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.

Degree Requirements

  • Core Courses: Four Courses / 12 Credit Hours
  • Elective Courses: Two Courses / 06 Credit Hours
  • Thesis: 30 Credit Hours
  • Total: 48
  • Duration: Minimum 3 years – Maximum 8 years