Programme: PhD

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Code Faculty Department
07264004 Gordon Institute of Business Science Department: Gordon Institute of Business Science
Credits Duration NQF level
Minimum duration of study: 2 years Total credits: 360 NQF level:  10

Programme information

The PhD (Philosophiae Doctor) is a doctoral degree with a strong theoretical bias. Students submit an independent thesis that contributes to the knowledge field. The doctorate is the terminal academic degree, and it is expected that the thesis will build on existing scholarly work while investigating the challenges of business and management. Students who do the PhD will be offered support through online and contact sessions, and it is expected that they will also contribute to their peer community.

Admission requirements

  1. MBA degree or master’s degree in a business-related discipline on NQF level 9
  2. Two referee reports from professional referees

Research information

Rerfer to General Academic Regulations G42-G55.

Progress on the research will be guided by a supervisor and monitored through regular engagement with the student. In order to complete the research, candidates need to share their research, at a practitioner-based forum.

The Dean may authorise matters not provided for in the General Academic Regulations or in the GIBS regulations.

Minimum credits: 360

Core modules

Minimum credits: 360

Core modules

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