Core learning (15 ECTS)

In the aim to assure a strong base in common knowledge, develop the groups dynamic and promote the confrontation of models and methods, the doctoral training (1 or 2 years maximum) starts with a core learning.

Advanced Classes (15 ECTS)

Afterwards, to improve the knowledge in the specialization area of each PhD student, the advanced classes offer the opportunity to follow accurate courses in each management fields: international trade and development, accounting and finance, information systems, supply chain management and management quantitative methods, marketing and strategy, human resources and organization, innovation and entrepreneurship.

Research activities and transversal skills (30 ECTS)

Throughout the doctoral process, candidates engage in various research activities: attendance of seminars and conferences, presentation of papers, publication in peer-reviewed journals, organization of events, involvement in research networks, etc. These research activities, as well as some additional training activities, can be credited within this category (25 ECTS). The way in which the activities are credited depends on each university – please contact your administrative officer for more information.

Passive attendance of seminars and conferences can be credited with 1 ECTS per seminar day or conference day. Please look at the pages on the “Research activities” section of the main menu bar for the list of seminars organized in each university. The credits for passive attendance cannot exceed 10 ECTS, meaning that at least 15 ECTS must be obtained through active research productions.

Each year, the Doctoral School in Management welcomes news PhD candidates in October. The “Introduction to the PhD training day” will be credited within this category with 2 ECTS. Make sure to take the opportunity to meet other PhD candidates and start building your research network.

Furthermore, seminars and activities that provide transversal skills to PhD candidates – i.e. competences that are useful to all researchers regardless of their specific topic and discipline (for example paper writing and publication process, oral presentation skills, searching and managing bibliographic references through for example reference management software, mastering specific computer programs, etc.) are highly encouraged. The acquisition of these transversal skills will be credited for a maximum of 5 ECTS.

We encourage candidates to exceed these ECTS requirements and to take advantage of all relevant opportunities in a way that is useful for their doctoral project.