|07267063||Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences|
|Duration of study: 2 years||Total credits: 360|
|Prof JJ Janse van Vuuren|
All postgraduate programmes are not offered every year. Please consult the relevant faculty concerning the presentation of this programme.
The PhD degree is conferred by virtue of a thesis.
The head of department reserves the right to prescribe any additional modules/seminars for a candidate.
A candidate must also pass the compulsory module in EBW 801 Research methodology 801 if it has not been completed at master’s level. However, the Dean may, in exceptional cases and on the recommendation of the head of department/director concerned, waive this prerequisite.
Only selected candidates will be allowed to register for the PhD in Entrepreneurship. The Department of Business Management reserves the right not to present the programme during a specific period or to limit the number of candidates admitted.
The Head of Department reserves the right to prescribe any of the modules of the Postgraduate Diploma Entrepreneurship and the MPhil in Entrepreneurship in preparation for the thesis.
The Dean has the right of authorisation regarding matters not provided for in the General Regulations or the Faculty regulations.
Due to capacity constraints, there are not an intake of new students every year. It remains the applicant's responsibility to ensure that the degree they wish to apply for, will indeed be offered.
The thesis should be passed in accordance with the stipulations of Regulations G.52 and G.60.2.2, as well as a compulsory module in Research Methodology.
Minimum credits: 360
The following broad themes are covered:
• An overview of the research process to be followed and
the outcomes required of postgraduate students;
• Foundational skills for postgraduate students;
• What is research?;
• What is a theory and how can I ensure that my study makes a
clear theoretical contribution?;
• An overview of the structure of a research proposal;
• Identifying and evaluating possible research topics;
• Delineating the scope of a study;
• Writing a literature review;
• Choosing an appropriate inquiry strategy (research approach) for a
• Writing the research design and methods section of a research
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