PhD in Mathematics Applied for Economics and Management

General

Program Description

This degree is useful for those who want to pursue an academic career, or who wish to carry out research, as well as for those who want to further their education and to learn the new techniques and scientific practices required for the pursuit of excellence in their professional lives in companies, or private or public institutions.

This 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.

Host centers

The research undertaken in ISEG’s research centers provides important support for students in Ph.D. programs.

For the Ph.D. in Mathematics Applied for 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 Ph.D. in Mathematics Applied to Economics and Management for?

The main objective is to support those interested in an academic or research career within the above mentioned 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.

How is the course structured?

The Ph.D. 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 Ph.D. 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:

  • Master;
  • Undergraduate 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 Ph.D. in Mathematics Applied to Economics and Management?

The main objective of the Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics for Economics and Management is to contribute to the advancement of the frontiers of knowledge in the field of Mathematics, especially in its application to Economics and Management, and also to fill an important gap in the offer of advanced education in this field.

Last updated Nov 2019

About the School

The first school of Economics and Management in Portugal, ISEG belongs to the University of Lisbon, the largest Portuguese University. ISEG Lisbon is internationally recognized and accredited by AACSB ... Read More

The first school of Economics and Management in Portugal, ISEG belongs to the University of Lisbon, the largest Portuguese University. ISEG Lisbon is internationally recognized and accredited by AACSB and AMBA, complying with the best higher education standards. ISEG’s research centers are very well rated by the Portuguese research council (FCT). With an experienced and well prepared faculty, students from more than 70 countries contribute to an ever-increasing international academic environment, and take advantage of the school's excellence and location. ISEG Lisbon has excellent modern premises at the heart of Lisbon, right next to the Parliament and the river Tagus, in a vibrant neighborhood full of social life, business and culture. At ISEG, you will find a culture of excellence and achievement, alongside a climate of inclusiveness and cooperation. This is made by the mutual collaboration of students, faculty and staff. ISEG is a School prepared for the future: with a unique blend of quantitative skills and social contextualization of economic and managerial decisions, ISEG’s faculty, professionals, students and alumni are at the forefront of those who address the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with an entrepreneurial and collaborative mindset. Read less