Business & Management - Research
The objective of the structured research programme in Business is to create a framework that complements and supports independent research, whilst providing milestones through which the graduate student will advance, and structured educational inputs to support and develop the student. In doing so, the student will be provided with a robust structure for guiding them through the key stages of the PhD programme towards completion. Students will be introduced to the components of advanced research and will be encouraged to actively participate in academic communication and publishing, where applicable. The rigorous nature of the structure aims to ultimately extend the student's capability to contribute to theory by developing new knowledge. Alongside exceptional research training and support, the structured doctorate in Business also aims to provide doctoral graduates with the requisite skills to engage in university-based and broader business and civil communities outside academic contexts.
The student, on registration, holds an introductory meeting with their supervisor(s) where a customized and individualized programme of research investigation is balanced with supporting taught modules.
The Programme consists of the completion of 30 credits of structured modules, completion of a written thesis and a viva voce examination. The 30 credits of structured modules will comprise 15 credits in transferrable skills and 15 credits in a subject related area. These supported modules are identified from a suite of modules that make up the structured PhD programme in business, accounting or finance. The timing of these credits will be agreed between the student and the supervisor(s).
Annual progress reviews are part of the PhD programme in business, accounting or finance and completion of requisite generic/transferable skills modules will be taken into account when assessing student progress. Students are required to complete a written thesis and viva voce examination. Students will not be permitted to submit their thesis (or equivalent) for examination without having accumulated the required amount of credits.
The student, on registration, holds an introductory meeting with the primary supervisor and / or a research committee, where a customised and individualised programme of research investigation is balanced with supporting taught modules. These supported modules are identified from a suite of modules that make up the structured PhD programme in Business. Annual progress reviews are part of the doctoral programme in Business and completion of requisite generic/transferable skills modules will be taken into account when assessing student progress. Students will not be permitted to submit their thesis (or equivalent) for examination without having accumulated the required amount of credits. Progress considered to be unsatisfactory may lead to a recommendation to change registration from PhD to a Research Masters or to discontinue studies at the University.
In addition to developing their own research topic with their supervisor(s), students' will be required to take 30 credits worth of modules over the duration of their programme of doctoral research. 15 of these will be generic/transferable modules, and 15 in subject/specialist modules. Applicants should note that MN810 is not available to Business students.
For entry to the PhD programmes, applicants normally require a Masters Degree (Honours). Applicants must have a recognised primary degree which is considered equivalent to Irish university primary degree level.
Minimum English language requirements:
IELTS: 6.5 minimum overall score
TOEFL (Paper based test): 585
TOEFL (Internet based test): 95
PTE (Pearson): 62
Maynooth University's TOEFL code is 8850
Research applications are generally accepted at any time
4 year Full-time, 6 years Part-time.
In general, there are two levels of fees payable. EU students from EU countries including Ireland pay a subsidised level of fees for both taught courses and research programmes. Tuition fees for students from outside the EU are not subsidised and are thus somewhat higher than for EU students.
Commences September (or other agreed time)
Post Course Info
Graduates with Business PhDs usually move into consulting, senior management, and academic posts.
Information on research interests can be found at https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/school-business/our-research. Students should make direct contact with research active academics in advance of making a research proposal.
Other specialist areas
Proposals will also be considered in Human Resources Management and Marketing.