Program Structure

Organization Studies Doctoral Program is founded in 2003. Its objective is to equip students with informed problem-solving skills and critical thinking capabilities while providing a rich theoretical background to the field. It has currently around 50 students. The program is structured to develop the theoretical knowledge and methodological skills necessary for students to become successful researchers. It also welcomes students who pursue professional executive or consulting careers. A graduate of the Ph.D. program can hold any of these positions, depending on their research and specialization. The program indeed accommodates students from various backgrounds: business administration, sociology, psychology, economics, engineering, and/or computer science.

The program offers a broad background across a variety of underlying disciplines. During the core courses, students acquire a commitment to a specific research area (Please visit the track links for further information). These substantive courses are complemented by seminars and electives where students begin building their research streams. The program provides a solid training in quantitative and qualitative research methods and statistics to equip students with newest techniques. Courses are conducted by highly qualified academicians with extensive industrial links and experience in various disciplines of social sciences including business administration, educational sciences, statistics, and sociology so on. This unique background provides an interdisciplinary environment for the generation of creative ideas in management. The program also encourages collaboration among the faculty, as well as between students and the former.

The average PhD takes four years to complete. In the first two years of the program, students typically complete their coursework requirements. After the successful completion of courses, students are entitled to take the proficiency exam, which is composed of two parts: written and oral examinations. Successful students can commence dissertation that that focuses on an original research idea. Medium of instruction is English.