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Doctor Ph.D. Degree - Business & Media
Circular Economy via distance learning
This Doctor Ph.D. Degree in circular economy studies how to reuse, share, repair, refurbish, remanufacture and recycle products and services to create a closed-loop system, minimizing the use of resource inputs and the generation of waste and pollution. The circular economy aims to keep products, materials, equipment and infrastructure in use for longer time, thus improving the productivity of these resources. Waste materials and energy should become input for other processes through waste valorization: either as a component or recovered resource for another industrial process or as regenerative resources for nature. The regenerative approach of circular economy works in contrast to the traditional linear economy, based on a "take, make, dispose" model of production.
The Doctor Ph.D. Degree online via distance learning offers students the highest level of specialization a discipline can offer. More info...
* 45 to 72 academic credits above a Master's program.
* Average Duration: 24 months.
* Program Structure: 70% textbooks + 30% Thesis.
* Admission is open for adults over 27 years of age.
* Master's degree or international equivalent (5 years of study) is required for admission.
Fees include all: Program of study, textbooks, study guide, evaluation and assessment, diploma, and transcript.
Cost per BIU earned postgraduate credit: 130 Euros (170 US$)
Cost per transferred credit from previous education and/or professional experience if required: 20 Euros (25 US$)
45 ... 72 Academic credits
Tuition Fee :Min. 5.850 Euros (7.650 US$) ... Max. 9.360 Euros (12.240 US$).
"An investment in education always pays the best interest." Benjamin Franklin.
Payment plans are available upon request up to 36 monthly installments. More info...
Doctor Ph.D. Degree
Circular Economy via distance learning
45 ... 72 Academic credits required for this distance learning degree program.
+ 39 Academic credits - Circular Economy Online
+ Other additional subjects
+ 18 Academic credits - Research methodology and final project or thesis.
+ 39 Academic credits: Circular Economy Online
BIU Earned Credits
Credits earned through the completion of academic work at Bircham International University (Reports, Projects and Thesis).
1 BIU Earned Credit = 1 USA Semester Credit (15 hours of learning) = 2 ECTS Credits (30 hours of study).
Courses list (each subject accounts for 3 academic credits):
You may study any subject as an independent online continuing education course. More info...
Postgraduate level continuing education course.
Previous knowledge in this field of study is required.
601CEC - Global Political Economy
602CEC - Money & Banking
603CEC - Financial Science
604CEC - Economic Science
605CEC - Production Strategy
606CEC - Natural Resource Economics
607CEC - Sustainability
608CEC - Circular Economy
609CEC - Economic Development
610CEC - Creating & Managing Value
611CEC - Sustainable Development
612CEC - Innovation Management
613CEC - Community & Social Development
Bibliography: Circular Economy via distance learning
The corresponding textbooks are included in the fees. Once the fee has been paid, the books may take between two to five weeks to reach your address. Bircham International University offices may inform you at any time of the status of your books. If the book is in English, the required report must be written in English unless you have requested to write it in other language and have gained Bircham International University authorization. More info...
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+ Additional courses may be selected from other modules in the Faculty of Business & Media from Bircham International University if required. This selection must be approved by the Distance Learning University Education Board. For example: Sustainable Development.
Research work resources and network - Doctor - Circular Economy:
ADECC - Association pour le Développement de l'Economie Circulaire et Collaborative
AEA - American Economic Association
AEEFI - Asociación Española de Economía y Finanzas Internacionales
AFEA - African Finance and Economic Association
ALIDE - Asociación Latinoamericana de Instituciones Financieras para el Desarrollo
APBEC - Associação Portuguesa para a Bioeconomia e Economia Circular
CACE - China Association of Circular Economy
CDFA - Community Development Finance Association
CEC - Circular Economy Club
CEP - Circular Economy Portugal
CEPAL - Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe
CLAD - Centro Latinoamericano de Administracion para el Desarrollo
ECA - Economía Circular en Acción
ECESP - European Circular Economy Stakeholder Platform
EEFA - European Economics and Finance Society
FEC - Fundación Economía Circular
FEDEA - Fundación de Estudios de Economía Aplicada
IED - Institute of Economic Development
INEC - Institut National de l'Économie Circulaire
IS4CE - International Society for the Circular Economy
OCCE - Organization for Climate & Circular Economy
PIEC - Plateforme Internationale de l'Économie Circulaire
RES - Royal Economic Society
SASE - The Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics
WBCSD - World Business Council For Sustainable Development
Joining the proper association is the best way to become an updated professional. Bircham International University graduates may join many professional associations. Membership requirements for each association may vary depending on the degree program, specialization and graduate resume en each occasion. BIU can not guarantee membership in all instances. BIU does not intermediate in these procedures. Bircham International University provides a list of available memberships and professional references from each faculty where some BIU graduates may belong. Contact directly the ones you select. More info...
+ 18 Academic credits (Research methodology and final project or thesis. More info...).
Admission requirements: Doctor - Circular Economy
Bircham International University distance learning degree admission requirements differ depending upon the Faculty and the major of study. There is no discrimination with respect to race, color, sex, beliefs and/or religion. A minimum of 30% of the total number of credits required by any adult degree program syllabus has to be transferred from previous education and/or validated from professional experience in order to gain admission. A maximum of 20% of the total number of credits required by the distance learning degree program can be transferred from professional and life experience. More info...
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Learning outcomes: Doctor - Circular Economy
The following learning outcomes are compatible with the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) for lifelong learning and continuing education. The EQF directives facilitate acceptance of this course credits by many higher education institution. These learning outcomes are achieved after completion of this course with a passing grade. Better grades will demonstrate higher analysis, evaluation and critical thinking skills. More info...
EQF LEVEL 6. Advanced knowledge and critical understanding.
Outcome resulting from course content assessment and its applicability to problem solving.
The student's ability to combine the different parts of the text and to form a new coherent and harmonic final report will determine the critical understanding of the subject and an advanced knowledge of Circular Economy. The student written report style, content, and structure play an important role in the assessment and applicability of the knowledge about Circular Economy to different Business & Media decision making scenarios and problem-solving. More info...
EQF LEVEL 7. Advanced knowledge and critical thinking.
Outcome resulting from written critical thinking and its applicability to problem solving.
The student will contrast and evaluate the learned material with his/her own knowledge and experience to express an opinion about Circular Economy, to consider the practical application of the key concepts, and to argue the conclusions along the written report. Personal judgments and opinion should be based on sound criteria and must be clearly discussed. More info...
Doctor Ph.D. Degree - Business & Media
Circular Economy Online
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Doctor Ph.D. Degree - Circular Economy