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D.PHIL. DOCTORATE IN BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, ECONOMICS & IT
The Doctorate of Philosophy (DPhil) is recognized worldwide as a research program. You will choose a specialist area of research, write a thesis based on your research and then complete a defense. At the defense, you will present, discuss and defend your research thesis to a panel of academic experts in the field.
This program is fully online. You will be allocated a research supervisor who will guide your research and you will communicate regularly with your supervisor by email and video conference. When your supervisor agrees that you are ready to defend your thesis, the defense will be by video conference with a panel of experts, although you may choose to come to Switzerland for the defense if you wish.
This program is equivalent to EQF (European Qualifications Framework) Level 8 - Doctorate Level. In this program there are no assignments or exams, it is a pure research program. this is part of the Ph.D. program.
What is the word count for my thesis?
A Doctorate of Philosophy thesis is normally between 45.000 – 60.000 words (from chapter 1 to chapter 5).
How long does my thesis take?
You may take up to 6 years to complete your thesis. The average time taken to complete the thesis is 3 years. The minimum time is 2 years.
Are there any subjects to study?
No, this is a 100% thesis-based doctoral program.
Do you mention that studies are online or by distance on the final qualification?
No. The study method for the Doctorate of Philosophy program is not mentioned.
What title may I use if I successfully complete this program?
Swiss Authorities have confirmed that candidates who successfully complete a program at OUS have the right to use the title they got from OUS?.
What is the language of study and when can I begin?
This program is taught entirely in English.
Is OUS Accredited by a recognized European accreditation body?
Yes, OUS is Accredited/Certified by many national and international bodies. check here.
Which specialization can I do?
The specialization you are interested in having is the specialization you must write the whole thesis about.
Study Language: this study program taught entirely in English.
We have 5 intakes per year, additional intakes are possible.
Duration: From 2 Years up 7 years thesis based (Swiss System: The duration of the Doctorate is not standard: usually, it is between 2 and 7 years, depending on the research field, the institution and the employment (part-time/full time). A Doctorate in natural and exact sciences usually takes about 4-8 years. In economics, the duration is only 2-6 years. In arts and humanities, a Doctorate is generally completed in 5-7 years.)
Diploma: Doctorate of Philosophy (D.Phil.)
Age: 25 years or older
Previous study: Master or equivalent
English level: IELTS or equivalent (Only for students from non-English speaking countries or students who did not study at English speaking school)
Study Method: 100% Online/Distance
Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA)
This is the highest practical level you can study at OUS Royal Academy of Economics and Technology in Switzerland. At this level students are given the full knowledge not just know-how, our students should be able to come up with new theories themselves and should be able to manage a big team and teach young professionals how to do things better, they are introduced to management as an academic discipline.
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Connect with learners and leaders just like you in our online doctoral programs. You will go as far as your mind will take you as a doctoral student at OUS.
For Academic Researchers and Educators
The Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) signifies the highest level of achievement in any practical discipline.
This is the highest educational practical level you can study at OUS Royal Academy of Economics and Technology in Switzerland. At this level students are given the full knowledge not just know-how, our students should be able to come up with new theories themselves and should be able to manage a big team and teach young professionals how to do things better, they are introduced to management as an academic practical discipline. They are taught business against a background of cultural difference as it is manifested in the worldwide business industry, we offer courses in different business fields:
In our doctorate programs, you will:
Develop and practice innovative research methods.
Earn the highest quality of education.
Achieve the expertise to publish in peer-reviewed journals.
Become a successful doctoral researcher and educator.
DBA: 1 year + thesis
Doctorate of Business Administration
Doctorate in International Management
Doctorate in International Sales and Marketing
Doctorate in Nutrition
Doctorate in Project Management
Doctorate in Strategic Information Systems Analysis
The Doctorate will take your leadership to the next level. In our doctoral programs, you will:
Study and apply innovative research methods.
Combine applied research and professional practice.
Prepare to make an impact in policy and practice.
Learn strategies to facilitate more effective, adaptable organizations and create positive change.
Become a more innovative leader in your field.
This Ph.D. is for academics who are interested in developing sustainable and productive solutions to improve the quality of people’s lives. You will gain an in-depth understanding of public policy theory, research and practice that will prepare students to meet the global challenges associated with governance or public service. This academic credential will help a student assert their credibility in a new career endeavor within the public, private or nonprofit world. Whether you want to be an academic teacher or serve through an administrative leadership role, this Ph.D. will provide you with the skills to effectuate change.
