Student authentication

Is it the first time you are entering this system?
Use the following link to activate your id and create your password.
»  Create / Recover Password


The PhD. in Management is a 3-year 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 international 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 time. Recently, the PhD. Faculty has activated a Cooperative Agreement with the University of Hasselt on a joint Doctoral Programme (Double Degree) in Management. 

The PhD program in Management offers the following three tracks of specialization:

Banking and Finance

Topics in: Consumer finance, new media
and financial communication,
real estate finance, governance
of financial intermediaries, and

Business Management and Accounting

Topics in: Management science and
operations, marketing,
organizational science and
behaviour, strategy and
entrepreneurship, financial
and managerial accounting.

Public Management and Governance

Topics in: Strategy and performance
management, organizational
change and innovation,
collaborative governance,
inclusive development, nonprofit organizations, social
enterprises and innovation.


PhD Programs at Tor Vergata

Presentation and numbers

YUFE - courses 2020

Introduction offer for student journey

Guideline for our Activity_Phase 2

Practical rules for July and August 2020


La Conferenza dei Rettori delle Università Italiane racconta la reazione delle Università italiane durante l'emergenza Coronavirus sul fronte della didattica a distanza.

Local Government Studies prize to our Alumnos

George Jones Prize (Early Stage Career Researcher)

1st year courses

Research Methodologies attendance is compulsory for 1st year students. Moreover, some track lectures are compulsory also.

Following years courses

2nd and 3rd year students are expected to attend track lectures and other dedicated activities posted on each Track web-site.

Recent events

Friday 10 July 2020
Track in Finance and Banking
PhD in Management
Thursday 11 June 2020
"Value Chain, Value Network and Executive Profiles", Francesco Ricciotti (XXXII cycle), on Teams June 11, 2 pm
Tuesday 09 June 2020
Special Lecture "Qualitative Research methodology for business and management studies"
Part 1, 10 am - 1 pm, Approaches and tools;
Part 2, 2 ...
Wednesday 27 May 2020

Monthly Schedule

March - June 2020

Research Methodology Lecture

April 20 and 24, 9.00am-1.00pm, on Meet: Francesco Bolici, “Social Network Analysis”.

May 7, 10.00am-1.00pm and 2.00-5.00pm, on Teams: Emiliano Di Carlo, “Governance and Accounting Databases”.

May 22, 10.00am-1.00pm and 2.00-5.00pm, on Teams: Denita Cepiku, “Public Sector Databases”.

May 25 and May 26, 2.30-5.30pm, on Teams: Enrico Bracci (U. Ferrara), “The interviews as research method: Strategies and Pitfalls”.

June 8, 10.00am-1.00pm and 2.00-5.00pm, on Teams: Luca Gnan, “How to sustain a publication career”.

June 12, 10.00am-1.00pm and 2.00-5.00pm, on Teams: Gianpaolo Abatecola, “Adaptation in Getting Published – Meet the Editors: Management Decision”.

June 16, 10.00am-1.00pm, and June 17, 3.00-6.00pm, on Teams: Massimiliano Pellegrini, “How to manage the review process”.

Business Management and Accounting Track

May 27, 10.00am-1.00pm and 2.00-5.00pm, on Teams: Luca Gnan, “Family Business: a research domain”.

June 9, 10.00am-1.00pm, on Teams: Sara Moggi (U. Verona), "Qualitative Research methodology for business and management studies: Approaches and tools" –reserved to first year students-.

June 9, 2.00-5.00pm, on Teams: Sara Moggi (U. Verona), "Qualitative Research methodology for business and management studies: Research design and analysis".

June 11, 11.00am-1.00pm, on Teams: Antonio Chirico, Ivo Hristov, “Performance Management e BSC: approcci di ricerca operativa”. - offered as elective to the PMG track also -


Public Management and Governance Track

March 2, 10.00 am - 1.00 pm, room A: Federica Ricci (U. of Rome “La Sapienza”), “La corporate governance e le performance economico-aziendali: metodi di ricerca”, parte 2.

March 18, 2.00-6.00pm; March 19, 9.00am-1.00pm and 3.00-5.00pm; March 20, 9.00am-1.00pm; April 8, 2.00-6.00pm; April 9, 9.00am-1.00pm and 3.00-5.00pm; April 10, 9.00am-1.00pm; April 15, 1.00-6.00pm; April 16, 9.00am-1.00pm and 4.00-6.00pm; April 17, 9.00am-1.00pm, on Zoom: Reto Steiner (ZHAW School of Management and Law, Switzerland), "Public Management and Local Governance".

May 11, "I modelli internazionali di misurazione della performance", Denita Cepiku, elective webinar.

February 2020

Research Methodology Lecture:

February 11, 10.00am-1.00pm, and 2.00-5.00pm; February 12, 10.00am-1.00pm, and 2.00-5.00pm; and February 13, 10.00am-1.00pm, and 2.00-5.00pm, room B: Marianna Brunetti, “Advanced Statistics”.

