Curriculum in Management

PhD students in the Management-track are exposed to a series of foundational courses covering a broad array of research areas of interest to many researchers within the Department. Faculty offer cutting edge scholarly works in these domains – for example: corporate governance, corporate social responsibility, financial accounting in banking industry, digital innovation and strategy, economics of criminal organizations; environmental and social innovation, networks and clusters, operational excellence and competitiveness, non-financial disclosure and corporate finance.

The program is designed to offer sound theoretical and empirical training, and relies on a wide variety of research methods and epistemological approaches. 

The first two terms (October – November; November – December) provide PhD students a strong base of qualitative and quantitative research methods and tools. At the same time, students have the opportunity to broaden their theoretical knowledge in the fields of organizational theoriesfinancial accounting and strategic management.

At the end of the second term students are required to choose among two sub-curricula: 1. Strategy, Innovation and Organization Theory, or 2. Accounting & Finance. According to their choice, during the third term (February-March), students will be introduced to specialized courses on frontier research areas, such as knowledge management and network analysis or advanced topics in accounting and finance.

Since 2018, the Department offers a series of Short Courses on Research Methods co-organized with the Consortium for the Advancement of Research Methods and Analysis (CARMA), a leading international group of scholars running the Research Methods Division at the Academy of Management.

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