[Italy] Ph.D. Prositions in General Management, University of Bologna

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

The Programme is organized by the Department of Management of the University of Bologna and is created by the integration of two doctoral programs previously offered by the Department: the PhD in Business Administration (Dottorato in Direzione Aziendale) and the PhD in Financial Markets and Intermediaries (Dottorato in Mercati e Intermediari Finanziari). The PhD Programme is part of the Doctoral School in Economics and Statistics of (Scuola di Dottorato in Economia e Statistica) of the University of Bologna.

The Ph.D in General Management is a full-time, 3 year-programme offering its students a broad-based 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 finance problems. It offers specializations in two major concentration areas:

* Track in Management
* Track in Banking and Finance

Doctoral students are expected to have full-time status, to attend core and elective courses, to participate in research projects conducted by management faculties, to present their works at research seminars, international conferences and in international journals. An approved doctoral thesis, a number of successfully completed courses, a mobility program of at least six months spent in other international universities are the formal conditions for awarding the PhD degree in General Management (Dottorato in General Management) by the University of Bologna.

Mobility period

During the second and third year of the programme, PhD students will be required to spend at least six months as visiting scholar in a foreign university, depending on their research interests. During the mobility period, candidates will have the opportunity to attend courses and seminars offered by the hosting institution in order to specialize in a concentration areas in which the institute excels, to establish stronger links with international faculties within their specialization area and develop research activities related to their dissertation work at a transnational level.

A partial list of institutions having hosted in the past visiting students from the PhD in Business Administration of the University of Bologna includes:

* Carnegie Mellon University
* City University London
* Copenhagen Business School
* Ecole des Mines de Paris
* HEC Paris,
* Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore
* London Business School,
* Kellogg School of Management
* Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
* Northwestern University
* Stern School of Business, New York University
* Texas A&M University
* Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth
* University of California, Berkeley
* University of Michigan
* Wharton Business School.


Key-dates and fellowships

The 2010/2011 edition of the Ph.D. in General Management (26th cycle) will start in October 2010.

In the 2010/11 edition, 10 students will be admitted to the program and 4 fellowships will be offered by the University of Bologna. The Call for Applications (Bando Dottorati XXVI Ciclo) will be published by the University of Bologna on the 20th May 2010 on this website:


The deadline to submit the application and the required documents will be: 21th June 2010.

The selection of the candidates will be completed before the 10th September 2010. The exact date of the oral exam will be available on the Call for Application.

For further information, please go to the scholarships link below:

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