What is it about? [pdf]
The theory of the
business enterprise and its growth developed in the 20th century. Research
literature review suggests capitalism's unparalled growth - however also
reveals a "huge gap in the literature" and a "mysterious absence of any
serious theoretical literature that seeks to explain systematically to
what this unparalleled record of accomplishment can be attributed". (Source:
Entrepreneurship, Innovation and the Growth Mechanism of the
Free-Enterprise Economies, Princeton University Press 2006: 158/159)
What to do research on?
To explore economic
science, students can do research on a topic in one of the following research
- B.Phil. (h.c.):
Business growth, economic growth, sustainability.
- M.Phil. (h.c.):
Business growth, economic growth, sustainability, evolutionary economics.
- Ph.D. (h.c.): Business
growth, economic growth, sustainability, evolutionary economics, theory
of the business enterprise, or an alternative research area.
What to get out of it?
business acumen, academic excellence
How to get involved?
- Eligibility: Entry
qualification is Twelfth Grade, A Level, IB Diploma or equivalent for
B.Phil. (h.c.); bachelor's degree or equivalent for M.Phil. (h.c.); master's degree or
equivalent for Ph.D. (h.c.) enrollment. To prove entry qualification, applicants are required to obtain a credential evaluation (Type: General Evaluation) from Educational Perspectives (see www.edperspective.org); this can be securely shared with iuventum.
Furthermore, applicants must publish in a peer-reviewed journal or conference.
- Language: English.
To prove English proficiency, international applicants can supplement
their application by submitting an official TOEFL score report via ETS.
The ETS code of iuventum is 6407.
- Mode of Study:
Correspondence education and self-paced study.
- Thesis Preparation and Degree: Students are required to submit a thesis (two hard copies on A4 paper
and a soft copy as a pdf file) and to publish in a peer-reviewed journal or conference. For B.Phil. (h.c.), submit a
thesis of at least 30 pages and one journal or conference publication; for M.Phil. (h.c.), submit a thesis of
at least 60 pages and two journal or conference publications; for Ph.D. (h.c.), submit a thesis of at least 120
pages and three journal or conference publications.
Submission is by mail and usually students can expect to receive their research guidelines by mail
within 4 weeks after enrollment.
- Enrollment: The total fee is €1600 for B.Phil. (h.c.), €2500 for M.Phil. (h.c.) and €3600 for Ph.D. (h.c.) enrollment. 25% of the fee will be withheld in case of cancellation. Application, research area and fee
transfer will be
confirmed for enrollment.