The Knowledge Technology Organization PhD in management is a full time four-year programme.
- There are assistantship/teaching requirements for funded students.
A yearly evaluation of grants is made based on overall student's performance.
- KTO runs a weekly seminar combining presentations from KTO faculty members and world-class guest speakers. Attendance to those seminars is mandatory throughout the KTO PhD programme.
- PhD students are invited to present their research work or project during doctoral workshops.
- During the courses of the programme, students are also invited to attend events such as teaching seminars and publication workshops.
In their two first years students attend basic courses. Each course/module is evaluated separately.
Requirements to move to the second year:
- Attendance at each course
- At least a grade of C in each course of the methods section
- At least a grade of B in each course of the fundamental section
Requirements to move to the third year:
- At least a grade of B in Strategic and Organization Courses
- Pass the final comprehensive examination at the end of the second year, covering all courses content.
- A successful defense of the student's research proposal
The research proposal is presented before a committee by the end of the second year. Together with their advisors and the PhD director, the members of the committee decide whether the student is allowed to continue in the third year. This decision is based on courses performance and examination completion, on the evaluation of the research proposal and, in general, the ability of the student to design and engage in an academic career.
If the requirements for the completion of the second year are not met, an MSc in Research is awarded as long as the student obtains satisfactory results in courses examinations.
- The third and fourth years are dedicated to completing the thesis and developing academic papers that will be presented in conferences, seminars and workshops.
- Finally the PhD is awarded at the end of the fourth year once the thesis is defended before a jury composed of the scientific committee and the student thesis supervisor.
More detailed admission procedures see programme
Knowledge Technology & Organization (KTO) PhD required courses
Seminars and workshops
KTO Weekly seminars series:
KTO runs seminars combining presentations from KTO faculty members and world-class guest speakers.
PhD students are invited to present their research work or project.