The PhD. Programme in Management is a 3-year international, intersectorial doctoral programme, which aims to prepare students to conduct high-profile research in the field of management, at universities, firms and research centres. A third level university course, the Programme is part of the Doctoral School at the University of Rome Tor Vergata and it is administratively based within the School of Economics, Department of Management and Law.
The Programme’s structure is composed of three tracks, namely Banking & Finance, Business Management & Accounting, and Public Management & Governance. Each track has its own coordinator and focuses on specific research activities, lectures and seminars according to the peculiar research interests covered. Furthermore, these tracks jointly organize a first year intertwined Research Methodology course aimed at developing, since the beginning, an appropriate research design knowledge base for the doctoral students.
During the 3 years, the scientific progress of the doctoral students is constantly monitored through the delivering of activity reports, the checking of the lectures’ attendance, and the evaluation of yearly assignments. Presenting at national and international conferences, and/or submitting studies for their potential publication, is also strongly encouraged.
The PhD. Faculty has published in a number of top-tier management-related journals and is continuously active in close scientific relationships with many Universities, academic networks and professional associations worldwide.
The School of Economics at the University of Rome Tor Vergata has a number of active ERASMUS Plus international agreements for the exchange mobility of lecturers and doctoral students. In this regard, many PhD. students in Management have been successfully awarded with the Doctor Europaeus PhD. over the years.
Currently, the PhD. in Management has a Cooperative Agreement active with the University of Hasselt on a joint Doctoral Programme (Double Degree) in Management. Relatedly, the Programme is part of the Sapiens Network (Horizon 2020 Marie-Curie European Project). Over time, it has also activated industrial partnerships with reputed research centers such as CASD - Center for Defense Higher Studies (Italian Ministry of Defense), Technoscience, and ISNART (National Institute for Tourism Research).