Business Administration, Ph.D.

Business Administration, Ph.D.


This is a program designed for highly motivated students wishing to acquire advanced research and intellectual (analytical) skills in the area of business administration.

The Business Administration Business Administration program offered by the European University Cyprus (EUC) European University Cyprus (EUC) provides students with a solid theoretical background and the opportunity to conduct innovative, highly focused research in business administration, for the purpose of creating new knowledge.

General Objectives

To provide training to PhD candidates to be independent scholars and researchers, who can work at a local or an international level. The program is research based and focuses on qualitative and quantitative skills and global perspectives – enabling students to engage in research projects with faculty early in the doctoral program. The curriculum purports to prepare people for stimulating careers in universities and research institutions, in public and private organizations and agencies, as well as prepare top managers to be able to manage within complex and dynamic business environments.  Through this doctoral program the School of Business delivers the highest quality management education seeking to further enhance the doctoral students’ research and management skills and knowledge of business and management issues by offering courses on how organizations and their top managers can best manage internal and external challenges.

Specific Objectives

  • To prepare small, select group of exceptional students to hold university faculty positions or conduct original research in the corporate or public sector, or get high level positions in industry.
  • To help students acquire critical appraisal of the concepts and theories that underlie the nature and practice of management science and the extension of the processes of inquiry (problem solving, critical thinking and research) for the development and testing of knowledge.
  • To expose, coach and mentor students to recognize and understand the diverse areas of specialized and advanced practice in management, guided by the current state of knowledge and societal/business needs.
  • To provide students with learning foundations for the continuing evolution of the knowledge both in management science and in other related disciplines.
  • To cultivate among students that their graduate education, which focuses on the discovery and refinement of knowledge, requires a high level of inquiry and the development of a collaboration effort and spirit between faculty and students.
  • To foster and nature the diverse and varying educational, personal and cultural backgrounds and experiences of students in an educational environment that encourage and promotes the free interchange among scholars and between teachers and students.
  • To help meet the increasing need for qualified, rigorously trained business faculty as well as provide rewarding career opportunities for students.
Employment Opportunities

PhD graduates will acquire the necessary conceptual skills to pursue careers in an academic and/or research environment in Cyprus and abroad. The methodological skills they will acquire, combined with the innovative nature of their dissertation qualifies our PhD graduates with career prospects in consulting and high level management.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Specific Coursework - Courses
  • Epistemology of Science and Management Research
  • Strategy and Organizational Science
  • Selected Studies in Business Administration
  • Comprehensive Qualifying Examination
  • Preparation and Submission of a Thesis - Dissertation Proposal
  • Ph.D. Project
  • Ph.D. Thesis - Dissertation

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


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    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

  • A completed application form together with a non-refundable fee of €52.
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Official copies of Bachelor and Master Degrees
  • Official copies of academic transcripts
  • Copies of relevant publications (up to two)
  • Two letters of recommendation from faculty members of higher academic institutions
  • Other supportive documents such as awards, distinctions, etc.
  • Two passport size photos
  • Copy of valid passport/ identity card

All eligible applicants will be invited for an interview in Cyprus.

Living costs for Nicosia

  • 576 - 870 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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