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The CASS Europe Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Program

Program Curriculum

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

Healthcare Management Specialization

The Healthcare Management specialization is designed to address important issues in the healthcare sector. The specialization is of an international and interdisciplinary nature, with the objective to train academics, researchers and practitioners in the field of Healthcare 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 as follows:

Code Courses Class Hours Self-Study Hours ECTS*
1st Year Courses (30 ECTS Credit Points)
Unit 1:Fundamentals of Scientific Research Courses
PHDHC851 Philosophy of Science 30 100 5
PHDHC852 Qualitative Research Methodology 30 100 5
PHDHC853 Quantitative Research Methodology 30 100 5
Unit 2: Specialized Courses in Healthcare Management
PHDHC854 Health Policy and Planning 30 100 5
PHDHC855 Health and Social Care Marketing 30 100 5
PHDHC856 International Health Management 30 100 5
2nd Year Courses (20 ECTS Credit Points)
Unit 3: Research Seminars/Workshops and Specialized Courses in Healthcare Management
PHDHC857 Healthcare Management Research Seminar/Workshop I 30 100 5
PHDHC858 Healthcare Management Research Seminar/Workshop II 30 100 5
PHDHC859 Health Legislation 30 100 5
PHDHC860 Management of Human Resources in Healthcare 30 100 5
3rd Year Courses (10 ECTS Credit Points)
Unit 4:Research Seminars/Workshops
PHDHC861 Healthcare Management Research Seminar/Workshop III 30 100 5
PHDHC862 Healthcare Management Research Seminar/Workshop IV 30 100 5
Total Courses,Research Seminars/Workshops 360 1200 60
Unit 5:Thesis
PHDHC921TH PhD Healthcare Management Thesis 120
*ECTS = European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System

ICT Management Specialization

The ICT Management specialization is designed to address important issues at the interface between ICT, management, and associated disciplines. The specialization is of an international and interdisciplinary nature, with the objective to train academics, researchers and practitioners in the field of ICT 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 as follows:

Code Courses Class Hours Self-Study Hours ECTS*
1st Year Courses (30 ECTS Credit Points)
Unit 1:Fundamentals of Scientific Research Courses
PHDICT871 Philosophy of Science 30 100 5
PHDICT872 Qualitative Research Methodology 30 100 5
PHDICT873 Quantitative Research Methodology 30 100 5
Unit 2: Specialized Courses in ICT Management
PHDICT874 Perspectives of Innovation in Management Research 30 100 5
PHDICT875 Business Process,Value Chains & Networks 30 100 5
PHDICT876 Strategy, Technology and Organization 30 100 5
2nd Year Courses (20 ECTS Credit Points)
Unit 3: Research Seminars/Workshops and Specialized Courses in ICT Management
PHDICT877 ICT Management Research Seminar/Workshop I 30 100 5
PHDICT878 Technology and Innovation Management 30 100 5
PHDICT879 The Web as a Source of Research Data 30 100 5
PHDICT880 The Role of ICT in Management Research 30 100 5
3rd Year Courses (10 ECTS Credit Points)
Unit 4:Research Seminars/Workshops
PHDICT881 ICT Management Research Seminar/Workshop II 30 100 5
PHDICT882 ICT Management Research Seminar/Workshop III 30 100 5
Total Courses,Research Seminars/Workshops 360 1200 60
Unit 5:Thesis
PHDICT931TH PhD ICT Management Thesis 120
*ECTS = European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System