About the School of Doctoral Studies

The School of Doctoral Studies (SDS) of Build Bright University offers the highest academic degrees such as Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Management & Economics,  The school has a supportive environment in which scholars can develop their knowledge and research skills and thus, helping them to reach their professional goals. It is a leading school actively involved in providing high quality education at doctoral levels to carry out various research, training and consultancy activities to meet the requirements of the scholars, organizations, communities and society through the highly qualified and experienced national and international professors of the university.

Message from the Dean

Greetings from the School of Doctoral Studies, Build Bright University!

Thank you very much for choosing to pursue your doctoral program at Build Bright University. We appreciate the commitment you are making to earn a doctoral degree in spite of your busy schedule as almost all of you are working in different national and international organizations. In enrolling in our doctoral program, you are making a significant investment of your time, effort, and financial commitment, which we recognize very well.

Build Bright University is dedicated to helping you achieve your academic and professional goals. The School of Doctoral Studies of the university has well-equipped library for your study, and through our highly qualified and experienced international and national facilitators we provide quality lecturing and research guidance to you. With academic and practical experience, the school brings a wealth of knowledge on the courses you study and research skills on the topics you pursue research. Our approach to learning research and course works focuses on practical experiences that prepare you to solve real-world problems and make immediate contributions in your current position or next career move. Several of our degree-holders have already got promotions in their professions and hold senior positions in government, educational institutions, financial institutions, local and international NGOs, international bodies and various other organizations.

There is no doubt that challenges await you during the pursuing of course and research works in the doctoral program, but your hard work and perseverance will count. The School of Doctoral Studies of Build Bright University is ready to assist you in making your highest educational journey rewarding. I invite you to explore the university website for more information about our doctoral programs. Should you need assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me at mbehera04@yahoo.co.in (H/P: 012 231 790) or my office at info_pgs@bbu.edu.kh (Tel: 023 994 773). I look forward to seeing you complete the doctoral degree at the earliest and on time.

Sincerely,

Prof. Manaranjan Behera, Ph.D.

Programs Offered

The School of Doctoral Studies offers the following doctoral's degree programs:

 

Academic Degree
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Management
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Economics

About the Programs

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Management

Ph.D. program in Management offered by Build Bright University encourages academicians, teachers, managers, consultants, social scientists and young researchers to enhance and further their professional careers. The program is designed to advance the professional development of diverse groups of people by extending their knowledge and enabling them to make significant contribution in the field of management.

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Economics

Ph.D. program in Economics offered by Build Bright University encourages academicians, teachers, managers, consultants, social scientists and young researchers to enhance and further their professional careers. The program is designed to advance the professional development of diverse groups of people by extending their knowledge and enabling them to make significant contribution in the field of economics.

Admission Requirements for Ph.D. Programs

  • Have passed all systematic and normal levels of education.
  • Have the holders of master degree in the area of interest for doing Ph.D. or master degree in the related areas from any university/institution recognized by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport, Royal Government of Cambodia.
  • Have obtained Grade Point Averages (GPA) of at least three (3.00) or have successfully completed thesis at master degree.
  • Have competence in any foreign language (English) as the determination/ requirements of the program.
  • Have basics of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) skills for research.
  • Have the equivalence certificates of master degree from the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport, Royal Government of Cambodia in case of obtaining master degree outside Cambodia.
  • Have precise and attainable preliminary research proposal.
  • Preference will be given to applicants having at least two years of teaching/research experience or executive or managerial experience in public or private sector enterprises or experience in carrying out own business activities.

Duration, Semesters and Credits of Ph.D. Programs

 

  • Three academic years
  • Six semesters
  • Total 54 credits

Ph.D. Program Structure

  • Coursework (21 Credits):

The coursework of the program includes the following:

  • Core Courses – 2 Courses (6 credits)
  • Supplementary Courses – 2 Courses (6 credits)
  • Orientation Courses – 3 Courses (9 credits)
  • Research Work (33 Credits)

Each student in the Ph.D. program shall have to carry out the following research activities to earn 33 credits:

