PhD program in Business


This program, originally known as the Graduate School of Business Management Doctoral Program, was founded in 2001 at the College of Business (COB). Five departments collaborated to provide teachers and resources for the program. The Program was then officially renamed as the Ph.D. Program in Business in 2009, with Ministry of Education approval. The Program aims to enhance professional practice and research potential by offering a learning environment that will support business educators and practitioners. It combines instructional materials from the COB’s five departments: Business Administration, International Business, Accounting, Information Management, and Finance. Depending on their career path and areas of interest, students will receive training in the following study areas: Corporate Governance, Corporate Finance, International Trade, International Economics, International Business Management, Risk Management, Financial Derivatives, etc. The goal of COB’s internationalization initiatives is to improve students’ competitiveness and talents. Furthermore, by placing a strong emphasis on professional ethics and holistic education, the program expects to have a greater social impact and meet the country’s long-term economic needs. The Program in Business attracts students from all over the world, which gives students a multicultural learning environment and a range of perspectives to include in the curriculum.

Orientation and Development Direction

The program’s educational goal is to develop students who will be highly qualified managers in the business world, excellent teachers, and capable researchers. It is predicated on the idea that major/minor structure has a significant positive impact on the growth of analytical and research abilities. Students will have conceptual tools to help them come up with ideas for their research projects thanks to the structure. Each student receives a customized curriculum that includes many challenging courses, research opportunities, and a pre-defense stage for their original thesis. Currently, this curriculum provides four main areas of specialization:
  1. International Economics and Business
  2. Accounting
  3. Information Management
  4. Finance
Our Ph.D. degree program is divided into four sections: International Economics and Trade Section, Accounting Section, Information Management Section and Finance Section. Its academic research development and course design are linked to the “2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” of United Nations (Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs), focusing on SDG4 “Quality Education”, SDG8 “Decent Work and Economic Growth”, SDG11 “Sustainable Cities and Communities”, SDG12 “Responsible Consumption and Production” and SDG17 “Partnerships for The Goals”. It is expected to foster students’ integration ability across fields, emphasize environment and ethics sustainable development, recognize and respect diverse values, and fulfill their social responsibilities as global citizens.


Starting August 1, 2001, the PhD Program of Management will change its name to PhD Program in Business.Initially, the University’s competencies are under the School of Engineering. Complementing this expertise, the School of Business is improving its curriculum to become academically competitive in academic business.

The school is also starting to internationalize its programs to gain more capabilities and competitiveness from its students. The program also aims to broaden the social influence of CYCU through the emphasis on holistic education and professional ethics, in order to contribute to the long term economic needs of the country.

The mission of the College of Business’ PhD Program is to provide a higher learning environment that will cultivate business educators and practitioners to improve professional practice and research potentials.

Orientation and Development Direction

The Educational Mission of the Ph.D. Program is to cultivate our students with outstanding experience in teaching, quality research and high-level managerial capability in the business field.

It is based on the premise that there are substantial benefits to major/minor structure in developing analytic and research skills. The structure will provide students with conceptual tools from which they can generate their research undertakings. Individually tailored, the program includes a series of challenging courses, research opportunities, and a preparatory stage before defending their thesis on an original topic. At present, this program offers four (4) key specializations:
1. International Economics and Trade, and
2. Finance and Accounting
3. Accounting
4. Information Management

The courses of the Ph.D. program listed in the following table can be used to understand the overall curriculum schedule and total credit hours requirement for graduation.

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