Finance – Dialogue of scientific disciplines  Full – time Ph.D. programme in English


Contact:

Rafał Dobosz

Ph.D. Programme Office Director

Kozminski University

Jagiellonska str 59, office A/105

03-301 Warsaw



INVITATION FROM THE PROGRAMME DIRECTOR:

Do you wish to become a researcher at the world’s best universities? Are you looking for a rigorous Ph.D. programme provided by one of the best research business school in Central Europe?

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INVITATION FROM THE PROGRAMME DIRECTOR:

Do you wish to become a researcher at the world’s best universities? Are you looking for a rigorous Ph.D. programme provided by one of the best research business school in Central Europe? Then the full-time Ph.D. in Finance, organised by Kozminski University, is the programme for you. 

The doctoral programme at Kozminski University offers high-calibre management researchers the chance to work closely with faculty at the forefront of their fields, to be part of a vibrant research community and to benefit from the resources and reputation of the University.

 

The doctoral programme at Kozminski University offers high-calibre management researchers the chance to work closely with faculty at the forefront of their fields, to be part of a vibrant research community and to benefit from the resources and reputation of the University.

We are looking for candidates - early stage research professionals - that have a passion for research and have the ambition to become leading scholars in their field.

Doctoral programme at Kozminski University provides rigorous training with courses that cover a wide range of topics and research methods. You will also work closely with your supervisor. Kozminski University is a relatively young school, but it has already generated outstanding research strengths in many areas: accounting, finance, entrepreneurship, international business, marketing, management science, management information systems and strategy.

The Ph.D. programme is an opportunity to prepare for your future entry into the world of international academics by the means of participations in scientific projects and events as well as publications.

 


Professor Dorota Dobija

Ph.D. Programme Director (in English)

PROGRAMME OVERVIEW 

  • Duration of course: 4 academic years
  • Start date: October
  • Schedule: Full Time
  • Language: English
  • Degree: Doctorate in economic sciences
  • Campus: Kozminski University Campus in Warsaw
  • Participants' profile: Participants should have an interest in research in addition to excellent academic transcripts. The programme is open to graduates from various disciplines (Finance, Economics, Engineering, Psychology, and other disciplines related to finance) who aim to make significant theoretical and methodological contributions to Contemporary economic research
  • Admissions Process: The application process starts: in August and finishes on September 17, 2017,

KOZMINSKI UNIVERSITY (KU) PH.D. ACADEMIC OBJECTIVES: 

We expect that the students completing the Ph.D. programme will be able to:

  • analyse and formulate relevant research questions, that aim at making significant contributions to their fields of research.    
  • conceptualise and implement with rigor research designs and methodologies that allow to contribute the frontiers of knowledge in their research field
  • effectively and clearly communicate orally and in writing, participate in international conferences, collaborate in international research groups and publish in top journals.
  • to hold positions in leading academic and research institutions, lead research, development and innovation projects in various organizations outside of university.


WHY CHOOSE A PH.D. AT KOZMINSKI?


Kozminski is a school with a vision. Ph.D. candidates enter a diverse environment for creative leadership that challenges their minds and hearts to create a better world. Kozminski is a leader in terms of addressing ethics, sustainability and corporate social responsibility, while exploring philosophical and artistic aspects of managing and leading. Creativity and innovation are at the very heart of Kozminski University Ph.D. programme.

We offer you:

  • Internationally acclaimed faculty;
  • A challenging, creative and supportive environment for exploring issues that matter to you;
  • An atmosphere of collegiality and inspiration;
  • Engagement at deep levels of research, knowledge creation, questioning and reflection.
WHO SHOULD ENROL IN THE PH.D. PROGRAMME?


We are looking for candidates - early stage research professionals - that have a passion for research and have the ambition to become leading scholars in their respective fields.

