Doctoral Degree in Economic Studies in South Africa

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Economic Studies

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Economics and administration is a discipline that focuses on both macro and micro economics. Experts are trained to understand both how individual actions and mass trends affect the economy. Many specialize in particular subject areas such as public policy, business economics and consumer behavior.

 

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Doctor of Commerce in Economics

University of Fort Hare
Campus Full time February 2019 South Africa Alice

The Ph.D. degree in Economics degree programme enables candidates to choose a research topic from any field of specialization in Economics, such as general economics, transport economics, and financial markets. [+]

The Ph.D. degree in Economics degree programme enables candidates to choose a research topic from any field of specialization in Economics, such as general economics, transport economics, and financial markets.

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Doctorate of Economics

Mind Development Academy
Online February 2019 South Africa Cape Town

The Doctor of Economics degree unites economic analysis with the practical aspects of business. The program is intended to prepare students for careers in research and teaching in business administration and similar fields of economics. The program research represents theories and research methods used by a variety of academic disciplines such as technology and operations management, corporate governance and control, labor, relations, capital markets and financial institutions, corporate finance, organizations and markets, international business, business strategy, and industrial organization marketing. [+]

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The Doctor of Economics degree unites economic analysis with the practical aspects of business. The program is intended to prepare students for careers in research and teaching in business administration and similar fields of economics. The program research represents theories and research methods used by a variety of academic disciplines such as technology and operations management, corporate governance and control, labor, relations, capital markets, and financial institutions, corporate finance, organizations and markets, international business, business strategy, and industrial organization marketing. The Economics program is designed to advance the professional development of experienced economics graduates and professionals in the economics arena by extending their knowledge and equipping them with broad research and process economics skills, enabling them to make a key leadership contribution to their chosen fields.... [-]


PhD in Transport Economics

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

The student should develop intellectual and specialized competencies and practical skills in the acquisition, interpretation, understanding, analysis, and application of transport economics, management, and regulatory principles. The student should develop research, writing and creative thinking skills in the transport economics field. The student should be able to take strategic decisions in the context of the transport sector and to analyze and assess any internal or external decision impacting on this sector. [+]

The student should develop intellectual and specialized competencies and practical skills in the acquisition, interpretation, understanding, analysis, and application of transport economics, management, and regulatory principles. The student should develop research, writing and creative thinking skills in the transport economics field. The student should be able to take strategic decisions in the context of the transport sector and to analyze and assess any internal or external decision impacting on this sector.

The student should also be able to reflect on his/her managerial decisions and applications to analyze and assess the effect thereof in the holistic context of transport economics, management, and regulation. The thesis should constitute a reflection of knowledge and insight into the transport economics field.... [-]


PhD in Human Resource Development

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

The programme develops the intellectual and professional skills of the student. A qualifying student should show evidence of independent and original scientific work in the thesis. 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 should 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 also be able to reflect on their research findings. [+]

The programme develops the intellectual and professional skills of the student. A qualifying student should show evidence of independent and original scientific work in the thesis. 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 should 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 also be able to reflect on their research findings.

Admission requirements

An appropriate Master’s Degree (NQF Level 8 or 9)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 center and psychometric assessments. A module at least undergraduate level or above in Statistical Methods or Analytical Techniques.... [-]


PhD in Employment Relations

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

The programme develops the intellectual and professional skills of the student. A qualifying student should show evidence of independent and original scientific work in the thesis. The thesis would constitute a distinctive contribution to the knowledge of, and insight into, the subject discipline as well as the field of research. [+]

The programme develops the intellectual and professional skills of the student. A qualifying student should show evidence of independent and original scientific work in the thesis. 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 should 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 also be able to reflect on their research findings.

Admission requirements

An appropriate Master’s Degree Qualification on NQF Level 8 or 9 in Employment Relations, Labour Law or a related discipline and evidence of a full or mini-research component at Master’s Degree level, 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 center and psychometric assessments. A module in Research Methodology at Master’s Degree level is essential.... [-]


PhD/DCom in Taxation

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time 2 - 4 years February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg

The candidate should develop applied specialized competencies in the mastering, interpretation, understanding, analysis, and application of taxation principles in the financial and commercial sector. A qualifying candidate should show evidence of original and independent scientific work. [+]

The candidate should develop applied specialized competencies in the mastering, interpretation, understanding, analysis, and application of taxation principles in the financial and commercial sector. A qualifying candidate should show evidence of original and independent scientific work.

