Doctoral graduates in Sustainability Management will be using advanced theoretical foundations in economic, social and environmental sciences, as well as their knowledge of statistical data analysis, and focusing on a holistic approach to connecting empirical findings with scientific disciplines.
The program emphasizes students' competences in working in international environments and comprehending transnational contexts of sustainable development. Accordingly, they will be well prepared to pursue careers in research, public governance, international organizations, as well as for senior executive roles in major projects, industry, consulting and nonprofits.
The Sustainability Management PhD program has been developed by the School of Business jointly with the UCT Faculty of Environmental Technology, submitted for accreditation by the National Accreditation Agency, and we therefore expect to be able to enrol students from the 2021 Winter Term (enrolments in PhD programs at UCT take place semi-annually).
In the meantime, we shall be pleased to provide prospective students with Master degree qualification, typically in the fields of Economics, Natural Sciences or Technology, with more specific advice on selecting their Research topics and Thesis supervisors, as well as details of the enrolment process.
Doctoral students' curricula are based on their individual study plans, under the guidance of a supervisor. In the Sustainability Management program, students will generally be expected to take several doctoral courses, participate in research projects and international mobility, and publish research papers.
Before graduating, students will take Doctoral Exams and defend their Doctoral Theses, based on a selected topic and their research results.
Doctoral courses (students take at least four of the courses on offer, at least two in Module A, and at least one in Module B)
Doctoral Exam domains (students take exams in three of the domains, selecting at least one domain in each of the groups)
At the moment, due to the accreditation in progress, the topics are preliminary and incomplete. For more details on the listed topics, as well as other Thesis options, kindly contact Prof. Jan Vlachý (when considering School of Business supervisors) or Prof. Vladimír Kočí (when considering Faculty of Environmental Technology supervisors).
Topics involving supervisors from the UCT School of Business:
Topics involving supervisors from the UCT Faculty of Environmental Technology:
Feel welcome to contact us for further information and advice.