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Ph.D. On Campus

Business Administration

University of Nicosia

36 months
4500 EUR/year
4500 EUR/year
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The Business Administration programme from University of Nicosia is a theoretically focused, rigorous program that requires candidates to make a significant contribution to knowledge and/or theory, whereas the DBA is a professional doctorate which requires candidates to apply and develop existing theories/knowledge to make a significant contribution to professional practice.

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Key Features

The PhD is ideal for candidates who wish to pursue a career in academia whereas the DBA is more appropriate for those who, after working for a few years, would like to advance their careers in industry by earning an advanced research degree.

PhD students need to take one course (Research Philosophy, Methodology and Methods) which aims to prepare PhD candidates for designing their study. 

The course lasts 4 days and it is offered in the first year of studies. For the DBA students are required to take four courses (Personal and Organizational Reflections; Literature Review; Research Philosophy, Methodology and Methods; Analysis of Information). Students need to be physically present for the Research Philosophy, Methodology and Methods course and normally are expected to be present for the other three DBA courses (even though there is flexibility in this and it can be discussed at the time the courses are offered). Thesis length is similar for both degrees (80.000 words) but the difference is that for the DBA assessed work from courses may be included in the final word count.

Once accepted on the Business Administration programme from University of Nicosia , students are assigned three supervisors, one main and two secondary, who guide them throughout their studies. There are frequent progress reports to ensure students receive the guidance they need and that they are on track. Students are strongly encouraged to meet with their supervisors at regular intervals. After the course(s) is/are completed successfully, students prepare a final research proposal, which is a detailed document of length 7.500-10.000 words that outlines their research plan, clearly showing theoretical contribution, and methodological approach suggested. When this is approved by the relevant committee, they proceed with their research and register for their thesis.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Philosophy, Methodology and Method
  • Proposal
  • Thesis
  • Doctoral Course – Fall semester
  • Doctoral Course – Spring semester

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An accredited master’s degree
  • Proof of English proficiency. This is provided by EITHER a degree from an English speaking university OR TOEFL (paper based test 600, computer based test 250, internet based test 100) OR IELTS 6.5.
  • An initial 2000-word research proposal outlining the research theme, aim and objectives, possible gap/s and proposed research methodology
  • A Personal Statement of 500 – 1000 words outlining applicants’ individual competences and strengths and providing their reflections regarding the expectations and value of the programme as well as to their personal advancement and career development
  • Letters of Recommendation – Two recommendation letters from individuals who have known the applicant in their educational or professional capacity
  • Good academic record

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    4500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13500 EUR for the full programme during 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13500 EUR for the full programme during 36 months.

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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