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Qualification: Economics, Doctorate

Economics, Doctorate

Qualification Information

Knowledge:
Degree holders possess specialised knowledge within a subfield of business administration.

This entails that holders:

  • possess extensive and comprehensive understanding of main theories, principles, concepts and the latest findings available, especially in the subfield of business administration that the doctoral dissertation deals with.
  • have initiated the generation of new knowledge and its interpretation with research or other acknowledged scholarly activities that measure up to peer reviews and critique
  • have contributed important innovation in the form of new knowledge, innovative utilisation or interpretation of existing knowledge
  • ·demonstrate their awareness of science ethics and that they have formed a considered opinion regarding their own research and that of others, based on their own ethical consciousness.

Skills:
Degree holders can apply specialised methods and procedures of a subfield of business administration.

This entails that holders:

  • can conceptualise and implement extensive research that expand and/or redefine the existing methodology of the subfield of business administration.
  • can explore or develop projects that tackle new challenges and subjects within the of the subfield of business administration.
  • have full command over basic skills, technology, methods, material and sources connected to  the subfield of business administration.
  • can apply critical analysis, evaluation and integration to new and complex projects
  • can apply general and specialised research tools and research technology in a practical manner
  • can use software to support and enhance work in business administration
  • can specify specialised software to improve methods and procedures
  • can evaluate statistical and graphical information in a critical manner
  • have carried out innovative research or developed methods that add to or widen the existing scope of knowledge in of the subfield of business administration.
  • demonstrate creativity in developing and applying new knowledge, understanding and methods
  • have adopted a critical stand towards knowledge
  • have presented a scientific dissertation that is suitable for publication in a peer-reviewed publication at a national or international level.

Competences:
Degree holders can apply their knowledge and skills in their profession and/or further study

This entails that holders:

  • can assume full responsibility for their own projects and for the work of others
  • can demonstrate independence and initiative in their professional and scientific work
  • can effectively communicate to their peers, other scholars and the general public about their field of expertise
  • can participate in critical debate, initiate and lead theoretical discourse.

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Economics

NQF Level: 
8