The Ph.D program at Careerera is designed in a manner that will enable scholars to complete the degree program and attain their degree within 3 years. Extension years are usually not granted. The program essentially can be classified into three phases:
1) Course Work: This phase begins with your first semester and students will begin to work on their selection, and coursework on varied aspects of the program involving research methods, quantitative and qualitative methods, and techniques. This phase ends with the finalization of the research topic and the designation of the supervisor or research faculty. Multiple seminars and presentations will also be highlights of this phase.
2) Research Lab:Your second and third semesters make up this second phase. In this phase, scholars will largely engage with data collection and analysis. Scholars will also be required to submit their synopsis and monthly progress report every six months. Seminars and presentations are also an essential part of this phase.
3) Doctoral Thesis:Starting from your third to sixth semesters, this phase demands rigorous work engaging research scholars in thesis write-up, committee reviews, thesis rewriting, oral defenses, and award of the doctorate.
Students will be given intensive guidance and supervision by the research faculty and supervisor throughout the entire phase for holistic growth.
Distinctive Features of Careerera Ph.D Program
- Progressively master and apply thoroughly researched theories;
- Cohesive progression of each semester with an identified theme to blend learning and outcome
- Competencies are organized within three major areas: (1) Managerial Foundational Skills (2) Global Management Skills and (3) Technical Skills;
- A capstone project, e.g. dissertation to demonstrate summative knowledge;
- A built-in curriculum cohesion approach featuring well-defined pedagogy for program completion.
Table 1 provides the curriculum map (course structure to be followed) showing the progression of mastery of materials.
|1. Research Methods
||Data Collection and Analysis
||Doctoral Thesis (Dissertation)
|2. Qualitative Methods & Techniques
|3. Quanitative Methods & Techniques
|4. Research Tools
|5. The Research Proposal
|1. Study Section (Modules)
||2. Study Section (Thesis)
|30 ECTS / 5 modules at 6 ECTS Each
||90 ECTS - The thesis contributes 80% to the overall result of the doctoral studies.