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Postgraduate Study Programme - 3rd Cycle (PhD Degree) Quality Management

Fundamental Objectives of the Third Cycle PhD Degree

The PhD programme provides students with an in-depth understanding of theoretical and methodological concepts as well as skills to independently develop new knowledge and solve demanding problems in testing and improving existing explanations and discovering new solutions to manage the most demanding work systems and scientific research projects within a broad professional and academic field and the development of critical reflection. A compulsory component of these programmes is also original or applied research tasks.

The fundamental aim of the postgraduate doctoral degree third cycle study programme in Quality Management is to ensure to the doctoral student the continuous self-transcendence and identification of paradigm shifts and the ability to design contemporary innovative concepts and approaches intended for the improvement of quality of life of individuals, organizations, and communities. During the study process, students can select among different fields of research. Based on the elective course and the topic of their thesis, students can currently gain the doctoral title in the field of Quality Management, Development Management, Tourism Management, Information and Communication Technologies Management, European Studies and Military Studies.

As part of the doctoral studies, PhD students use their previously acquired knowledge and competencies to gain a more in-depth and contemporary knowledge on the fundamental building blocks of an integrated balance of sustainable development (networks, cyclical, solar energy, partnerships, diversity, dynamic balance ...).

The postgraduate doctoral study in Quality Management is designed to educate PhD students for research work mainly in scientific research and teaching activities, as well as research and professional work in the commercial and non-commercial sectors, and public administration. The fundamental objectives of the doctoral programme are particularly oriented toward knowledge of research activities in the fields of Quality Management, Development Management, Tourism Management, Information and Communication Technologies Management, European Studies and Military Studies and their related disciplines as well as sub-disciplines.

Curriculum

The programme lasts three years and is divided into six semesters. It is awarded with 180 ECTS. The first semester is designed to provide a theoretical and methodological depth of prior knowledge that provides an opportunity to introduce doctoral studies. The second semester is designed to prepare the doctoral dissertation (thesis) proposal. The third and fourth semesters are devoted to individual work of the doctoral dissertation with the assistanceof a mentor and a possible co-mentor. In the fifth semester, a seminar is provided for the preparation of the dissertation, in which doctoral students present a draft of their dissertation and receive guidance for further editions. In the sixth semester the doctoral dissertation is completed.

 

Year One
No. Type Learning units
Organized study workload
L T LW ECTS
1st Semester
1 A Triangulation methods 10 30   15
2 B Elective course - theoretical 10 30   15
2nd Semester
3 C Seminar for Dissertation Proposal 5 25   15
4 I Individual Work on the Dissertation Proposal       15
Year Two
No. Type Learning units
Organized study workload
L T LW ECTS
1 I Individual Work on the Dissertation       60
Year Three
No. Typep Learning units
Organized study workload
L T LW ECTS
1 C Seminar for Dissertation   30   15
2 I Individual Work on the Dissertation       45
Electives
No. Type Learning units Organized study workload
L T LW ECTS
1 B New Paradigms of Organization Theories 10 30   15
2 B New Paradigms of Innovation and Excellence 10 30   15
3 B New Paradigms of Sustainable Development 10 30   15
4 B New Paradigms of Development Management
10 30   15
5
B New Paradigms of Destination Management 10 30   15
6 B New Paradigms of Management of Information and Communication Technologies 10 30   15
7 B

New Paradigms of the Development of the Europe

10 30   15
8 B New Paradigms of the Military Organization 10 30   15

General Competences

Students in the third cycle PhD Degree programme in Quality Management will acquire the following general competencies:

Subject-Specific Competencies

Students in the third cycle PhD Degree programme in Quality Management will acquire and grasp the following subject-specific competencies: