Study Plan

Macau University of Science and Technology
Doctor of Philosophy in Management
Study Plan

I. Program duration

The normal study duration of Doctor of Philosophy in Management program is 3 years. The maximum duration is 6 years.(Students admitted in or before academic year 2018/2019, please refer to the rules and regulations as stipulated in the intake academic year study plan).

II. Study Mode

Lectures and Seminars

III. Medium of Instruction

Chinese/English

IV. Admission Requirements

Applicants who have a master’s degree from a recognized university with majors in management related areas and have passed the entrance examination given by the Macau University of Science and Technology.

V. Research Directions

Management, Marketing, Finance, Economics, Information Systems, Human Resource Management, Strategy Management, Accounting, Enterprise Management, Organizational Behavior, Public Service Operations, Banking and Finance, Quantitative Methods, International Relations, Public Administration, Logistics Management, Hospitality Management.

VI. Academic Field

Business Administration  

VII. Course Structure

Table 1. Core Courses (18 Credits)

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

Remark

DBMZ07

Research Methodology I

3

Complete in the 1st year.

DBMZ08

Research Methodology II

3

DBMZ09

Management Science

3

DBMZ10

Emerging Issues in Management

3

DBMZ11

Seminars on Special Topics

3

DBMZ12

Special Topic in Research Areas

3

Table 2. Elective Courses (12 Credits)

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

Remark

DBME01

Special Topics in Marketing

3

Students must earn 12 credits selected from the elective courses in the 1st year.

DBME02

Special Topics in Finance

3

DBME03

Special Topics in Human Resources Management

3

DBME04

Special Topics in Strategic Management

3

DBME05

Special Topics in Management Economics

3

DBME06

Special Topics in Supply Chain Management

3

DBME07

Special Topics in Information Systems

3

Table 3. Thesis (18 Credits)

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

Requirement

DBMZ13

Thesis

18

The total number of words should be at least 80,000 if written in Chinese. If written in English, the number of pages should be more than 130.

VIII. Course Requirements

  1. Students are required to complete 6 core courses in Table 1 and 4 elective courses in Table 2.
  2. The qualification examination: After completing the 6 core courses in Table 1 and 4 elective courses in Table 2 and obtaining the 30 credits,student must participate in and pass "the qualification examination" before the thesis proposal oral defence. If student does not pass "the qualification examination" for the first time, student may take the make-up examination one more time within 3 months. If student still not able to pass "the qualification examination" for the second time, his/her study will be terminated. If the student decides not to participate in "the qualification examination", student can apply for termination of study.
  3. After passing the qualification examination, the student must pass through the thesis proposal oral defence and determine the thesis title by the end of the second year.
  4. After the confirmation of the thesis title, students can start thesis writing. The duration for thesis writing should be at least 12 months and up to 24 months. The duration is defined from the date of thesis title confirmation to the date of thesis submission.
  5. The students must publish at least one paper in an approbatory tier-one academic journal or two papers in approbatory tier-two journals during their studying period in order to proceed to thesis oral defense.
  6. The thesis must pass the examination and oral defense.

IX. Study Time

The duration for taking all courses is 12 months and the duration for thesis writing is 24 months.

X. Graduation Requirements

Upon approval from the Senate of the University, the Doctor of Philosophy in Management will be conferred on a student when he or she has:

(1) Completed and met the requirements prescribed in the study plan of his or her program within the specific study period, and achieved a cumulative GPA of 2.50* or above (excluding thesis)

(2) Abided by the regulations of the University

(3) Cleared all fees and charges and returned all University’s property and equipment borrowed

*Students admitted before the academic year 2017/2018, please refer to the regulations of their admission year.

Note: All curriculum programs and study plan are based on the newest announcement of the BOLETIM OFICIAL DA REGIÃO ADMINISTRATIVA ESPECIAL DE MACAU.

※ In case of any discrepancy, the Chinese version shall prevail.

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