1. Program’s Content
The PhD in Business Administration at Philips University aims at the promotion of research in the scientific sectors of the Department of Business Administration, and the creation of knowledge through the training of new researchers, able to produce and process knowledge. Therefore, the PhD program is a research oriented training program that trains doctoral students to conduct research at the highest level and take responsibility for research development and teaching tasks in the private and public sectors. In addition, the program is designed to meet the needs of senior professionals who aim to improve their critical thinking and research skills whilst producing original research. The PhD is awarded by the University in recognition of the successful completion of research training and independent research, which will be included in a thesis / dissertation.
 Applicants can be informed in detail on all issues related to PhD Application, by utilizing the document, Doctorate (Ph.D) in Business Administration, at the University website: https://philipsuni.ac.cy/business-administration-department/
2. Program’s Content
The Program of Doctoral Studies accepts applicants who have a Master’s Degree or its equivalent, in the area of Business Administration as the basis for admission to the Program. Applicants must have a strong academic record and have a weighted average grade in the Master’s (or equivalent education) of B or higher, in accordance with the University’s grading system, plus evidence that the applicant is competent in written and spoken English. Applicants will be assessed based on their academic record, other relevant qualifications and their statement of research interests and research. The Council of the School reserves the right to request that applicants take specified post-graduate courses and/or pass special appraisals prior to admission to the PhD Program.
Applications for admission to the PhD Program must be made on the official PhD Application Form as shown in the Appendix submitted electronically to the Secretariat of the Department of Business Administration [e-mail: [email protected]].
The application process includes the following:
Applicants must provide a preliminary research proposal as a part of the application process to the PhD Program. The proposal refers to one research area of the List presented below.
The research proposal should:
All applications are evaluated by the Application Evaluation and Interview Committee and the pertinent School. Under normal circumstances, a response to an enrolment application can be expected within eight weeks of the School receiving the application.
Composition of PhD Program
For obtaining a PhD degree in Business Administration, a total of 240 ECTS needs to be completed.
The Program comprises four (4) stages:
Students are expected to successfully complete the taught phase of the program, including the comprehensive qualifying exam, before being considered for progression to the “Research phase of the PhD program”.
Duration of Studies
Full – Time: minimum 48 months, maximum 72 months
Part – Time: minimum 60 months, maximum 96 months
Application Submission Period
Submissions for enrolling to the PhD Program for Academic Year 2022 – 2023 start in November 12, 2022 and end on January 9, 2023.
List of PhD Research Areas
Academic Staff available for PhD Research
Andreas Hadjis, Dean, Professor of Strategic Management and System Dynamics
Panayotis Alexakis, Professor of Business Economics and Markets
Eleni Chrysostomides, Professor of Accounting
Constantina Shiakallis, Professor of Accounting and Finance
John Yfantopoulos, Professor of Health Economics
Spyros Missiakoulis, Professor of Quantitative Methods
Manolis Yannakoudakis, Professor of Artificial Intelligence and Expert Systems
Nikolaos Eriotis, Visiting Professor of Accounting
Emmanuel Petrakis, Visiting Professor of Industrial Organization and Policy
George Kouretas, Visiting Professor of Banking and Finance