The Doctor of Economics degree unites economic analysis with the practical aspects of business. The program is intended to prepare students for careers in research and teaching in business administration and similar fields of economics. The program research represents theories and research methods used by a variety of academic disciplines such as technology and operations management, corporate governance and control, labor, relations, capital markets, and financial institutions, corporate finance, organizations and markets, international business, business strategy, and industrial organization marketing. The Economics program is designed to advance the professional development of experienced economics graduates and professionals in the economics arena by extending their knowledge and equipping them with broad research and process economics skills, enabling them to make a key leadership contribution to their chosen fields.
AIU’s Doctorate degree in Economics goes one step further by allowing students to study and research multiple key areas of computer science to develop a unique foundation of practical knowledge and computer science theory.
Your AIU Distance Learning Doctorate program in Economics will be a custom-made program, designed just for you by you and your advisor. This flexibility to meet your needs is seldom found in other distance learning programs. Our program does not require every student to study the same subjects and use the same books and other learning materials as every other student. Instead, our online Doctoral programs are designed just for you. They are individually designed to meet your needs and help you to reach your professional and personal goals.
For South African citizens interested in our offers: Please note that our partner university AIU and it's programs are fully accredited by ASIC the UK Government body for accreditation of foreign Universities, however AIU is not yet recognised by SAQA within South Africa.
Important: Below is an example of the topics or areas you may develop and work on during your studies. By no means is it a complete or required list as AIU programs do not follow a standardized curriculum. It is meant solely as a reference point and example.
Core Courses and Topics in Economics:
- Economics of Growth and Development
- Public Economics
- Mathematics for Economists
- Econometrics International
- Trade Theory
- Microeconomic Research
- Macroeconomic Research
- Labor Economics
- Economic Theory
- Industrial organization
- International Economics
- Communication & Investigation (Comprehensive Resume)
- Organization Theory (Portfolio)
- Experiential Learning (Autobiography)
- Academic Evaluation (Questionnaire)
- Fundament of Knowledge (Integration Chart)
- Fundamental Principles I (Philosophy of Education)
- Professional Evaluation (Self Evaluation Matrix)
- Development of Graduate Study (Guarantee of an Academic Degree)
Research Project in Economics:
- Doctoral Dissertation Project
- MBM900 Doctoral Proposal
- MBM902 Doctoral Dissertation (15,000 words)
Publication: Each Doctor of Economics graduate is encouraged to publish their research papers either online in the public domain or through professional journals and periodicals worldwide.