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Programme Structure

The NBS PhD programme is a full-time doctoral programme. The time needed to complete a PhD typically ranges from 4 to 5 years.

The first 18 months consist of coursework concentrated in the student’s area of specialization. Students are required to complete at least 24 academic units as graduation requirement. They will need to have compeleted at least 12 academic units before undergoing the Qualifying Exams.

Typically, the course requirement ranges from 8 to 11 courses. The list below comprises the courses generally required for each division, which may be subject to changes. The list does not include prescribed courses that are offered by other schools and electives (if any).

  • ACC
    Accounting (Behavioural)

    • MG9001 Research Methods
    • MG9203 Contemporary Research Issues in Psychology at Work
    • AC9102 Seminar in Behavioural Research in Accounting
    • MG9003 Theory Construction and Experimental Methods in Behavioral Research
    • ST9003 Applied Regression Analysis
    • AC9101 Seminar in Capital Markets Research in Accounting
    • FN9103 Empirical Research I (Investment)
    • FN9104 Empirical Research II (Corporate)
    • ST9008 Empirical Research Methods Using STATA
    • GN7103 Writing for Research & Publication
    • (Click here for course description)


    Accounting (Capital Markets)

    • EC9002 Econometrics I
    • EC9101 Microeconomics Theory
    • MG9001 Research Methods
    • AC9102 Seminar in Behavioural Research in Accounting
    • EC9003 Econometrics II
    • FN9101 Seminar in Theory of Finance I
    • AC9101 Seminar in Capital Markets Research in Accounting
    • FN9103 Empirical Research I (Investment)
    • FN9104 Empirical Research II (Corporate)
    • ST9008 Empirical Research Methods Using STATA
    • GN7103 Writing for Research & Publication
    • (Click here for course description)
  • BF
    Banking & Finance

    • EC9101 Microeconomics Theory
    • EC9002 Econometrics I
    • FN9102 Seminar in Theory of Finance II
    • EC9003 Econometrics II
    • FN9101 Seminar in Theory of Finance I
    • GN7103 Writing for Research & Publication
    • FN9103 Empirical Research I (Investment)
    • AC9101 Seminar in Capital Markets Research in Accounting
    • FN9104 Empirical Research II (Corporate)
    • ST9008 Empirical Research Methods Using STATA
    • (Click here for course description)
  • ITOM
    Information Systems

    • IS9101 Seminar in Information Systems Research
    • MG9001 Research Methods
    • MG9203 Contemporary Research Issues in Psychology at Work
    • IS9102 Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Information Systems
    • ST9003 Applied Regression Analysis
    • MG9101 Seminar in Organizational Behaviour
    • ST9005 Structural Equation Modelling (optional)
    • ST9007 Advanced Research Methods: Meta-Analysis
    • IS9201 (optional) Contemporary Issues in Information Systems
    • ST9008 Empirical Research Methods Using STATA
    • GN7103 Writing for Research & Publication
    • (Click here for course description)


    Operations Management

    • OM9101 Optimization
    • OM9102 Inventory Theory
    • OM9204 Game Theory & its Applications
    • FE8511 Probability & Statistics
    • B6027 Operations
    • B6601 Supply Chain & Logistics Management
    • OM9103 Stochastic Process
    • OM9201 Contemporary Issues in Operations Mgt I & II
    • ST9003 Applied Regression Analysis
    • GN7103 Writing for Research & Publication
    • (Click here for course description)
  • MIB
    Marketing & Int'l Business (Consumer Behaviour)

    • MG9203 Contemporary Research Issues in Psychology at Work
    • MG9001 Research Methods
    • MG9003 Theory Construction and Experimental Methods in Behavioral Research
    • ST9003 Applied Regression Analysis
    • MK9101 Seminar in Consumer Behaviour
    • MK9201 Seminar in Marketing Modelling
    • MK9103 Special Marketing Topics
    • (Click here for course description)


    Marketing & Int'l Business (Mktg Modelling)

    • EC9101 Microeconomics Theory
    • EC9002 Econometrics I
    • EC9003 Econometrics II
    • MG9003 Theory Construction and Experimental Methods in Behavioral Research
    • MK9101 Seminar in Consumer Behaviour
    • MK9201 Seminar in Marketing Modelling
    • MK9103 Special Marketing Topics
    • MG9001 Research Methods
    • HP7001 Advanced Research Design and Data Analysis
    • (Click here for course description)


    Marketing & Int'l Business (Tourism)

    • MG9001 Research Methods
    • ST9003 Applied Regression Analysis
    • MK9201 Seminar in Marketing Modelling
    • MK9101 Seminar in Consumer Behaviour
    • MK9103 Special Marketing Topics
    • HP7001 Advanced Research Design and Data Analysis
    • (Click here for course description)
  • SMO
    Strategy, Management & Organisation - Organizational Behaviour

    • MG9001 Research Methods
    • MG9203 Contemporary Research Issues in Psychology at Work
    • MG9104 Theoretical Foundations of Strategic Management
    • ST9003 Applied Regression Analysis
    • MG9003 Theory Construction and Experimental Methods in Behavioral Research
    • MG9101 Seminar in Organizational Behaviour
    • (TBC) Advance Topics in Organizational Behaviour
    • ST9005 Structural Equation Modelling
    • GN7103 Writing for Research and Publication
    • ST9007 Advanced Research Methods : Meta-Analysis
    • MG9204 Seminar in Culture Science
    • NS9001 Management Neuroscience: Incorporating Cognitive and Neuroscience Research to Management Science
    • (Click here for course description)


    Strategy, Management & Organisation - Strategy

    • MG9001 Research Methods
    • MG9203 Contemporary Research Issues in Psychology at Work
    • MG9104 Theoretical Foundations of Strategic Management
    • ST9003 Applied Regression Analysis
    • MG9003 Theory Construction and Experimental Methods in Behavioral Research
    • MG9101 Seminar in Organizational Behaviour
    • (TBC) Advance Topics in Strategic Management
    • ST9005 Structural Equation Modelling
    • (TBC) Advance Topics in Organizational Behaviour
    • GN7103 Writing for Research and Publication
    • ST9007 Advanced Research Methods : Meta-Analysis
    • MG9204 Seminar in Culture Science
    • NS9001 Management Neuroscience: Incorporating Cognitive and Neuroscience Research to Management Science
    • (Click here for course description)

Upon successful completion of the required coursework, students will undergo comprehensive exam and confirmation hearing (Qualifying Exams). After these requirements are satisfied, students become doctoral candidate with adequate preparation to research and write a doctoral dissertation on significant problems of academic and practical significance to business communities. They are expected to work closely with their selected supervisor and communicate with their Thesis Advisory Committee.

During the disertation stage, students are required to complete the following:
- PhD Thesis Proposal Defence
- Submission of thesis for examination
- Final Oral Examination
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