Doctor of Philosophy in Business Management in Africa

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Requirements for the PhD program often involve the student having already obtained a Master’s degree. Additionally, a thesis or dissertation primarily consisting of original academic research must be submitted. In some countries, this work may even need to be defended in front of a panel.

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PhD Program in Business and Management

Strathmore Business School (SBS)
Campus Full time January 2017 Kenya Nairobi

The purpose of this Workshop is to expose participants to fundamental principles and methods of research in social sciences. As such, the workshop has a dual aim: at a broad level, it aims at providing participants a basic understanding of what research at the doctoral level entails; and at an operational level, the workshop aims at familiarizing participants with the tools needed to develop a concept paper and/or a research proposal. [+]

Doctorates in Business Management in Africa 2017. The purpose of this Workshop is to expose participants to fundamental principles and methods of research in social sciences. As such, the workshop has a dual aim: at a broad level, it aims at providing participants a basic understanding of what research at the doctoral level entails; and at an operational level, the workshop aims at familiarizing participants with the tools needed to develop a concept paper and/or a research proposal. Who should attend The workshop is targeted at individuals who are considering enrolling in any doctoral program in business and management. Expected Learning Outcome At the end of this workshop, participants will have developed a basic understanding of: 1. Basic principles of research design; 2. How to review the literature; 3. What is good theory and why it is necessary; 4. Fundamentals of case-based research; 5. Principles of measurement; 6. Fundamentals of survey-based research; 7. How to evaluate research articles; 8. What is a concept paper. Methodology - Class preparation: Participants must read the all of the assigned materials before the Workshop starts. Reading should be an active process. To assist in this process, each set of readings is accompanied by some questions. These are not meant to act as constraints but to spark thinking. Participants are encourage to identify other interesting issues to bring into class discussions. - Class discussions: Morning sessions aim at gaining an understanding of the assigned readings. The format will be participative discussions led by the instructor. - Research development: Afternoon sessions aim at helping participants advance their research ideas. The format will be based on a combination of individual work and group discussions with feedback from the instructor. [-]

PhD in Industrial Psychology

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years February 2017 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

This qualification develops the intellectual and professional skills of the student. A relevant, problem-based, unique, original and executable topic on an advanced academic level within this discipline should be researched independently and reported on scientifically, in the form of a Doctoral thesis. [+]

This qualification develops the intellectual and professional skills of the student. A relevant, problem-based, unique, original and executable topic on an advanced academic level within this discipline should be researched independently and reported on scientifically, in the form of a Doctoral thesis. The thesis would constitute a decided contribution to the knowledge of, and insight into, the subject discipline as well as the field of research. Qualifying students would also display competence in the application of related research methodology and the proper written and/or oral communication of the research process and findings. The qualification can also occur via a combination of independent research and developmental scientific work of original nature on such an advanced topic. This programme will prepare students to reflect on their own economical applications to assess the effect thereof in the holistic context of Industrial Psychology within their everyday lives. Admission requirements An Master’s qualification in Industrial Psychology with an average of 65% on NQF Level 9 and statistical methods or analytical techniques at undergraduate NQF Level 7, with a course passed in research methodology at Master’s NQF Level 8. Related experience which is considered relevant and sufficient by the Department of Industrial Psychology and People Management will also be assessed, subject to approval of the Faculty Board. Student number constraints necessitate a selection process. Contact details Name: Ms E Stapelberg Tel: +27 (0)11 559 2557 / Email: elmariest@uj.ac.za [-]

PhD in Human Resource Management

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years February 2017 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

The programme develops intellectual and professional skills of the student. Through the doctorate thesis, a qualifying student would show evidence of independent and original scientific work. [+]

Doctorates in Business Management in Africa 2017. The programme develops intellectual and professional skills of the student. Through the doctorate thesis, a qualifying student would show evidence of independent and original scientific work. The thesis would constitute a distinctive contribution to the knowledge of, and insight into, the subject discipline as well as the field of research. Qualifying students would also display competence in the application of related research methodology and the proper written and/or oral communication of the research process and findings. Students should be able to critically reflect on the research process and findings. Admission requirements An appropriate Master’s Degree in the broader field of human resource management as well as the completion of a research methodology module at Honours and/or Master’s Degree level with an average pass mark of 65% at Master’s Degree level. Three to five years relevant industry work experience. Student number constraints necessitate a selection process consisting of a full day assessment centre and psychometric assessments. A module at at least undergraduate level or above in Statistical Methods or Analytical Techniques. Contact details Name: Ms A Ferreira Tel: +27 (0)11 559 2079 / Email: amandaf@uj.ac.za [-]

PhD in Business Management

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years February 2017 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

The student should develop applied competencies and practical skills in the mastering, interpretation, understanding and application of Business Management principles, culminating in independent and original scientific work. [+]

The student should develop applied competencies and practical skills in the mastering, interpretation, understanding and application of Business Management principles, culminating in independent and original scientific work. Qualifying students display competence in the application of related research methodology, and the proper written and oral communication of the research process and findings. The thesis would constitute a decided contribution to knowledge of and insight into the subject discipline, enabling students to reflect on the field of research. Admission requirements A student who is in possession of a Master’s qualification in Business Management on NQF Level 8 or 9 may apply for admission to this qualification. An average of 65% must be obtained in this Master’s Qualification. The Dean of the Faculty of Management may refuse a student admission to the Doctoral qualification if of the opinion that the student’s academic background is insufficient for the proposed studies. Contact details Name: Prof D Pooe Tel: +27 (0)11 559 5057 / Email: dpooe@uj.ac.za [-]

DCom / DPhil in Sport Management

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 4 years February 2017 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

Students participating in either Doctoral programme will be required to write and present a research thesis. [+]

Doctorates in Business Management in Africa 2017. DCom in Sport Management Students participating in the Doctoral programme will be required to write and present a research thesis. Admission requirements A Master’s Degree in Sport Management. Contact details Name: Prof Leon Lategan Tel: 011 559 6966 / Email: leonl@uj.ac.za DPhil in Sport Management Students participating in the Doctoral programme will be required to write and present a research thesis. Admission requirements A Master’s Degree in Sport Management. Contact details Name: Prof Leon Lategan Tel: 011 559 6966 / Email: leonl@uj.ac.za [-]

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.​ [-]