PhD in Mathematics Applied to Economics and Management
The PhD in Mathematics Applied to Economics and Management has recently been redesigned as a 3rd cycle course in accordance with the present legislation, to fulfill a gap regarding advanced training in Mathematics involving applications to the fields of Economics and Management.
This new course boasts highly qualified professors, particularly in the areas of Actuarial Science, Analysis, Dynamic Systems, Finance Econometrics, Finance Mathematics, Macro and Micro-Econometrics, Operational Research, Statistics and Time Series.
Where is the course taught?
In Lisbon, at the School of Economics and Management (ISEG), one of the seven autonomous institutes making up the Technical University of Lisbon.
ISEG is an institute that undertakes teaching and research, whose mission is to contribute to pushing the boundaries of knowledge in the areas of economics, finance and business. ISEG also seeks to contribute to the economic and social development of Portugal and establish its international presence by means of teaching and research, providing the community with services and fostering scientific and inter-cultural exchange among students, teaching faculty and researchers.
Founded in 1911, ISEG currently offers 5 undergraduate degree courses, 23 masters programs and 6 doctoral programs in addition to an MBA, a wide range of postgraduate courses not leading to a degree, and courses for executives. Post-graduate studies play a major role: about 40% of ISEG’s 4000 students are enrolled in post-graduate courses (doctorate or masters programs or post-graduate diplomas).
150 of ISEG’s teaching staff hold PhDs and most are active members of ISEG’s research centers, which have been evaluated as very good or excellent by the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT). Research is undertaken in the scientific areas of economics, management, mathematics applied to economics and management, economic and social history, economic and organizational sociology, and law.
The research undertaken in ISEG’s research centers provides important support for students in PhD programs.
For the PhD in Mathematics Applied to Economics and Management the host research centers are:
CEMAPRE – the Centre for Applied Mathematics and Economics. It is a research unit accredited by the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) under the Foundation’s Pluri-annual Program for the Funding of Research and Development Units.
UECE - Research Unit on Complexity and Economics. It is a research unit accredited by the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) under the Foundation’s Pluri-annual Program for the Funding of Research and Development Units.
Who is the PhD in Mathematics Applied to Economics and Management for?
The main objective is to support those interested in an academic or research career within the abovementioned scientific field. It also affords an opportunity to develop new technical and scientific results that may contribute to the improved performance of enterprises and other public or private institutions.
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How is the course structured?
The PhD program in Mathematics Applied to Economics and Management is organized into 6 semesters, corresponding to 180 ECTS (credits).
In each semester the doctoral student must complete 30 ECTS, which corresponds to a workload of 800 hours.
Of the 180 ECTS, total of the cycle of studies, 60 are obtained through a PhD course, which corresponds to attendance of curricular units - the first year of the program - and the remaining 120 are set aside for research work and the completion of an original dissertation in the field of Mathematics Applied to Economics and Management.
Who can apply?
Applicants should have had training in Mathematics (or other appropriate fields such as Economics, Engineering, Finance, Management, Physics and Statistics) at one of the following levels:
•Under-graduate degree (4 years or more in the “pre-Bologna” system) and a school curriculum of particular scientific importance.
All applicants who anticipate satisfying the above requirements before initiating their studies under this program will be conditionally accepted.
In exceptional circumstances, any other candidates with a significant scientific, academic or professional curriculum appropriate to the course may be admitted.
How can I apply for the PhD in Mathematics Applied to Economics and Management?
The main objective of this PhD program is to broaden knowledge in the field of Mathematics applied to Economics and Management on the basis of original scientific research. The focus of the research, which may be theoretical or applied, is designed to support a transfer of knowledge from the university to society.
When and how do I apply?
The application deadline for the first phase is 10 May.
Application is made online on the ISEG website, where all details of the necessary information and documents to submit for entry to the program are given. Applicants will be informed of the success of their applications by 17 May. Applicants who are accepted in the first phase should officially register for the program by 27 May.
The application deadline for the second phase is 14 July, and applicants will be notified of the success of their applications by 19 July. Applicants admitted in the second phase should officially register for the program by 30 July. Applicants admitted in the first and second phases should enroll between 1 and 15 September.
There may be a third application phase from 1 to 15 September. In this case applicants will be informed about the success of their applications by 17 September, and both registration in the program and enrolment in classes will be between 20 and 24 September.
Last updated January 12, 2016