This Ph.D. is for academics who are interested in developing sustainable and productive solutions to improve the quality of people’s lives. You will gain an in-depth understanding of public policy theory, research, and practice that will prepare students to meet the global challenges associated with governance or public service. This academic credential will help a student assert their credibility in a new career endeavor within the public, private or nonprofit world. Whether you want to be an academic teacher or serve through an administrative leadership role, this Ph.D. will provide you with the skills to effectuate change.
Students who complete their dissertations should embark on a career within government (if possible), academic institutions or research-based organizations focused on improving the policies that affect people’s daily lives. One of the primary focuses of these Ph.D. programs is delving into the question of what governments should do within a society and how they can govern more effectively and fairly. There are some master's degrees students can obtain prior to embarking on a Ph.D. It will allow students to complete this Ph.D. a bit faster. Some examples include a Master in Public Administration or a Master in Nonprofit Management and Leadership.
This Ph.D. will allow a student to pursue effectively their passion for making the world a more sustainable place by working toward solutions that tackle some of the most challenging social issues around the globe. Therefore, the dissertation is expected to represent a significant contribution to knowledge in a public policy that works to improve the function of a government body in a given area.
This program is equivalent to EQF (European Qualifications Framework) Level 8 - Doctorate Level.
This program is equivalent to 180 ECTS
How long should be my thesis?
Usually, it should be 80.000 – 120.000 words (from chapter 1 to chapter 5). Students are allowed to have 10% less or more, however, the supervisor can allow a student to write more.
Do you indicate the words ‘online’ or ‘distance’ on the Ph.D. certificate??
Can I use the title?
We have asked the Swiss Authorities about the title, and their answer was (Students are allowed to use the title they got from the school)
Is there a "Thesis Defence"?
Yes, and we recommend students do it in Switzerland. However it can be done ONLINE too, you need a camera and microphone.
Study Language: this study program is taught entirely in English.
Doctorate in Law LLD
This program is offered in cooperation with Taurida National V.I.Vernadsky University a European State university founded in 1918
And this program is a 100% research-based program.
This Doctorate Program has it focuses on a specialized section of the law that deals with agency rules, government regulations, and precedents at the local, state, and then federal levels. Examples of main courses include Administrative Process, Theory of Administrative Actions, Judicial Review, Administrative Procedure Act, Agency Organization, Promulgation, and Determination of Administrative Regulations.
The course specialization includes International Law, International Private Law, International Litigation, International Trade Regulation, and European Business Law. Coursework involves intensive research in the fields of criminal law, legal writing, advanced economic concepts, civil procedures, organizational leadership, legislation, and regulation.
The Curriculum includes research in the areas that are related to the creation of wills, probates, and estate administration. Candidates will be able to enter the field of academia after their successful submission of a thesis that is based on their areas of specialization. Specializations may include global leadership, health policies, interdisciplinary policy studies, local and international government management for sustainable communities, public management and leadership, and terrorism.
Administrative Law graduates will have expert knowledge of estate administration, taxation, family provisions, and litigation. They can pursue law careers with corporations, business consultancy firms, insurance companies, legal agencies, non-profit organizations, financial institutions, and trade regulation organizations.
Possible Doctorate Specialisations:
Doctorate in Law LLD
Doctorate in Economics Law
Doctorate in Criminal Law
Doctorate in Environmental and natural resource law
Doctorate in Land Law
Doctorate in Financial Law
Doctorate in Constitutional Law
Doctorate in Labour Law
Doctorate in Civil law
Doctorate in Administrative Law
How long should be my thesis?
Usually, it should be from 60.000 – 100.000 words (from chapter 1 to chapter 5). Students are allowed to have 10% less or more, however, the supervisor can allow a student to write more.
Study fee: please click here
Award: the final award will be issued only from Taurida National V.I.Vernadsky University a European State university founded in 1918.
Doctorate in Economics Law: The Doctorate in Economic Law is a degree program that combines expertise both in economics and law. It allows lawyers/Economists to study and create an impact on a vast array of issues that are related to business, law, and finance. Practitioners and judges depend increasingly on economic logic as well as reasoning to take care of legal disputes. In certain fields of legal practice, particularly tax laws and antitrust laws, bankruptcy and securities laws, economic reasoning is absolutely essential to emphasize legal arguments