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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.

Entry requirements

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

Duration

MH02D PhD 4 years Full-time
MH03D PhD 6 years Part-time
MH04D MLitt by Research 2 years Full-time
MH05D MLitt by Research 3 years Part-time

Careers or further progression

Graduates with Business PhDs usually move into consulting, senior management, and academic posts.

Further enquiries

Programme Director Dr Bastian Rake

Tel +353 (0)1 708 6670
Fax +353 (0)1 708 6519
Email bastian.rake@mu.ie
Website https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/business
Address School of Business, Maynooth University, Maynooth, Co. Kildare

Subjects taught

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.

Comment

The School of Business at Maynooth provides students with the personal support that Maynooth is renowned for, backed by the industry experience of its lecturers, the 'real-world' focus of its course content and the preparation for the workplace offered in the design of its programmes. Our passion is working with students from a mix of backgrounds (non-business degree holders, experienced professionals who do not hold a primary degree and business graduates) to develop their understanding of intermediate and advanced concepts and practices of business. We have a dynamic teaching approach. A typical full-time student usually takes classes for two full days every fortnight. Students are encouraged to learn independently, though significant reading and assignments, sometimes on their own but also working in teams both prior to a class and afterwards.

Application date

All applications should be made through the PAC system.

Closing Date : 30 June 2019

Research areas

Research Interests
Research interests include strategy, leadership, innovation, human resource management, organisational culture and change, global logistics, supply chain management (including risk/resilience) and humanitarian logistics.

Course fee

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.

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