  • Research proposal development and defense (3 credits)
  • Participation in conference/seminar/symposium/forum with presentation (3 credits)
  • Preparation of personal seminar/workshops (3 credits)
  • Publication of two research articles in national or international research journals (6 credits)
  • Thesis preparation (9 credits)
  • Thesis preparation and pre-defense (3 credits)
  • Thesis completion and final defense (6 credits)

 

Coursework and Research Work Plan

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Management

First Year: Coursework (18 Credits)
First Semester
Code Course Title Credits
RMD 401 Advanced Research Methodology I (Supplementary Course) 3
MGT 401 Leadership and Organizational Behavior (Core Course) 3
MGT 402 Context for Contemporary Management (Core Course) 3
Total Cumulative Credits 9
Second Semester
Code Course Title Credits
RMD 402 Advanced Research Methodology II (Supplementary Course) 3
MGT 403 Entrepreneurship and Innovation (Orientation Course) 3
MGT 404 Contemporary Human Resource Management (Orientation Course) 3
Total Cumulative Credits 18
     
Second Year: Coursework and Thesis Foundations (18 Credits)
First Semester
Code Course Title Credits
MGT 405 Strategy (Orientation Course) 3
MGT 406 Research Proposal Development and Defense 3
MGT 407 Participation in Conference/Seminar/Symposium/ Forum with Presentation 3
Total Cumulative Credits 27
Second Semester
Code Course Title Credits
MGT 408 Preparation of Personal Seminar/Workshop 3
MGT 409 Publication of Research Article I 3
MGT 410 Publication of Research Article II 3
Total Cumulative Credits 36
 
Third Year: Thesis Preparation and Completion (18 Credits)
First Semester
Code Course Title Credits
MGT 411 Thesis Preparation 9
  Total Cumulative Credits 45
Second Semester
Code Course Title Credits
MGT 412 Thesis Preparation and Pre-defense 3
MGT 413 Thesis Completion and Final Defense 6
Total Cumulative Credits 54

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Economics

First Year: Coursework (18 Credits)
First Semester
Code Course Title Credits
RMD 401 Advanced Research Methodology I (Supplementary Course) 3
ECO 401 Advanced Microeconomics (Core Course) 3
ECO 402 Advanced Macro Economics (Core Course) 3
Total Cumulative Credits 9
Second Semester
Code Course Title Credits
RMD 402 Advanced Research Methodology II (Supplementary Course) 3
ECO 403 Industrial Economics (Orientation Course) 3
ECO 404 Rural and Agricultural Economics (Orientation Course) 3
Total Cumulative Credits 18
     
Second Year: Coursework and Thesis Foundations (18 Credits)
First Semester
Code Course Title Credits
ECO 405 Financial Economics (Orientation Course) 3
ECO 406 Research Proposal Development and Defense 3
ECO 407 Participation in Conference/Seminar/Symposium/Forum with Presentation 3
Total Cumulative Credits 27
Second Semester
Code Course Title Credits
ECO 408 Preparation of Personal Seminar/Workshop 3
ECO 409 Publication of Research Article I 3
ECO 410 Publication of Research Article II 3
Total Cumulative Credits 36
 
Third Year: Thesis Preparation and Completion (18 Credits)
First Semester
Code Course Title Credits
ECO 411 Thesis Preparation 9
Total Cumulative Credits 45
Second Semester
Code Course Title Credits
ECO 412 Thesis Preparation and Pre-defense 3
ECO 413 Thesis Completion and Final Defense 6
Total Cumulative Credits 5

Administration

Prof. (Dr.) Manaranjan Behera

Senior Dean
Tel : 012 231 790
E-mail : mbehera@bbu.edu.kh
            mbehera04@yahoo.co.in
   

Mr. Seang Sokrotha

Coordinator
Tel : 012 865 685
E-mail : sokrotha@bbu.edu.kh
            seangsokrotha@yahoo.com

 


Contact Us

To discuss further about the Doctoral programs, please contact:
School of Doctoral Studies, Build Bright University
Building D, Samdech Sothearos Boulevard, Sangkat Tonle Basac, Khan Chamkar Morn,
Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Postal Code: 12301
H/P: 855-12 865 685, 012 231 790
Tel: 855-23 994 773
E-mail: info_pgs@bbu.edu.kh
Website: www.bbu.edu.kh