Ph.D. in Management

Ph.D. in Management aims at enhancing the scientific research skills of the student and preparing distinguished cadres in scientific research. It also aspires to investigate the knowledge and practices related to the Management, in addition to discovering new facts and critical studies which contribute to improve development on the ground.


2000 USD per semester

Awarding Institution

Midocean University

Duration of the Program:

3 academic years divided into 9 semesters.


Admission Requirements

1. Copy of ID/Passport.
2. Bachelor’s academic qualification certificate.
3. Bachelor’s transcript.
4. Master’s academic qualification certificate.
5. Master’s transcript.
6. Curriculum Vitae (CV) mentioning published researches. (if any)
7. Recommendation letter.

Program Learning Outcomes:

On completion of the PhD, students should be able to demonstrate:

  • That they are competent as an independent researcher in their discipline and capable of continuing to undertake research at an advanced level, contributing substantially to the development of new Ideas, techniques, or approaches. As part of this, they should have gained.
    • An ability to evaluate critically the existing literature relevant to their dissertation topic.
    • An ability to conceptualize, design and implement a project for the generation of significant new knowledge and / or understanding.
    • An ability to relate theory and concepts to evidence in a systematic way and to draw appropriate conclusions based on evidence.
  • An understanding of the place of the student’s research in the context of the relevant field of research.
  • Awareness of the research integrity and relevant ethical and professional considerations.
  • Effective management of a research project, from identifying research questions, planning interim milestones and timescale, prioritizing activities, through to timely completion.
  • An appreciation of the impact (interpreted in the broadest sense) of their research and how to exploit this.
  • They should also be able to demonstrate that they can:
    • Write clearly and in a style appropriate to the purpose and audience.
    • Construct coherent arguments and articulate and defend ideas clearly to a range of audiences, through a variety of techniques.
    • Develop and maintain working relationships and co-operative networks with supervisors, colleagues, peers and the wider research community.
    • Demonstrate self-awareness and the ability to identify own training needs, in relation to their current position and future career development.

In addition, many students will have attained additional skills relating to areas such as teaching, mentoring, public engagement, exploitation and commercialization of research, and leadership.


Program Requirements:

The program will comprise:


An independent research assignment that makes a real original contribution to the field of study, written up in the form of a research dissertation.

  • Discipline Specific skills:

Based on the student’s background, the supervisor may require his Ph.D. students to undertake subject-specific skills training courses in addition to the more informal learning that occurs through supervision. Students also may wish to take advantage of additional training from within the university.


  • The student will present an acceptable dissertation in his field of research area. The dissertation must give evidence that the student has pursued a program of research, the results of which reveal both superior stylistic and research competence and offer a significant contribution to knowledge. The student advisor should ensure that the student adheres to these page requirements; moreover, the Program Chair will not approve dissertations that fall substantially outside this page range.
  • Work on the dissertation should begin in the preliminary state as early as the student’s first semester of study. At this time, the student’s advisor will work closely with the student in approving the topic and directing the research to its conclusion. A prospectus must be approved by the Dissertation Committee, with copies sent to the Program Chair.
  • Students will be subject to an annual review of progress. Students will submit a yearly research progress report to the Dissertation Committee to ensure research quality and standards through the approval process. In addition, the research progress report is subject to comment and review through the Dissertation Committee.
  • At the end of the program, students shall demonstrate the ability to carry out Ph.D. research work and make real contributions to the field of study by publishing at least three papers in peer-reviewed or recognized high impact journals.
  • At the end of year 2, the annual review will take the form of a Confirmation of Registration assessment. The four possible outcomes of this assessment are:
    • Confirmation of Ph.D. status at first attempt
    • Deferral of the decision: with an agreed plan of significant corrective action and an opportunity to be re-assessed at an agreed period (normally within three months of the original review). This decision is the expected outcome if confirmation is not agreed upon at the first attempt.
    • Transfer of registration to MPhil 
  • Time Limitation: the maximum time limit allowed is eight years from the date the student is admitted and begins the doctoral program. The student may petition for an extension if there are extraordinary circumstances. The maximum time permissible may be at most nine years.

Final Assessment

  • Students are required to submit a dissertation, which should normally range between 20,000 to 95,000 words. The format of this is specified in the rules for submission of dissertations for Doctorate Degrees.
  • Assessment of the dissertation usually takes the form of a viva voce (oral examination) conducted by a Dissertation committee composed of two examiners and the Program Chair. The student advisor, with the approval of the Dissertation Committee, is responsible for arranging the final oral examination, coordinating its time with the Program Chair, and bringing all required materials to the examination. The Announcement of Oral Examination form specifying the defense date must be filled out and sent to the Dissertation Committee at least two weeks before the oral examination. In addition, the student advisor must take the Results of Oral Examination form and have the members present sign it at the conclusion of the approval.
  • Criteria for the award of the degree:
    • The work presented by the Ph.D. candidate is such that it might reasonably be expected as a result of three years of full-time Ph.D. work.
    • The abstract of the dissertation is acceptable as it is or with some modification.
    • The candidate understands how his or her dissertation topic is related to the field of knowledge.
    • The candidate can demonstrate the following.
    • The creation and interpretation of new knowledge, through original research or other advanced scholarship, of a quality to satisfy peer review, to extend the forefront of their discipline, and to merit publication in an appropriate form.
    • A systematic acquisition and understanding of a substantial body of knowledge which is at the forefront of the discipline or area of professional practice.
    • The general ability to conceptualize, design and implement a project for the generation of new knowledge, applications, or understanding at the forefront of the discipline and the ability to adjust the project design in the light of unforeseen problems.
    • A comprehensive understanding of techniques applicable to their research or advanced scholarship.
  • At the end of the program, the candidate must have made real contributions to the field of study by publishing at least three papers in peer-reviewed or recognized high impact journals.

Teaching Opportunities

Prior to the conferral of the degree, the PhD candidate generally can have a teaching experience in both composition and literature in addition to other services to the

department, attending conferences, presenting papers at conferences, and submitting essays for publication.

2000 USD per semester Yearly

In cooperation with MIDOCEAN University