Ph.D. Program in Management
The main goal of the PhD Program is to educate outstanding individuals to become international scholars in the general field of management. We expect our graduates to undertake careers in academia as world-class researchers and professors, as well as becoming high-profile leaders in industry and the public sector. The PhD program takes four years and is divided in two modules. First and second year are devoted to courses to acquire the basic disciplines of Management Research, while the third and the fourth year will cover the research period where you will develop your PhD Thesis. The enrollment in the PhD Program gives you the possibility of getting a University Research Methodology in Management Science Official Degree, worth 60 ECTS, adapted to the Higher Education Area in accordance with the Bologna Process.
Below the PhD Academic Director, Julio de Castro and the PhD staff; Laura Maguire, PhD Executive Director and Kathleen Mathison Sola, PhD Program Assistant.PhD Academic Director Program Focus
Coursework Period. This period includes the study of fundamental disciplines from which Management research draws to provide students with a variety of theoretical backgrounds and help them crystallize their research interests. During this period students will also take a minimum of six methodological courses to develop their quantitative and analytical skills, including a full range of methodologies: field research, surveys, case studies, simulations and experimental research
During this period students will also take a minimum of six methodological courses to develop their quantitative and analytical skills, including a full range of methodologies: field research, surveys, case studies, simulations and experimental research.
The academic year begins in early October and it is divided into three terms of thirteen weeks each, fall, winter and spring terms. The summer will be dedicated to research. Throughout the first two years students will complete 60 credits per year by means of courses. At the successful completion of this period students will undergo a comprehensive exam that will qualify them to start their dissertation preparation.
During their third and fourth year, students are required to work full time on a supervised research projects with a faculty member, and to defend their dissertation proposal orally to a committee comprising five faculty members. Students who, successfully, defend their dissertation proposal are expected to complete their dissertation in the fourth and final year of the program.
Once the Dissertation is defended and based on the recommendation of the PhD Committee, the PhD degree is awarded by the Direction of the Program, with the endorsement of the Dean on behalf of the faculty. The degree is given by IE Business School under its own name and responsibility.