The PhD program in Management and Sustainable Development at ISC focuses on engaging in sustainable systems management, including creating products and services using non-polluting processes, conserving energy and natural resources, economically viable, safe and healthy for workers, communities and consumers. The Ph.D. program provides students with diverse knowledge and perspectives to answer important concerns about environmental problems facing Earth’s inhabitants. The program provides students with the tools and techniques necessary to achieve a deep understanding of the fundamental principles of environmental science and sustainability. Almost all SIU faculties participate in this program as the program takes an interdisciplinary approach to solving challenging sustainability issues. The program curriculum focuses on the United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development Goals with a focus on issues related to the environment. The program provides the opportunity for students to work with faculty members from multiple disciplines and researchers in many areas of research to achieve the goals of sustainable development. Several parties cooperate with the ISC.
PhD of Administrative and Sustainable Development
The first stage - Compulsory courses 84 Credits
This course aims to provide students with advanced skills in scientific research and its methods and methods, and their development in economic and administrative sciences, so that they can benefit from them adequately and appropriately in solving academic and practical problems.
This course starts from helping the researcher to choose the title of the research to defining the research problem and developing hypotheses through measuring variables and research design in addition to sampling and its methods. This course also deals with research designs, whether they are exploratory, descriptive and experimental.
This course introduces the basic philosophy and development process of management business research. Research students are also required to prepare a research seminar within the scope of this course.
Optional courses 24 Credits
The second stage - Practical Training 54 Credits
The student is assigned two hypothetical courses that the college chooses from among the courses that the student has studied at the undergraduate level, and this is considered a practical training for the student to be evaluated for eighteen credit hours. The student must divide each course from twelve to fourteen brief lectures. The student presents each lecture in the form of a written summary of its topic in Word or PDF format, accompanied by a video recording of it in the student’s voice using Power Point, the duration of which is no less than ten minutes and not more than About twenty minutes.
The thrid stage - PhD Thesis 108 Credits
The student must pass the stipulated courses with a score of at least 70%.
● The student submits a request to the administration to register the thesis, along with a proposed topic in one of the subspecialty tracks.
● If the initial approval of the subject title is achieved, the college council will designate a supervisor to guide and follow up the student in preparing the plan.
● The research plan includes the importance of the topic and a critical presentation of previous studies in it, specifically the research problem, then defining the study's curriculum and its main hypotheses or questions that you want to answer, and the division of the study and its sources.
● The student presents his proposed plan in a scientific seminar, discussing the plan as a topic and an approach.
● The student adjusts his plan based on the professors' observations in the seminar if he is asked to amend.
● After the seminar, the plan is presented to the college council to take its decision regarding the registration of the subject.
● In the event of approval, the college council’s decision is presented to the college council to approve the registration, and the registration date is calculated from the date of the college council’s approval.
Discussion and awarding of degrees
● The minimum for preparing the thesis is one year and nine months starting from the date of approval by the College Council to register the topic, and the maximum is four years that can be extended for an exceptional fifth year on the recommendation of the supervisor and approval of the College Council, provided that the total period of student enrollment in the degree does not exceed six years.
● The supervisor submits a semi-annual report that includes what has been accomplished, and what is required in the remaining period.
● After the student completes the thesis and the supervisor reviews it, the supervisor submits to the college administration a report stating its validity for discussion, including an assessment of the student’s performance during the preparation period of the thesis of 140 degrees, with a full copy of the thesis signed by him, and a letter with the names of the discussion and judgment committee proposed by the professors of the specialty, for presentation to the college Council.
● At least fifteen days must pass before the student's discussion from the date of the approval of the discussion committee by the college.
● The validity period of the committee formed to discuss the thesis is six months, which may be renewed for a similar period based on a report from the supervisor and the approval of the College Council.
● Each member of the committee writes a detailed scientific report on the validity of the thesis for discussion, and evaluates the thesis out of 420 degrees, and the average of the three degrees is taken.
The student may not be discussed unless he/she gets at least 70% of the supervisor’s evaluation of his performance and the committee members’ evaluation of the thesis in the individual reports.
● A group report is submitted after the discussion, signed by all members of the committee, in which an evaluation of the thesis discussion is given out of 140 degrees.