Business Administration PHD - Ανοικτό Πανεπιστήμιο Κύπρου - Open University of Cyprus

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Programme in BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION



The doctoral programme Business Administration, aims to research issues in the area of Business Management. The minimum time required to complete the doctorate is three (3) years, while the maximum duration is eight (8) years.

Number of students: 1




LEVEL: Doctorate

DEGREE AWARDED: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)



  • Strategic Marketing
  • Corporate Sustainability and Responsibility
  • Marketing Management
  • International Marketing



Candidates for the PhD Programme must hold a Master's degree in scientific disciplines related to Business Administration and good command of the English Language in order to be able to attend successfully the programme. Priority is given to candidates who have common interests with the Academic Coordinator of the PhD Programme. The language of instruction and the writing up of the doctoral dissertation will be in English. 

When applying for the PhD Programme you will need to produce a Research Proposal (in English) that outlines your proposed research topic and programme of research. Getting your PhD proposal right is a critical part of the application process. Below is an outline of the elements a research proposal (2500-3300 words) might typically contain:

Title – This needs to provide a clear and succinct overview of the proposed research.

Abstract (100 words) – The proposal should include a concise statement of your intended research of no more than 100 words. This may be a couple of sentences setting out the problem that you want to examine or the central question that you wish to address.

Introduction (300-400 words) – This provides information of the study background, the research gap, the focus of the research, and explains how this proposed research contributes to the literature.

Review of the Literature (1,100-1,500 words) – This provides a thorough examination of key, recent contributions in academic journals of repute relating to the area of research in question. You should use the literature review to summarize key findings and identify issues that the proposed study is solving to justify why further or new research is required. At the end, clear research questions should be provided.

Proposed Method (1,000-1,300 words) – This outlines the proposed methodology for the study, including details of methods of data collection and analysis.

References – This provides all literature cited in the proposal which should be formatted using the Harvard style of referencing.

Proposed Plan of Work and Time Schedule – You should include an outline of the various stages and corresponding time lines for developing and implementing the research, including writing up your thesis.


For the academic year 2021-2022 (starting spring semester), the Faculty will accept applications for a position in its doctoral programmes from 15/09/2021 to 11/10/2021.


For further details, please contact: Professor Constantinos LeonidouThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.