Since universities do not have their own right to award doctorates, Mainz University of Applied Sciences offers doctoral studies in cooperation with universities. You can complete a structured doctoral program with London South Bank University or an individual cooperative doctorate with other universities. In recent years, for example, there have been doctoral studies at the universities of Weimar, Koblenz-Landau and Mainz.
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London South Bank University offers a postgraduate research study programme leading to a PhD degree in cooperation with Mainz University of Applied Sciences.
Within the programme, students develop and conduct their own comprehensive research project. They are coached by experienced supervisors, one from Mainz University of Applied Sciences and a Director of Studies from London South Bank University, and are able to produce their thesis in either traditional form or through publication.
The part-time programme and key skills development are designed for a period of four to five years. London South Bank University charges an annual tuition fee of approximately 4,754 Euro (as per May 2017).
Applicants to the cooperative PhD programme are expected to have a master’s degree in the field of Business Administration and must have achieved a grade point average of at least 1.5 or better (German grading system) for the master’s degree.
They must show proof of a profound command of the English language and submit IELTS test score results of 7 or above (not older than two years). Moreover, applicants must have obtained their master’s degree from the School of Business at Mainz University of Applied Sciences or be employed by Mainz University of Applied Sciences.
In order to succeed in this demanding PhD programme, applicants should have a strong commitment to and interest in conducting research, as well as a high level of self-motivation.
Have you completed your Master's degree in an economics course with outstanding results, have a connection to Central and South America and now you would like to do your doctorate? Then this cooperative doctoral program may be just the right thing for you.
The doctorado en ciencias empresariales y sociales is a doctoral program established at the Universidad de Ciencias Empresariales y Sociales (UCES). It was accredited in December 2017 by the Argentinean accreditation agency CONEAU as a cooperative doctoral program with Mainz University of Applied Sciences. CONEAU has co-opted professors from the School of Business at Mainz University of Applied Sciences in their function as lecturers, advisors and examiners. A professor from Mainz University of Applied Sciences is a member of the doctoral committee (comisión del doctorado) of UCES.
The doctoral program is designed as a part-time degree program and, in the first two years, it includes the development of the research concept and attendance of seminars on research theory and methodology, as well as on the main topics of the planned research. The second phase is also planned for two years and will be devoted exclusively to conducting research and writing the dissertation (tesis).
The dissertation can be written in Spanish, English or Portuguese. A good knowledge of Spanish is required, as some seminars will be held in Spanish during the first two years. The seminars take place either online or as classroom sessions in Mainz. Academic achievements from the master's degree program can be credited towards your studies. Graduates of the Mainz master's degree programs in International Business (MA.AA and MA.IB) can therefore attend all remaining seminars online.
Depending on the research topic, the research will be supervised by professors from Mainz University of Applied Sciences or UCES. The defense (disputation) of the thesis will take place before a three-member examination board in Buenos Aires.
The title of Doctor en ciencias empresariales y sociales is awarded by UCES. The diploma certificate indicates the cooperation with Mainz University of Applied Sciences. In Germany, the form this title takes is "Dr. (UCES, Buenos Aires)". Due to a lack of an equivalence agreement between the Federal Republic of Germany and the Republic of Argentina, it is not possible to enter the title in your German identity card under current law.
Degree: Doctor en Ciencias Empresariales y Sociales (UCES; Buenos Aires)
Standard period of study: 4 years
Starting semester: March
Application deadline: December 31
Language: German, English, Spanish
Metodología de la investigación social
Sociedad, ética y negocios
Taller de tesis I – III
Seminarios de formación específica (abhängig vom Forschungsthema)
After extensive preliminary interviews with Prof. Dr. Schüle, interested applicants apply with the usual documents and a first project outline. The UCES Promotion Committee decides on admission. With the admission you also acquire the right to attend classroom courses in Buenos Aires (for example as intensive courses in January and July).
The tuition fees for the standard course are EUR 10,000, of which EUR 2,250 per semester (EUR 1,125 each to Mainz University of Applied Sciences and UCES) must be paid during the first two years. The remaining EUR 1,000 will be collected by UCES in the third year.
A fee of approximately EUR 300 is currently charged for the issue of the certificate by UCES and the Ministry of Science in Argentina. In addition, fees for visas and police clearance certificates may be incurred.