The Doctoral Program comprises six academic semesters. Courses are divided into doctoral seminars and research seminars. It also requires a candidacy examination, the defense of a doctoral proposal, and participation in research events. Finally, graduation involves working on the doctoral thesis and its successful defense. All courses and activities are mandatory to obtain a Ph.D. degree. The Program of Study of the Doctoral Program in Business Administration is shown in the following table.
Although the minimum program requires six semesters of study, it is possible that students need additional semesters to complete the doctoral thesis. Experience shows that the expected time of completion of a doctoral program, including the defense of the doctoral dissertation is typically eight semesters.
If the participant has not approved the doctoral thesis by the end of the sixth semester, he or she may enroll in courses approved by the Director, in coordination with the research advisor, for as many semesters as necessary, according to the Doctoral Program regulations.
Courses are scheduled as a part-time program, 5-day intensive courses from Wednesday to Sunday (8am - 5:30 pm). The starting dates of the courses are always announced in a timely manner
- Postgraduate Elective Course in Administration
- Introduction to Research
- Academic Writing
- Statistics for Research I
- Research Design I