PhD in Management

Academic Year 2017-2018
Subject area Legal, Politological, Economic and Statistical Sciences
Cycle XXXIII
Coordinator Prof. Rosa Grimaldi
Language English
Duration 4 years
Positions and scholarships 6 positions with scholarship
Application deadline May 29, 2017 at 01:00 PM (Expired)
Final ranking list Final ranking list available on Studenti Online
Enrollment period From Jul 25, 2017 to Aug 04, 2017
Doctoral programme start date Nov 01, 2017
Main Department
Department of Management - DiSA
Mobility abroad
Yes (3 months)
Curricula and Research topics

The Ph.D. programme in Management aims to train research degree students who are to become leading researchers in the field of management, banking and finance and serve as faculty at top-rated universities or leaders in corporate, financial and international organizations.

The 4-year program offers specialization in two major concentration areas: Management and Banking&Finance. Besides a series of common courses, students take specialized courses from one of the two concentration areas.

Job opportunities and potential areas of employment
In line with the placement performance of past PhD alumni, we expect that our future PhD students will mostly find an occupation in universities and public research centers, in Italy and abroad. Only a minority of our students will probably enter the business sector, especially in services and finance. Several former alumni have become leading scholars and serve as post-doc or as faculty at top-rated universities abroad such as City University London, Cambridge University, Case Western Reserve University, HEC Paris, HEC Lausanne, Imperial College London, INSEAD, University of Illinois at Chicago and University of Lugano.
Admission Board

