The PhD Program at Horizons University prepares students for leadership positions in global organizations, careers as independent consultants, entrepreneurs, business researchers and also project managers and business owners.
This program focuses on modern trends in leadership across the globe. Today’s leader is adaptable, a change agent, and demonstrates innovative thinking in a fast-changing environment. The global leader is culturally aware. A PhD will grant the ability to analyze data, anticipate events and influence teams to buy-in decisions. The rigorous doctoral training in a very flexible and one-to-one facilitation will allow every student to easily combine professional and personal obligations with academic requirements.
|Credit Value||180 Credits (Honors 240)*|
|Admission Requirements||Master’s degree or Equivalent|
|Languages||French (on-campus) or English (online)|
|Study Options||Online or On Campus|
|Registration Fee||60€ yearly|
|Technology Fee||80€ yearly|
|PHD630 (10 ECTS) Entrepreneurship Theory
|PHD650 (10 ECTS) Quantitative and Qualitative Methods
|PHD740 (10 ECTS) Business Research Methods
|PHD790 (10 ECTS) Dissertation Proposal
|PHD730 (10 ECTS) Entrepreneurial Intelligence|
|PHD610 (10 ECTS) International Business Strategy|
|PHD780 (20 ECTS) Journal Writing|
|PHD800 (40 ECTS) Dissertation Writing - Thesis part 1|
|PHD830 (10 ECTS) Global Entrepreneurship
|PHD832 (10 ECTS) The Future of Entrepreneurship
|PHD800 (40 ECTS) Dissertation Writing - Thesis part 2|
PHD630 - Entrepreneurship Theory
his course examines theoretical constructs related to the entrepreneurial process. Attention is given to entrepreneurship in various economic, social, and globalization contexts. Significant emphasis is placed on the distinctiveness of entrepreneurship as an area of academic scholarship.
PHD650 - Quantitative and Qualitative Methods.
This is an advanced study of the investigation procedures used in business research. Considerations for using techniques such as Action Research, Focus Groups, Interviews, Experimental Designs, Factor Analysis, and are other methods are covered.
PHD740 - Business Research Methods.
This course is a doctoral-level introduction to conducting business research. Emphasis is placed on designing and executing an original research project similar to those undertaken by various stakeholders in an international business environment.
PHD790 - Dissertation Proposal.
This course focuses on the development of the dissertation proposal under the supervision of a doctoral faculty member. Students will be guided through the completion of a proposal which will be eligible for submission to the university.
PHD730 - Entrepreneurial Intelligence
This course addresses entrepreneurship from the standpoint of the sources of knowledge which inform the entrepreneur and his/her environment. The contributions of raw data, economic processes, technology, and psychology are included.
PHD610 - International Business Strategy.
This course is grounded on the fundamental principles of strategic management and focuses on strategy-making decisions in international business corporations. Emphasis is given to corporate-level analysis, strategy formation and implementation, and the goal of crafting a sustainable competitive advantage in a global market.
PHD780 - Journal Writing.
This course facilitates the student’s ability to write, review, edit, and format an original paper to meet the publication standards of an academic journal. When completed, the course results in a published article in Horizons University Business Journal.
PHD830 - Global Entrepreneurship.
This course examines the application of theory to pragmatic research topics and designs in the field of entrepreneurship. It surveys various social, economic, and managerial phenomena that influence the entrepreneurial process. The course serves as a preparation for dissertation-quality research.
PHD832 - The Future of Entrepreneurship
This course covers the trends of entrepreneurship for the next decade in view of the changes in business needs, technology and needs that will emerge over the years at the global level.
PHD800 - Dissertation Writing - Thesis (2 parts)
Credit is given in this course for satisfactory work completed towards the doctor dissertation, following the acceptance of a proposal through the preparations for the defense.
NB: as of today the PhD program is not accredited