4-year Ph.D. in Management

Kozminski University

Program Description
EFMD Equis Accredited

4-year Ph.D. in Management

Kozminski University

Why choose a Ph.D. at Kozminski?

Kozminski is a school with a view and with a vision. Ph.D. candidates enter a diverse environment for creative leadership that challenges their minds and hearts to create a better world. Kozminski is a leader in terms of addressing ethics, sustainability and corporate social responsibility, while exploring philosophical and artistic aspects of managing and leading. Creativity and innovation are at the very heart of Kozminski University Ph.D. programme.

We offer you:

• Internationally acclaimed faculty;

• A challenging, creative and supportive environment for exploring issues that matter to you;

• An atmosphere of collegiality and inspiration;

• Engagement at deep levels of research, knowledge creation, questioning and reflection.

Kozminski Ph.D. academic objectives

We expect that the students completing the Ph.D. programme will be able to:

• analyse and formulate relevant research questions, that aim at making significant contributions to their field of research;

• conceptualise and implement with rigor research designs and methodologies that allow to contribute to expand the frontiers of knowledge in their research field;

• effectively and clearly communicate orally and in writing, participate in international conferences, collaborate in international research groups and publish in top journals;

• be able to hold positions in leading academic and research institutions, lead research, development and innovation projects in various organizations outside of academia.

Who should enroll in the Ph.D. programme?

We are looking for candidates - early stage research professionals - that have a passion for research and have the ambition to become leading scholars in their field.

Characteristics of a potential candidate for a Kozminski University Ph.D. programme:

• is ambitious;

• aspires to build a career in management research;

• is able to analyse complex problems;

• is highly proficient in English;

• has obtained excellent study results in the past;

• has a Master degree in a field that is relevant to his or her Ph.D. project

Participants' profile Participants must have an interest in research in addition to excellent academic transcripts. The programme is open to graduates from various disciplines (Management, Economics, Engineering, Psychology, Sociology and other disciplines related to management) that aim to make significant theoretical and methodological contributions to Management Research.

The regular period of doctoral studies is four years. In the first two years scientific-methodical courses are to be completed as well as courses in management and economics. Years 3 and 4 are primarily devoted to writing the thesis. The course of study ends with the “disputation”.

The doctoral students of the programme who are closely linked to the researching and teaching activities of the faculty members, are given four years to fully conduct their personal research project. These four years are an opportunity for them to prepare their future entry into the world of international academics by the means of publications and participations in scientific events.

Two processes are designed to help students make progress in their thesis work:

Progress Workshop: each of the doctoral students presents their progress in their research study at least once per year. The objective is not to evaluate the work but to help the student in his or her research orientation. This workshop gathers doctoral students, the thesis director, the programme director and other professors chosen internally or externally in accordance with the thesis subject.

Annual Assessment: each of the doctoral students presents a general result of his or her activities (thesis, publications, teachings, assistance, etc.) and his or her projects planned for the following year. The objective is to validate the work done in the previous year and to prepare the stages planned for the following year. The participants include: the thesis director, the programme director and possibly other professors chosen internally or externally. It takes place in June.

Curriculum

The main goal of the Ph.D. programme is to help its students acquire the fundamental skills of a researcher as well as a teacher. The students also work towards their thesis, a research project of great importance and of the utmost quality. Apart from the dissertation work, the doctoral programme provides a general and thorough research training, a chosen field of specialization and a teaching and educational training, totalling around 500 course hours.

The programme has 7 modules:

  • Introduction to doing research,

  • Methods workshops,

  • Selected discipline topics,

  • Advanced research topics,

  • Research hand-on,

  • Teaching experience,

  • Skills workshops.

REQUIREMENTS AND ADMISSION

Application fees (150€)

Ph.D. (year 1,2,3,4): €3 500 per semester

Students entering the Ph.D. programme are also required to pay the registration fee.

1. Personal Questionnaire and Application

In order to begin the process, complete your Personal Questionnaire and Application.

