Doctor of Philosophy in Business in Pisa in Italy

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People who earn a PhD in business, economics and administration typically go on to teach in universities or perform statistical research for large organizations. Moreover, anyone with a PhD degree has the right to be addressed as "Dr."

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International Ph.D Programme in Economics

Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna
Campus Full time 4 years October 2016 Italy Pisa

The International Doctoral Program in Economics is a four-year program designed for highly qualified and motivated students who wish to acquire the research and analytical skills of the international scientific community in economics. [+]

Doctorate Studies in Business in Pisa in Italy. Jointly offered by Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna and by University of Strasbourg, France The International Doctoral Program in Economics is a four-year program designed for highly qualified and motivated students who wish to acquire the research and analytical skills of the international scientific community in economics. It is designed for students seeking jobs in academia as well as those who wish to acquire the skills of professional academic research to work in government agencies, financial institutions, international agencies, private companies. Students will be offered one year of intensive course work by an international Faculty composed of both permanent staff of the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna and a large group of Visiting Scholars, and will then proceed to supervised research work, yielding an original dissertation to be discussed in a final, public examination. It is expected that students will produce articles publishable in international journals. Moreover, the Programme is part of a European network - involving the University of Sussex, Aalborg, Manchester, Paris XIII, Oslo and several other universities, supporting inter-European exchanges of research students and faculty. In addition to the teaching activities, Ph.D. students are nested in a rich research environment, within the Laboratory of Economics and Management (LEM) at the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, and the Bureau d'Economie Théorique et Appliquée - BETA, where Ph.D. students are encouraged to take part in various ongoing research projects. The coursework is structured in 5 main courses: Mathematics for Social Sciences Statistics and Econometrics Microeconomics Macroeconomics History of Economic Thought and Economic History Each course is organized into modules. Each year the list of compulsory modules may slightly change. The current list of compulsory first-year modules is: 1. Mathematics for Social Sciences Linear Algebra and Calculus Static and dynamic optimization Introduction to Stochastic Processes 2. Statistics and Econometrics Statistics and Econometrics Time Series Microeconometrics 3. Microeconomics Consumption and Production General Equilibrium Games and Decision Industrial Organization and market failures 4. Macroeconomics Stylized Facts on business cycles Introduction to Macroeconomics Economic Growth: Theory and Empirics International Macro Economics 5 History of Economic Thought and Economic History Economic History History Of Economic Thought Short intensive modules in a few selected areas are also offered, at the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna and the University of Strasbourg, in order to introduce the students to the international state-of-the-art of research. Modules taught in Pisa currently include: Agent-based Computational Economics Complexity Economics Economics of Innovation Evolutionary Models of innovation, growth and fluctuations Dynamic Macroeconomics Evolutionary Macroeconomics Admission to research work is conditional on the successful completion of the year of course work and related exams. Teaching modules are complemented by research seminars throughout the year. All teaching is in English. Main areas of research Main areas of research of internal and/or associated faculty where thesis work is encouraged, include Economics of Innovation, Models and Empirical Studies of Industrial and Economic Dynamics, Organization Theory, Economics of Public Goods, Theory and Empirics of Real and Financial Markets, Experimental Economics, Agent-based Macro Models and Computational Economics, Economic History. The research work of each student is followed by a “thesis committee” – including the main supervisor – composed by scholars both internal and external to the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna. Ph.D. students are expected to complete a dissertation, written in English, entailing original work of standard adequate to publication on refereed international journals. Admission Requirements - Applicants, with no restriction on nationality, must hold a Master of Science (M.Sc.) or a Master of Arts (M.A.) or equivalent title.
 - Current undergraduate students who will be awarded such a degree before October 31, 2015, may also apply. In this case, a successful application will be conditional to the subsequent completion of the degree and the transmission to the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna of adequate documentation, also in electronic form, no later than October 31, 2015. Positions and grants Four positions of 4 years grants will be available. The scholarship is amounting to € 14.000 (gross amount) per year + free lunches at the canteen of the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna + Campus facilities. 
 The Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna may also admit eligible candidates without grants. They will take part in the Programme at their own expenses but they will not have to pay any tuition fee. [-]

International Ph.D. in Management - Innovation, Sustainability and Healthcare

Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna
Campus Full time 3 years October 2016 Italy L'Aquila

The International Ph.D. in Management is divided into two different curricula: "Innovation, Sustainability and Healthcare" and "Change and Complexity Management". [+]

Written Exam: May 25, 2015 (EU citizens)
 Assessment of the Titles: June 3, 2015 (EU and NON-EU citizens) 
Interview: June 8, 2015 (EU citizens) The International Ph.D. in Management is divided into two different curricula: "Innovation, Sustainability and Healthcare" and "Change and Complexity Management". Ph.D. students from both of them will follow the same lectures in Pisa for the first year. Students within the curriculum in "Change and Complexity Management" will follow the second year courses in L'Aquila. The curriculum in Innovation, Sustainability and Healthcare deals with the most important management topics which characterize current research activities. Particular emphasis is given to: the management of innovation processes and the international competitiveness of firms, institutions, as well as local, regional and national systems; the management of sustainability in public institutions, private companies and wide territory areas specifically focusing on environment policies, renewable energy sources development, and quality evaluation of food and tourism industry chain; the management of healthcare, meant as the development of models and tools for governance, in order to support the subjects involved in the healthcare system in the process of management and innovation of social welfare assistance and performance evaluation. The curriculum in Change and Complexity Management focuses on two main topics: disaster management and smart communities. These topics are both characterized by a wide complexity because of the high number of actors involved and the relevant effects that a good or wrong management can produce on society. A specific attention to leadership methods will be given in the “disaster management” course, while lessons on “smart communities” will move into methods of networking, participation and cooperation. [-]