills, and to reflect on university teaching and the place of teaching in an academic career. A minimum of four courses in the student's area of specialization A minimum of two courses in the student's support field A research paper Preparation and completion of a comprehensive exam Phase III - Dissertation (12 to 24 months) All Phase III work is supervised by your Phase III Dissertation Committee. This committee may be the same as your Phase II Advisory Committee, or may be reconstituted, again with representation from at least one other participating university. This third phase begins with filing a Phase III form, which contains a list of committee members and a one page description of your research topic. You then publicly present your thesis proposal, which must be formally approved by your thesis committee. Once the research and written dissertation are completed, you publicly defend your thesis as the final step of the PhD. \ Admissions The McGill PhD in Management aims to attract individuals who possess a strong academic background, personal initiative, and the potential to become excellent researchers. Applicants are assessed according to their past academic record, evaluations by former professors or supervisors, performance on standard graduate examinations, relevant work experience and the fit between their interests and the Faculty's focus and objectives. The McGill Doctoral Committee reviews all completed applications and makes the final admission recommendations to the Joint Doctoral Committee and to the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research for final approval. Candidates typically hold a Master's-level degree, with a strong academic record from a recognized university. The PhD in Management is a full-time program only. 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PhD In Entrepreneurship And Innovation

The Department of European Studies “Jean Monnet“
Online & Campus Combined Full time 3 years February 2017 Switzerland Locarno

Doctorate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation aims to create the competitive knowledge to strengthen the proactive and innovative capacity of individuals and societies to address and manage change. Build capacity at all levels for the creation of ... [+]

PhDs in Management. The educational program, set out from year to year by the Teaching, includes monographic courses and cycles of seminars equivalent to 10 CFU per year and laboratory activities corresponding to 50 CFU per year. Teaching is divided into integrated elective courses (6 credits to be chosen from a shortlist of the various curricula) and in seminars, workshops and additional courses approved or recommended by the Teaching (4 CFU). Skills acquired at the end of the studies Knowledge, understanding and mastery of modern methods and techniques and skills specific to the scientific field of biomedicine and health Creativity and originality in the interpretation of scientific knowledge in the field of biomedicine and health Ability to apply knowledge to research and develop new concepts, hypotheses and projects that will generate new knowledge and and / or their application in the field of biomedicine and health, and to conduct objective and critical analysis with particular reference to the evaluation and synthesis of scientific results own and other scholars Analyze and evaluate the decision-making processes in complex matters involving major responsibilities from a scientific, ethical and social Knowing how to present your ideas, concepts and results, have clearly and effectively communicating the results relative to both the activities' of scientific research and professional and, more generally, to know how to communicate positively Demonstrate adequate capacity to learn, steady progress both in theory and in practice; possess appropriate methodological sense in the field of biomedicine and health Demonstrate possession of the qualities and skills necessary for employment in senior positions at university hospitals, clinics, medical research institutions and for self-employment Research areas The course is divided into four curricula, each of which covers different areas of research: Physiology general physiology Cellular and Molecular Neurophysiology Physiology of the nervous system and the higher functions Physiology of organs and apparatuses exercise physiology Biochemistry General Biochemistry zymurgy Cellular Biochemistry Clinical Biochemistry Biochemical technologies Pharmacology Basic pharmacology, molecular pharmacology and toxicology Pharmacology and Pharmacoepidemiology clinical Pharmacology neuroscience Experimental models of pathology or underlying neurological dysfunction Identification of new therapeutic weapons Neuroepidemiology and Neurogenetics Neurophysiology and neuro-images Motor control and sensorimotor integration Admission Requirements Single-cycle Degree in Medicine and Surgery, Specialist degree in one of the health professions Basic knowledge of English Overcoming the admission test Payment of the amount provided for the first year of the Ph.D. [-]