2. Submit your application package

Submit the complete set of documents at the Ph.D. Studies Centre (room A105) in person or via mail or e-mail: phd@kozminski.edu.pl.

3. Supporting documents

Submit all of the supporting documents.

4. Interview

Interviews can be made by telephone/Skype or face-to-face. Candidates are informed about the results of their qualification interview no more than 3 days after the interview.

5. Admission decision and the contract Upon receiving the admission decision, a candidate should sign a contract regarding the payment of tuition.

Admission requirements

We attach great importance to the three criteria: your prior academic background; the relevance of your proposed research problem; the fit of your proposal within the overall research activity of our Faculty.

Applicants to the Kozminski University Ph.D. Programme must hold a Master degree or equivalent and must have a solid knowledge of English.

The first step in the selection process is the application file.

Documents to provide:

  • Application form,

  • CV and cover letter motivating your choice of pursuing a Ph.D. in Management at Kozminski University,

  • 2 letters of recommendation,

  • A 5-page Research Problem Statement (including bibliographic references),

  • Any research material that might be useful (dissertation, paper...) in .pdf format,

  • Copies of diplomas and transcript your degrees (Bachelor and Master)

  • Language Aptitude test results (TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC),

  • GMAT or GRE score,

  • Photocopy of ID card or passport,

  • 1 digital photo and 4 recent passport-size photos,

  • Application fees (150€) and payment confirmation.

Candidates selected by the admissions committee after a first screening will have half an hour to present their motivation to the interview panel. The date and the time will be set individually for each candidate.

To be considered for a position in the Ph.D. in Management programme candidates are expected to have:

•At least an MSc, MA or MPhil degree in business or economics, or from related fields such as psychology, sociology, engineering, mathematics, etc. (depending on Ph.D. project).

•Excellent results in their first degree/graduate study.

•Explicit interest in and motivation for scientific research.

•GMAT-test (Graduate Management Admission Test) or GRE-test (Graduate Record Examinations) is required for all entering students. The test results should not be older than five years.

  • Language Aptitude test results (TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC),

  • GMAT or GRE score,

  • Photocopy of ID card or passport,

  • 1 digital photo and 4 recent passport-size photos,

  • Application fees (150€) and payment confirmation.

Candidates selected by the admissions committee after a first screening will have half an hour to present their motivation to the interview panel. The date and the time will be set individually for each candidate.

To be considered for a position in the Ph.D. in Management programme candidates are expected to have:

•At least an MSc, MA or MPhil degree in business or economics, or from related fields such as psychology, sociology, engineering, mathematics, etc. (depending on Ph.D. project).

•Excellent results in their first degree/graduate study.

•Explicit interest in and motivation for scientific research.

•GMAT-test (Graduate Management Admission Test) or GRE-test (Graduate Record Examinations) is required for all entering students. The test results should not be older than five years.

Admission Process:

When to apply

The admission process is continuous. The application process starts:

-first round in April and finishes on June 15, 2016,

-second round (subject to place availability) to September 8, 2016.

However, we recommend that you begin the admission process as soon as possible.

Candidates from the outside of the European Union should also take into account the additional time needed for visa applications.

How to apply

To begin the process, you need to:

  1. Send us the required documentation.

  2. Interview

Interviews can be made by telephone/Skype or face-to-face.

  1. Final decision

The decision will be made by the end of June (first round applications). The decision regarding the second round of applications, which is a subject to place availability, will be made by the end of September.

CONTACT:

Rafał Dobosz

Ph.D. Programme Office A105

phd@kozminski.edu.pl

Skype – sdalka105

Kozminski University

Jagiellonska str 59

03-301 Warsaw

www.kozminski.edu.pl/phd

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated March 15, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Oct. 2016
Duration
Duration
4 - 4 years
Full time
Price
Price
28,000 EUR
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June 15, 2016 (1st round); September 8, 2016 (subject to place availability)
Start date Oct. 2016
Place
Poland Warsaw, Masovia
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June 15, 2016 (1st round); September 8, 2016 (subject to place availability)
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Duration 4 - 4 years
Price 28,000 EUR
3500 euro per semester