Doctorate in Business

DURATION

3 years

ECTS

180

PLACES

12

REGIME

Post-Labor

DEGREE

Doctorate

LANGUAGES

PT

COURSE HIGHLIGTHS

  • Innovative nature of the study programme, due to its applied character and strong connection to the business environment
  • Diversity of optional curricular units, allowing the perfect alignment with the doctoral student’s business context
  • Highly qualified teaching staff, combining academic excellence with solid business experience

The study programme has been designed in accordance with the concept of "Industrial PhD".
The doctoral students will be investigating the solution to a problem of a company. They may be employees of a partner company, of another company, or not be affiliated to a company. If the candidates are not employees of a company, they will be placed in one of the partner companies to perform their applied research. In this process, the protection of knowledge as property of the companies involved will be guaranteed. 
During the first semester, the students will discuss with the Course Coordinator the business problem to solve and the related theme to develop, that will be their research problem. The Coordinator will guide them in the selection of the two optional curricular units that they will attend, which are intended to provide them with intellectual and technical skills for the treatment of the particular subject in question.

  • innovative nature of the programme, for its applied character and strong link to the business reality
  • solving concrete problems, creating value for the company
  • diversity of optional curricular units, allowing the perfect alignment with the business context of the PhD student
  • highly qualified faculty, combining academic excellence with solid business experience
  • potential insertion in the research projects of research unit REMIT - Research on Economics, Management and Information Technologies

The course is directed to management professionals, seeking to provide them with skills that allow th em to develop and apply advanced knowledge to specific issues, improving the quality of decision-making.
More specifically, the intended learning ou tcomes are:
 
  • Promote the advancement of knowledge in business sciences (BS)
  • Develop a research project according to a company’s concrete problem with the creation of value
  • Apply research methods in BS
  • Examine critically new and com plex ideas within BS
  • Develop autonomous, original and applied work with in the framework of BS
  • Contribute to the interdisciplinary discussion on BS
  • Promote and interact with the academic community , companies and society in general about the implications and conclusions of the research conducted
  • Promote the dissemination of knowledge, safeguarding the relevant intellectual property.

The present diploma grants a Doctorate in Business Science (180 ECTS) or, with the conclusion of the 1st year, Advanced Studies in Business Science (60 ECTS).

The Doctorate is organized in 2 semesters that correspond to the curricular structure, plus 2 years dedicated to the preparation, realization and presentation of a thesis defense.
The course is equivalent to 60 ECTS for the curricular part and 120 ECTS for the preparation, realization and presentation of the thesis, which makes a total of 180 ECTS in the following scientific areas:

Scientific Area Compulsory ECTS Optional ECTS
BS
Business Sciences
165
15
IS
Information Systems
7,5

1st year

2nd year

Annual Scientific Area ECTS
BS
60

3rd year

Annual Scientific Area ECTS
BS
60

Note: The optional CUs available will be defined annually by the Department Direction.

The doctoral students will be integrated into REMIT - Research on Economics, Management and Information Technologies,

UPT's own research unit. REMIT aims to produce theoretical and applied knowledge that enables a greater understanding of economic, business, territorial and technological dynamics and trends in the contemporary world and their socio-economic effects, contributing to the design, implementation and evaluation of organisational strategies and public policies.


REMIT has experienced significant growth since its creation in 2017, evident in the number of researchers, publications and competitively funded projects.


The positive evolution of REMIT was recognized, at the end of 2019, by the FCT evaluation panel through the attribution of a GOOD rating in the last evaluation exercise. This evaluation translated into the obtaining of 512 thousand euros of funding, in the basic and programmatic components, as well as the awarding of two PhD scholarships.

 

Ongoing Projects

IEcPBI/ Interactive Ecosystem for the Internationalisation of Portuguese Companies

(among others)

Luís Pacheco

Coordinator of the Doctorate in Business Sciences

DEM/Department of Economics and Management

Doctorate in Business Studies
(dout.cienciasempresariais@upt.pt )

Luís Pacheco

Coordinator of the Doctorate in Business Sciences

DEM/ Department of Economics and Management

Doctorate in Business Studies
(dout.cienciasempresariais@upt.pt)

Applications

176,00 €

Enrolment (single act per course)

326,00 €

Enrolment in year

326,00 €

Enrolment for the defense of the Thesis

337,00 €

School Insurance

32,00 €

Value per ECTS

13,50 €

Minimum compulsory tuition fee (10 ECTS)

