PhD Program in Management, Finance and Accounting – 33rd cycle 2017/18

For the academic year 2017-2018 LIUC Università Cattaneo hereby announces a call for 9 PhD places available for the PhD Program in Management, Finance and Accounting – XXXIII cycle.


Program overview

The Program is designed to prepare students primarily for research-oriented careers in academia, but also for multinational companies, public and private organizations, financial institutions so that they can interpret business phenomena in an integrated way, using the general methodological principles for quantitative and qualitative research in the social sciences, with the perspectives offered by the subject areas of corporate finance, accounting and management engineering.


The Program, refers to the fields:

  • Manufacturing engineering, Plant engineering and Management
  • Business administration.

Program description

The Program admits a maximum of nine Ph.D. applicants.

The admission offers will be inclusive of financial support, defined as follows:

  • 6 places with exemption from contributions for access and attendance and provision of scholarships;
  • 1 place with exemption from contributions for access and attendance and enjoyment of scholarships funded by Esselunga S.p.A. with research on the topic: “Study of the opportunities and ways to use data analytics and simulation to support the planning of the activities of the centres of production and/or sales”;
  • 2 places with exemption only from contributions for access and attendance.

Duration of the program is 3 years.

Courses are offered in English.

After the methodological courses the program is organized in two tracks: Management – Finance and Accounting


Research projects and scholarship

  • Esselunga S.p.A.

Esselunga S.p.A. funds a scholarship with research topic on: “Study of the opportunities and ways to use data analytics and simulation to support the planning of the activities of the centres of production and/or sales”.


  • Italian Chamber of Commerce for Germany

One of the places of the Program is aimed at the realisation of the project “The process of internationalization of SMEs – the penetration of Italian companies in the German market and German companies in the Italian market” under an agreement with the Italian Chamber of Commerce for Germany.


Call for application 2017

  • Opening date: March 31, 2017
  • Closing date: May 30, 2017 (5 p.m. CEST)

Applicants: any person who holds a Master’s degree or equivalent foreign qualification in the following areas: Economics; Management; Finance; Industrial Engineering; Public Administration

Complete information and instructions for sending the application form are available on LIUC web site .


PhD Program Office

LIUC – Università Cattaneo


Web page: http://www.liuc.it/corsi-di-laurea/dottorato-di-ricerca/

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