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 Funded PhD Programme (Students Worldwide)

About the Programme


The focus of this DM program is to enable participants to acquire knowledge and research skills in the field of management and Leadership. It is also an opportunity for participants to build a network of peers and academicians as they prepare for a future of immense opportunities in research-oriented work. The program is designed to inspire participants to think outside their current knowledge and practice and extend their limits in solving complex leadership and management related problems associated with a fast-changing global business environment. Participants will be led to systematic under standing and mastery of assessment, synthesis and critical analysis skills of literature and methods used in measuring strength of evidence of peer reviewed research publications. The knowledge and skills from this program will produce better thinkers and enable participants to hone their experience as scholars and practitioners in Leadership and management. The DM program adopts high quality European education standards that will give each student a competitive edge and open an infinite world of opportunities.


This course will enhance participants' understanding of research process. Participants will critically explore research approaches, language, and ethics. The course will take a step-by-step approach to develop students' knowledge, skills and understanding on design and implementation of quantitative and qualitative research designs including Cross-sectional surveys, cohort studies, Randomized Controlled Trials, and operational study designs which include quasi experiments and Cluster Randomized Controlled Trials. The course will equip students with the skills necessary to conduct secondary research designs including scoping and systematic reviews. The course will also help students to develop the skills to recognize and reflect on the strengths and limitations of different research methodologies and address ethical and practical issues in research. Further the student will be equipped with the ability to methodologically review and derive meaning from the published research work for application in professional practice and growth.


LO1: Identify and describe different quantitative study designs, describe the key elements and weaknesses and strengths associated with each approach, and application of quantitative research in professional Practice.

LO2: To understand Qualitative Research approaches and their application including qualitative data collection, analysis and reporting methods.

LO3: To understand secondary research design and application methods including Scoping and Systematic reviews approaches, and how different research designs can be combined in a mixed method study approach.

LO4: To understand the concept of research quality assurance and its application in research integrity and ethical principles and application of validity and reliability principles in research.


• Introduction to Research and the Research Process.

• Methods in Primary Research - Introduction to Quantitative Research, Study Designs and Methods.

• Analysis and Interpretation of Quantitative Data.

• Case study: Critical Appraisal of Quantitative Research.

• Methods in Primary Research-Introduction to Qualitative Research, Study Designs and Methods.

• Analysis and Interpretation of Qualitative Data.

Funding Notes

Some or all of the PhD opportunities in this programme have funding attached. Applications for this programme are welcome from suitably qualified candidates worldwide. Funding may only be available to a limited set of nationalities and you should read the full programme details for further information.
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