Doctoral Program in Business Administration (CDAE)

Objective: The main purpose of the Doctorate in Business Administration (CDAE) is to qualify researchers, professors and professionals to conduct cutting-edge research with an impact on society and the scientific field.

Target Audience: we seek candidates with strength in research, an excellent academic performance, a project that is aligned with the interests of the Concentration Area and the skills needed for teaching and research assistantships at FGV.

Degree awarded: PhD in Business Administration.

A Doctoral degree qualifies the holder for research and teaching in the most prestigious universities and institutions.

Concentration Areas: The student will develop his/her thesis related to one of the research areas. They have to choose an area upon registration for the admission process and use it as the main basis of knowledge in the development of their work.

Program duration: The minimum duration is 24 months and the maximum is 54 months.

Doctoral students who do not have a Master’s degree must obtain at least 48 credits* in course and seminars. The curriculum of this program is composed of credits from the Master’s Program (Table 1) and others that are specific to the Doctorate. (Table 2).

Doctoral students who hold a Master’s degree are exempt from the credits corresponding to the Master’s Program, and must only obtain the credits that are specific to the Doctorate (Table 2).

Table 1

Master's in Business Administration

  • Compulsory Courses (3 credits for each course)

  • Elective Courses (2 or 3 credits for each course)

  • Research Seminars: 7 meetings (1.5 credit for each seminar)

 *Each credit corresponds to 15 class-hours

Compulsory Courses: 12 credits

Scientific Training:
- Research Methods :  3 credits
- Quantitative Research Methods: 3 credits 
- Qualitative Research Methods: 3 credits

Management Training:
- Organizational Theory: 3 credits 

Elective  Courses: 12 credits

- The student must obtain at least 9 credits*, in courses offered by the student's chosen Concentration Area. The student can obtain the other 3 credits in courses offered by other Concentration Areas or Programs.

TOTAL: 24 credits

Table 2

Specific to the Doctoral Program in Business Administration

Compulsory  Courses: 6 credits

Scientific Training:
- Qualitative Research Methods in in Management: 3 credits
- Multivarie Data Analysis: 3 credits

Elective  Courses: 12 credits
- The student must obtain at least 6 credits* in courses offered by the student's chosen Concentration Area. The student can obtain the other 6 credits in courses offered by other Concentration Areas or Programs.

Research Seminars offered by the student's chosen Concentration Area  6 credits  (4 semesters)

TOTAL: 24 credits

TOTAL CREDITS:

1.     Doctoral students who do not have a Master’s degree must obtain at least 48 credits:  24 credits from the Master’s Program and 24 credits that are specific to the Doctorate.

2.     Doctoral students who hold a Master’s degree are exempt from the credits corresponding to the Master’s Program, and must only obtain the 24 credits specific to the Doctorate.

During the Admission Process, the examining committee may determine whether the candidate will need to obtain additional credits.

IIn the case of poor performance, the student may be redirected to the Master’s Program.

Credit recognition: Students can seek exemption or credit recognition for courses they have already taken, in accordance with the  specific requirements set out in the Graduate Program Rules. The decision will be made by the Graduate Program Coordinator, after consulting the Teaching and Research Departments.

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