Admission requirements: A candidate who is in possession of a university-based taxation orientated master’s qualification on New NQF level 9/Old NQF level 8 may apply for admission to this qualification. Alternatively any other related qualification with a programme- specific minimum level of competency on New NQF level 9 / Old NQF level 8, and related experience which is considered relevant and sufficient by the Department of Accountancy.... [-]


PhD in Finances

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time 2 - 4 years February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg

The candidate should develop applied competencies and practical skills in the mastering, interpretation, understanding, and application of a topic in the broader field of finance. [+]

The candidate should develop applied competencies and practical skills in the mastering, interpretation, understanding, and application of a topic in the broader field of finance. Through the doctoral thesis, a qualifying student would show evidence of independent and original scientific work. The thesis would constitute a decided contribution to the knowledge of an insight into the subject discipline as well as the field of research.

Qualifying candidates 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.

Admission requirements: A candidate who is in possession of a university-based financially orientated master’s qualification on New NQF level 9/Old NQF level 8 may apply for admission to this qualification. Alternatively any other related qualification with a programme-specific minimum level of competency on New NQF level 9/Old NQF level 8, and finance related experience which is considered relevant and sufficient by the Department Finance and Investment Management. Admission to the doctoral programme is subject to the successful defense of a research proposal. The research proposal should be presented to a panel convened by the Department of Finance and Investment Management for this purpose. Finalisation of registration for the programme (and/or continued registration) is subject to applicants complying with departmental-specific requirements. Such requirements usually include preparatory work leading up to a research proposal that is approved by the department. Possible examples of preparatory work are pre-reading, literature reviews, concept development, and successful completion of short courses aimed at skills and/or... [-]


PhD/DCom in Economics

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time 2 - 4 years February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg

The candidate should develop advanced competencies in the mastering, interpretation, understanding, analysis, and application of economic models. [+]

The candidate should develop advanced competencies in the mastering, interpretation, understanding, analysis, and application of economic models. A qualifying candidate should show evidence of original and independent scientific work. Prospective students must prepare a research proposal in consultation with a member of the staff of the Department of Economics and Econometrics. Once a decision has been made that the proposal has been accepted, the prospective student will be allowed to register for the degree.

Admission requirements: A candidate who is in possession of a university-based master’s qualification on New NQF level 9/Old NQF level 8 may apply for admission to this qualification. Alternatively any other related qualification with a programme- specific minimum level of competency on New NQF level 9/Old NQF level 8, and related experience which is considered relevant and sufficient by the Department Economics and Econometrics. Finalisation of registration for the programme (and/or continued registration) is subject to applicants complying with departmental-specific requirements. Such requirements usually include preparatory work leading up to a research proposal that is approved by the department. Possible examples of preparatory work are pre-reading, literature reviews, concept development, and successful completion of short courses aimed at skills and/or knowledge development. Candidates may also be required to successfully defend their research proposals at special discussion sessions.... [-]


PhD/DCom in Econometrics

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time 2 - 4 years February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg

The candidate should develop advanced competencies in the mastering, interpretation, understanding, analysis, and application of econometric techniques. A qualifying candidate should show evidence of original and independent scientific work. [+]

The candidate should develop advanced competencies in the mastering, interpretation, understanding, analysis, and application of econometric techniques. A qualifying candidate should show evidence of original and independent scientific work. Prospective students must prepare a research proposal in consultation with a member of the staff of the Department of Economics and Econometrics. Once a decision has been made that the proposal has been accepted, the prospective student will be allowed to register for the degree.

Admission requirements: A candidate who is in possession of a university-based master’s qualification on New NQF level 9/Old NQF level 8 may apply for admission to this qualification. Alternatively any other related qualification with a programme-specific minimum level of competency on New New NQF level 9/Old NQF level 8, and related experience which is considered relevant and sufficient by the Department Economics and Econometrics. Finalisation of registration for the programme (and/or continued registration) is subject to applicants complying with departmental-specific requirements. Such requirements usually include preparatory work leading up to a research proposal that is approved by the department. Possible examples of preparatory work are pre-reading, literature reviews, concept development, and successful completion of short courses aimed at skills and/or knowledge development. Candidates may also be required to successfully defend their research proposals at special discussion sessions.... [-]


PhD/DCom in Auditing

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time 2 - 4 years February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg

The candidate should develop applied specialized competencies in the mastering, interpretation, understanding, analysis, and application of auditing principles in the auditing field. A qualifying candidate should show evidence of original and independent scientific work. [+]

The candidate should develop applied specialized competencies in the mastering, interpretation, understanding, analysis, and application of auditing principles in the auditing field. A qualifying candidate should show evidence of original and independent scientific work.

