Ph.D. On Campus

Business Administration

University of Cyprus

36 months
1333 EUR/year
1333 EUR/year
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The Department of Business and Public Administration at the University of Cyprus offers a Ph.D. programme in Business Administration. The Ph.D. programme is intended for students from accredited universities with postgraduate qualifications at the Master level.


  • The programme´s requirements correspond to the Doctoral Programme requirements as defined by the Rules of Study at the University of Cyprus, and are divided into three parts (total 240 ECTS).
  • The subjects required for the first part of the programme represent 60 ECTS (i.e., 6-10 courses). Three of these courses are foundation courses in the specific field the student has decided to focus on. Depending on previous academic preparation (e.g., successful completion of relevant postgraduate courses in another academic institution), the student may be partially or fully exempted from the above courses. Upon completion of this first part of the programme, the student must successfully sit a comprehensive exam.
  • The second part of the programme relates to the manner of conducting the research, focusing on issues related to Management (this part represents 120 ECTS).
  • The third part, the writing stage of the dissertation, is credited with 60 ECTS. This could take the form of a comprehensive study (thesis) or a series of essays on a specific research area. The thesis must be an original work that makes a significant contribution to the field. The aim is to produce research results that are publishable in refereed international journals.
  • The programme includes courses of quantitative and qualitative content, which touch on matters of epistemology, methodology, methods of quantitative analysis and qualitative research, finance, management, management science, operations management and marketing. The curriculum for each student is adjusted according to his/her chosen field of concentration. The courses offered are the following:

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Epistemology in Business Administration
  • Research Methods in Business I (Quantitative Methods)
  • Research Methods in Management II (Qualitative Methods)
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Organizational Theory
  • Strategic Management
  • Entrepreneurship & Innovation
  • Human Resource Management
  • Operations Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Service Management
  • Applied Optimization Modelling
  • Planning under Uncertainty
  • Strategic Marketing

For more information, please visit the programme website.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


240 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Candidates must:

  • Hold a postgraduate, Master-level qualification in a relevant subject from a recognized university.
  •  Prepare and submit a preliminary research proposal that outlines the proposed research topic. 
  •  Students must also provide complete degree transcripts for their Master level and undergraduate study
  • Request that at least two academic references in support of their application are sent to University of Cyprus.
  •  Submit certificates and other relevant documents, e.g., samples of prior academic and / or professional experience.
  • Submit evidence of very good knowledge of the English language.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1333 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4000 EUR for the full programme during 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1333 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4000 EUR for the full programme during 36 months.
  • PhD students holders of master's degrees: Total fees €4.000.
  • PhD students non-holders of master's degrees: Total fees €6.500.

Living costs for Nicosia

576 - 866 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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