Business Management and Accounting Track:

February 10, 2.30 – 4.30 pm, room A: Rocco Palumbo, "A portrait of discrimination in the workplace: theoretical issues and empirical insights".


Public Management and Governance Track:

February 17, 10.00 am - 1.00 pm, room G: Federica Ricci (U. of  Rome “La Sapienza”), “La corporate governance e le performance economico-aziendali: metodi di ricerca”.

February 18, 10.00 am - 1.00pm and 2.00 - 5.00pm, room D: Rocco Frondizi, "The Higher Education System: Governance, Organization and Evaluation Procedures".

February 20, 2.00 - 4.00pm, room B: Nathalie Colasanti, "Commons: between theory and practice".

February 27, 3.00 - 6.00pm, room A: Andrea Bonomi Savignon, “Researching Strategy and Performance Management in Public Organizations: an Authorship Journey”.

January 2020

Research Methodology Lecture:

January 13, 10.00am-1.00pm, and 2.00-5.00pm, room A: Gianni Nicolini, “Literature Review”.

January 14, 10.00am-1.00pm, and 2.00-5.00pm, room A: Gianni Nicolini, “How to Make an Effective Presentation”.

January 15, 10.00am-1.00pm, and 2.00-5.00pm, room A: Gianni Nicolini, “Presentation Training”.


Banking and Finance Track:

January 16, 10.30am, room A: Winter D-Day, PhD Students present the state of the art of their research work.


Public Management and Governance Track:

January 23, 10.00 am - 5.00 pm, room A: Social Innovation Lecture:

• 10.00-11.30am: “The challenge of social impact assessment: from literature to practice”, Luigi Corvo;

• 11.30am-1.00pm: “The theory of change framework”, Lavinia Pastore;

• 2.00-5.00pm: “The use of big data and ICT for innovating the research on social innovation and social impact finance”, Luigi Corvo.

December 2019

Research Methodology Lecture:

December 11, 10.00am-1.00pm, Library Lounge, and 2.00-5.00pm, room B: Luca Gnan, “Dark Matter”.

Banking and Finance Track Lecture:

December 2, 10.30am, via G. Parisi 13, Naples (6th floor): Murillo Campello (Cornell University), “How to Publish in Top Journals in Finance and Economics: “Dos and Don’ts”.


Business Management and Accounting Track Lectures:

December 5, 10.00-11.30am, room A: Matteo Cristofaro, “From Bounded Rationality to Behavioral Strategy: An Evolutionary Endeavour”,

December 5, 11.30am–1.00pm, room A: Michela Mingione, “Advances in the marketing domain: shifting toward the paradigm of brand value co-creation”,

December 5, 2.00–5.00pm, room A: Martina Gonzalez-Gallarza Granizo (University of Valencia), “Consumer Value: an endemic concept for Marketing and Consumer Behaviour Research”.

December 18, 10.00am-12.00pm, room F: Silvia Baiocco, “Managing university technology transfer towards a sustainability-oriented industry. A co-evolutionary perspective”.


PhD dissertation:

December 17, 8.30am, room B: Sara Amoroso, BMA Track.

November 2019

Research Methodology Lectures:

November 18, 10.00am-1.00pm and 2.00-5.00pm, room B: Sara Poggesi, “Systematic Literature Review”.

November 25, 10.00am-1.00pm and 2.00-5.00pm, room B; November 27, 10.00am-1.00pm and 2.00-5.00pm, room B and November 29, 10.00am-1.00pm and 2.00-5.00pm, room S11: Marianna Brunetti, “Basic Statistics”.


Public Management and Governance Track Lectures:

November 19, 10.00am-1.00pm, room A; November 20, 10.00am-1.00pm, room B; November 21, 10.00am-1.00pm, room S11: Carlo De Pietro (U. Southern Switzerland), “Comparative Performance of Health care Systems”.

October 2019

Research Methodology Lectures

October 22, 10.00am-1.00pm and 2.00-5.00pm, room B: Gianpaolo Abatecola, “Research Methodology: Fundamentals of Resarch Design”.

October 31, 10.00am-1.00pm and 2.00-5.00pm, room S11 (2nd floor, Bldg A): Andrea Bonomi Savignon, “Analysis of Research Design Alternatives”.


Banking and Finance Track Lectures

October 24, 11.00am-1.00pm, Sala Scacchi (2nd floor, Bldg B): Franco Fiordelisi (U. Roma Tre), "Doing research in Banking and Finance".


Business Management and Accounting Track Lectures

October 28, 2.00-5.00pm, room B: Stephen Dobson (U. Leeds, School of Performance and Cultural Industries, UK), "Entrepreneurship, collaborative innovation and the urban environment".