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  Doctoral Degree (PhD) Program

Doubtless, education and training of the entrepreneurial generalists and specialists accompanied by the enrichment of entrepreneurial perception, insight, knowledge and skills will greatly contribute to the acceleration of the sustainable development trend in a country. More specifically, in view of the globalization of economy and gradual elimination of trade borders and barriers, the future of a country will be heavily dependent on the competitive advantages in the global market. Thus the training of specialist manpower is an indispensable part of the factors which will help national and international firms and corporations to act sustainably in the world market.

 

Duration

The course has been designed for four years being equivalent to 8 academic semesters; 4 semesters for instruction and 2 semesters for thesis project. The course is administered in the form of credit hours each semester (unit-based system).

 

Admission requirement

Applicants are required to have credentials proving the completion of a Master’s degree program, with a grade point average (GPA) of at least 14 out of 20 or its equivalent for admission in doctoral programs.

 

Departments

The four departments with their fields include:

1.      Department of Business Creation /Venture;

2.      Department of Corporate/ Organizational Entrepreneurship;

3.      Department of Development Entrepreneurship;

4.      Department of Technology-based Entrepreneurship.


Curricula for Doctoral degree program:

Table No. 5- Core/ General Courses 

 

 

No.

 

Course Title

 

Credits

Theory

Practical

Total

1

2

3

4 5 6

Research Methods in Entrepreneurship

2

-

2

Philosophy of Entrepreneurship theories

2

-

2

Philosophy of Management Theories

2

-

2

Philosophy of Organizational Behavior Theories

2

-

2

 

Philosophy of Islamic Values inManagement and Entrepreneurship

2

-

2

Entrepreneurial Opportunities

2

-

2

Total

12

-

12

Table No. 6- Major/ Specialized Courses for Business Creation/ Venture

 

 

No.

 

Course Title

 

Credits

Theory

Practical

Total

1

Business Creation and Growth

2

-

2

2

Market Forecasting

2

-

2

3

Entrepreneurship Case Studies

2

-

2

Total

6

-

6

Table No. 7- Major/ Specialized Courses for Corporate/ Organizational Entrepreneurship 

 

 

No.

 

Course Title

 

Credits

Theory

Practical

Total

1

2 3

Organizational Entrepreneurship Dynamics

2

-

2

Corporate Governance

2

-

2

Management of Future Organizations and VirtualEnvironment

2

-

2

Total

6

-

6


Table No. 8- Major/ Specialized Courses for Development Entrepreneurship 

 

 

No.

 

Course Title

 

Credits

Theory

Practical

Total

1

Entrepreneurship Development Planning

2

-

2

2

Business Environment Development Planning

2

-

2

3

Institutional Economics

2

-

2

Total

6

-

6

Table No. 9- Major/ Specialized Courses for Technology-based Entrepreneurship 

 

 

No.

1 2 3

 

Course Title

 

Credits

Theory

Practical

Total

High Technology-based Entrepreneurship

2

-

2

Future Studies in High-Tech

2

-

2

Management in High-Tech Organizations

2

-

2

 

Total

6

-

6

 

 

Scientific Journals

 

The periodicals include two journals as follows:

1-     Journal of Entrepreneurship Development which is published in Persian as a quarterly and so far 14 volumes of it has come out.

2-     Journal  of  Global   Entrepreneurship   Research   which   is   biannually   published   in cooperation with the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM).

Both journals are supported by a large number of Iranian and foreign contributors whereby concentration is mainly on the promotion and development of entrepreneurial perception and thinking in theory and practice.