The curricular structure of the Doctorate in Administration is made up of two cycles of activities: (a) Basic Cycle of Fundamentals and (b) the Specialized Oriented Cycle.
Fundamentals Basic Cycle (400 hours): It consists of four (4) compulsory subjects and a sequence of doctoral seminars, common to all candidates for the PhD.
They provide the substantive and methodological foundations to approach the field of Administration and Organizations:
- Organizational Behavior
- Administration and Theory of the Organization
- Policy and Organizational Strategy
- Investigation methodology
This cycle of subjects allows to approach the field of the Administration and the Organizations through its multiple levels of analysis. Organizational Behavior focuses on the behavior of the individual and the groups in the organization. Administration and Theory of the Organization addresses the phenomenon of organization as object of study. Policy and Organizational Strategy addresses the relationships that are established between the organization and its environment.Finally,Investigation Methodology offers the methodological foundations that allow us to understand the progress of research and generate new knowledge in the discipline. These subjects must be completed as a prerequisite to submit the Qualification Exam.
Sequence of Doctoral Seminars
The doctoral seminars have a semester duration and are developed in four (4) consecutive semesters during the first two (2) years of the Doctorate. Different professors of the stable plant of the Program will be assigned to coordinate each one of the four seminars, prioritizing different research objectives according to the evolution of the respective cycle. Access the complete list of Seminars
Ciclo Orientado de Especialización
It includes compulsory seminars in optional subjects that will be determined by the Thesis Director, in conjunction with the Academic Committee, attending to the training needs of each doctorate. However, within this targeted cycle of specialization, the following minimum requirements are established: (a) 80 hours of substantive seminars related to the area of specialization of the doctorate, (b) 80 hours of methodological seminars, and (c) another 80 hours of free choice seminars. These seminars will be proposed to the Academic Committee by the doctorate, after agreement with the Thesis Director, and may be held at UNICEN or other universities.
At the end of the third semester, having passed all the curricular requirements of the basic cycle of fundamentals, the doctoral students will take a Qualification Examination in front of an Evaluating Court composed of three professors, with academic degree of Doctor, appointed by the Academic Council of the Faculty on proposal of the Academic Committee. The Evaluating Court will determine the preparation of the doctoral students to begin working on the development of their Thesis Proposal.