The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Business Administration is an internationally recognized research qualification which allows professionals, managers and academicians to apply advanced research skills and techniques to describe explain and improve existing management practices in a scientific manner. The UCP PhD degree program in Business Administration comprises of course work and supervised research thesis provides training and education with the objective of producing graduates who have the capacity to conduct research independently at high level of originality and quality. The goal of PhD research is to contribute to existing body of knowledge by filling gaps in the current literature. This aim can be achieved when a PhD candidate uncovers new knowledge either by discovery of new facts, formulation of new concepts and theories or the innovative reinterpretation of established ideas.

Our doctoral program aims to produce graduates who can initiate genuine and indigenous ideas to not only enrich the field of research but to address current governance and management challenges of Pakistan. This program is for graduates seeking to extend and deepen their knowledge by undertaking an appropriate research investigation under the supervision of academic staff of UCP Business School.

Program Objectives

The program gives graduates an insight into modern management practice and an opportunity to develop the skills required for leading and managing organization and pursuing teaching and research careers. Its main elements are:

  • Analysis of organizational structure and behavior both at micro and macro level, through multiple theoretical perspectives.
  • An examination of strategy and the functional areas of management with a focus on internal and external context of organization.
  • Exploring topical issues in management, comparing different management tools and techniques.
  • To design, plan and execute a research project addressing both theoretical and practical issues and to contribute to knowledge repository of management.

Area of Specialization: Management, Finance, Marketing, Operations and Supply Chain Management