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Commerce - Business - Research

Course overview
The strong and expanding doctoral programme in the J.E. Cairnes School of Business and Economics offers participants a combination of advanced independent research, backed by structured training, which is delivered mainly in the first year. The central work involves the planning, execution, and defence of a major thesis, satisfying internal and external examiners that the thesis is a work of serious scholarship. The doctoral programme equips participants with substantial research and writing experience, as well as developing an in-depth expertise in their chosen field. The topic of the thesis is agreed between the student and their supervisor(s) and typically links to the research interests of the supervisor. Acceptance on the programme is subject to finding a suitable supervisor.

Check the Cairnes School web site http://www.nuigalway.ie/cairnes/
for more information about areas of research expertise within the Cairnes School. If you are interested in undertaking a PhD, contact the J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics who will deal with your enquiry and put you in contact with potential research supervisors in your area of interest.
http://www.nuigalway.ie/findasupervisor/

Entry requirements

MComm
Second Class Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree, Grade 2 or higher (or equivalent international qualification). Other similar level of academic achievement in an equivalent business degree.

MPhil/PhD
Masters degree to honours standard (or equivalent international qualification). Other evidence that signifies suitability for the programme.

Duration

PhD GYD00 Full Time
PhD GYD01 Part Time
MPhil GYD02 Full Time
MComm GYD04 Full Time
MComm GYD05 Part Time

Further enquiries

Ms. Mairéad McKeon
Tel: +353 91 492 612
Email: mairead.mckeon@nuigalway.ie
Web: www.nuigalway.ie/courses/commerce-research

Research areas

Areas of interest:
• Accounting and Finance
• Economics
• Management
• Marketing
• Management Information Systems

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