EXECUTIVE DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS DYNAMICS
2023 - 2024
FACULTY OF HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
AMERICAN SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT
SCOPE OF PROGRAM HANDBOOK
Intended for students enrolling in the Executive Doctor of Philosophy in Economics and Business Dynamics (Executive Ph.D. in Economics and Business Dynamics program), this handbook contains information specific to the program. It is a definitive record of the program's primary characteristics and the learning outcomes that a typical student can reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if he/she takes full advantage of the available learning opportunities. This document also serves as a reference for academic and support staff, internal and external examiners' assessments, and future program monitoring and review.
PROGRAM AT A GLANCE
Executive Doctor of Philosophy in Economics and Business Dynamics
The American University of Science
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
American School of Management
Graduate (3rd cycle)
Methods of Delivery
Mode of Study
Full-time: ~3.0 Years
Half-time: ~6.0 Years
Last Date of Revision
September 3th, 2023
In today's fast-paced world, knowledge exchange is a crucial asset. The Executive Ph.D. in Economics and Business Dynamics is an 80.0-credit professional doctoral program specifically designed for senior managers, high-potential leaders, and C-suite professionals who want to become subject matter experts in their industries, highly valued thought leaders with fresh insights, and contributors of innovative knowledge, research skills, and best practices to transform the future business landscape and society. In a complex and globally competitive business environment, leaders require interdisciplinary knowledge, a worldwide perspective, and the ability to create adaptable organizations. With the AUS's Executive Ph.D. in Economics and Business Dynamics, executives can apply relevant knowledge and research skills to address current economic and business dynamics issues. This program transforms participants' mindsets and provides them with the methodological tools to tackle business problems in their organizations or society. It caters to the lifelong learning aspirations of intellectually active and motivated professionals who wish to continue their education at the highest level. Moreover, the program significantly impacts participants' professional development, offering excellent opportunities for new career paths and advancement in their current careers.
PROGRAM BENEFITS AND AIMS
The successful completion of this program is poised to generate positive outcomes for students in terms of their professional opportunities, as well as for the entities they are associated with. Ultimately, this will yield benefits for society as a whole.
Be able to generate, interpret, and transfer academic knowledge within professional and academic networks.
Master business and management research tools and methods and be able to apply them to practical business challenges independently.
Possess knowledge and experience in academic publishing and case writing.
Benefit from the insights and experiences you will bring to the organization as a Ph.D. candidate.
Benefit from the ability to translate and apply newly developed and up-to-date knowledge to the specific context of your sector or business management.
Have the opportunity to capitalize on your enhanced business and leadership skills, allowing future objectives and strategies to be met.
Benefit from you as an expert in your field to help change and improve the environment.
As part of a community of global leaders, students will forge solutions to society’s most pressing challenges.
As an opinion leader, students will have a beneficial impact on the world they are living and working in.
The purpose of the Executive Ph.D. in Economics and Business Dynamics is to advance the development and practice of effective organizational leadership by providing senior-level executives with:
Knowledge and expertise required to identify, understand, and successfully tackle the interdisciplinary, big issues that characterize global business management today.
Skills in formal social inquiry required to define and address complex issues and to disseminate knowledge related to their profession to influence both corporate and public policies;
Evidence-based management skills and insights that will spur new solution-oriented thinking in organizations and in society.
A unique learning opportunity that combines the latest academic knowledge with practical relevance and applicability.
The ability to strengthen their critical thinking, improve solution-oriented assessment, and enhance their skills to underpin, defend, and implement new ideas.
Competencies graduates of the Executive Ph.D. in Economics and Business Dynamics will be expected to have acquired the following:
Acquire the latest theoretical and practical insights in their field of business management, economics, and business dynamics.
Develop the skills of advancing knowledge through methodologically robust applied research methods.
Demonstrate the ability to develop original contributions to existing knowledge.
Learn the skills needed to communicate knowledge in both academic and business environments, orally and in written form.
Gain broad insights into specializations through collaboration with experienced scientists in their specific research labs or knowledge centres.
FIELD EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
1. ACADEMIC CREDIT POLICY
AUS awards semester credits for its academic program. The semester credits exclusive to all graduate programs are referred to as AUS Graduate-level Semester Credits (AGSCS). A 4-AGSCS course requires students to commit approximately 180 hours to study.
2. CREDIT TRANSFER POLICY
If students intend to earn credit for a course, they should check whether it is approved for credit transfer before the course starts. 4-AGSCS courses are typically eligible for 8.0 ECTS in Europe and 18.0 Credits in the United Kingdom. Different institutions and countries can and will have different criteria. It is required to obtain a digital transcript and certificate from verifiable sources to arrange a credit transfer.
3. ACADEMIC HONESTY AND INTEGRITY
Commitment to academic honesty and integrity is critical to AUS's mission.
Every work submitted for a course must be the student's own. Plagiarism is misrepresenting another person's ideas as one's own, with or without the other person's consent, by incorporating them into one's work without providing sufficient acknowledgment. This definition encompasses all published and unpublished content, regardless of format. Plagiarism, deliberate or accidental, is a disciplinary offense under the assessment standards. The consequences of plagiarism range from receiving a zero for the plagiarized assignment to failing the course. Repeated violations of academic integrity may lead to program termination. Please refer to the AUS Policies and Procedures for a complete list of academic integrity violations and their associated sanctions.
Before submission, all written assessments are run through Turnitin, a plagiarism detection program. Turnitin generates a similarity report by comparing the submitted paper to its database (peer-reviewed journals, textbooks, and online resources) and works written by other students at various institutions. Students can utilize Turnitin during the drafting stage and obtain a Turnitin similarity report before submitting their work for grading. The similarity report displays a similarity score equal to the percentage of matched resources found.
Students are accountable for the following:
Familiarity with the definition of plagiarism; and
Editing their work before the due date if it exceeds the maximum % of allowed matching. If, after the submission deadline, an assignment demonstrates a matching percentage that exceeds the course's maximum similarity score, the faculty member responsible for the course will determine whether plagiarism is committed and may elect to grade the work or the entire course.
4. STUDENT CONDUCT AND ETIQUETTE
As members of the AUS community, students are expected to share and adhere to values and expectations regarding academic performance, behavior, and classroom experience. They should behave professionally, responsibly, and maturely at all times. The University Policies and Procedures establish expectations for student behavior. This documentation is not exhaustive, and a student may face disciplinary action for other types of behavior or activities regarded as inappropriate or disruptive to the AUS’s goals and mission. Students who infringe on University Policies and Procedures may face disciplinary action, including a warning, probation, termination, or permanent dismissal.