Business Administration - Unicaf University Malawi (PhD)

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PhD

How long you will study
3 Years

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How you will study
online

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About Business Administration - Unicaf University Malawi at Unicaf Scholarships

The goal of the PhD programme is to prepare the next generation of leading researchers.

The PhD is a programme of independent, self-directed academic research degree, supported by a team of supervisors that makes an original contribution to knowledge written up in a publishable dissertation. The PhD programme also supports the development of research and generic skills to equip you to operate successfully as a professional researcher in any setting. The essential requirement of a PhD is the creation of new knowledge. Being a researcher means developing new ideas and improving understanding through the creation of new knowledge. Your research will inevitably build to some degree on the work and ideas of others, but as a research student you are expected to make an original contribution to knowledge in your discipline.

Each PhD student  must take a number of online modules and also complete a dissertation.  Students must defend their dissertation in a "viva voce" (oral) examination. The viva voce examination is an intense and challenging experience, but we offer workshops and mock examinations to help our research students prepare and almost all research students who reach this stage go on to successfully complete their degree.

Students can engage in research in one of the following fields of study:

  • MARKETING MANAGEMENT
  • INFORMATION AND TECHNOLOGY
  • EDUCATION
  • BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
  • ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE

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Entry requirements

Applications for doctorate study are accepted all year round.  

The entry requirements for admission to a Doctorate degree programme include:

  • An accredited Master’s degree in a relevant subject area.  Students may be considered for doctorate study if their degree is in an unrelated field provided, they have relevant professional experience and can prove their ability to work at doctorate level.  A wide range of international qualifications may also be considered. Students are advised to contact the Office of Admissions to find out more about the range of international academic qualifications accepted.
  • Official Master’s degree transcripts
  • Recognized proof of English proficiency if previous studies were not taught in the English language.  Otherwise, an IELTS score 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.5 in the writing component and no individual component lower than 6.0) is required; or an English Placement Test result with a 6.5 equivalence (provided no score in each individual component is less than 6.0).
  • Personal Statement of Statement of Purpose (minimum 500 words)
  • Current CV
  • Two official letters of recommendation (one academic and one professional)
  • Research proposal or project outline
  • Evidence of ability to undertake independent research
  • Copy of valid passport of national ID

All applicants who satisfy the above listed requirements are invited to an interview where a final admission decision will be made.

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    After graduation in 2020 with an MSc in Organisational Psychology, I immediately applied for a PhD programme in the USA. Undoubtedly, my Master’s degree from Unicaf University was my gateway to living and studying abroad. 

    Finally, I  honestly feel that this would not have been possible without Unicaf University and its scholarship programme. I strongly advise you never to lose sight of your dreams. Seize this opportunity and apply for studies at Unicaf University to gain quality education and internationally recognised qualifications that can open a path to a prosperous career.”  

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