PhD in Management

Academic Year 2020-2021
Subject area Legal, Politological, Economic and Statistical Sciences
Cycle 36
Coordinator Prof. Riccardo Fini
Language English
Duration 4 years
Positions 10 positions. More information in the PhD Programme Table.
Application deadline May 21, 2020 at 01:00 PM (Expired)
Enrolment period From Jul 08, 2020 to Jul 20, 2020
Doctoral programme start date Nov 01, 2020
Operating centre
Bologna
Main Department
Department of Management - DiSA
Mobility abroad
3 months
Research topics

The PhD programme in Management covers several fundamental research domains: strategy, organizational behavior, marketing, innovation management, finance and financial intermediaries. The 4-year program offers specialization in two major areas: Management and Banking&Finance. Besides a series of common courses, students take specialized courses from one of the two 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

Surname Name Institution Role e-mail
Barbi Massimiliano Università di Bologna Member massimiliano.barbi@unibo.it
Giuri Paola Università di Bologna Member paola.giuri@unibo.it
Russo Marcello Università di Bologna Member marcello.russo2@unibo.it
Montaguti Elisa Università di Bologna Substitute elisa.montaguti@unibo.it
Pizzi Gabriele Università di Bologna Substitute gabriele.pizzi@unibo.it
Scarpi Daniele Università di Bologna Substitute daniela.scarpi@unibo.it

Prof. Erkin Nurmammadov (ADA University) shall take part in the work of the Examination Board as Expert Member.

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
During their first year, students of both courses attend two compulsory courses: Research methods and Econometrics.
The compulsory courses for first-year candidates in Management are: Introduction to statistics, Strategic management, Quantitative Research Methods, Consumer Behaviour, Organizational Behaviour, Research in Accounting, Qualitative methods, and Economics & Management of Innovation.
The compulsory courses for first-year candidates in Banking & Finance are: Microeconomics and 2 courses: Seminars in Corporate Finance 1, Seminars in Corporate Finance 2, Seminars in Banking, Intertemporal Asset Pricing, and 1 course between: Research in Accounting, Corporate Governance, Behavioural Economics, Experimental Economics, Financial Market regulations, Financial Mathematics and Big Data.
During the second year, candidates in Management must attend 3 elective courses: Arts, History and Management, Consumer Behaviour / Marketing Strategy, Technology Management & Entrepreneurship and Research in Strategic Operations.
Candidates in Banking & Finance must attend 2 compulsory courses: Econometrics 3 and Advanced Micro Panel Models, and 2 optional courses from the list of courses described in the first year.
In addition to these courses, all candidates take a seminar called The Art and Craft of Managing the Peer Review Process. During the second year, doctoral students attend two types of "lunch seminars" (at least 22 compulsory). The first type is called "My cup of tea" During these seminars, one member of the Faculty of the Department meets all the PhD students to present his/her research field. The second type is the lunch seminars organized by the Department featuring international scholars that give a talk on their research. Finally, doctoral students, in collaboration with Bologna Business School, participate in the training on writing case studies and, guided by a professor of the school, complete the drafting of a case study.
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 opportunities', 'Intellectual Property Management' and 'Entrepreneurship'. On top of basic courses, more advanced courses on these topics can be attended. 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: Brazil, Russia, Turkey, Serbia, Ukraine, Albania, Indonesia, China, Romania, Lithuania, Pakistan, India, Iran, Tunisia, Iceland, Nigeria, Philippines, Portugal. Various foreign PhD students have also spent research periods at our Department (e.g., from China, Germany, and Brasil) or have attended our PhD under international mobility programs (e.g., Albania, 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
Baldarelli Maria-Gabriella Università di Bologna Professore Associato Confermato
Barbi Massimiliano Università di Bologna Professore Associato
Bergami Massimo Università di Bologna Professore Ordinario
Brighi Paola Università di Bologna Professore Associato Confermato
Ferriani Simone Università di Bologna Professore Ordinario
Fini Riccardo Università di Bologna Professore Associato
Grimaldi Rosa Università di Bologna Professore Ordinario
Mattei Marco Maria Università di Bologna Professore Ordinario
Mengoli Stefano Università di Bologna Professore Ordinario
Montaguti Elisa Università di Bologna Professore Ordinario
Munari Federico Università di Bologna Professore Ordinario
Orsingher Chiara Università di Bologna Professore Associato Confermato
Padovani Emanuele Università di Bologna Professore Associato Confermato
Pizzi Gabriele Università di Bologna Professore Associato
Presutti Manuela Università di Bologna Professore Associato Confermato
Scarpi Daniele Università di Bologna Professore Associato
Sobrero Maurizio Università di Bologna Professore Ordinario
Torluccio Giuseppe Università di Bologna Professore Ordinario
Toschi Laura Università di Bologna Ricercatore Confermato
Valentini Sara Università di Bologna Professore Associato
Zambelli Simona Università di Bologna Professore Associato Confermato
Zan Luca Università di Bologna Professore Ordinario