About the PhD

A Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is a globally recognized graduate research degree and the highest academic degree you can achieve.

As a doctoral candidate, you will undertake four years of research.

At MCBS the program is divided into two parts, namely first, the foundation phase course work and second the research phase.  The foundation phase consists of course work and on successful completion of foundation phase, the student will be accepted for research phase.

The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Business Administration is designed for those who desire to work beyond the traditional leadership and would like to position themselves to lead and develop the 21st century academics and industry.

The students will expand their vision with distinct sphere of expertise, groundbreaking practices and position themselves as competent academicians, global researchers, executive leadership role, leading institutions, and industry.

Why PhD at Modern College of Business & Science?

The First PhD Program

Modern College of Business & Science offers is a pioneer in the field of Business. The college provides the largest portfolio of business programs not just locally as well as regionally.

Excellence in Higher Education

MCBS has one of the region’s largest offering of business programs, the college continues to be a leader in business education. With our unmatched range of programs and faculty expertise, MCBS will provide you the tools and knowledge you will need to make an impact on the world around you.

Learning Outcomes

To develop scholars; intellect, pragmatic skills, and expertise in subject matter under supervision of experienced researchers that will build the following:

  • Demonstrate advanced knowledge and competencies in a major field of study in business
  • Integrate academic visions with contemporary real-world business challenges
  • Explore the possibilities of developing knowledge-based society
  • Establish, demonstrate the value of empirical research with groundbreaking research methods.
  • To publish research findings in higher indexed international journals.

Career Opportunities

A Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in business administration is now regarded as the minimum expected academic qualification for teaching at higher educational institutions worldwide.

There are open alternative career opportunities for Ph.D. graduates outside academia. Many graduates assume jobs outside academia in varied business areas like human resources, transport, logistics, banking, insurance, finance, etc.

Program core competencies

On successful completion of the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Business Administration program from MCBS, graduates would acquire the following competencies:

Deep Knowledge in the Specialized subject area.

Computing Competence:

Graduates should possess working knowledge of computer applications in business and hands-on experience in handling basic computer programs to formulate business problems for drawing appropriate solutions.

Statistical Competence:

Knowledge and skills in statistical applications in research in social science as descriptive statistics, hypothesis testing, correlation, regression ANOVA, and chi-square test etc., is an essential requirement.

Communication Competence:

Graduates should develop exceptional skills in presenting information, thoughts, ideas, clearly and concisely. Appropriate word choices and information flow are also essential parts of communication competence.

Analytical and critical thinking:

Students must be able to attribute complex nature of information, data or problem in simpler elements related to their topic of study and develop the ability to easily analyze the information and offer appropriate explanation.

How we support you

Generous scholarships

MCBS is pleased to share the first cohort will receive a partial scholarship for the PhD candidates.  Hurry and register today to avail this package.

Doctoral Development

The college offers a comprehensive range of services to support doctoral candidate from in person assistance/ workshops, online learning and a range of resources and unique opportunities to help you refine your skills and employability.

Dedicated advice

Teams of expert advisors provide support throughout your studies. Once enrolled, the Graduate Administration and Registration Department will be able to answer all your queries about the program. Please contact:

Preparing to apply

Entry requirements

For acceptance to the program you must demonstrate an ability to research independently and possess a high level of theoretical understanding.

English Language Proficiency

Candidates should obtain an IELTS test minimum scores – 6.0 overall, with 6.5 in writing, or equivalent international test recognized by Ministry of Higher Education, Research, and Innovation.

You can arrange to take the IELTS on the ground floor of our main campus. This is provided by The Academy. To learn more, visit or contact +968-24 583575

Admission Requirements

To get enrolled in Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Program the candidate should have:

  • Earned a master’s degree or equivalent from a recognized university/institution with a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale. Also, 2.75 GPA on a 4.0 scale bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
  • Candidate should have one of previous qualifications in business/management related field, or demonstrate managerial/supervisory/business administration experience, or candidate will be required to complete 3-4 courses in business/management field.
  • Submit Research proposal.
  • Admission Interview

PhD Business Management Program Specification

PhD RequirementsCredit Hours
Graded Coursework: Mandatory Courses27
Graded Coursework: Elective Courses09
Graded Coursework: Research Methods09
Comprehensive Qualifying Exam0
Thesis/Dissertation Proposal03
Collaborative Research and Publications03

Professional Writing3 CR
Studies in Organizational Analysis and Behavior3 CR
Studies in Management Theories and Practice3 CR
Strategic Thinking, Decision Making and Innovation3 CR
Advanced studies in Management I: Translate Research into practice3 CR
Advanced Studies in Management II: Knowledge Dissemination and Publishing3 CR
Intelligent Business Analytics3 CR
International Trade3 CR
Pedagogical Strategies3 CR

Entrepreneurship and Innovation3 CR
Organizational Excellence and Performance Management3 CR
Transportation and Logistics3 CR
Advanced Topics in Financial and Managerial Accounting3 CR
Global Issues in Business & Management3 CR
Aviation and Airport Management3 CR
Health, Safety, Security, and Environment in Business Management3 CR
Digital Marketing3 CR
Artificial Intelligence: Implications for Business Strategy3 CR
Special Topics in Business3 CR

Basic of Research Methods3 CR
Research Methods and Design I3 CR
Research Methods and Design II3 CR