PARTICIPANTS' PROFILE 

Participants must have an interest in research in addition to excellent academic transcripts. The programme is open to graduates from various disciplines (Finance, Economics, Engineering, Psychology, and other disciplines related to finance) that aim to make significant theoretical and methodological contributions to Finance Research.

 

Who should enrol in the Ph.D. programme?

We are looking for candidates - early stage research professionals - that have a passion for research and have the ambition to become leading scholars in their respective fields


Characteristics of a potential candidate for a Kozminski University Ph.D. programme:

  • is ambitious; 
  • aspires to build a career in management research;
  • is able to analyse complex problems; 
  • is highly proficient in English;
  • has obtained excellent study results in the past; 
  • has a Master degree in a field that is relevant to his or her Ph.D. project.

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE 

 Programme - Finance - Dialogue of scientific discipline

The regular period of doctoral studies is four years. In the first two years scientific-methodical courses are to be completed as well as courses in finance and economics. Years 3 and 4 are primarily devoted to writing the thesis. The course of study ends with the “defense”.

The students of the programme who are closely linked to the researching and teaching activities of the faculty members, are given four years to fully conduct their personal research project. These four years are an opportunity for them to prepare their future entry into the world of international academics by the means of publications and participations in scientific events.

Two processes are designed to help students make progress in their thesis work:

  • Progress Workshop: each of the doctoral students presents their progress in their research study at least once per year. The objective is not to evaluate the work but to help the student in his or her research orientation. This workshop gathers doctoral students, the thesis director, the programme director and other professors chosen internally or externally in accordance with the thesis subject.
  • Annual Assessment: each of the doctoral students presents a general result of his or her activities (thesis, publications, teachings, assistance, etc.) and his or her projects planned for the following year. The objective is to validate the work done in the previous year and to prepare the stages planned for the following year. The participants include: the thesis director, the programme director and possibly other professors chosen internally or externally. It takes place in June.

CURRICULUM 

The main goal of the Ph.D. programme is to help its students acquire the skills of a researcher as well as a teacher. The students also work towards their thesis, a research project of great importance and of the utmost quality. Apart from the dissertation work, the doctoral programme provides a general and thorough research training, a chosen field of specialization and a teaching and educational training, totalling around 900 course hours.

ADMISSION: 

Admission requirements:

We attach great importance to the three criteria: your prior academic background; the relevance of your proposed research problem; the fit of your proposal within the overall research activity of our Faculty.

Applicants to the Kozminski University Ph.D. Programme must hold a Master degree or equivalent and must have a solid knowledge of English.

The first step in the selection process is the application file.

Documents to provide:
- Application
- Application form,
- CV,
- Characteristics of the research interest,
- Copies of diplomas and transcript your degrees (Bachelor and Master)
- Photocopy of ID card or passport,
- 1 digital photo and 4 recent passport-size photos,
- Health certificate - candidates from outside the European Union.

Candidates selected by the admissions committee after a first screening will have half an hour to present their motivation to the interview panel.

Candidates from outside the European Union should also take into account the additional time needed for visa applications.


Admission Process:


When to apply?

The application process starts:
- in August and finishes on September 20, 2017.
 
Candidates from the outside of the European Union should also take into account the additional time needed for visa applications.
 
How to apply?
To begin the process, you need to:

1. Send us the required documentation

2. Test and Interview
a) proficiency test to check the level of logical reasoning skills,
b) an assessment of the knowledge of foreign languages,

Test - on September 21,2017

Interview with the candidate conducted by the Recruitment Committee - on September 22, 2017


3. Final decision

The decision will be made by the end of September.

FEES AND FINANCING 


Ph.D. (year 1,2,3,4): free of charges

Grant opportunities can be provided:

•    by the Polish Government (see: www.nauka.gov.pl for more details),

•    by the government of the country of origin (foreign students), depending on the country.

The National Centre for Research and Development scholarship

Financial aid based on a need and merit may be granted by Kozminski University in the form of scholarships for all doctoral students.