50 YEARS OF EXTRAORDINARY BUSINESS EDUCATION DISCOVER CASS AT 50

Study

Programme

Executive PhD programme overview

The Executive PhD is a four-year, part-time degree programme, with a thesis presentation in year four. It comprises of ten, forty-hour residential weeks, and additional private study.

Year 1

Four weeks

Week 1: introductions and set up, research methodology, managing research projects, theory and practice of statistics and economics, experimental methods, qualitative research methods, databases, students papers and proposals (presentations).

Week 2: theory and practice of statistics and economics, qualitative research methods, databases and subject training in accounting, economics and finance in management.

Weeks 3 and 4: as above with additional student paper and proposals (presentations)

Year 2

Two weeks

Week 5: reading, writing and presenting, subject training in accounting, economics and finance and management, student papers and proposals (presentations) and group work supervisor meetings.

Week 6: subject training in accounting, economics and finance and management, student papers and proposals (presentations) and group work and supervisor meetings.

Year 3

Two weeks

Week 7: reading, writing and presenting, subject training in accounting, economics and finance and management, student papers and proposals (presentations) and group work and supervisor meetings.

Week 8: subject training in accounting, economics and finance and management, student papers and proposals (presentations) and group work and supervisor meetings.

Year 4

Two weeks

Week 9: subject training in accounting, economics and finance and management, student papers and proposals (presentations) and group work and supervisor meetings.

Week 10: student papers and proposals (presentations), group work and supervisor meetings.

Thesis presentation and defence

You will present your thesis at the end of year four following approval by the supervisory team. After being questioned about its academic content you will be invited to defend your thesis. Once this process has been successfully completed you will receive your doctoral degree.

Duration and dates

Next intake: September 2017

Programme duration: Four years

Cost: £65,000 (excluding accommodation and travel)

Who should apply? Senior executives working in research and development, knowledge management or innovation in the public, governmental, not-for-profit and commercial sectors.