PhD Admission Guidelines

PhD Admission Guidelines

Doctor of Philosophy/Doctor of Management/DBA

The programme is for a duration of 36 months. Candidates who hold a master’s degree and who wish to extend the research carried out at their master’s programme may take less time to complete the degree. At all times, the end product of the research must result in original contribution to knowledge.

  • Applicants are normally required to hold a master’s degree.
  • Applicants are required to submit a research proposal.
  • Payment of Application Fee and Good Faith Deposit.

Guide for Preparing a Doctoral Research Proposal

As a guide, the proposal should not exceed three pages typed one-and-half spacing on A4 sized paper. Your Doctoral Research Proposal might usefully be organized into nine sections as follows:

  • Introduction
  • Statement of the Problem
  • Purpose, Objectives and Rationale of the Study
  • Significance of the Study (including a mention of those who will benefit)
  • Previous Research and Developments in this field of study
  • Research Methods or Procedures (that you intend to use, i.e. library research, empirical research, etc including brief mention of the intended research instruments)
  • Tentative Hypotheses (tentatively, what will the study, try to show, or prove)
  • Expected Findings (if possible)
  • Tentative Conclusions and Implications