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The CASS Europe Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Business Administration Program

Business Administration Specialization

The Business Administration specialization is designed to address important issues in the management of business enterprises and other organizations. The specialization is of an international and interdisciplinary nature with the objective to train academics, researchers and practitioners in the field of business management. It comprises two components: 1. Courses/Research Seminars/Workshops, and 2. Research leading to the PhD thesis. The course component of the program is made up of the following courses, research seminars and workshops:

Code Courses Class Hours Self-Study Hours ECTS*
1st Year Courses (30 ECTS Credit Points)
Unit 1:Fundamentals of Scientific Research Courses
PHDBA831 Philosophy of Science 30 100 5
PHDBA832 Qualitative Research Methodology 30 100 5
PHDBA833 Quantitative Research Methodology 30 100 5
Unit 2: Specialized Courses in Business Management and Research Seminars/Workshops
PHDBA834 International Business Management 30 100 5
PHDBA835 Business Policy and Strategy 30 100 5
PHDBA836 Business Management Research Seminar/Workshop I 30 100 5
2nd Year Courses (20 ECTS Credit Points)
Unit 3: Specialized Courses in Business Management and Research Seminars/Workshops
PHDBA837 International Marketing 30 100 5
PHDBA838 Business Law 30 100 5
PHDBA839 Business Management Research Seminar/Workshop II 30 100 5
PHDBA840 International Human Resource Management 30 100 5
3rd Year Courses (10 ECTS Credit Points)
Unit 4:Research Seminars/Workshops
PHDBA841 Business Management Research Seminar/Workshop III 30 100 5
PHDBA842 Business Management Research Seminar/Workshop IV 30 100 5
Total Courses,Research Seminars/Workshops 360 1200 60
Unit 5:Thesis
PHDBA911TH PhD Business Administration Thesis 120
*ECTS = European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System