PhD Business Administration and Management

Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi | Milan, Italy
This is a 4-year program designed for highly qualified and motivated students who wish to acquire the research and analytical skills of the international scientific community in business and managerial disciplines. It is designed for students seeking jobs in academia as well as those who wish to acquire the skills of professional academic research to work in knowledge-intensive firms, multinational companies, government agencies, financial institutions, consulting firms, international agencies.

Description of Business Administration and Management

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Bocconi PhD in Business Administration and Management is a 4-year full time program designed for highly qualified and motivated students who wish to acquire top research and analytical skills in business and managerial disciplines. It is primarily designed for students seeking jobs in academia but it also provides know-how that is appreciated by multinational companies, government agencies, financial institutions, consulting firms and international agencies.

The program provides a sound methodological basis, exposure to forefront methods, and the ability to design and implement research projects in business disciplines. This is achieved through a balanced mix of full time courses, advanced seminars, field projects, research placement at Bocconi and other leading universities, interaction with international teachers and scholars, and a carefully tutored dissertation project.

The Faculty is composed of research oriented scholars with international scientific standing, mainly from Bocconi but also from other Italian and foreign universities. The program is composed of two main curricula areas (Management and Marketing) and by five different majors and minors which students can choose from.

Bocconi encourages applications from international students. It values their presence in the program as an important contribution to its diversity and intellectual richness. While the program is designed to specialize students in one field of business administration and management, it provides them with the interdisciplinary knowledge that is welcome in the administrative and managerial sciences. It also combines training in the collection and analysis of business data and information with the ability to approach problems logically and from a theoretical perspective. It emphasizes both quantitative and qualitative methods of business research and decision making.

Throughout the program students will find an atmosphere congenial to scientific research and to participation in the international scientific debate. The PhD thesis is expected to show an autonomous ability to identify problems, and to design and conduct original research. It is expected that students will produce articles publishable in top international journals.

Detailed Course Facts

Tuition fee Not specified
Start date September  2015
Duration full-time 48 months
Languages
  • English
Take an IELTS test
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time
Project Type Predefined

Course Content

Courses and Requirements

Lessons start at the beginning of September. You can not attend the program through distance learning.

FIRST YEARIn the first year students have to attend 1 Precourse in Mathematics + 8 courses compulsory
for both the curricula. Then, given the curriculum chosen:
  • CURRICULUM MANAGEMENT: 4 compulsory courses (major field). Major fields are: Strategy, Organization, Technology & Innovation, Accounting
  • CURRICULUM MARKETING: 4 compulsory courses
COURSES COMPULSORY
  • MATHEMATICS - PREPARATORY COURS
  • MICROECONOMIC ANALYSIS
  • INTRODUCTORY ECONOMETRICS FOR BUSINESS STUDIES
  • ECONOMETRICS OF LINEAR MODELS
  • ECONOMETRICS 2 (MICROECONOMETRICS)
  • BUSINESS ECONOMICS & FIRM BEHAVIOR 1
  • APPLIED BUSINESS STUDIES
  • SOCIOLOGY FOR BUSINESS STUDIES
  • BUSINESS ECONOMICS & FIRM BEHAVIOR 2
CURRICULUM MARKETING
  • MARKETING THEORY
  • CONSUMER BEHAVIOR
  • MARKETING RESEARCH METHODS
  • MARKETING MODELLING
CURRICULUM MANAGEMENT
  • STRATEGY
  • CORPORATE STRATEGY
  • INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS
  • ENTREPRENEURSHIP
  • ADVANCED ORGANIZATIONAL SOCIOLOGY
  • ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR
  • LABOR RELATIONS & HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
  • ORGANIZATIONAL THEORY
  • TECHNOLOGY STRATEGY
  • TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION MANAGEMENT
  • ECONOMICS OF INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGE
  • TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION MANAGEMENT - ADVANCED
  • ACCOUNTING I
  • EMPIRICAL RESEARCH IN MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING
  • ACCOUNTING II - ACCOUNTING FOR FINANCIAL MARKETS
  • ACCOUTING AND GOVERNANCE
SECOND YEARStudents, given the curriculum, should attend:
  • CURRICULUM MANAGEMENT: 4 minor field courses, 2 curriculum compulsory courses, 6 electives and 2 advanced topics
  • CURRICULUM MARKETING: 4 curriculum compulsory courses, 8 electives, 2 advanced topics
COURSES COMPULSORY ANDELECTIVE FOR BOTHCURRICULA
  • 2 ADVANCED TOPICS
  • ADVANCED QUANTITATIVE METHODS FOR MANAGEMENT SCIENCE RESEARCH
CURRICULUM MANAGEMENT
  • 4 COURSES MINOR FIELD
  • SOCIAL NETWORK ANALYSIS
  • Empirical approaches for marketing and management research
  • 6 ELECTIVES
CURRICULUM MARKETING
  • LABORATORY AND FIELD EXPERIMENTAL METHODS
  • Quantitative Marketing Models
  • Consumer Culture Theory
  • Empirical approaches for marketing and management research
  • 8 ELECTIVES
Before starting the third year, students start to develop their Research Idea
THIRD YEARThe third and fourth years are largely devoted to research and preparation of the thesis. Students will have to:
  • attend the PhD Seminar in Business Adminidtration & Management
  • give two seminar presentation on their research, at least one in Bocconi
During the third year students will have to discuss their Research Proposal
FOURTH YEARThesis

Requirements for Business Administration and Management

Application can be submitted by Italian and non-Italian citizens who have completed or are completing their graduate studies.

Graduate qualifications accepted:

  • - Italian degrees: two-year or four-year graduate degrees (for the PhD in Legal Studies: second cycle -graduate - degrees:e.g. five-year degree in Law)
  • - non-Italian degrees of equivalent Italian standard recognised as such by the Admission Board.

Candidates whose required qualifications are still pending can take part in the selection. If they are selected, they will be admitted conditionally, and will only be enrolled if they obtain the required qualifications by 31st October 2015.

Work Experience for Business Administration and Management

No work experience is required.

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Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi, Italy

Italy Università Bocconi, founded in 1902, was the first Italian university to grant a degree in economics. For a century, Bocconi has played a leading role in Italy's social and economic modernization. It has remained true to its founding values of being a major research university, with democratic values and open to the world, as well as financially and politically independent.