Monthly

135,00 €

Tuition Fee (for 60 ECTS)

11 instalments (September to July)

Monthly

368,20 €

3% discount September

Single

3.928,50 €

Tuition Fee (for 30 ECTS)

5 instalments (September to January or February to June)

Monthly

405,00 €

2% discount September or February

Half-yearly

1.984,50 €

50% of the curricular part

Note 1: After the deadlines, a fee of 863 € is due for each semester until the submission of the thesis (or 176 € per month, if the monthly modality was chosen).
Note 2: Candidates who only intend to submit the Thesis for defense: 5.075,00 euros, as provided for in no. 1 of article 33 of DL 65/2018.
Note 3: Single curricular modules are charged per ECTS (according to the price list in force)

Applications

176,00 €

Enrolment (single act per course)

326,00 €

Enrolment in year

326,00 €

Enrolment for the defense of the Thesis

337,00 €

School Insurance

32,00 €

Value per ECTS

13,50 €

Minimum compulsory tuition fee (10 ECTS)

Monthly

135,00 €

Tuition Fee (for 60 ECTS)

11 instalments (September to July)

Monthly

368,20 €

3% discount September

Single

3.928,50 €

Tuition Fee (for 30 ECTS)

5 instalments (September to January or February to June)

Monthly

405,00 €

2% discount September or February

Half-yearly

1.984,50 €

50% of the curricular part

Note 1: After the deadlines, a fee of 863 € is due for each semester until the submission of the thesis (or 176 € per month, if the monthly modality was chosen).
Note 2: Candidates who only intend to submit the Thesis for defense: 5.075,00 euros, as provided for in no. 1 of article 33 of DL 65/2018.
Note 3: Single curricular modules are charged per ECTS (according to the price list in force)

The candidate must have competencies in the area of business sciences (BS), acquired through academic and/or professional pathway. More specifically, you must satisfy one of the following conditions

  1. hold a Master's degree or legal equivalent in the area of BS;
  2. to hold a degree in BS or a degree or master's in engineering, and to hold a professional/scientific curriculum in the management area, with a minimum of 5 years of experience, and recognised as attesting the capacity to carry out the course by the Scientific Council of the UPT.

Candidates will be selected by the Scientific Committee (SC) of the course, considering:

  • classification in degrees held;
  • professional experience;
  • motivation for attending the course and proficiency in English (specified in the course regulations).

The SC may resort to an interview to assess motivation and fit into the philosophy of the course:

  • research oriented towards the solution of concrete management problems.

Candidates to the 3rd cycle in Business Studies are selected and ranked by the Coordination of the study cycle, in descending order, according to the final classification calculated by applying the criteria and respective weighting presented in Annex II of these Regulations.

1st Phase Beginning End
Applications to the 1st Phase
16th May 2022
8th July 2022
Display of results
Till 15th July 2022
Claims
15th July 2022
20th July 2022
Registrations
21st July 2022
29th July 2022
2nd Phase Beginning End
Applications to the 2nd Phase
1st August 2022
16th September 2022
Display of results
Till 21st September 2022
Claims
22nd September 2022
26th September 2022
Registrations
27th September 2022
30th September 2022
3rd Phase Beginning End
Applications to the 3rd Phase
30th September 2022
21st October 2022
Display of results
Till 25th October 2022
Claims
26th October 2022
28th October 2022
Registrations
31st October 2022
4th November 2022
4th Phase Beginning End
Applications to the 4th Phase
8th November 2022
21st Novemberr 2022
Display of results
Till 28th November 2022
Claims
28th November 2022
29th November 2022
Registrations
29th November 2022
2nd December 2022

The Application Process must be completed with

  1. Application form, duly completed;
  2. Documents proving that the candidate meets the conditions for candidacy;
  3. Originals or certified copies;
  4. Detailed and updated Curriculum Vitae;
  5. Identification document
    Up-to-date colour photograph;
  6. Other documents indicated in the regulations of the course to which the applicant is applying;
  7. Other documents that the candidate considers useful (namely a Letter of Motivation/Intent - draft for the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and Counselling - and also required for the Doctorate in Business Administration). Motivation/Intent Letter - draft concerning the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and Counselling - and also required by the Doctorate in Business Science).

Admission Office

Enquiries regarding the application can be made by:
email (ingresso@upt.pt) or
Phone (800 270 201 )

Admission Office

Enquiries regarding the application can be made by:
email (ingresso@upt.pt) or
Phone (800 270 201 )

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