Distance learning PhD in Organization in Zurich in Switzerland

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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.

Organization is the practice of arranging a group of people into a business, government, association, society, nonprofit, or other highly structured arrangement. It requires everything from communication to leadership skills and is related to a variety of academic disciplines.

Distance learning is a method of delivering education to students who are not physically present on campus. Various studies have shown that distance learning programmes can be as efficient and effective as conventional classroom programmes sometimes even better!

Switzerland, officially the Swiss Confederation, is a federal parliamentary republic consisting of 26 cantons, with Bern as the seat of the federal authorities. Switzerland's independence and neutrality have long been honored by the major European powers. Switzerland is a peaceful, prosperous, and stable modern market economy with low unemployment.

Zurich is home to over 60 thousand people at 20 universities and even more at other tertiary schools. It’s also known for technology and applied sciences, mainly by winning prizes at European and world conventions and by producing Noble Laureates.

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PhD in Strategic Management

ABMS The Open University Of Switzerland
Online Full time Part time 3 years Open Enrollment Switzerland Zurich + 1 more

PhD in Strategic Management focuses upon course work that deals with fundamental theories which have importance in the field of strategic management. [+]

Distance learning Doctors of Philosophy in Organization in Zurich in Switzerland. PhD in Strategic Management focuses upon course work that deals with fundamental theories which have importance in the field of strategic management. The department of strategic management is more related with the issues that are faced by managers of larger organizations during their professional careers like making choices related with entering into industries and markets, the manner in which entrance or exit from a market should be made, in which position a firm should be placed for availing the competitive benefits, sequencing, timing as well as many other competitive initiatives. These are the challenges, which individuals belonging to the field of strategic management need to face. Prominent topics that are included are being mentioned below: Competitive Strategy Corporate Strategy Resource Allocation Emerging and international market strategies Strategic Entrepreneurship Non-Market strategies Strategic decision procedures Knowledge as well as innovation management Main focus of PhD in Strategic Management program is to provide efficient training to students so that they can develop the potential of carrying out detailed research in any one of the above mentioned department so that they can get prepared for pursuing careers as professors of Strategic Management in prominent universities of the world. This program is equivalent to EQF (European Qualifications Framework) Level 8 - Doctorate Level. This program is equivalent to 180 ECTS How long should be my thesis? Usually from 60.000 – 100.000 words, students are allowed to have 10% less or more. Do you mention on the PhD online or distance? No. Can I use the title? We have asked the Swiss Authorities about the title, and their answer was (Students are allowed to use the title they got from the school) Is there a "Thesis Defence"? Yes, and we recommend students to do it in Switzerland however it can be done ONLINE too, you need camera and microphone. Study Language: this study program taught entirely in English. We have 4 intakes per year: January, April, July and October Is ABMS Accredited by a recognized European accreditation body? Yes, ABMS is authorized, validated, certified, accredited and an institutional member in over 50 public / private organisations. Admission Requirements Duration: 1 year study + thesis (thesis takes in average 2 years) Age: Minimum age 25 years Previous study: Master Degree or equivalent English level: IELTS or equivalent (Only for students from non-English speaking countries or students who did not study at English speaking school) Study Method: 100% Online / Distance Fee: 14900 Euro (for the whole study program) Note: Study fee does not include application and reservation fee (to guarantee you a study place) of 240 Euro (onetime payment and non-refundable). Modules: For the PhD, your thesis is the most important part, you have to write the whole thesis about the "Strategic Management" with one of our supervisors. The following modules you will study during the first year: Global Management Strategic Management and Leadership Project Management Strategic Information System Analyses Accounting and Finance Research Methods Electronic Research Methods Dynamic Websites [-]