Monarch Introduces The Dual PhD / DBA Program

Monarch Business School is happy to announce the introduction of the Dual PhD / DBA Program. The Dual Professional PhD / Doctor of Business Administration program represents an unique approach to management scholarship. It is specifically formulated to address the requirement of achieving the highest level of integration between the theoretical aspects of a PhD program and the applied nature of the DBA program. The program is meant for top consultants, practicing managers or academics who wish to ensure a well-rounded and holistic understanding of the nexus of management theory and practice. As an integrated program emphasis is placed on the ability of the Candidate to merge and synthesize theory with real world application to push the scholarship in both an academic and applied focus.

October 2018 Workshop Announced For Rapperswil

Monarch Business School is happy to announce that the October 2018 Doctoral workshop and Symposium will be held at the beautiful Rapperswil Castle on Lake Zurich. The dates of the event are from Monday, October 15th through Thursday, October 18th, 2018. Candidates wishing to attend the event must make their intentions know by submitting the […]

Dr. Maity Joins The Faculty As A Post-Doctoral Fellow

It is a pleasure for Monarch to welcome Dr. Arijit Maity as a Post-Doctoral Fellow and Associate Professor of Management at Monarch Business School Switzerland. Dr. Maity holds a Ph.D. in Management from the University of Calcutta, India along with an MBA from the Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology. He also holds a Bachelor of Civil Engineering from Visveswariah Technological University. Dr. Maity is also an Associate Professor at the Globsyn Business School in Calcutta, India. His research specialty focus around the areas of Corporate Social Responsibility, Service Management and Entrepreneurship development. He has over a decade of experience within the construction industry at Ramco Cement Ltd., Lafarge India Ltd, Aditya Birla Group and S.S.P. Construction. Dr. Maity is a well published academic with both national and international journal articles. Dr. Maity is also a professional member of the Institute of Engineers, India.

April-2018 Doctoral Workshop In Pretoria Great Success

Monarch Business School is happy to announce that the April Doctoral workshop recently held in Pretoria, South Africa was a great success. The purpose of the workshops is to give students the opportunity to present their research in front of their peers and faculty members. The research method is deconstructed and reconstructed in order to improve upon the work. The debates between concerning the methodology used are lively and students themselves assist each other a great deal in improving everyone’s work.

Monarch Reintroduces The Dean’s Scholarship

Monarch Business School is happy to announce that it is reintroducing the Dean’s Scholarship provision for applicants from OECD developing countries. The Dean’s Scholarship is named in honor of Dr. Lee Dahringer, former Dean of the Faculty at Monarch Business School and presently Professor Emeritus.

Research: Foreign Direct Investment Into China: Determinants Of The Strategic Decision-Making Process

The historically high Foreign Direct Investment inflows into China has been one of the principal drivers of economic growth, developing China into the world’s second largest economy by nominal Gross Domestic Product (Chung & Bruton, 2008; Worldbank, 2017). The Chinese business context, which is considered challenging by investing European companies, is undergoing structural reform, complicating the determination to perform FDI (EKN, 2016; EU CoC, 2016). The contemplated research examines the above through an analysis of the seminal literature from Strategic Decision-Making Theory, Market Entry Theory and Foreign Direct Investment Theory. An attempt to construct a new conceptual model or framework that better integrates theory with praxis is the ultimate goal of the research. In particular, the research will examine the impact of determinants of the strategic decision-making process on market entry by Dutch companies through a triangulation research approach including: a literature review, content analysis of government policy and interviewing of selected individuals from Dutch companies’, (semi-)government, China-based Chambers of Commerce.

Doctoral Candidate Gerard Bruijl Assumes Lectureship At NMIT In New Zealand

Monarch Business School Switzerland is happy to announce that 3rd year Doctoral Candidate Gerard Bruijl has assumed a lectureship position at NMIT in New Zealand within their Master of Applied Management program. Within the NMIT program Prof. Bruijl, MBA, B.Comm. will be teaching “Critical Issues in Management “and “International Strategic Management” courses within semesters 1, 3 and 5 of the program. Prof. Bruijl will be building upon his knowledge gained within the Doctor of Applied Management program at Monarch. Prof. Bruijl helps to demonstrate the value of the Monarch doctoral program in preparing professors for eventual teaching positions. The Faculty, Administrators and fellow candidates wish him the very best in his role as academic professor.

Research: Entrepreneurship Development Centres In Nigerian Polytechnics: A Case Study Of Youth Development

Youth unemployment is a global phenomenon that presents a threat to world peace (Cray et al., 2011). In 2014 the unemployment rate in Nigeria for youth averaged 17.5% (WB, 2016). In 2006, in response to the problem of youth unemployment, the Nigerian government mandated that all polytechnics in the federation establish the CED to impart entrepreneurship skills and knowledge to students for self-reliance. Entrepreneurship is considered a pivotal element of economic growth and development; and through the creation of SMEs, employment opportunities are created (Chidiebere, Iloanya, & Udunze, 2014). The contemplated research will examine measures through the analysis of theories on entrepreneurship, peace, social justice, poverty reduction and Austrian economics. A new conceptual model or framework that better integrates theory with praxis will be constructed. The research will investigate the effectiveness of entrepreneurship development centres in Nigerian polytechnics, specifically, their potential to reduce youth unemployment rates in the country.

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