Members
Riccardo Fini Università di Bologna Dip. Scienze Aziendali Docente di II fascia
Gian Luca Marzocchi Università di Bologna Dip. Scienze Aziendali Docente di I fascia
Stefano  Mengoli Università di Bologna Dip. Scienze Aziendali Docente di II fascia
Substitutes
Elisa Montaguti Università di Bologna Dip. Scienze Aziendali Docente di II fascia
Gabriele Pizzi Università di Bologna Dip. Scienze Aziendali Docente di II fascia
Daniele Scarpi Università di Bologna Dip. Scienze Aziendali Docente di II fascia
Learning outcomes
The Ph.D in Management offers its students a broad and inter-disciplinary education in the fields of business and finance studies and management research. It provides candidates with strong theoretical foundations in social science disciplines and a deep knowledge of research methods applied to management, banking and financial problems. It offers specializations in two major concentration areas: General management and Banking&Finance. Doctoral students are expected to have full-time status, attend core and elective courses, participate in research projects conducted by Faculties, and present their works at research seminars, international conferences and in international journals. The program offers the opportunity to acquire knowledge and advanced research methodologies in the scientific areas described before. It requires the production of an original research contribution. PhD students acquire competencies that can be used in the academic and in the business sectors.
Activities to be carried out by Doctoral candidates
PhD candidates have to attend 10 core courses and 3 elective courses during the first three semesters. The following 5 courses are common to all candidates: Introduction to statistics, research methods, strategic management, econometrics and research in accounting. Moreover, Ph.D. candidates specialize according to their research interests in one of two concentration areas: the track in General management and the track in Banking and Finance, by taking 5 additional core courses. Candidates who choose the track in Management will take the following 5 core courses: Quantitative Methods for Survey Based Research, Qualitative Research Methods, Organizational Behavior, Marketing (marketing strategy or consumer behavior – these two courses rotate each year), Economics and Management of Innovation. Candidates who choose the track in Banking and Finance will take the following 5 core courses: Foundations of Banking, Advanced topics in liquidity management in the post crisis era, Corporate Finance I, Corporate Finance II, and Financial accounting. In addition to these courses, all candidates take two methodological seminars: (a) The Art and Craft of Managing the Peer Review Process and (b) Digital resources for business, management and finance. During the second year Ph.D. candidates will complete their coursework by taking 3 elective courses selected from a wide range of options. Moreover, Phd students are invited to attend 'lunch seminars' (at least 10 in a mandatory way),organized by the Department with the objective to bring in outstanding international scholars giving a talk on their researches. At the end of the third semester Ph.D. candidates should prepare and present a Research proposals.
Research training activities compliant with the Doctoral programme's learning outcomes
During the first three semesters PhD candidates learn the analytical tools for theoretical and empirical research in various sectors of economics and management. They will also attend summer schools and methodological seminars at the Department, other research centers of the University of Bologna or other universities. All the courses require the preparation of research notes. At the end of the first year research all candidates prepare a research paper under the supervision of a faculty. During the third semester of the II year candidates prepare their thesis proposal which is presented at a department seminar. The thesis will be supervised by one main advisor (among members of the PhD committee). All PhD students normally are involved in research projects carried out by the Department and have to joint the 'lunch seminar' organized monthly by the Department. The University takes care of delivering basic courses (students are invited to attend) on 'research management and how to participate to EU projects and being aware of other research collaborations oppotunities', 'Intellectual Property Management' and 'Entrepreneurship'. On top of basic courses, more advanced courses on these topics can be attended. As concern informative systems and managing databases, this PhD program will offer a specific course 'Digital resources for business, management and finance' on how to use databases. The course will be lead by dr. Christian Giardini, at the Bigiavi library. A course of advanced english will be organized (in collaboration with CILTA). We are in the process of setting up italian courses for international students as well. The PhD coordinator suggests attendance to specific events (conferences, workshops, schools), based on the research projects of individual students.
Internationalization features
The entire PhD program is thought in english.
Specifically:
- All courses are held in English
- Our students are immersed in an international research environment, wherein several seminars, summer schools and workshops are organized with the participation of internationally renowned scholars
- The calls for applications are regularly published on the websites of international associations and job market platforms specialized in management and economics (e.g., INOMICS, EIASM, SSRN, AKADEUS, Academy of Management)
- Our program attracts students from various countries including Albania, Brasil, China, India, Indonesia, Iran, Island, Lithuania, Nigeria, Romania, Russia, Tunisia, Turkey, Philippine, Portugal and Ukraine
- Various foreign PhD students have also spent research periods at our Department (e.g., from China and Brasil) or have attended our PhD under international mobility programs (e.g., Alban, Erasmus Mundus, World Bank)
- Several former alumni have become leading scholars and serve as post-doc or as faculty at top-rated universities abroad such as City University London, Cambridge University, Case Western Reserve University, HEC Paris, HEC Lausanne, Imperial College London, INSEAD, University of Illinois at Chicago and University of Lugano.
Expected research results and products
Presentation of papers to national and international workshops, conferences and seminars during the PhD studies and submission of articles for publication in (mostly international) scientific journals during the PhD studies and immediately after graduation. Final thesis in the form of a monograph or a collection of three papers.
Doctoral programme Academic Board
Surname Name University/Institution Qualification
BAJO EMANUELE Università di Bologna Professore ordinario
BERGAMI MASSIMO Università di Bologna Professore ordinario
BOARI CRISTINA Università di Bologna Professore ordinario
BRIGHI PAOLA Università di Bologna Professore associato
CORRADO RAFFAELE Università di Bologna Professore associato
FERRIANI SIMONE Università di Bologna Professore ordinario
FINI RICCARDO Università di Bologna Professore associato
GIURI PAOLA Università di Bologna Professore ordinario
GRIMALDI ROSA Università di Bologna Professore ordinario
LIPPARINI ANDREA Università di Bologna Professore ordinario
MARZOCCHI GIAN LUCA Università di Bologna Professore ordinario
MASCIA DANIELE Università di Bologna Professore associato
MENGOLI STEFANO Università di Bologna Professore associato
MONTAGUTI ELISA Università di Bologna Professore associato
MUNARI FEDERICO Università di Bologna Professore ordinario
ORSINGHER CHIARA Università di Bologna Professore associato
PIZZI GABRIELE Università di Bologna Ricercatore
PRESUTTI MANUELA Università di Bologna Professore associato
SCARPI DANIELE Università di Bologna Professore associato
SOBRERO MAURIZIO Università di Bologna Professore ordinario
TORLUCCIO GIUSEPPE Università di Bologna Professore ordinario
TORRISI SALVATORE Università di Bologna Professore ordinario
TOSCHI LAURA Università di Bologna Ricercatore
VALENTINI SARA Università di Bologna Professore associato
ZAMBELLI SIMONA Università di Bologna Professore associato
ZAN LUCA Università di Bologna Professore ordinario