The PhD is a doctoral degree, specifically called a "doctor of philosophy" degree. This is misleading because PhD holders are not necessarily philosophers (unless they earned their degree in philosophy!). That said, PhD recipients are able to engage in thought experiments, reason about problems, and solve problems in sophisticated ways.
People who earn a PhD in business, economics and administration typically go on to teach in universities or perform statistical research for large organizations. Moreover, anyone with a PhD degree has the right to be addressed as "Dr."
Singapore (新加坡) is a city-state in Southeast Asia. Founded as a British trading colony in 1819, since independence it has become one of the world's most prosperous countries and boasts the world's busiest port. Singapore has six national universities and are generally well-regarded and attracts exchange students from all over the world.
Top Doctoral Programs in Business in Singapore 2017
The Singapore Management University (SMU) PhD in Business programme develops exceptional scholars who have a deep understanding of the issues confronting the business world and who are able to conduct cutting-edge independent research in specialisations including Finance, Marketing, Operations Management, Organisational Behaviour & Human Resources, and Strategic Management & Organisation... [+]
The PhD Programme is aimed at attracting the top students from Asia and beyond, and training them to engage in frontier research in economics. [+]
Doctor of Philosophy (Economics)
The PhD Programme is aimed at attracting the top students from Asia and beyond, and training them to engage in frontier research in economics.
A good Masters degree in Economics is required for admission to the PhD Programme directly. Students with a strong honors degree (first class or second upper) in Economics or have a good quantitative background such as in mathematics, statistics, physics, engineering, operations research, etc; may be considered for direct entry to the PhD programme.
Applicants whose native tongue or medium of university instruction is not in English should submit the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score as evidence of their proficiency in the English language.... [-]
Cultural Studies in Asia is a field of teaching and research which challenges conventional disciplinary boundaries to rethink received knowledge [+]
Cultural Studies in Asia PhD Programme
Cultural Studies in Asia is a field of teaching and research which challenges conventional disciplinary boundaries to rethink received knowledge on existing issues and to address emergent concerns thrown up by the rapid changes and impact on cultural practices, brought on by new technologies and the new phase of global capitalism.
Adopting a multidisciplinary methodology, the Programme will provide teaching and research skills in the analysis of the flows and exchanges of popular cultural practices in contemporary Asia, across fluid and porous national and cultural boundaries.
The aims of this graduate programme are:... [-]