Program duration: 4 years
- Masters Degree Diploma from an accredited university;
- At least 2 years of work experience or at least 3.7 GPA in any subject from Master’s program;
- Successful interview with Admission Committee of Caucasus School of Business;
- Motivation letter;
- Proof of English language proficiency (if such proof/certificate is not presenting, applicant will have to undergo an exam).
Specializations: Business Administration
Program language: English
Degree level: Doctorate (180 ECTS credits)
In line with the mission of Caucasus University and Caucasus School of Business, the Program is aimed to provide research-focused teaching experience to its students and train highly qualified PhDs that possess competitive knowledge for local and international markets and share values of democracy and high professional ethics. The Program strives to generate new knowledge and meet educational and training requirements set in this field by the contemporary society.
The Program was developed in partnership with Georgian private, public and educational sectors and Georgia State University J. Mack Robinson College of Business (Atlanta, USA) with assistance from US Agency for International Development (USAID). Through this assistance, the first few cohorts of PhD students at Caucasus School of Business have completed their doctorate seminars and methodological subjects at Georgia State University J. Mack Robinson College of Business (Atlanta, USA), while remaining components of the Program – final exams, writing dissertation and its defense was done at Caucasus School of Business (Tbilisi, Georgia). PhD students admitted in the following years will complete whole program in-country.
Aim of the PhD Program at Caucasus School of Business is to equip students with theoretical basis in the field, to develop skills necessary for academic learning and research and to give them necessary knowledge. As the part of the program, students will not only gain theoretical knowledge, but also skills for successful continuation of their career in scientific research and academic fields. Graduates will be able to apply contemporary research methods to generate new knowledge and use the best available teaching methods to educate others, in line with the contemporary standards in academia to improve control over current challenges. Education received as a part of the program, will be a sound foundation for a success in future professional development for students and will enable them to synthesize theoretical and practical knowledge.
Students will be able to apply and to test their theoretical knowledge in number of scientific projects as a part of the seminars. Key to success of this program is to provide students with experience on how to combine theoretical and practical knowledge. Namely, doctorate students will be able to start research activities in different directions, demonstrate their professionalism, and gain experience in relationships in a business environment. This is an initial step for successful start of scientific or academic career.
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