PhD opportunities in Business and Finance Sciences
Business and Finance Sciences are included in Doctoral School at Gdańsk University of Technology, Poland, which is regarded to be the first research university in Poland among universities of technology according to domestic rankings. This program is conducted at the Faculty of Management and Economics and contains PhD training in two separate disciplines:
- Economics and Finance
- Management and Quality
The program is designed for students interested in pursuing advanced study and conducting original, theoretical or empirical/applied, research.
Given the research profile of the faculty, the main areas of specialisation include (but are not limited to):
(i) broadly understood International Economics
(ii) Corporate Finance and Financial markets
(iii) various aspects of Organisational Behaviour, Management and Quality Research.
The Candidates can choose supervisors among experienced scholars, publishing in internationally recognised journals and involved in numerous research projects. International collaboration possibilities and career development opportunities abound.
The program offers an extensive training on the necessary theoretical foundations and empirical methods. PhD students in Economics and Finance will get familiar with theoretical underpinnings of modern economic research, including the theory of consumer and firm behaviour, models of economic growth, technological progress and innovation, macroeconomic policies, market structure and industrial organisation. They will learn how to do advanced empirical research in economic and finance using macro- and micro-economic data. They will learn econometric theory, methods, and applications.
PhD students in Management and Quality will get familiar with theoretical underpinnings of modern management research and their application, including new theories of organisation, firm behaviour, business models, institutional perspective on management theory, competence, servitization and innovation analysis. They will learn how to do advanced empirical research using qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods.
The graduates of this PhD programme will gain advanced knowledge and professional skills enabling them to serve in the public and private research sector. They will be qualified to continue their career in academia (mainly in the departments of macro-/micro-economics, international economics, economic analysis or finance, management) or in research institutions. They can also work as highly qualified professionals/analytics in the business sector (multinational companies), in financial sector (banks, insurance companies etc.), public administration or in international economic and financial institutions.
Education is conducted in English and lasts four years. All PhD students at our School receive fellowships and there is no tuition fee. Additionally, special fellowships from IDUB project are granted to internationals students on the top of regular fellowship. In order to apply, candidates have to select prospective supervisors and register at our web-page. Process of admission includes application evaluation, an interview and requires from a candidate to have an official certificate of English (at least B2 level), recognized by the school. Each candidate must find a prospective supervisor from our School in order to register. Enrollment for AY 2021/2022 will start on June 21, 2021. Deadline for registration and submitting documents is July 8, 2021 at 9.00 AM CEST. All other details are given at our web-page.
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