ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR THE EXECUTIVE PHD IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION PROGRAM
GENERAL CEU ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
- Completed CEU Application Form
- Curriculum Vitae
- Academic Records
- Letters of Recommendation
- Proof of English Proficiency
PROGRAM SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS
- 2 letters of recommendation (ideally one from a current advisor/supervisor or manager)
- A short statement of purpose (max. 500 words): This should focus on the applicant’s reasons for applying to the program.
- GMAT or GRE General Test score. CEU's institution code for the GMAT is 0203, and for GRE is 0069. [NB: Applications are not processed without a relevant test score. Please note that GRE and GMAT scores are valid for five years.]
- A research proposal (1500 to 2000 words)
Part-time track details
- Substantial work experience that has the ability to translate into an applied empirical research project
- The GMAT/GRE requirement can be waived with proof of adequate industry experience
The research proposal should include the research questions, aims and objectives of a research project. It should situate the project in the context of the existing literature, be clear as to the expected academic contribution, and outline possible appropriate analytical frameworks and methodologies. Applicants should also use this opportunity to propose a mentor with which they would be interested to work. The submitted research proposal will be used during the application process to assess the applicant's understanding of what doing research in business administration entails and to ensure fit between our current faculty and the applicant’s research interests.
Applicants are expected to hold an internationally recognized MBA or other Master's degree in the social/behavioral sciences or other fields that are relevant to business administration.
CEU Master's students wishing to enter CEU Doctoral Programs shall have a GPA of 3.3 or higher in their Master's/MBA coursework. In reviewing the application, the Doctoral Committee will determine the GPA adequacy of a non-CEU Master's degree.