PhD

University of Dubai

Program Description
AACSB Accredited

PhD

University of Dubai

uodphd

PhD

The University of Dubai was recently reaccredited by AACSB International USA. Accreditation by the AACSB is one of the highest forms of international recognition a university can receive. The University of Dubai therefore takes its place within the community of world leaders in business education (only about 5% of universities/business schools worldwide are granted this accreditation). The University of Dubai is also accredited by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research (MOHESR), UAE.

The PhD Program Objectives

By the end of the PhD program, the candidate is expected to have fulfilled the following learning objectives:

  • Develop key pioneering research questions that can be explored empirically to provide innovative and creative solutions to specific problems
  • Explore advanced theoretical knowledge to develop research skills through original research
  • Integrate advanced knowledge into managerial and organizational contexts and roles
  • Prepare for teaching responsibilities in higher education (for those who expect to enter the teaching profession)

Unique Features of the University of Dubai PhD

  • AACSB International accreditation is the hallmark of a high-quality PhD program
  • The program’s focusis on applied business research, making it relevant to the growth of the UAE/GCC/MEA economies
  • The program is delivered by well-trained, highly qualified faculty at UD’s College of Business Administration as well as visiting professors from overseas institutions collaborating with UD. Thus, diversity and international expertise become part of the student’s learning experience
  • Students are exposed to UAE culture and the global business environment, which enriches their experience as doctoral students
  • Instructional resources are available through the e-portal shared by UD and other partnering institutions to assist students with their PhD theses
  • The University of Dubai is sponsored by the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, an important link to the business community
  • UD was founded in 1997 and has since then earned its reputation for providing quality education

The PhD program consists of 60 credit hours (CH) comprised of three parts. The first part represents the required core courses (18 CH). The second part represents specialization coursework (12 CH).The third part is the PhD dissertation. Each student is required to sit for a qualifying comprehensive examination after successfully completing the required 30 CH of coursework. The requirements of 60 credit hours are detailed below.

Course Code Course No. Course Title Term Pre-requisite Contact Hours CH
PhD 800 1. Research Methods-1 1 - 40 3
PhD 805 2. Quantitative Analysis-1 1 - 40 3
PhD 810 3. Research Methods-2 2 PhD 800 40 3
PhD 815 4. Quantitative Analysis-2 2 PhD 805 40 3
PhD 820 5. Research Methods-3 3 PhD 810 40 3
PhD 825 6. Development of Management Thought 3 PhD 810 40 3
SPECIALIZATION IN MANAGEMENT
PhDMGM 835 7. Research Seminar in Strategy 4 PhD 825 40 3
PhDMGM 840 8. Research Seminar in Organizational Theory & Behavior 4 PhD 825 40 3
PhDMGM 845 9. Research Seminar in Current Issues in HRM 5 PhD 825 40 3
PhDMGM 850 10. Research Seminar in Leadership Theory 5 PhD 825 40 3
SPECIALIZATION IN FINANCE
PhDFIN 835 7. Research Seminar in Investments/Asset Pricing 4 PhD 825 40 3
PhDFIN 840 8. Research Seminar in Financial Market Microstructure 4 PhD 825 40 3
PhDFIN 845 9. Current research Issues in Finance in MEA 5 PhD 825 40 3
PhDFIN 850 10. Research Seminar in Corporate Finance 5 PhD 825 40 3
SPECIALIZATION IN MARKETING
PhDMKT 835 4 7. Research Seminar in Marketing Strategy PhD 825 40 3
PhDMKT 840 4 8. Research Seminar in Consumer Behavior PhD 825 40 3
PhDMKT 845 5 9. Research Seminar in Special Topics in Marketing PhD 825 40 3
PhDMKT 850 5 10. Research Seminar in Service Marketing PhD 825 40 3
SPECIALIZATION IN ACCOUNTING
PhDACC 835 7. Research Seminar in Financial Accounting 4 PhD 825 40 3
PhDACC 840 8. Research Seminar in Management Accounting 4 PhD 825 40 3
PhDACC 845 9. Research Seminar in Current Accounting Issues 5 PhD 825 40 3
PhDACC 850 10. Research Seminar in Business Valuation 5 PhD 825 40 3
Pass comprehensive examination in Term-1/2 of second year before undertaking thesis work in year 2-4
PhD 830 6A. Seminar on Classroom Pedagogy Behavior* After passing CE 20 0 -
TOTAL NON-THESIS CREDITS 30 CH
DISS 860 A 2 830 40 3
DISS 860 B 3 A 40 3
DISS 860 C 4 B 40 3
DISS 860 D 5 C 40 3
DISS 860 E 1 D 40 3
DISS 860 F 2 E 40 3
DISS 860 G 3 F 40 3
DISS 860 H 4 G 40 3
DISS 860 I 5 G 40 3
DISS 860 J 1 I 40 3
Total Cr Hrs for Dissertation

30
Total Cr Hrs for the PhD Program (Non-Thesis + Dissertation)

60
*Training for Teaching in Higher Education
Upon passing the comprehensive examination, each candidate will undergo a twenty (20) hour non-credit teaching orientation seminar to be conducted over a two-week period..

Information for Prospective Candidates

The PhD program generally takes 4 years to complete. The curriculum involves three academic pillars:
  1. Research methodology courses (i.e. Research Design, Quantitative and Qualitative methodology seminars, Pedagogy, etc.)
  2. Concentration courses (Management, Organizational Behavior, Human Resource Management, Strategic Management, Marketing, Finance, Accounting) – students admitted to the program must choose one of these concentrations
  3. The Dissertation/ Thesis.

Admission Requirements

Each year, candidates are admitted as a cohort limited to a maximum of 15. Candidates must demonstrate the potential for sustainable success in the PhD program. The admission process consists of four phases – eligibility, application, assessment and registration, and orientation.

Eligibility Phase

Eligibility for Admission to the First Year of the Program

Candidates must:
  1. Hold a Master's degree (or equivalent) in any business-related field from an accredited university.1.
  2. Have a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher out of 4.0 in coursework taken for the Master's.2.
  3. Have at least three years' teaching or managerial experience.3.
  4. Fulfill the English language entry requirement: TOEFL 550 (paper-based test) or TOEFL iBT score of 79 or 4. IELTS 6 overall (with at least a band 6 in each skill)
This school offers programs in:
  • English

Cost & Fees

The total cost of the program is AED 360,000 (20 seminar courses at AED 18,000 each)

For more information, please contact Mrs. Manar Noufal at (04) 5566800 - Ext: 953, Email: mnoufal@ud.ac.ae



Last updated November 7, 2016
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This course is Campus based
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Sept. 2017
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4 weeks
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360,000 AED
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United Arab Emirates - Dubai
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