Doctorate programs (DPr)
1 intake per year
36 Month (average)
- Master degree equivalent
- Managerial, Analytical or Academic experience (individually evaluated)
Research Methodology and Qualitative Research
Doctor by specialization (DPr)
This is a top-level professional doctoral degree for academicians with a specialization profile who work at universities or research institutes worldwide. It opens once a year during September.
Course of Study
A candidate for the degree of DPr must have pursued at the EIASM an online or part-time course of study comprising a taught component and a major research scientific project and its presentation. Completion of the DPr program requires common three years of study. This period can be extended up to 5 years in total. DPr program can be finished earlier if the student manages to complete all requirements (complete the courses and write the dissertation – it is hard but it is possible). It includes frequent contact with the supervisor.
Our DPr can offers specializations in other areas than business as that area is covered through our DBA study program.
The taught component requires the completion of 180 credits, completed during the whole course. We require the satisfactory completion of the following courses as part of a training program in research methods and skills:
Candidates who fail to satisfy the Examiners in any of the above courses or deliver courses or required documentation may be re-examined on such terms as the Senate, on the recommendation of the EIASM may decide.
Our past students chose from among these specializations, if you need to focus your dissertation in another direction, let us know. We will discuss it with the Board and let you know if we can offer it to you. This study program is designed with a strong academic focus. Academic branches available for specializations:
Viktor Korček, Ph.D,
DPr Program Director
Our DPr program utilizes the latest academic standard methodologies and boldens these as a strength delivering you a highly versatile learning experience. You will get the opportunity to study part-time in class at our faculty during selected weekends or fully online making our program completely compatible for those with full-time work. The course is designed as such you can complete your task and be in constant contact with individual supervisors and personal consultants, all you will need is a device with access to the internet and you’re set to go. Our academically challenging course is designed for experienced managers facing career challenges and seeking progress and advancement.
Candidates are required to submit a dissertation thesis (called a capstone project in our other specializations). The thesis needs to have a strong scientific and research ground with an original application of knowledge in chosen specialization and should demonstrate the candidate’s ability to integrate rigorous academic analysis with practical real-world relevance and application.
The subject chosen should be viewed in light of future career plans. Students have been offered positions as a direct result of their DPr project or dissertation (which do not need to be the same but frequently they are both time-consuming). The research dissertation thesis needs to range between min. 20,000 to 40,000 words.
A very popular option amongst students is to work at a university on a scientific project or grant and develop part of it during the studies and also publish parts of that in renowned scientific journals. The output is a substantial report combining the student’s experience and DPr knowledge to provide research, analysis, and recommendations. The Student Supervisor works with students to facilitate engagement.
Award of degree
Example specializations of such a profiled doctorate education are Doctor of Education, Doctor of Laws, Doctor of Leadership, Doctor of Information and Communication Technologies, Doctor of Psychology and Social Care, Doctor of Healthcare Management, and others.
The Difference Between a DPr and a PhD
When choosing between a PhD (which we do not offer) and DPr, it’s important to consider what you want your future career to look like. A Ph.D. in education generally prepares you for a career in education research and teaching. An DPr is designed to build your leadership capacity through research and practical applications of those research theories — in the education field and many other.
Another difference to consider when weighing a PhD vs. DPr is the time commitment. A PhD in education delves more deeply into a specific area of research that can often take four to six years to complete. An DPr can be completed in three years. DPr students often work full time while pursuing their degree.
To APPLY for the program send your CV to the program director at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will contact you with the details of the study.
Tuition and Financial Aid: Tuition for the next academic year 2021/2022 is EUR 14900. The cost does not include fees and campus convenings. Please note that tuition and fees are subject to change and may rise each year. Scholarships are available.
Ready to Apply? If you need help with your application or if you have questions about application deadlines, please contact the study department at email@example.com. Request information to speak with the study department about the scholarship.