Research Work and Thesis Plan of the Professional Doctorate in Business in Africa
In the admission process, the Supervisor of the Professional Doctorate will assign a tutor to the Doctoral student, who will be the responsible for coordinating the activity of the student in the Doctoral programme.
Furthermore, a thesis supervisor (Director) is assigned. The Director of the thesis will guide the student in planning the thesis, and he is the ultimately responsible for the consistency and novelty of the thesis. The Director of the thesis could be selected by the student from the EENI’s team of doctors or freely by the student if he/she has a Doctoral degree. The tutor and the Director can match. Co-direction of the thesis is also allowed.
Research Work and Thesis Plan (40 ECTS).
With the support of the thesis supervisor (Director), the Doctoral student must perform the appropriate research that will lead to the realisation of his thesis plan. The Doctoral student must prepare and submit a thesis plan, which, as a minimum, should include the provisional title of the thesis, the objectives pursued, the methodology to be used, and the means and schedule.
Director of the Professional Doctorate in International Business (DIB) specialisation Africa: PhD Dr Geneviève Barro KABRE
The Doctoral student must study the module “Research methodology”, which will introduce to the method of preparation of a thesis.
EENI highly appreciated that the results of the thesis could benefit the development of the African continent.
Thesis and Defence of the Thesis (120 ECTS).
Under the supervision of the Director of the thesis, the Doctoral student develops and presents the research results obtained. The Doctoral student can select their subject areas within the research parameters proposed by EENI (School of International Business), creating a thesis that it must be completely original and own, which will be published on the EENI’s platform set up for this purpose.
EENI African Professors: Dr Albert Bialufu, Dr Ousséni SO, Dr Fernandinho Domingos, Dr Aliou Niang, Thierry Somda, Paterson Ngatchou, Adérito Fernandes, Prospero Kemayou ...
The Directorate may authorise the deposit of the thesis like a compendium of publications if the requirements established by the Directorate are fulfilled.
Video conference performs the defence of the thesis.
Director of the Professional Doctorates in International Business (EENI): Dr Margarita Carrillo López.
Doctor (PhD) in Economy and Territory by the University of Barcelona (Spain). Professor at the University of Barcelona, Catalonia Open University, International University of Catalonia, Superior Institute of Marketing and EENI (School of International Business).
Examples of research topics related to Africa