Online/distance learning Phd in business

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  1. Phdtobe

    Phdtobe Well-Known Member

    Feesbigger textbigger textdefault text sizedsmaller textsmaller textVUZF - UniversityStudentsPhd Programs
    Annual educational fee for doctoral students in regular, part-time and individual form of education:

    • Bulgarian citizens – 3200 BGN;
    • Foreign citizens of the EU and the European Economic Area countries – 1600 EUR, if the training is in English – 3200 EUR;
    • Foreign citizens of countries outside the EU and the European Economic Area – 3200 EUR.

    Doctoral students have the opportunity for deferred payment of taxes by individual plan.
  2. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the info, Phdtobe. One problem. Are we sure this is distance education? Does "individual form" really include DL or mostly DL? Don't really want to live there, for the duration of a degree, though Canada will kindly send my basic Old Age and CPP pensions to wherever in the world I reside - I checked. And "deferred payment of taxes" - that won't apply to our Canadian taxes, will it? Now THAT would be a game-changer! BTW- fees seem reasonable (3200 Euros/yr) but SA is considerably less, last I heard -and DL is definitely available there.

    By the way - Per Aspera ad Astra - isn't that also a Canadian Forces motto? ...No, I guess that's Per Ardua ad Astra - pretty much the same thing - by (overcoming) difficult things (we go) to the stars. Latin I can do. Bulgarian - not so much. :smile: Maybe I should try Romania - their language is largely Latin-based.

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  3. Stanislav

    Stanislav Well-Known Member

    Well, my biggest reservation about VUZV is that it is a private university. If Bulgaria is anything like Ukraine, and I suspect it is, private schools are perceived locally a lot like for-profit ones in US: expensive options for those not smart enough to get into much cheaper public school. Besides, I bet I can find a Ukrainian program for less.
    It does appear that you can study there in English. Bulgarian is Cyrillic-based slavic language, and heavily influenced Russian (through Church Slavonic, a language of sacred texts and liturgy in Russian church to this day; it is based on a direct ancestor of Bulgarian). As a result, I usually can figure out what a page in Bulgarian says.
    Here is another program:

    It is most definitely in English. I glanced at one dissertation, and it looks like rather flawless English. Tartu is a public school that looks to be top, or one of the top, in Estonia. Doctoral students are charged NO TUITION! Estonia is another East European country, but at least on paper much more successful than Bulgaria. Caveats: it has just a few PhD graduates a year; the program appears both selective and rigorous. Also, it is not clear whether it can be done solely by DL. What we do know is that one of Robert W. McGee's 11 doctorates is from there; likely this means some flexibility.
  4. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Yes, I'm confident you can, Stanislav! :smile: I've at least seen Church Slavonic, while taking high-school Ukrainian at night in the late 80s. I think the Ukrainian word is Глаголича or similar. Don't claim to understand it at all, though I once worked its transliterated Russian form, Glagolitsya into a short story I wrote about Rasputin and Empress Alexandra of Russia.

    Romanian I can decode, due to its mostly Latin origin. It switched from Cyrillic to Roman alphabet in the 19th Century. My "decoding" is not as good as reading - it's much slower. Not good enough for Romanian doctoral (or any) studies, I'm sure. Likely WAY below your ability with Bulgarian. Mulțumesc (thanks) anyway. Interesting post.

  5. Stanislav

    Stanislav Well-Known Member

    Well... Romanian does use Latin script. However, the national language of Moldova (a post-Soviet nation) is Moldovan, or Moldavian - which is, literally, Romanian in Cyrillic. Same exact language, different alphabet. So you can enjoy both.

    Ukrainian for "Church Slavonic" is ""Церковнослов'янська мова". "Глаголиця" is the name for the first alphabet Sts. Cyril and Methodius created for Old Macedonian/Bulgarian/Serbian "Old Slavonic" language that became Church Slavonic. I am not a linguist, but I suspect Church Slavonic is a Slavic language heavily influenced by Greek grammar, making the Bible and the Divine Liturgy easier to translate. Cyrillic alphabet beat out Glagolitsya eventually, and modern (well, so to speak) Church Slavonic texts are printed in (archaic) Cyrillic.
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  6. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    It certainly is. I thank you for the correction - and the proper spelling of "Глаголиця." A very good lesson indeed -- now to rewrite my story . . . :smile:

  7. Anthony Pina

    Anthony Pina Active Member

    A group of colleagues and I did the only study so far looking at accredited DBA versus PhD degrees in management and general business and we found hundreds of faculty whose terminal degree was the DBA. Two of our articles (comparing curriculum and faculty credentials)have been published in peer reviewed journals and the third (comparing DBA and PhD dissertations) is about to be published.

    The D.B.A. vs. Ph.D. in U.S. Business and Management Programs: Different by Degrees?
    Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.): A Viable Credential for Faculty in Programmatically Accredited Business Degree Programs?
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  8. Stanislav

    Stanislav Well-Known Member

    Couldn't refrain from some masochistic comparisons... Ukraine clocks in at $2,187. I can't express what I feel about it other than coupling the word "shame" with some unprintable adjectives.
    Back in 1990, Ukraine and Poland were right about equal (equally miserable) on this measure. Romania was way below. Now Poland's GDP per capita is... let's see... $12,372. And other indicators compare about the same, including research output and HEI rankings. Despite us starting out possessing technology to build effin' space rockets and equally effin' biggest transport planes in the world. That's how you pay for dragging your feet on reform and European identity. As I said, <unprintable> shame. True, Ukraine forcefully asserted its European aspirations in 2014, and paid terrible price for it - so hope is, we'll not squander it this time.
  9. Stanislav

    Stanislav Well-Known Member

    Interesting. Ultimately, sanity prevails - there's no meaningful consistent difference bedween a DBA and a PhD in Business, so there shouldn't be difference in acceptance. Good to see it working in academia too.

    Tony, do you have any insight on acceptance of foreign doctorates, particularly from more obscure countries? These are probably too rare to assess quantitatively though...
  10. alex3215

    alex3215 New Member

    Very Interesting thread. Thanks man!
    I always wanted to learning online Phd in business.
  11. Tlon

    Tlon New Member

    This is really a great find - thanks for posting these! I will review as I consider a DBA vs. PhD (Interdisciplinary Studies) with one of the goals being to teach later on. Can you post the third study, if available? Thanks!
  12. Stanislav

    Stanislav Well-Known Member

    Since Tony is a listed author of both studies, this is more of a "great work" rather than "find" ;). I fully agree with "great"!
  13. RFValve

    RFValve Well-Known Member

    A while ago, I checked with WES and they would not evaluate PhDs from any university in Nicaragua. This might have changed. There are many NACES credential evaluation services so some might give a positive result.

    This school might be a good option if your budget is low and you mainly interested in adjunct work. I would go for this school if my goal was to be a self employed counselor or consultant and need to a PhD to boost a resume. If you get a positive NACES member evaluation, it will help for sure in landing academic part time work. Some schools pay very low for part time teaching so any school would do as many school have a hard time filling their positions. Some schools pay $2,000 for a 13 week course with 100 students.

    I remember few adjuncts working at Walden U. with PhDs from Empresarial in CR, UCN is a better school as it has an on campus medical school so it is more credible so it should be able to help you to land similar gigs.
  14. Anthony Pina

    Anthony Pina Active Member

    The third study is "Content analysis of DBA and PhD dissertations in business" published in Journal of Education for Business 93(4).

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