Doctoral Programme in Management and Economics

Warsaw School of Economics

Program Description

Doctoral Programme in Management and Economics

Warsaw School of Economics

Doctoral Programme in Management and Economics in English

Doctoral Programme in Management and Economics is organised by the Collegium of World Economy of the Warsaw School of Economics and is regulated by a set of specific regulations officially approved by the Senate of the Warsaw School of Economics.

Each student will take part in at least 240 hours of obligatory coursework organised in following blocks:

1) General subjects – including the most noteworthy current topics from economics and management theory, with specific focus on major concepts from the works of selected Nobel Prize winners in economics and contemporary management theories.

  • Major issues in contemporary economics
  • Nobel prize winners in economics – selected issues
  • Contemporary economic theories of an enterprise

2) Specialisation subjects – students may select either international economics, finance or international management track, depending on their intended dissertation topic. Presentation of the current state of scientific research in these areas will be at focus.

  • International economics – review of current research studies
  • International management – review of current research studies
  • Finance – review of current research studies

3) Research methodology – a selection of workshops teaching students how to design and execute a research project in economics and management using a wide variety of research methods and techniques from qualitative and quantitative approaches.

  • Epistemology
  • Methodology of scientific research
  • Quantitative research methods
  • Statistical analysis of quantitative data
  • Qualitative research methods
  • Analysis of qualitative data
  • Developing a research proposal
  • Application of computer software in data analysis (SAS, NVivo)

4) Skills building – how to organise work of a research team, how to write a scientific text in English, how to efficiently organise individual work on dissertation and prepare for public defence of the Ph.D. thesis.

  • Successful preparation and defense of doctoral dissertation
  • Successful preparation of papers for publication in scientific journals

5) Attitudes building – axiology, ethics in scientific research and business.

  • Axiology

6) Specialisation seminars - an opportunity for students to present elements of the Ph.D. thesis to a group of professors specialising in a given discipline and hear comments from them. The aim here is to increase students’ motivation and improve quality of work they deliver.

7) Individual consultations with supervisors – to provide regular and intensive contact with supervisors. It is crucial that Ph.D. students start intensive work on their dissertation as early as in the first semester and maintain a regular contact with their tutors so as to ensure fast and steady progress.

All Ph.D. students are required to achieve certain milestones at given points in time in their efforts to complete the dissertation.

All lectures, workshops and seminars will be taught in English by the most renowned Polish professors.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated October 7, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Oct. 2016
4 years
Part time
22 PLN
Start date Oct. 2016
Poland Warsaw, Masovia
Application deadline Request Info
End date Request Info
Duration 4 years
Price 22 PLN