Prospective students must prepare a research proposal in consultation with a member of the staff of the Department of Accountancy so allocated to them. This proposal must be presented to a panel convened for this purpose. Once a decision has been made that the proposal has been accepted, the prospective student will be allowed to register for the degree.

Admission requirements: A candidate who is in possession of a university-based Auditing or computer Auditing orientated master’s qualification on New NQF level 9/Old NQF level 8 may apply for admission to this qualification. Alternatively any other related qualification with a programme-specific minimum level of competency on New NQF level 9 / Old NQF level 8, and related experience which is considered relevant and sufficient by the Department Accountancy. Finalisation of registration for the programme (and/or continued registration) is subject to applicants complying with departmental-specific requirements. Such requirements usually include preparatory work leading up to a research proposal that is approved by the department. Possible examples of preparatory work are pre-reading, literature reviews, concept development, and successful completion of short courses aimed at skills and/or knowledge development. Candidates may also be required to successfully defend their research proposals at special discussion sessions.... [-]


PhD/DCom in Accounting

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time 2 - 4 years February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg

The candidate should develop applied specialized competencies in the mastering, interpretation, understanding, analysis, and application of accounting principles in the financial accounting field. A qualifying candidate should show evidence of original and independent scientific work. [+]

The candidate should develop applied specialized competencies in the mastering, interpretation, understanding, analysis, and application of accounting principles in the financial accounting field. A qualifying candidate should show evidence of original and independent scientific work.

Admission requirements: A candidate who is in possession of a university-based accounting orientated master’s qualification on New NQF level 9/Old NQF level 8 may apply for admission to this qualification. Alternatively any other related qualification with a programme-specific minimum level of competency on New NQF level 9 / Old NQF level 8, and related experience which is considered relevant and sufficient by the Department of Accountancy. Finalisation of registration for the programme (and/or continued registration) is subject to applicants complying with departmental-specific requirements. Such requirements usually include preparatory work leading up to a research proposal that is approved by the department. Possible examples of preparatory work are pre-reading, literature reviews, concept development, and successful completion of short courses aimed at skills and/or knowledge development. Candidates may also be required to successfully defend their research proposals at special discussion sessions.... [-]


PhD in Mathematical Statistics

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg

The purpose of the Ph.D. in Mathematical Statistics is to provide qualifying students with an in-depth understanding and integrated knowledge of advanced applicable theory in the field of mathematical statistics. [+]

The purpose of the Ph.D. in Mathematical Statistics is to provide qualifying students with an in-depth understanding and integrated knowledge of advanced applicable theory in the field of mathematical statistics.

A Ph.D. in Mathematical Statistics is a pure science-based research study that requires candidates to demonstrate high-level research capability and make a significant and original academic contribution at the frontiers of the discipline of specialization.

The PhD in Mathematical Statistics demands a very high level of intellectual, theoretical and practical specialized science knowledge and insight into problems related to the field of study and of the application of advanced experimental methods and techniques of the modern research, as well as of fundamental scientific and academic values in generating, processing, interpreting and presenting research data orally and in written form.... [-]


PhD

Wits Business School
Campus Full time Part time February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg

Join top candidates from across the continent, participate in rich cultural and social debates and realize the vastness of the knowledge domains you can master by developing your learning and research skills. [+]

Programme Overview

The WBS Ph.D. programme is the largest in South Africa and one of the most highly regarded on the continent. We seek out and bring together top candidates from across Africa to address important topics in their Ph.D. research that are relevant to the advancement of business and society on our continent. We have students from Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Zambia and of course South Africa, and the best faculty from across the continent so that our Ph.D. is authentically African in perspective. As a student of our Ph.D. programme, you will gain real cultural and social insights from our commercial and political debates, you will sharpen your ability to articulate, grow in confidence and realize the vastness of the knowledge domains you can master by developing your learning and research skills. A Ph.D. shows the world you are capable of putting in the disciplined effort, logical thought and leaps of insight needed to be a ground-breaking innovator. It tells employers that you work diligently to discover new truths, evaluate alternative approaches and forge ways forward based on solid evidence.... [-]