Doctoral Degree in Economics and Administration in South Africa

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Economics and Administration

A Doctor of Philosophy degree, short Ph.D is an advanced academic degree earned in various fields, signifying major interests and accomplishments in research.

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Top Doctoral Programs in Economics and Administration in South Africa 2017

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Doctor of Commerce in Economics

University of Fort Hare
Campus Full time February 2018 South Africa Alice

The PhD 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. [+]

Best Doctoral Programs in Economics and Administration in South Africa 2017. The PhD 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. [-]

PhD in Transport Economics

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

The student should develop intellectual and specialised competencies and practical skills in the acquisition, interpretation, understanding, analysis and application of transport economic, 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 analyse and assess any internal or external decision impacting on this sector. [+]

The student should develop intellectual and specialised competencies and practical skills in the acquisition, interpretation, understanding, analysis and application of transport economic, 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 analyse 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 analyse 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. Admission requirements Student access will be provided to the student who is in possession of a university-based Master’s qualification in Transport Economics on NQF Level 8 or 9. 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. Contact details Name: Ms R Ramsaroop Tel: +27 (0)11 559 4979 / Email: rramsaroop@uj.ac.za [-]

PhD in Human Resource Management

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years February 2018 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. [+]

Best Doctoral Programs in Economics and Administration in South 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 Human Resource Development

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years February 2018 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 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 Employment Relations

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years February 2018 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. [+]

Best Doctoral Programs in Economics and Administration in South Africa 2017. 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 centre and psychometric assessments. A module in Research Methodology at Master’s Degree level is essential. Contact details Name: Ms A Ferreira Tel: +27 (0)11 559 2079 / Email: amandaf@uj.ac.za [-]

DLitt et Phil in Public Management and Governance

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

The Doctoral study programme comprises a thesis written under supervision that makes an original contribution to the field of Public Management and Governance on a topic selected in consultation with the Head of the Department of Public Governance. A Doctoral defence (of either the proposal or the thesis) is required in accordance with the regulations of the Faculty of Humanities. An article ready for publication on the thesis content or related field is required. [+]

The Doctoral study programme comprises a thesis written under supervision that makes an original contribution to the field of Public Management and Governance on a topic selected in consultation with the Head of the Department of Public Governance. A Doctoral defence (of either the proposal or the thesis) is required in accordance with the regulations of the Faculty of Humanities. An article ready for publication on the thesis content or related field is required. Admission requirements A Master’s Qualification in Public Management and Governance on NQF Level 8. A final mark of 65% on average for the preceding Master’s Degree programme in Public Management/Public Administration/Public Governance (or equivalent RPL compliance), as well as a minimum of 65% for the 50% or more dissertation required for that Master’s programme. An application for this programme must be accompanied by a research proposal of approximately 10 pages in a prescribed format, which is available on request from the Department together with guidelines on how to draft the proposal. The student must confer in advance with the Head of the Department of Public Governance about the feasibility of the intended study. See General Regulations of the University for admission to the Doctoral Degree. Contact details Name: Dr V Jarbandhan Tel: +27 (0)11 559 2905 / Email: vainj@uj.ac.za [-]

PhD/DCom in Taxation

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time 2 - 4 years February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg

The candidate should develop applied specialised 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. [+]

Best Doctoral Programs in Economics and Administration in South Africa 2017. The candidate should develop applied specialised 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. 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. Contact details: Prof Danie Coetsee / 011 559 3859 / dcoetsee@uj.ac.za [-]

PhD in Finances

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time 2 - 4 years February 2018 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 knowledge of and 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 defence 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 knowledge... [-]

PhD/DCom in Economics

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time 2 - 4 years February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg

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

Best Doctoral Programs in Economics and Administration in South Africa 2017. 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 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. Contact details: Dr Nicholas Ngepah / 011 559 2061 / nngepah@uj.ac.za [-]

PhD/DCom in Econometrics

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time 2 - 4 years February 2018 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 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. Contact details: Dr Nicholas Ngepah / 011 559 2061 / nngepah@uj.ac.za [-]

PhD/DCom in Auditing

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time 2 - 4 years February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg

The candidate should develop applied specialised 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. [+]

Best Doctoral Programs in Economics and Administration in South Africa 2017. The candidate should develop applied specialised 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 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. Contact details: Prof Danie Coetsee /... [-]

PhD/DCom in Accounting

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time 2 - 4 years February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg

The candidate should develop applied specialised 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 specialised 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. Contact details: Prof Danie Coetsee / 011 559 3859 / dcoetsee@uj.ac.za [-]

PhD in Development Finance

University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB)
Campus 2 years February 2018 South Africa Cape Town Bellville

The purpose of USB's internationally accredited PhD in Development Finance is to contribute to a crucial understanding of development finance and to support the growth agendas of South Africa, the greater African continent and beyond. It also leads to employable expertise. [+]

Best Doctoral Programs in Economics and Administration in South Africa 2017. Programme fully subscribed. Applications for this programme are now closed.​ The purpose of USB's internationally accredited PhD in Development Finance is to contribute to a crucial understanding of development finance and to support the growth agendas of South Africa, the greater African continent and beyond. It also leads to employable expertise. What can you do with this PhD? You will be able to fill senior-level positions aimed at supporting the growth agendas organisations, regions, countries and even continents. Expertise in development finance is typically required by policy-making institutions, governments, public and private corporations, financial institutions and regional and international organisations. Programme overview Formal research on PhD level will contribute significantly to a crucial understanding of all aspects of development finance. It also leads to employable expertise. This PhD is intended to develop research and discipline-based knowledge and skills in the field of Development Finance. The programme has been designed to help students develop the skills required to carry out advanced research and to equip them with a sound understanding of the principles and theories underpinning development finance practices. Hence, the programme consists of: A discipline-based core curriculum: This structured course-work component is non-credit bearing but candidates are required to pass the requisite courses and submit a comprehensive proposal before proceeding with the dissertation. Participants need to do three core courses at PhD level. Students who are not graduates of the USB's MPhil in Development Finance (MDevF) programme may be... [-]

PhD in Business Management and Administration

University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB)
Campus February 2018 South Africa Cape Town Bellville

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... [-]