Management in new technologies  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

 

Kozminski University launches the first fully modern doctoral programme in management focused on new technologies, with classes run by world-class experts from leading schools, such as MIT, Berkeley, University of Colorado, Leuphana, or Kazakh-British Technology University), as well as internationally renowned professors from Kozminski's core faculty.
 
The program is developed in cooperation with CD Project, the leading Polish software game company.
 
Participation in the programme is free, thanks to financing received from the National Center for Research and Development.



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 Management in new technologies, 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 who are 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: 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 the programme: 4 academic years
  • Start date: October 2017
  • 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 (management, economics, engineering, psychology, sociology and other disciplines related to management) 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,

FACULTY 

Our programme faculty includes:
 
 
Prof. Mikhail Akulov (Kazakh-British Technology University) - Dean of General Education Faculty at the Kazakh-British Technology University. Professor Akulov did his PhD at the History Department of Harvard University
 
Prof. Armin Beverungen (Leuphana University) Junior Director at the Digital Cultures Research Lab (DCRL). He studied organization studies and sociology in Lancaster and Cambridge, before completing his PhD on the reception of Marxism in the business school at the University of Leicester in 2010. From 2008 to 2011, he taught and researched as Lecturer, then Senior Lecturer at the University of the West of England in Bristol, before joining the Hybrid Publishing Lab at Leuphana University.

Prof. Paula Bialski (Leuphana University) - Leuphana University, Centre for Digital Cultures, Post-Doc. Studies Ethnography, Media Studies, and Critical Theory. Polish-Canadian sociologist, a former lecturer in media and cultural studies at the Warsaw School of Social Sciences and Humanities (SWPS). In 2011, she completed her doctoral dissertation at the Sociology Department at Lancaster University.

Prof. Peter Gloor (Massachusetts University of Technology) - Research Scientist at the Center for Collective Intelligence at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston. His research focus is on the analysis of temporal communication patterns of virtual teams to increase knowledge worker innovation and productivity by discovering and optimizing Collaborative Innovation Networks and Collaborative Knowledge Networks.

Prof. Andreea Gorbatai (University of California, Berkeley) - a Ph.D. in organizational behavior and an MA  in sociology from Harvard University, researcher in  social mechanisms related to knowledge production and information sharing.

Prof. Dariusz Jemielniak (Kozminski University), Wikimedia Foundation Board Member, associate faculty at Berkman-Klein Center for Internet and Society, Harvard University, author of award-winning “Common Knowledge?” (2014, Stanford University Press). Visiting scholar at Cornell University, University of California Berkeley, MIT.
 
Prof. Brian Keegan
(University of Colorado Boulder‘s Department Information Science), MIT alumnus, an expert in computational social analysis, Berkman-Klein Center for Internet and Society (Harvard University) former fellow.
 
Dr Pawel Krzyworzeka 
(Kozminski University) PhD in cultural anthropology, Assistant Professor at Kozminski University. Visiting Research Fellow at Cornell University (Fulbright Senior Advanced Research Award 2011-2012). Co-editor-in-chief at “Tamara. Journal for Critical Organizational Inquiry”.
 
Prof. Dominika Latusek-Jurczak (Kozminski University), visiting researcher at Stanford University, Young Scholars Academy of Polish Academy of Sciences elected member. She specializes in interorganizational trust in high-tech environments.

Dr Aleksandra Przegalinska (Kozminski University) - PhD in philosophy of artificial intelligence, Assistant Professor at Kozminski University, currently Research Fellow at the Center for Collective Intelligence at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Boston. Recent visiting scholar at The New School for Social Research/ Brown University in New York City (2014). As a William J. Fulbright Scholar Aleksandra also majored in sociology at The New School for Social Research in New York (2012), where she participated in research on identity in virtual reality, with particular emphasis on Second Life.

Dr Agata Stasik
(Kozminski University) - PhD in sociology and social studies of science and technology. Visiting researcher in Gothenburg Research Institute and Department of Science and Technology Studies of Vienna University. Specialized in new energy technologies and energy transition studies.

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,wchich 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 - who have a passion for research and  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 (Management, Economics, Engineering, Psychology, Sociology and other disciplines related to management) that aim to make significant theoretical and methodological contributions to Management Research.

 

Who should enrol in the Ph.D. programme?

We are looking for candidates - early stage research professionals - who have a passion for research and 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 

The programme - Management in new technologies

The duration of doctoral studies is four years. In the first two years scientific-methodical courses 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 student of the programme whose research and teaching are closely connected with academic pursuits of the faculty members, are given four years to fully conduct their individual 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 their work but to help the student in his or her research orientation. This workshop gathers doctoral students, the thesis supervisor, 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 supervisor, the programme director and possibly other professors chosen internally or externally. the assessment 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 lecturer. The students also work towards their thesis, pursuing 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 following 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 strong English skills.

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 the diplomas and transcripts of your degrees (Bachelor and Master)
- Photocopy of ID card or passport,
- A digital photo and 4 recent passport-size photos,
- Health certificate (required candidates from outside the European Union).

Candidates selected by the Recruitment Committee will have half an hour to present their research proposal to the interview panel.


Admission Process:


When to apply?

The application process starts:
- in August and finishes on September 17, 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. Attend the Test and the Interview
a) proficiency test to check the level of logical reasoning skills,
b) an assessment of the proficiency in foreign languages,
c) a 3-page essay of Research Problem Statement.

The test and essay writing will take place on September 21, 2017

The interview with the candidate conducted by the Recruitment Committee will take place on September 22-23, 2017


3. Wait for the 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

The Ph.D. student can apply for research  funding from:

•    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

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